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Apr 6th, 2018
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Benjamin Dasti of Ontario Parks Wasaga Beach office – Ian Adams/Metroland photo Pretty River Provincial Park is a magnet for mountain bikers, an activity that’s putting pressure on the park by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun It features one of the highest points on the Niagara Escarpment, and more than 40...
Apr 5th, 2018
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Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall -Midland Mirror photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Penetanguishene council upheld a committee decision and has officially refused the applications for a proposed 118-unit residential subdivision west of Church Street. Although overwhelming public opposition to...
Apr 3rd, 2018
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From Lisa Hafner  Just a quick update to everyone who has shown interest in this issue. This week’s edition of the Alliston Herald has published an article titled “Rail Yard Project Stalls” (pg 9 of the 29/03/18 edition), which states that “CANDO Rail Services determined it wi...
Apr 2nd, 2018
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OMB would confirm gravel pit decision – Little Letter to the Alliston Herald from Adjala-Tosorontio Deputy MayorDoug Little –  March 26, 2018 The Nelson Aggregate Gravel Pit application has shown the residents’ compassion to protect the environment and the vigorous opposition and de...
Mar 26th, 2018
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Nottawasaga River  AWARE News Network A flurry of outrage has been the response of Simcoe County politicians and planners to the province’s proposed expansion of the Greenbelt. The report from Clearview (see below) is an example. The CBC Radio interview with Gord Wauchope (scroll down for link)...
Mar 22nd, 2018
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Lake Simcoe AWARE Simcoe note: the staff recommendation was approved unanimously by the board members in attendance. The March 23 2018 motion was – Moved by: S. Macpherson (Oro-Medonte) Seconded by: K. Ferdinands (Whitchurch-Stouffville) BOD-049-18 RESOLVED THAT Staff Report No. 10-18-BOD regar...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Local officials stunned by the lack of consultation on closing of tree seed facility Mayor Terry Dowdall, left, at February 14 Angus protest – AWARE Simcoe photo BY DIANA MARTIN Ontario Farmer March 2018 Angus is channelling its inner Lorax to fight for the smallest of the tree family – t...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Carmela Marshall of the Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force From Concerned Citizens of Ramara We are asking concerned residents to attend the Ramara Township council meetings on Monday, March 19 at 9:30 am and especially Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in an attempt to hopefully, somehow influence the Ram...
Mar 15th, 2018
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Tiny Township and Sustainable Severn Sound -Midland Mirror photo  by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Tiny Township is continuing to be at the forefront of sustainability and climate change initiatives. The municipality is the first in the region to officially join the Partners for Climate Protection Pr...