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Nov 13th, 2019
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By Bill French – Springwater News I attended the Springwater Council meeting last week as the first reports from the newly hired Integrity Commissioner (IC) were on the agenda. As a bit of background, the Ontario Government passed legislation requiring municipalities to have a Code of Conduct d...
Nov 11th, 2019
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Updated with names ad biographies of panelists, see below AWARE News Network It’s not clear who the organizers are, and the panelists’ names have not been revealed, but it appears there’s something afoot in North Simcoe. From the Midland Cultural Centre website:  Straight Talk : The...
Nov 11th, 2019
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By: Jessica Owen Barrie Advance November 7 2019 Progress on the County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre project (ERRC) is churning slowly, especially now that a second appeal has been added to the project stack. A Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) case management conference bet...
Nov 10th, 2019
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Front, integrity commissioner Jeffrey Abrams; rear, Springwater Councillor Jack Hanna.  During discussion of a Principles Integrity report to Springwater Council November 6 2019, the following statements were read out: Councillor Jack Hanna Having read the report and the manner in which information h...
Nov 7th, 2019
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Teedon Pit – Erin Archer photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Tiny Township cottagers have joined in the fight against the Teedon Pit expansion. The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) has acquired legal representation and will be seeking a moratorium on the expansion ...
Nov 6th, 2019
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The Vespra Boys Cenotaph AWARE News Network Ontario Parks is honoured to have this WW1 cenotaph in Springwater. Originally erected in honour of “The Vespra Boys” from Vespra Township who sacrificed so much in the First World War. Springwater Park was the location of Remembrance Day ceremo...
Nov 4th, 2019
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AWARE News Network The Integrity Commissioner appointed by Springwater Council has found Midhurst Councillor Jack Hanna to have breached the township’s code of conduct and recommends that he be reprimanded. The report to the November 6 meeting of council is not signed, but Jeffrey Abrams and Ja...
Oct 27th, 2019
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The Teedon Pit today: Large pond visible with 2 adjacent wash ponds; newly seeded land in the foreground (green); facing west, Georgian Bay in the background – FoTTSA photo From the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations What would you do to protect our groundwater for future genera...
Oct 25th, 2019
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Warden George Cornell ‘After what happened in Toronto… there was a lot of anxiety that amalgamation would happen (here),’ says Collingwood mayor By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today October 25 2019 Late last night, Simcoe County Warden George Cornell got a phone call. “It turns out, it was...
Oct 23rd, 2019
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Bradford DM James Leduc says county contract is too large for one supplier Scroll down for update from New Tecumseth Free Press Online Waste Connections ‘made a fortune on this contract and they don’t give a rat’s behind on what they’re doing here,’ says Leduc By: Jessica Owen Barrie Toda...