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Jan 16th, 2019
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York Region municipalities wade into debate over Ontario’s ‘Open for Business’ act by Kim Zarzour Richmond Hill Liberal Gloria Marsh can’t believe that, at her age, she is fighting this battle all over again. Twenty years ago, the Richmond Hill resident was arrested and spent severa...
Jan 16th, 2019
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AWARE News Network The following are the changes being proposed for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, affecting settlement area boundary expansions, intensification and density targets, Official Plan Amendments and much more. For full details, follow the links to the Environmental Reg...
Jan 15th, 2019
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Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark Province announces it will be looking at the regional government model; will look for opportunities to ‘cut red tape and duplication’ by: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters The provincial government has hired two advisors to look into the regional government model, an...
Jan 15th, 2019
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Brant MPP Will Bouma By Adam Ballah and Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition There has been a lot of controversy recently regarding Premier Ford’s proposed Bill 66, also called “An Act to Restore Ontario’s Competitiveness”. On the surface, it is presented as a way to increase employmen...
Jan 15th, 2019
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Around 250 people packed an Ajax banquet hall for an in-depth look at Bill 66. Former Ajax mayor, Steve Parish, was there, as was Oakville’s mayor, Rob Burton. -Land Over Landings photo from Mike Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara The Environmental Defence meeting focusing on Stop Bill 66 took plac...
Jan 15th, 2019
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Councillor Deb Doherty  The town will be providing comments to the province prior to the Jan. 20 deadline outlining their reasons for not supporting the bill by: Jessica Owen Collingwood Today Coun. Deb Doherty wants to deep six Bill 66. On Dec. 6, the provincial government introduced and read for a ...
Jan 14th, 2019
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From Friends of Simcoe Forests On January 2, 2019 the Ministry of Municipal Affairs approved the County Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to build the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) in the Freele Forest on Horseshoe Valley Road. The deadline to appeal this decision is January 22, 2019. It ...
Jan 11th, 2019
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by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The retail landscape in Angus continues to expand. A new plaza is nearing completion at the No Frills plaza at 285 Mill St. The new building will feature a Scotiabank as the anchor tenant and three other retail spaces. One of the spaces will be occupied by a Greek re...
Jan 10th, 2019
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Mayor Don Allen ‘Not going to do anything untoward, but not going to handcuff ourselves’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council voted last night to take a wait-and-see approach on Bill 66, after being told by Planning Director Brent Spagnol that he was not in a position to...
Jan 10th, 2019
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Bradford-West-Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer at his 2018 election campaign launch. -Bradford Today photo Updates: On January 14 2018, the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio unanimously approved a resolution to reject any aspect of Bill 66 that circumvents provincial protection of the environment and natural...