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Dec 3rd, 2009
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The following news release was issued by the SDS41 groupMIDLAND — Charges of mischief against two elderly activists who were part of a peaceful protest against a dump site near Elmvale, close to the shores of Georgian Bay, were dropped in Superior court here this morning.Charges of mischief – a...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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All is fair in love and politicsLetter to the Editor Collingwood ConnectionAll is fair in love and politics… well brotherly love anyway, as Essa Mayor David Guergis got caught campaigning “American style-take-no-prisoners” in a round of telephone calls last week.Supporting his broth...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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BY Bruce Hain Alliston Herald  Innisfil’s deputy mayor has been elected by his peers at county council to chair an important committee.Gord Wauchope will lead the County of Simcoe’s new Solid Waste Management Strategy Steering Committee in the aftermath of the Site 41 debacle earlier this year.Local,...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Collingwood ConnectionEssa Mayor David Guergis got caught in a round of the classic children’s game of telephone last week.In an effort to support his brother’s re-election for a fourth year as Simcoe County warden, Guergis admitted he didn’t check his facts and spread misinformation a...
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Dec 2nd, 2009
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Barrie ExaminerMIDLAND — One of the 18 people facing mischief charges in relation to last summer’s Site 41 protest is in hospital after suffering a stroke. Ina Wood, 76, and her husband, Keith, were the first two people to be charged by provincial police at the landfill, located north of ...
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Dec 2nd, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Barrie AdvanceThe stench of Site 41 continues to cloud Simcoe County’s image and fill county councillors’ inboxes, some county councillors say.Tiny Township Mayor Peggy Breckenridge told her council colleagues she received 30 e-mails one day asking about what winterization of the Conc....
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Nov 30th, 2009
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By Travis Mealing  Midland MirrorMIDLAND – A Midland social activist and three women who helped stop a controversial Tiny Township landfill received the YMCA Peace Medallion last week in recognition of their efforts.“I’m both honoured and quite humbled,” Gord McKay said after receiving the award Nov....
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Nov 28th, 2009
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By Anne Ritchie-Nahuis WaterWatchEarlier this week I attended the Ontario Federation of Agriculture annual convention as a delegate of the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, I made a point of talking to Agriculture Minister Leona Dombrowsky, who was the guest speaker. Many of you will remember ...
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Nov 26th, 2009
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‘Rant’ New Tecumseth Free Press OnlineSimcoe County’s roots as an organized territory, reach back to 1843, when 19 townships, including Adjala, Essa, Innisfil, Tecumseth and Tosorontio, and the islands in Lakes Huron and Simcoe were proclaimed a District. In 1845 Simcoe District gre...
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Nov 25th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchPublic representatives were slapped down at the first meeting of the new waste strategy steering committee as county councillors demonstrated that they don’t intend to yield any authority on the advisory body.There are 10 voting members on the committee – five from council a...