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Sep 1st, 2020
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Though the county and the waste collection contractor have had ‘challenges’ stemming from uncollected trash, Warden George Cornell says they are the best option until the new contract takes effect By Erika Engel Collingwood Today August 28 2020 Despite the curbside collection “challenges”...
Aug 21st, 2020
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Clark won’t grant minister’s zoning orders to projects going through LPAT process, including the ERRC in Springwater Township By Jessica Owen Barrie Today The County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) project will not be granted a minister’s zoning order from the province...
Aug 12th, 2020
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George Cornell ‘We appreciate that the public often has questions about why these sessions are held in confidence,’ says warden, noting they followed protocols By: Jessica Owen Collingwood Today County of Simcoe councillors met in closed session for three-and-a-half hours on Tuesday morni...
Jul 27th, 2020
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The TC Energy project has faced a backlash from some residents near the pumped storage site, forcing the company to modify its plans. -Don Pittis/CBC photo Pipeline company turns its skills to pumped hydro to create new value from existing power plants By Don Pittis · CBC News On the face of it, the ...
Jul 17th, 2020
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News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Environmental coalitions around Lake Simcoe have been waiting for the Province of Ontario to start the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan review for many months, and today Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin announced that the Ministry will initiate the statutor...
Jul 10th, 2020
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Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract By Jessica Owen Barrie Today July 2 Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract Editor’...
Jun 26th, 2020
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Those were the days: Danny Beaton at Gate 3 of the Site 41 Unity Protest Camp in Tiny Township, on  August 14 2009. -Doug Glynn photo By John Bacher Sierra Club Canada — June 22, 2020 One of the great victories of the environmental movement of Ontario is now under attack — the Simcoe County […...
Jun 13th, 2020
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Letter from Robert Wagner, Phelpston June 6 2020 In reference to the article which appeared in today’s edition of the Toronto Star, I note that the County’s spokesperson was Debbie Korolnek, General Manager of Engineering, Planning and Environment. Just to place Ms. Korolnek’s asser...
Jun 6th, 2020
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AWARE News Network The Toronto Star takes a look at Simcoe County’s plan to locate a waste-processing facility in the heart of a pristine 200-acre woodland, the county’s request to the Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark for a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track approval ...
May 30th, 2020
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By Mike Nickerson  If the clash of differing opinions brings forth the light of truth, Michael Moor’s new film, Planet of the Humans, will trigger revelations. There has been a clash! The film implies that the fossil energy required to build solar and wind generating equipment is greater than the amo...