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Mar 13th, 2020
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Heritage Drive from the harbour to the terminals flooded after heavy winds and waves during the fall of 2019. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Provincial plan suggests more collaboration for flood risk mitigation and promises investment into early-warning stream monitoring system By: Erika Engel Co...
Mar 5th, 2020
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The International Lake Superior Board of Control controls outflows from Lake Superior into Lake Huron through the St. Marys River, shown here. Wikipedia photo By Kate Harries Springwater News Meet Jean-François Cantin. He’s a civil servant who heads hydrological operations (east)  for Environment and...
Feb 20th, 2020
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Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation chair Mary Muter and vice-chair Roy Schatz with Wasaga Beach Men’s Probus Club president Gene Stephenson. -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries Springwater News There’s a chance that one of the greatest threats to the health of the Great Lakes can be turned bac...
Feb 17th, 2020
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by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun  Feb 15, 2020 Sand washing down the St. Clair River is acting as a slurry, restricting the flow from Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. That could be one reason why the two middle lakes are reaching a “crisis high” condition, Mary Muter told the Wasaga Beach Men’s Probus Club durin...
Feb 6th, 2020
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Wasaga Beach by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga Beach’s beachfront commercial tenants owe the municipality more than $254,000 in unpaid rent and utility charges. That includes more than $150,000 owed by Enzo Grossi, the leasee of Bananas Beach Club, according to documents obtained by Simcoe.com. The town...
Jan 27th, 2020
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Scene from NVCA video  News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) held its 60th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 24, 2020. Keith White, Councillor for the Town of Essa, was elected as Chair, Mariane McLeod, Councillor at...
Jan 17th, 2020
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Staff reports on options to come back before Governance Committee likely by the end of January; change would see council reduced from 32 to either 21 or 23 members See below for warden’s top five priorities By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today The size of Simcoe County council could be changing by the...
Jan 15th, 2020
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Nina Bifolchi Staff will look into storm-water management, legal services, transit, water and wastewater to find efficiencies as part of regional governance review By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters While the province’s regional governance review fizzled out, the County of Simcoe is still looking at wa...
Nov 24th, 2019
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Minesing Wetlands From Nature Conservancy of Canada  Here’s a chance to secure the future of 80 acres of wetland, the only Canadian home of the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, and a key resource to assist in controlling floods and providing clean water for nearby communities. Giving Tuesday ...
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...