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Jan 16th, 2014
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Carl Cosack of the Mega-Quarry battle to speak From the MRA This year, our theme is “Community Matters”. When: Sunday January 26 2014 from 4-7 pm Where: Midhurst Community Centre, 74 Doran Road Our community does matter and so we will be hosting a community appreciation buffet (4-5:30) co...
Jan 16th, 2014
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Barrie taxpayers are being asked for more and more money for an array of services, such as police, library, long-term care and environmental protection, when service providers made their pitches to council Monday. Simcoe County kept its request to the city’s two-per-cent...
Jan 12th, 2014
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AWARE Simcoe news release AWARE Simcoe is calling on Ontario to plan for finite, sustainable communities. The underlying assumption of the current planning regime is one of perpetual growth, with no community ever deemed to be complete, no level of population ever enough. “In our view this assumption...
Jan 10th, 2014
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PDF version: Planning-review-response Introduction Following the announcement of the review of Ontario land use planning and development charges and the series of workshops that were to be held in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto, AWARE Simcoe chair D...
Jan 10th, 2014
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PDF version:   DC-review-response AWARE Simcoe is a citizens’ group that works to protect water, the environment and health through transparency and accountability in government. AWARE Simcoe does not have the resources to prepare a lengthy and detailed review of the Development Charges Act but we of...
Dec 17th, 2013
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Former CRA auditor Jeffrey Granger forged documents to frame the mayor of Caledon for tax evasion after she blocked a prominent developer’s housing project By Marco Chown Oved Toronto Star  A former tax official has admitted to using his insider knowledge to help Peel Region developers dodge hundreds...
Dec 15th, 2013
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AWARE Simcoe is working on recommendations to ensure the province develops a framework that will allow communities to improve without exhausting natural resources like water and farmland and without destroying natural spaces. We will post our report on this website in early January and will notify al...
Oct 9th, 2013
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from the New Tecumseth Times  Dear editor: Re: article printed in the Oct. 3rd edition of The Times regarding Lynn and Glen Potts I read about the ongoing plight of Lynn and Glen Potts. It is a very unfortunate situation for this couple which was not brought on by them in any way shape or […]...
Jun 20th, 2013
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By Emily Innes, Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin WASAGA BEACH – There are now fewer barriers to building on the floodplains. Council unanimously voted in favour of eliminating the requirement for the Holding Symbol for building on the floodplains along the Nottawasaga River. Residents on the floodplai...
Jun 20th, 2013
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By Emily Innes Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin WASAGA BEACH – There are now fewer barriers to building on the floodplains. Council unanimously voted in favour of eliminating the requirement for the Holding Symbol for building on the floodplains along the Nottawasaga River. Residents on the floodplain...