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Aug 22nd, 2017
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The Freele Tract – AWARE Simcoe photo From the Friends of Simcoe Forests  The Friends of Simcoe Forests are reaching out to you for your help in completing a very short survey prepared by The County of Simcoe pertaining specifically to our forests. We strongly encourage everyone to participate ...
Aug 22nd, 2017
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From the IDA Innisfil District Association (IDA) AGM Saturday August 26 -10:30 am The IDA AGM will be held Saturday August 26 at 10:30 am at the Innisfil ideaLab/Lakeshore Library located at 967 Innisfil Beach Rd., Alcona. Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition is our featured spea...
Aug 21st, 2017
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For the greater good Letter to the Orillia Packet & Times from Don Morgan, Midland August 21 2017 As chair of AWARE Simcoe, I am disappointed that several recent letters to you by Mr. Doyle and Mr. McKee paint our organization in such negative terms. The references to AWARE and political interfer...
Aug 15th, 2017
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Orillia Packet & Times The County of Simcoe is encouraging anyone who spends time in the Simcoe County Forest to complete a brief survey to provide input into a review being undertaken of the recreation policy. The policy governs the public use of the Simcoe County Forest. The policy was approved...
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 ...