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Jan 11th, 2013
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Headed for higher taxes, urban sprawl, destruction of our lifestyle?By Bill French Springwater News January 3 2013We have now completed two years of the four year term for Springwater Council. Has the change in most of the council members meant any real change? Unfortunately for the most part we are ...
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Jan 6th, 2013
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Township of Springwater posting January 3 2013 Council approved of a Ward Boundary Review (WBR). Reviews are undertaken for several reasons, such as but not limited to representation by population. Although Ward 1 and 2 have the greatest variance by population, this review is intended to solicit feed...
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Dec 28th, 2012
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Letter to the Barrie Examiner December 27, 2012How can we save our best farmland?Is this not a question we should be asking of our elected representatives at all levels? Let us consider the following.According to the Ontario Farmland Trust, we have already lost 18% of our prime farmland to urbanizati...
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Dec 4th, 2012
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Dec 04, 2012 SPRINGWATER - Springwater Township is turning to Simcoe County to help keep Springwater Provincial Park an active public space.A Wednesday meeting between Springwater Mayor Linda Collins, a senior Ministry of Natural Resources advisor and two citizens groups...
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Dec 4th, 2012
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By David Hawke Orillia Packet & Times October 12, 2012 What does one do with a one-eyed fox, a clawless bobcat, an aging black bear and a lonely wolf? For the staff at Springwater Provincial Park, this question is both real and a heartbreaker, as Ontario’s provincial government has just announced thi...
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Nov 30th, 2012
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Midhurst plan opens Springwater logjam: CAOBy Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Dec 04, 2012 SPRINGWATER - Ontario withdrew part of its appeal of the Midhurst Secondary Plan, which opens the door for more jobs and services and unlocks an economic and planning logjam, says Springwater Township CAO Robert Bri...
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Nov 30th, 2012
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By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner November 29, 2012 SPRINGWATER TWP.  - Tossing away 90 years of sanctuary for wild birds and animals has ruffled the feathers of residents and politicians alike....
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Nov 29th, 2012
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Midhurst Secondary Plan OMB Appeal Partially Withdrawn Springwater Township announcement November 29 2012On November 28, 2012 the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing withdrew part of its appeal of the Midhurst Secondary Plan (OPA 38). As a result of the Ministry’s partial withdrawal, 30...
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Nov 29th, 2012
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Ivanhoe Lake, Rene Brunelle provincial parks to remain operational CBC News Nov 28, 2012A community lobby group that worked to keep provincial parks open across the region says it's happy the government has announced it's willing to keep two parks that were slated to close in the northeast open....
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Nov 14th, 2012
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AWARE Simcoe November 13, 2012Versions of the following letter has been sent to Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle, Springwater Council, Barrie City Council, Oro-Medonte Council, Simcoe County Council,  along with local MPPs Jim Wilson, Garfield Dunlop and Patrick Brown, and opposition criti...