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Jan 23rd, 2020
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Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé: his office provides service at no cost to municipality.  Collingwood will now opt-out of the services currently provided by Local Authority Services (LAS) through a joint partnership with the County of Simcoe By: Jessica Owen Collingwood Today In the event of a closed-mee...
Jan 23rd, 2020
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News release from The Town of The Blue Mountains The Town of The Blue Mountains wishes to inform residents that Mayor Alar Soever is resting and recovering after suffering a mild heart attack this weekend. Mayor Soever self-admitted to the hospital on Saturday over concerns for his health. He is curr...
Jan 22nd, 2020
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Mayor Brian Saunderson – Collingwood Today photo Six-month education period now underway on new registry; will be reevaluated in six months before penalties start to be enforced By: Jessica Owen Collingwood Today Anyone wanting to lobby town officials will now have to add their name to the regi...
Jan 21st, 2020
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By Rob Ferguson Toronto Star Critics are blasting a proposal from Premier Doug Ford’s government to let developers hire and pay their own building inspectors, bypassing municipal inspectors in a bid to speed construction. Industry sources said the idea is to create a special training program to certi...
Jan 19th, 2020
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Rick Lloyd by Ian Adams Collingwood Connection January 16 2020 Collingwood’s former deputy mayor is pushing back against any suggestion he was involved in misconduct, arguing his actions in seeing recreation facilities built were in the best interests of the community. In his closing submission to Pa...
Jan 17th, 2020
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Staff reports on options to come back before Governance Committee likely by the end of January; change would see council reduced from 32 to either 21 or 23 members See below for warden’s top five priorities By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today The size of Simcoe County council could be changing by the...
Jan 15th, 2020
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Nina Bifolchi Staff will look into storm-water management, legal services, transit, water and wastewater to find efficiencies as part of regional governance review By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters While the province’s regional governance review fizzled out, the County of Simcoe is still looking at wa...
Jan 7th, 2020
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News release from Town of Blue Mountains On January 6th Deputy Mayor Odette Bartnicki notified the Clerk and Council of her decision to resign. The Deputy Mayor stated: “It has been a great honour to serve the Town of The Blue Mountains as Deputy Mayor. I am proud to have worked with many members of ...
Jan 2nd, 2020
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Collingwood Inquiry lead counsel Kate McGrann Recommendations expected to impact municipalities across Ontario By Erika Engel Collingwood Today In 2019, the hearings for the Collingwood Judicial Inquiry brought more than three dozen witnesses to the stand. The inquiry was called by a vote of council ...
Dec 27th, 2019
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Heavily armed RCMP officers sent to Indigenous checkpoint with instructions for ‘sterlizing the site,’ documents reveal. Photo by Michael Toledano UPDATES : Legal complaints filed against RCMP exclusion zone … UN calls for immediate RCMP withdrawal … ‘They are erasing our history...