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Oct 5th, 2018
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror The process of defending Penetanguishene council’s decision to turn down a proposed residential subdivision will start in early January. In March, council shot down a draft plan and zoning amendments for a potential subdivision that would have wiped out 30 acres of wo...
Oct 1st, 2018
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from the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce NDACT Public Meeting Thursday October 4, 2018 at 7 PM The Greenbelt or Development? Shelburne Legion, Front Hall 203 William Street Shelburne What is the impact of development on our Municipal governments? How does the Greenbelt impact deve...
Sep 25th, 2018
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From left, Scott Jermey, Ralph Hough, John Crawford, Harry Hughes, Sandy Agnew, Peter Beacock and Kelly Kramer. -AWARE Simcoe photo CORRECTION: Harry Hughes advises that he was misquoted. This report has been changed accordingly. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The ...
Sep 22nd, 2018
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Scientists say light pollution and global warming may be to blame for declining insect population By Associated Press A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cock...
Sep 20th, 2018
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from North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance We asked the candidates for election to Georgina Town Council the following question: Do you believe the Town of Georgina should take all the necessary actions to ensure that the proposed Maple Lake Estates residential development is NOT built on the Paradise Be...
Sep 14th, 2018
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Cal Patterson Municipality maintains there are no restrictive covenants on further development at Marlwood by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun September 12 2018 Wasaga Beach’s former mayor has stepped forward and into the middle of a dispute between the owner of a Wasaga Beach golf course and the people who live...
Sep 9th, 2018
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Oro-Medonte mayoral candidate Sandy Agnew and supporter Susan Woods share a joke at a campaign rally yesterday. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Around 50 people turned out for a good-humoured and optimistic rally to launch Sandy Agnew’s campaign for the mayoralty of Oro-Medonte...
Sep 5th, 2018
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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority planning head Rob Baldwin Excavated soil in Ontario could fill 16 Rogers Centres annually By Michael Smee · CBC News Aug 13, 2018 The construction boom around the GTA has generated a new black market for illegal soil dumps, according to environmental organiza...
Aug 27th, 2018
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David Crombie, chair of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council from the West Oro Ratepayers Association Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: St. Thomas Church (Shanty Bay) Guest Speaker: The Honourable David Crombie Chair, Ontario’s Greenbelt Council* Topic: ...
Jul 6th, 2018
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AWARE News Network The Canadian Urban Institute convened the Excess Soil Symposium in December 2017 to discuss solutions and areas of further development required to support beneficial reuse of excess soil in Ontario, with a focus on soil receiving sites. Over 20 speakers (including the Environmental...