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Dec 17th, 2009
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free PressThe Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office has taken its toughest stance yet over Simcoe County’s failure to obey an IPC order to obtain information from a consultant. In the latest move, IPC adjudicator Colin Bhattacharjee wrote Graham Wilson �...
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Dec 16th, 2009
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The following new release was issued by the SDS41 groupELMVALE – The County of Simcoe’s support of multinational waste company Genivar in refusing to release the Dump Site 41 calibrated computer model (MODFLOW) sets a dangerous precedent, says Tiny Township resident Stephen Ogden.Ogden filed a Freedo...
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Dec 15th, 2009
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Barrie Advance Editorial As Site 41 ‘phantoms’ flutter in Dickensian fashion befitting the season, regional councillors look to a fresh face in a bid to foster a new era of trust and co-operation.With eyes firmly fixed on October 2010 and the next municipal vote, council has passed the gavel to Wasag...
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Dec 15th, 2009
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By JONATHAN JENKINS, SUN MEDIA This may be taking transparency a bit too far. Internal e-mails from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commission were inadvertently sent to a QMI Agency reporter’s inbox after a simple keystroke error — instead of another employee in the privacy commi...
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Dec 15th, 2009
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Midland Mirror Editorial Simcoe County has a new warden – but taxpayers had no say in the selection of Wasaga Beach Mayor Cal Patterson.In fact, there was no race at all. Incumbent Tony Guergis knew he didn’t have the support of fellow councillors, so he bowed out.There were no speeches or debate. In...
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Dec 13th, 2009
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Toronto Star editorialQueen’s Park is obliged to pay close attention when one of its own top planners warns that a provincial strategy meant to reduce urban sprawl and protect the environment will, in fact, do the opposite. That’s what’s in store for the Simcoe region, north of the ...
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Dec 12th, 2009
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Key Ontario official warns his counterparts development along 400 could spiral out of control By Phinjo Gombu Toronto Star December 12 2009 A damning memo from Ontario’s senior planner paints a stark picture of unsustainable sprawl, congestion and skyrocketing infrastructure costs if the provin...
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Dec 12th, 2009
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Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin Editorial Tony Guergis did the right thing by stepping away from a fourth term as Simcoe County warden. The Springwater Township mayor had become a lightning rod in county politics, and as he admitted, a divisive one at that. By declining the warden nomination Tuesday,...
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Dec 11th, 2009
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By RAYMOND BOWE Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin  Three-term Simcoe County Warden Tony Guergis declined a nomination to attempt a fourth term, Tuesday, paving the way to Wasaga Beach Mayor Cal Patterson’s acclamation. Patterson said he was honoured to be the first warden from Wasaga Beach, but i...
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Dec 11th, 2009
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The following news release has been issued by the SDS41 groupSimcoe County to date has failed to complyELMVALE — The Information and Privacy Commissioner has issued an ultimatum to Simcoe County.The County, which has failed to comply with an August 21 IPC order, has two options.  Either Ø Compl...