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Feb 4th, 2010
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The following release has been issued by WaterWatch Simcoe County and the Site 41 groupPublic consultations February 8, 9 and 10 in Alliston, Wasaga Beach and MidlandSIMCOE COUNTY ONTARIO — A number of concerned residents of the three communities selected by Simcoe County for public consultatio...
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Feb 2nd, 2010
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Simcoe County has announced details of its public information sessions, the first less than one week away. For each location, the open house portion of the session (an opportunity to “dialogue” with the consultants) starts at 4:30 and runs to 7 p.m. The public meeting portion, when reside...
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Feb 1st, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Barrie ExaminerTown councillor Stephan Kramp wants to know if leachate from a closed landfill site is a potential threat to the source water that supplies some of the town’s wells. Kramp first raised concerns in December during discussion of a bylaw to create a road authority a...
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Feb 1st, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchBarring any surprises, Simcoe County councillors appear to have come up with a solution to the public consultation concerns expressed in a letter to Warden Cal Patterson signed by 185 citizens.The citizens had objected to the open house format suggested by consultant Stantec...
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Jan 29th, 2010
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By Laurie Watt Midland Mirror MIDLAND – The Ministry of the Environment continues to defend a report that concludes there are sufficient upward gradients at Site 41 to act as a protective barrier in case the site should ever be a dump.Although Simcoe County council voted in September to kill the plan...
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Jan 29th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON Barrie ExaminerResidents can have their say about a new Simcoe County waste management strategy in early February. County councillors heard a presentation on the process leading to a new strategy, by consultants Stantec, yesterday. The plan is to have a new strategy ready for Simcoe Cou...
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Jan 28th, 2010
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By Laurie Watt Midland MirrorMIDHURST – Just to set the record straight, the $250,000 for a specialized communications firm isn’t for polishing the County of Simcoe’s tarnished image, say some councillors.It’s to increase communication – and, hopefully, understanding – of the county’s position in the...
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Jan 27th, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free PressWarden Cal Patterson has been urged to intervene to ensure that public meetings to deal with any county waste management strategy be “transparent, fair and objective.” The request comes on the heels of a county consultant’s recommendation that R...
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Jan 27th, 2010
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By SHARON WEATHERALL Midland Free Press The 2010 recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (NAAA) for Environment and Natural Resources has dedicated his life to protect nature and encourages others to do the same. Activist Danny Beaton will be honoured at the 17th NAAA in Regina, Saskat...
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Jan 26th, 2010
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Local institute names ‘worst’ politicians of ‘09Wasaga SunWhat do Prime Minister Steven Harper, Springwater mayor Tony Guergis and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai have in common?They all made the Creemore-based Mad River Institute for Political Studies’ list of Worst Politicians of 2009. “Each yea...