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Dec 11th, 2014
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By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun WASAGA BEACH — Municipal staff have taken a scalpel to the town’s budget, slicing off another few points. On Tuesday, councillors were presented with a second draft of the 2015 budget. The first draft presented to the previous council showed a tax increase of 1.39%; this lates...
Dec 9th, 2014
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Public will be able to flle complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards (but not Conservation Authorities!) Ontario Ombudsman news release Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today welcomed the historic passage of a new law that will allow his office to investigate complaints about municip...
Dec 2nd, 2014
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By Michael Gennings, Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin A new era in Wasaga Beach municipal politics started Tuesday night with the swearing in of the town’s council for the 2014-2018 term. Justice Dennis Wilson swore in the new seven-member council. Mayor Brian Smith, who beat incumbent Cal Patterson i...
Dec 1st, 2014
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By Sandy Agnew AWARE News Network Following a deputation by Paul Bonwick (president and CEO of Compenso Communications, representing the Collingwood Airport Industrial Development) complaining about their high plan review fees, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) board has thrown out...
Nov 17th, 2014
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I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Oct 28th, 2014
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By Michael Gennings Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin  Brian Smith will be Wasaga Beach’s new mayor. Smith beat incumbent Cal Patterson, who was after a fourth term and Deputy Mayor David Foster, who was hoping to move up. Nina Bifolchi, a current councillor, will be the town’s new deputy m...
Oct 28th, 2014
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Across Simcoe County, voters make clear they want change By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Updated October 29, 2014 Anti-sprawl candidates have swept to office in two battleground municipalities in Simcoe County. Not even a message from Premier Kathleen Wynne could save the pro-development incumbent...
Oct 27th, 2014
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By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A group of west-end Wasaga Beach residents say the Ministry of Natural Resources is ignoring their part of the world’s longest freshwater beach. Marsha Ramage, president of the Wasaga West Beach Association, says the ministry has allowed a variety of vegetation – a...
Oct 20th, 2014
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Town election page  Mayor Cal Patterson 705-429-4247 cal@calpatterson.com David Foster 705-441-2211 david@davidfosterformayor.com. website davidfosterformayor.com Questionnaire answers:  wb-foster Brian Smith 705-422-0963 brian@briansmithformayor.com website  Deputy Mayor Nina Bifolchi 705-352-6571 n...
Sep 25th, 2014
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The following comments on the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s Efficiency Audit have been send to the NVCA’s directors. AWARE Simcoe’s Concerns with NVCA Efficiency Audit Recommendations released August 22, 2014  AWARE Simcoe’s foremost concern is the closed session process tha...