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Mar 5th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchStantec has little faith in the ability of Simcoe County residents to effect change.The County’s consultant predicts that, with a “significant” change in behaviour, the most Simcoe County residents can hope to divert is 70 per cent of their waste within 10 years (the present...
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Mar 3rd, 2010
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The following release has been issued by the Council of CanadiansLiberals to allow prorogation to kill Bill 32The McGuinty government’s prorogation of the legislature will kill the private member’s bill that would prevent Site 41 in Simcoe County from becoming a landfill. Further eroding the governme...
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Mar 3rd, 2010
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From the Floor – A report from Gord McKay, chair of Zero Waste Simcoe Our fourth Steering Committee meeting focused on two topics:A report by Stantec on the results of the recent public consultation A summarization by Stantec of what options they are earmarking to include in our waste strategy ...
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Mar 3rd, 2010
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By Nicole Million Midland MirrorMIDLAND – Up to 400 new jobs could be created if Simcoe County municipalities move toward zero-waste practices, according to a consultant’s report released last week.Nearly two dozen people rose bright and early Feb. 24 to learn about the issue at a meeting hosted by t...
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Feb 28th, 2010
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A report prepared by Lura Consulting for Zero Waste Simcoe lays out a road map to job creation by identifying and qualifying economic opportunities based on successful practices that have been demonstrated in other jurisdictions, and that show potential for Simcoe County. Eleven jurisdictions that ha...
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Feb 19th, 2010
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By Nicole Million Midland MirrorTINY TOWNSHIP – A Tiny Township man hoping to enter the political arena this fall is asking mayors and deputy mayors who still support Site 41 to stand up and be counted.Peter Davenport has started Politicians United Defending Dump’s Legal Existence (PUDDLE) in hopes o...
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Feb 17th, 2010
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Barrie Examiner editorialPublic trust is an integral ingredient to good government, but once lost is tough to regain. The County of Simcoe is discovering this as it attempts to develop a new waste management strategy. Three public open houses last week had a familiar theme. That would be Site 41, the...
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Feb 16th, 2010
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By Joanne Saunders Wasaga SunRepresentatives of Simcoe County’s Environmental Services and its waste management consultants kept their cool in the face of barbs thrown from area residents at a Feb. 9 public consultation on the county’s solid waste management strategy.While the county rece...
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Feb 16th, 2010
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By R. turgano thegreenpagesChatting with Gord McKay from Zero Waste Simcoe.Q. What is Zero Waste Simcoe and how did it come about? A. Zero Waste Simcoe is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping Simcoe County become a Zero Waste community. Its 200 plus members, from across the County, are read...
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Feb 16th, 2010
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From Gord McKay, of Zero Waste SimcoeThe County’s three public consultation sessions on our waste future have just wrapped up. Some 250 people attended, providing feedback through a formatted workbook and somewhat fractious Town Hall meetings. Much of the meeting time was devoted to Stantec, the Coun...