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Jul 26th, 2010
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News release from AWARE Simcoe -- COLDWATER ON, JULY 24, 2010 -- Incumbent Simcoe County councillors have been spending like there’s no tomorrow – leaving a legacy of crushing debt in a period of projected declining revenues.In addition, a projected downgrading of the County’s current AA credit ratin...
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Jul 8th, 2010
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By Douglas Glynn Midland Free Press July 7 2010The chair of Zero Waste Simcoe –whose campaigns to reduce waste have helped spark a switch to cloth shopping bags -thinks Simcoe County should strive for greater waste diversion targets than those recommended last month by a consultant. Stantec Con...
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Jul 7th, 2010
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Critic says strategy approved by council just isn’t good enoughBy John Edwards Simcoe.com July 6 2010 -- SIMCOE COUNTY – The County of Simcoe’s new waste-management strategy focuses on diversion, but another landfill site could begin operating in Clearview Township under the plan.The strategy, develo...
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Jul 5th, 2010
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The following news release has been issued by Zero Waste SimcoeZWS Chair Gord McKay comments on final Simcoe Solid Waste Management Strategy reportOn Tuesday June 22nd, 2010 the Simcoe County Waste Strategy Steering Committee completed its work. The final document, prepared by Stantec Consulting Ltd,...
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Jul 4th, 2010
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By IAN MCINROY Orillia Packet and Times July 3 2010Simcoe County's solid waste management strategy was passed by county councillors earlier this week. It will investigate short-and long-term approaches to handling waste over the next two decades, which will maximize waste diversion over the next 20 y...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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Senior staff and past wardens' views touted to break 'logjam' among county councillorsBy Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe June 25 2010Should Simcoe County’s government be strong or weak?A consultant is startled to find that there’s no consensus on the issue among county councillors who met yesterday to stud...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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AWARE Simcoe — Tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m., there is a special meeting of county council to discuss a consultant’s report on governance. What is happening here is totally under the radar because there has been no media coverage of this issue, but it is very important. There is apparentl...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner June 23 2010Several county councillors took exception to a comment made by Ramara Township Mayor Bill Duffy that people on welfare who can physically work should "get out and get a job." ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe June 23 2010The county’s waste strategy steering committee endorsed a waste strategy presented yesterday by Janine Ralph, of Stantec, that aims for a 77 per cent diversion rate by 2030  – but it wasn’t unanimous, and Zero Waste Simcoe has refused to support the strategy. ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner June 23 2010  Depending on what Simcoe County councillors want to spend, the amount of waste not going into area landfills could reach as high as 77%. ...