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May 14th, 2019
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Wasaga proposes disbanding conservation authorities By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Is it time for conservation authorities to be dissolved? The Town of Wasaga Beach thinks so, as it advocates that Queen’s Park dump the region’s two conservation authorities and hand off their duties to Simcoe County as...
May 13th, 2019
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Doug Hevenor Concerns rise as funding dries up for conservation authorities by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Shortly after this year’s provincial budget was tabled, a steady stream of stories began to surface about all the funding cutbacks rolling out across the province, targeting everything ...
May 13th, 2019
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Wasaga Beach CAO George Vadeboncoeur speaks to provincial special advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling on Monday. -Orillia Matters photo By Jessica Owen Orillia Matters  Residents of Simcoe County didn’t hold back Monday when they had an opportunity to weigh in on a review of regional governance. “I...
Apr 19th, 2019
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The Golden Eagle is endangered in Ontario, which means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. -San Diego Zoo photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition It is becoming a pattern with this government to hear, once again, that Ontario’s most se...
Apr 16th, 2019
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2019-20 SCGC executive board: Charlene Strudwick, Phil Brennan,Tom Kurtz, Al McNair and Sandy Agnew. News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition On Sunday, April 14, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) held its annual general meeting to reset focus on upcoming priorities and vote...
Apr 15th, 2019
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Joe Belanger By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A Wasaga Beach councillor should lose his pay for 10 days for violating council’s code of conduct, says the town’s integrity commissioner. Principles Integrity made that recommendation after an investigation into the conduct of both Coun. Joe Belanger and Mayor Ni...
Mar 15th, 2019
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AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...
Mar 5th, 2019
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Clause proposed for Springwater already adopted by Tiny, Clearview, Midland and Penetanguishene A code of conduct is being proposed for Springwater Township that would curtail councillors’ freedom to speak at hearings that make key decisions on land use and development. A clause in the code developed...
Feb 10th, 2019
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Singer and environmentalist Sarah Harmer Friday February 22: Sarah will be joined by Tim Gray, Jeff Monague, Becky Big Canoe, and the Caswell Choir Lions From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Environmental Defence and the Lake Simcoe Rescue Coalition We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Harme...
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...