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Apr 11th, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press  New Tecumseth’s annual debt service obligations grew to $5.4 million (P&I) in 2013, an increase of $1.58 million, reducing the municipality’s Annual Repayment Limit to $3.3 million in 2014, according to the Annual Repayment Limit (ARL) schedule posted by Onta...
Apr 10th, 2014
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OMB told Barrie wants traffic study, water budget; NVCA considers summer hearing ‘premature’ By Kate Harries The importance of the “Special Rule” that then Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli brought in to make the Midhurst Secondary Plan legal was spelled out by a lawyer at an Ontario Municipal Bo...
Apr 10th, 2014
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Letter to the Springwater News The Midhurst Landowners Group hosted a second community information meeting at the County museum on March 25th.  The presenters seemed sincere, professional and well-intentioned.  I overheard one of them say, “We are excited about being a part of your community.”  With ...
Apr 9th, 2014
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald  ANGUS – A public meeting next month will allow residents to comment on a zoning matter that if passed will put a Barrie developer one step closer to building a new commercial plaza along Mill Street in Angus. The matter deals with a zoning bylaw amendment invo...
Mar 30th, 2014
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At the March 28th Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board meeting, the board voted (the vote was fast but I think it was unanimous) to accept the staff recommendation to seek full party status at an April 9th Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing conference for a hearing initiated by several de...
Mar 27th, 2014
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By Dominik Kurek Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic Council approved two new subdivisions with a combined total of more than 900 homes at the south end of town at a meeting March 18. The two new subdivisions, though being constructed by separate developers, will be built close together, just south of Li...
Mar 26th, 2014
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Final push joined by Atwood in Twitter feed Today, the 5,000th  person signed the petition to save the village of Midhurst (population 3,500), preserve the 756 hectares of surrounding farmland and stop the proposed effluent discharge into the Willow Creek and the internationally treasured Minesing We...
Mar 25th, 2014
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Ontario government news release March 25, 2014 Premier Kathleen Wynne announced changes today to her cabinet that will see two new ministers join the team. Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, becomes Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He will work with municipal partners to help communi...
Mar 20th, 2014
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Global News Plans are in the works to turn the Ontario farming community into a bustling suburban city. But some in the community are calling the development a step backwards. Christina Stevens explains. ...
Mar 14th, 2014
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By Meade Helman We as a species have a problem and we call it growth or over-development. WE don’t really have any predators so the only way the population will be reduced is pestilence, war or invasion by aliens that think humans taste like chicken. By the way, overpopulation leads to pestilence and...