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Jun 26th, 2020
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From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 26th, 2020
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By Bill French June 25 2012 I was surprised, like many, that Springwater Council has now cleared the way for the mega Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) to proceed. ] It appears that any resistance has now gone by the wayside and the plan to grow Midhurst and area to the size of the City of […]...
Jun 26th, 2020
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It’s unanimous: Members of Springwater council cast their vote to let first phase of MSP begin By Kate Harries AWARE News Network In a momentous decision last week, Springwater Township Council authorized execution of an agreement to allow the Micks subdivision to proceed as well as an agreemen...
Jun 13th, 2020
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Letter from Robert Wagner, Phelpston June 6 2020 In reference to the article which appeared in today’s edition of the Toronto Star, I note that the County’s spokesperson was Debbie Korolnek, General Manager of Engineering, Planning and Environment. Just to place Ms. Korolnek’s asser...
Jun 11th, 2020
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Jack Hanna By Kate Harries AWARE News Network It was clear from the start of last week’s Springwater council meeting that all was not well with Councillor Jack Hanna. The normally feisty Midhurst representative looked pale and uncomfortable, his speech on occasion slowed, his hand constantly reaching...
Jun 9th, 2020
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Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark By Jeff Gray Globe and Mail May 26 2020 Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has issued a series of special orders to approve a handful of plans from prominent Toronto-area developers and quash any potential opposition, saying the projects a...
May 30th, 2020
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By Mike Nickerson  If the clash of differing opinions brings forth the light of truth, Michael Moor’s new film, Planet of the Humans, will trigger revelations. There has been a clash! The film implies that the fossil energy required to build solar and wind generating equipment is greater than the amo...
May 16th, 2020
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Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark Since early 2018, Innisfil has received more than 40 industrial-related inquiries from Toronto-area companies looking to relocate By: Miriam King Barrie Today  Development of the Town of Innisfil’s strategic settlement employment area at Innisfil Heights – locat...
May 6th, 2020
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From Sierra Club Canada Dr. John Bacher, Ontario Executive Committee member and activist in the Niagara Region, has a new article on Thundering Waters. Dr. Bacher and others in the community are seeking to protect the 500-acre ecosystem, known as Thundering Waters Forest, from negative impacts of dev...
May 3rd, 2020
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Freele Tract  AWARE Simcoe note about MZOs (Ministerial Zoning Orders): The Planning Act gives the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing the authority to zone any property in the province. Zoning orders were used in areas of Northern Ontario where there was no local municipality or local zoning b...