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Jan 12th, 2018
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  AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of consultation meetings to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being held across the Gre...
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Jan 5th, 2018
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The city has the second most expensive rental market in the province and home ownership is unaffordable for residents with average incomes by Patricia Kozicka TVO Barrie, a central Ontario city nestled on the west shore of Lake Simcoe, has somehow become one of Canada’s hottest — in other words, cost...
Jan 5th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Municipalities that get added to the province’s Greenbelt have to comply with the Greenbelt Plan, which reduces urban sprawl. According to the ministry’s notice, the province is identifying moraines, streams and wetlands in order to protect water in the area. The town...
Dec 30th, 2017
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Homeowner’s shed caught in the middle of a land dispute in Vaughan Furio Liberatore has been ordered to tear it down because the city says it sits in an environmental zone. But how then was the development next door approved, he wonders. By Noor Javed Toronto Star For five years, Furio Liberatore’s s...
Dec 16th, 2017
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association World-renowned author and Midhurst Ratepayers’ patron, Margaret Atwood, whose dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is garnering rave reviews and awards for its TV adaptation, has issued a fundraising challenge to everyone who thinks fresh and...
Dec 14th, 2017
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Richard Lindgren Lawyers Daily By Amanda Jerome Ontario has passed new legislation that will replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with a tribunal it purports will improve the speed, fairness and affordability of land use hearings throughout the province. While the government is extolling the ben...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Province Seeking Public Input to Protect Important Water Resources News release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Ontario is taking action to protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by launching a public consultation on expanding the province’s Greenbelt. The prov...
Nov 28th, 2017
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As Toronto awaits new rules that will shift the balance of power long held by the Ontario Municipal Board, uncertainty over how to transition from the old system to the new has city officials and communities warning of a rush of problematic applications By Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto Star City official...