• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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May 18th, 2017
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From Ontario government Following two years of extensive consultation, including recommendations from an Advisory Panel chaired by former federal cabinet minister and former Mayor of Toronto, David Crombie, we have released four updated land use plans that will help residents in the Greater Golden Ho...
May 16th, 2017
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AWARE News Network The Ontario government has announced it will abolish the pro-sprawl Ontario Municipal Board, replacing it with a new entity called the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. It appears the OMB’s practice of arbitrarily reversing a municipal council decisions will be ended and the new body...
May 16th, 2017
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They Say No One Cares… From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association We’ve heard some on Springwater council believe that no one cares about the fate of Midhurst anymore – that people aren’t concerned about their water or the fate of their village. We absolutely know this is...
Apr 27th, 2017
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From Sandy Buxton, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Is your water protected? Attend our AGM to learn more. Midhurst Community Hall, 74 Doran Road 7 pm AGM Business 7:30 pm Hydrogeologist Video Here’s the format: AGM – about 30 minutes -financial and activity reports —RATIFY bylaw am...
Apr 23rd, 2017
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There are so many Issues going on in Simcoe County it’s hard to know where to start. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the debacle of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds concluded several weeks ago. So a decision should be coming out soon. With all the illegal activities, fines and zoning violations inc...
Apr 22nd, 2017
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in Counter Solutions — by Samuel Alexander What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever. But what is a steady-state econom...
Apr 7th, 2017
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David Crombie ‘We need bold policies to grow in a more sustainable manner that protects our vital assets (farmland, water and natural areas), reduces urban sprawl and encourages development of more complete communities.’ By STEVE PARISH & DAVID CROMBIE Toronto Star Some interests in the developme...
Apr 5th, 2017
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By David Strachan, Midhurst Tim Lotimer is no stranger to water issues. Tim is a senior hydrogeologist and geoscientist and throughout his long career, he has consulted for many municipalities and regions in southern Ontario. He also teaches Earth Sciences at McMaster University. Lotimer was retained...
Apr 5th, 2017
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from BWG website Notice of Public Meeting on a Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment Pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended. Take notice that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, April 18,...
Mar 30th, 2017
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By Andrew Philips Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin It can be a difficult choice, but one Kathryn Enders hopes more farmers are able to make. The decision to sell a family farm to a developer rather than another farmer makes that person a land speculator instead of a farmer, said Enders, who serves as ...