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Apr 2nd, 2020
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Springwater council practices distancing in special session, attended remotely by some councillors. In the council chamber, from left, CAO Jeff Scmidt, Councillor Perry Ritchie, Mayor Don Allen and Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin. Clerk Renee Ainsworth has her back to the camera.  By Kate Harries AWAR...
Mar 5th, 2020
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Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin By Kate Harries Springwater News Springwater Township is taking a hard look at its Integrity Commissioner’s functions. A motion put forward by Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin at the February 19 2020 meeting of council calls for staff to seek proposals for the services of...
Mar 2nd, 2020
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Councillor Shawn Scott says move encourages engagement by citizens  By Frank Matys Orillia Today Depending on who is weighing in, government transparency is either alive and well in Oro-Medonte or under increasing threat. Township resident Gene Stein is among those raising concerns that the latter is...
Feb 27th, 2020
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Oro-Medonte’s ‘devious’ decision to stop live streaming of its municipal meetings leaves local resident fuming Letter from Holly Levinte, Oro-Medonte to OrilliaMatters Until this week, I didn’t think there was anything more this council could/would do that would prove to me the devi...
Feb 24th, 2020
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Video broadcast of Oro-Medonte Council AWARE News Network The following alerts have been issued by AWARE Oro-Medonte From AWARE Oro-Medonte February 23 2020 To the residents of Oro-Medonte, A followup to the email below. We would like to thank all the people who have written to O-M council with their...
Feb 23rd, 2020
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One of three proposed agglomerations AWARE News Network Simcoe County is to consider a plan that would transform the way local councils relate to the upper tier of municipal government, and how citizens participate in local representation. A February 14 2020 report from CAO Mark Aitken and Clerk John...
Feb 21st, 2020
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Bob Meadows By Janis Ramsay Alliston Herald Adjala-Tosorontio Deputy Mayor Bob Meadows has once again been cleared in an integrity commissioner’s review of his conduct. This investigation stems from a closed council session in July 2019. “It’s sad, because we’re trying to get things sorted out at the...
Feb 19th, 2020
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Randy Greenlaw After shooting down motion to expand live streaming, council votes to end it; ‘Unless they’ve got stuff to hide, what are they worried about?’ asks citizen By: Nathan Taylor OrilliaMatters Oro-Medonte Township Council voted recently to nix live-streaming of its meetings. In...
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...