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May 1st, 2018
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AWARE News Network PC leader Doug Ford quickly backed down from a plan to open up the Greenbelt for development. There is now all party support for the Greenbelt, which is consistent with polls showing over 89 per cent public support for its protection of farms, forests and natural areas. As for hous...
Apr 30th, 2018
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PC leader Doug Ford PC leader said he will “open a big chunk” of protected GTHA farmland to build housing if the Progressive Conservatives win the June 7 electionBy By ROBERT BENZIE and KRISTIN RUSHOWY Toronto Star Doug Ford has privately assured developers he will “open a big chunk” of protected lan...
Apr 27th, 2018
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News release from Springwater Township The Township of Springwater is pleased to announce that it has entered into formal negotiations to purchase approximately 50 acres of land from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) for the establishment of a community hub. The subject lands are ...
Apr 26th, 2018
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Residents Loretta McGuirk and Rebecca Cormier in front of site where all the trees were destroyed. -Collingwood Connection photo Unexpected tree-cutting sparks anger by John Edwards Collingwood Connection A group of residents are concerned about the impact a proposed commercial development will have ...
Apr 17th, 2018
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Bradford West Gwillimbury’s $85 million multi-year public facilities development plans include a future Joint Operations Centre to service the community of Bond Head, which is approved for approximately 1,500 residential units and expected to grow from 500 to a p...
Apr 17th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Innisfil town hall was packed with people for a meeting about Friday Harbour Resort April 11. Two main issues were discussed with the first, a rezoning bylaw allowing swimming pool uses throughout the resort, being approved by council. “It’s to permit pools in other p...
Apr 16th, 2018
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online  Nearly 18 months after a request was filed, the Ministry of Environment has determined New Tecumseth will not be required to undertake an individual environmental assessment for the proposed extension of the water pipeline to Tottenham. The project to extend the water...
Apr 16th, 2018
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Hines Emerald Dragonfly -Chris Evans photo Only known Canadian site for the endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly NCC News release April 11 2018 The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the protection of an additional 43 hectares (107 acres) in the Minesing Wetlands. Located 12 kilometres...
Apr 12th, 2018
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from the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Asociation Annual General Meeting! When: Sunday April 22 7:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Midhurst Community Centre 74 Doran Road Your Association is dedicated to protecting our wonderful quality of life in Midhurst. Attending the AGM is the best way to get the latest ...
Apr 11th, 2018
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‘All this money is coming out of our pockets’ Letter to New Tecumseth Free Press Online from Annette Bays, Loretto Once again, while attending the Adjala Tosorontio council meeting this Monday night, I noticed a contentious spending issue I felt compelled to speak on. A committee made up ...