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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...
Jan 28th, 2019
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From the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority website 2019 NVCA Board of Directors AGM report Chair: Councillor George Watson, Town of Wasaga Beach* Vice-Chair: Councillor Keith White, Township of Essa* Second Vice-Chair: Councillor Donna Jebb, Town of New Tecumseth* Councillor Bob Meadows, Town...
Jan 28th, 2019
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Councillor George Watson News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority George Watson, Councillor for the Town of Wasaga Beach, will lead the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board of directors in 2019. Watson, now in his fourth term with Wasaga Beach, was elected chair of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
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by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga Beach is dropping four committees created during the previous council term. Committees tasked with overseeing the downtown management master plan, the community hub, the campaign to get a high school, and the tourism and event advisory committee have been disbanded. Of ...
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 25th, 2019
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by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga Beach’s mayor is on the defensive after allegations that one of the potential locations for a casino could put her in a conflict of interest. Mayor Nina Bifolchi opened council’s Jan. 22 meeting of the committee of the whole with a “transparency disclosure,”...
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...