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Jan 19th, 2010
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By Douglas Glynn Midland Free Press January 17 2010PERKINSFIELD – Tiny Township’s deputy mayor told the Site 41 community monitoring committee Thursday he is confident the mothballed property on the 2nd concessions will not become a landfill. George Lawrence said, however, he “is not disc...
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Jan 19th, 2010
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Beausoleil First Nation Chief Rodney Monague has appointed Councillor Elizabeth Brass Elson, who has the Environmental Portfolio, to be a First Nations representative on Simcoe County’s waste management strategy steering committee. She joins a technical representative from Rama First Nation, al...
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Jan 13th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchIt’s been some time since members of the Site 41 Community Monitoring Committee first asked whether they were covered by the indemnity bylaw that protects Simcoe County councillors and staff from liability for decisions taken. The County amended its bylaw to include them in ...
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Jan 13th, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free PressSteve Ogden’s battle with Simcoe County over access to the Modflow data relied on to approve dump Site 41 has taken a new twist. In December, the county announced that it was going seek a judicial review of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario&#...
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Jan 13th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchWord is that the names Stephen Ogden, Dale Godhawk and Garfield Dunlop came up during the December 15 media training session that was part of the $250,000 package Simcoe County councillors purchased from pricey PR firm Fleishman-Hilliard.No, Ogden’s name wasn’t mentioned, sa...
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Jan 11th, 2010
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The province’s plan for growth in Simcoe County places urbanization in the worst possible areas – Bradford, Alliston and the Highway 400 corridor, with dire consequences for Lake Simcoe and the Nottawasaga basiin. That’s the conclusion articulated by Ontario’s senior planner, ...
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Jan 11th, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN, Orillia Packet and TimesIf you have an opinion about how Simcoe County should dispose of your garbage over the next 20 years, now’s the time to speak out, according to Zero Waste Simcoe. The county’s waste strategy committee meets Jan. 18 to begin the process of reviewin...
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Jan 7th, 2010
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The following letter has been sent to Zero Waste Simcoe members by chair Gord McKay. ZWS would like to hear from any member of the public who’s concerned about waste management in Simcoe County. Simcoe County is rapidly developing its new waste management master-plan. While acknowledging the im...
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Jan 7th, 2010
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By Stephen Ogden January 2 2010 The County of Simcoe, in a recent press release, attempted to rationalize County Council’s direction to move ahead with a judicial review by Ontario’s Divisional Court.   The County position is that the Judicial Review may be costly, however, it will yield ...
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Jan 7th, 2010
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Tony Guergis says he worked as hard as he could to be the best warden he could, to make Simcoe County the best place he could. After three terms he declined nomination for a fourth. By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free Press-Looking relaxed and as confident as ever, Springwater Mayor Tony Guergis settles in...