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Jul 17th, 2017
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Residents Demand Ontario Government act to shut down Burl’s Creek concerts From SaveOro The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) issued a stunning decision today, authorizing the temporary use of the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (BCEG) for 27 days of camping, parking and large-scale events. In the process it ...
Jun 26th, 2017
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By Jeff Gray Globe and Mail May 11 2017 The chief architect of Ontario’s farmland-protecting Greenbelt is speaking out against what he calls a “misleading” campaign being waged by the development industry and aimed at blaming the province’s anti-sprawl policies for the Toronto area’s skyrocketing hou...
Jun 26th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe News Network The following motion is to be debated tomorrow – Tuesday June 27 – by Simcoe County Council, meeting in Committee of the whole: Moved By: Councillor French That the County put a pause on the development plans for the ERRC until such time as County Council has bee...
In Barrie
Jun 23rd, 2017
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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Land developers are seeing red about new calculations for green-space dedication, or cash-in-lieu of parkland, in Barrie. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) says it was unaware the changes were coming and is disappointed there was no consultat...
Jun 14th, 2017
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Missing the point Letter to the Packet & Times  from Don Morgan, Midland – June 23 2017 Re: “Unfair suggestion,” letter to the editor, June 20 The real truth is that this case had nothing to do with AWARE Simcoe. As Ann Truyens stated in the newspaper article, she was only repre...
Jun 14th, 2017
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Hughes took constituent to small-claims court over comments on newspaper website By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times June 7 2017 Oro-Medonte Township’s mayor has settled a lawsuit against one of his constituents in a defamation case that also served to bring the province’s anti-SLAPP law to ...
May 30th, 2017
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By Miriam King, Bradford Times Faced with the need to reduce phosphorus loading of Lake Simcoe, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is thinking “outside of the box.” So far, phosphorus reduction programs have only succeeded in keeping pace with growth and the increasing urbanization within ...
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...