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Jun 13th, 2019
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By Michael Sasso Bloomberg Investors from Singapore to Toronto are wondering why North America’s vaunted urban sprawl ebbed before the billions they pumped into a giant “land banking” firm could pay off. Walton Group of Companies, a Calgary-based real estate firm that had delivered 12 per cent annual...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Councillor Jack Hanna by Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council has granted three-year extensions of the approval of draft plans for five subdivisions in the Midhurst Secondary Plan area. The subdivisions were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 29 2014, with differing con...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Burlington’s Marianne Meed Ward, Rick Bonnette of Halton Hills, Oakville’s Rob Burton and Gordon Krantz of Milton By Roland Cilliers InsideHalton.com Bill 108 the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 was passed by the Ontario government June 6. Described by the provincial government as its p...
Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 6th, 2019
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The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...
May 6th, 2019
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Maude Barlow  EVENT 2 Women and Water – Kim Wheatley, Maude Barlow, Coco Love Alcorn Date and Time Wednesday, June 19 7:00 p.m. Location St. Paul’s Centre 62 Peter St. N., Orillia Description According to local indigenous teachings, women are the keepers of the water. We know, too, that w...
Apr 29th, 2019
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Our Last AGM? Our board has been fighting non-stop for over 7 years. There are critical decisions upcoming that need vigilance and community input. But we can`t do it alone. We need your support, ideas and your time if you can. We want to see the MRA thrive into the future and continue to be [&hellip...
Apr 19th, 2019
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The Golden Eagle is endangered in Ontario, which means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. -San Diego Zoo photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition It is becoming a pattern with this government to hear, once again, that Ontario’s most se...
Apr 16th, 2019
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2019-20 SCGC executive board: Charlene Strudwick, Phil Brennan,Tom Kurtz, Al McNair and Sandy Agnew. News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition On Sunday, April 14, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) held its annual general meeting to reset focus on upcoming priorities and vote...
Apr 15th, 2019
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Joe Belanger By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A Wasaga Beach councillor should lose his pay for 10 days for violating council’s code of conduct, says the town’s integrity commissioner. Principles Integrity made that recommendation after an investigation into the conduct of both Coun. Joe Belanger and Mayor Ni...