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Feb 4th, 2019
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Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’   By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford Last week’s cancellation of a contentious section of Bill 66 is significant, Ford tells the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association conference By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Progressive Conservatives’ retreat on controversial new planning legislation proves the government ...
Jan 27th, 2019
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Hosted by Keep Simcoe Beautiful Tuesday February 5 7-9 pm We did it, Simcoe County! Following the news from the Ontario Government that it won’t be proceeding with Schedule 10 of Bill 66, the original Bill 66 Town Hall event has been modified. Instead of a Town Hall, please join us in a Communi...
Jan 26th, 2019
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Can water be a magical ingredient? AWARE News Network Today’s Globe and Mail has an article by Jon Sufrin about water, on page 7 of the Pursuits section. He looks at how the properties of good water, like that flowing from artesian wells in Springwater (and Tiny, Oro-Medonte and Tay) can improv...
Jan 24th, 2019
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The Ford government withdrew Schedule 10 of Bill 66 yesterday, which still leaves much of this omnibus bill on the order paper. Each schedule – there are 12 – targets a different ministry. It’s the section dealing with land-use planning under the municipal affairs and housing ministry that is gone. T...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Thanks to municipal politicians who showed leadership, to MPPs who listened – and to the people News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clarke, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this afternoon that the government will not be pursuing Schedule 10 of Bill...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark AWARE News Network The following has been tweeted by Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark. Thanks to all who helped win this battle!                   Steve Clark
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Jan 23rd, 2019
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MPP Caroline Mulroney  Towns like Bradford West Gwillimbury need to follow good planning, environmental rules, “so we don’t pollute the bejesus out of Lake Simcoe,” says executive director of Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition by: Jenni Dunning Bradford Today Jan 18, 2019 York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney ...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Who is qualified to determine what species should be ‘driven into extinction?’ By Gord Miller North Bay Nugget Jan 18 2019 Currently before the Legislature, Bill 66 threatens to unravel a wide range of environmental protections in Ontario’s land use planning rules. This week, North Bay co...
Jan 20th, 2019
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Penetanguishene Deputy Mayor Anita Dubeau By JASON MILLER Toronto Star Jan. 18, 2019 Nadine Woods, a business owner in the Georgian Bay town of Port McNicoll, doesn’t mince words when discussing the notion that a provincial review encompassing 82 municipalities and millions of people will result in i...