May 25th, 2010
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 ...
Apr 22nd, 2010
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...
Apr 13th, 2010
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...
Mar 18th, 2010
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...
Mar 12th, 2010
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...
Mar 10th, 2010
End of legislature session kills bill to withdraw approvalBy Gail Swainson Toronto StarOpponents of a controversial garbage dump north of Barrie are warning that Premier Dalton McGuinty’s prorogation of the legislature — which killed a private member’s bill that would have permanently revoked approva...
Mar 9th, 2010
By Travis Mealing Midland MirrorMIDLAND – When Bill 32 passed second reading in the Ontario legislature in November, Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop trumpeted the moment as a triumph for Joe Public.Now, he’s worried Joe Public is about to be stepped on by Premier Dalton McGuinty.By proroguing the le...
Mar 9th, 2010
WaterWatch report Last night’s suddenly called special meeting of Midland council (councillors were not advised it was happening until late Friday) provided few answers regarding the toxic plume leaching from the North Simcoe waste transfer station (a former dump) on Wilson Rd.However questions prepa...
Mar 9th, 2010
Bill 32 has been consigned to oblivion with Premier Dalton McGuinty’s prorogation of the Legislature. This is a matter of great regret.Bill 32 could have been included in a House Leader’s motion that allowed government bills – and some private members’ bills – to be carried forward to a n...
Mar 5th, 2010
Budget process convinced councillor there should be a review By BOB BRUTON Barrie Examiner March 4 2010All city agreements for services provided by the County of Simcoe will get a second look. Barrie council gave final approval Monday to a motion to have staff review the service delivery agreements. ...