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May 22nd, 2018
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“When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”. (Photo: Ryan […]...
May 15th, 2018
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Penetanguishene councillors have changed their minds. Council won’t be adding $300,000 to the 2018 budget for legal fees to defend the decision to reject a residential subdivision proposed for woodland between Fox and Church streets. “I don’t think we need to raise th...
May 1st, 2018
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Penetanguishene could have to spend up to $300,000 on legal fees to defend the decision to reject a residential subdivision proposed for 30-acres of woodland between Fox Street and Church Street. Queen’s Court Development Ltd. is appealing council’s decision to refuse...
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...