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Jun 13th, 2010
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by Kevin Donovan Toronto Star April 16 2010 Helena Guergis touted a green technology company to Simcoe County officials while her husband Rahim Jaffer and businessman Nazim Gillani were involved in a plan to take the firm public in a $1 billion deal. Guergis wrote a letter last September to the top m...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN By Douglas Glynn Midland Free Press April 15 2010As of September 2009, Simcoe County had spent upwards of $60,000 on legal fees in the dispute over access to the calibrated computer model (Modflow) that was relied on to grant the certificate of approval for dump Site 41, a county off...
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Orillia Packet and Times April 8 2010 A letter sent to the Site 41 community monitoring committee (CMC) suggests Simcoe County spent more than $112,000 on legal fees in a 20-month period in the battle over public access to the computer model (Modflow) of the hydrogeology at the mothb...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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SDS41 April 3 2010Simcoe County has spent more than $240,000 to withhold the Site 41 Modflow calibrated computer model from the Site 41 Community Monitoring Committee and the public, a letter to the Site 41 Community Monitoring Committee from Tiny Township resident Hugh Anson-Cartwright reveals.The q...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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Site 41 opponents shouldn’t be focusing on the next Simcoe County council to make sure the controversial landfill never opens. They should continue to pressure this group of county councillors. Last summer, under extreme public pressure, this county council decided not to go ahead with its plan...
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May 25th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatch One of the longest environmental battles in Canadian history is drawing to a close. Today, Simcoe County councillors voted overwhelmingly to request that the Ontario Ministry of the Environment revoke the Site 41 Certificate of Approval. They also passed by a narrow margin ...
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Apr 22nd, 2010
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Midland Free Press March 24Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop was set to re-introduce this week his private member’s bill to revoke the dump Site 41 certificate of approval. The bill -introduced last year -made it to second reading, but died on the order paper when the McGuinty government prorogu...
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Apr 13th, 2010
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By Nicole Million Midland Mirror April 7 2010SIMCOE COUNTY – Members of the Stop Dump Site 41 group are outraged after discovering the County of Simcoe has apparently spent nearly a quarter-million dollars fighting the release of the calibrated computer model of the controversial landfill.According t...
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Mar 18th, 2010
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The first Spring into Action meeting is being held Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Barrie Methodist Church, 284 Cundles Rd. East, Barrie. (Entrance to meeting is at the back of the church} A continental breakfast with home baked goods will be provided.The meeting is being organize...
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Mar 12th, 2010
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NDP alleges new law benefits Barrie investors who attended fundraiserBy Rob Ferguson Toronto StarQueen’s Park Bureau New Democrats charge that Barrie-area developers who attended a $5,000-a-plate fundraiser for Premier Dalton McGuinty got a lucrative deal that could make them millions through a...