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Jun 15th, 2018
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AWARE News Network The Springwater Compliance Audit Committee reconvenes Monday June 18, 9-11 a.m. in the township’s council chambers, 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing to appoint a prosecutor to review the case of Mayor Bill French and lay charges if warranted. The meeting is open to the public. Mor...
Jun 14th, 2018
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Adjala-Tosorontio Coun. Bob Meadows, Deputy Mayor Doug Little and Mayor Mary Small Brett at Thursday council meeting -Alliston Herald photo CAO Eric Wargel denies Coun. Floyd Pinto’s claims about tax evasion by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Adjala-Tosorontio councillors Floyd Pinto and Bob Mea...
May 30th, 2018
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  from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We’ve put together answers to a handful of frequently asked questions for those who might need convincing why the Greenbelt is an important issue to vote for. 1 Why expand the Greenbelt to protect water? Current legislation governing water prote...
May 25th, 2018
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Waiting outside La Tolva jail -Ben Powless photo Update May 28 from the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor delegation   The Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor, from rural Ontario, has returned from their seven-person fact-finding delegation (May 22-27) to Honduras to demand the release of polit...
May 22nd, 2018
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater’s compliance audit committee meets on Friday to receive the second audit of Mayor Bill French’s 2014 campaign expenses, completed by Glen Davison of Froese Forensic Partners. The committee members, appointed jointly by Springwater and Oro-Med...
May 1st, 2018
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Looking for justice, on Parliament Hill From Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor  A mother and daughter with the full backing of their rural Ontario community are in Ottawa seeking support from the Canadian government for the immediate release of political prisoners in Honduras. Karen Spring, a hum...
Apr 22nd, 2018
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Janet and Karen Spring with Springwater Deputy Mayor Don Allen ‘Not dealing with a normal bunch down there’ – Councillor Perry Ritchie News release from Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor  Springwater Township Council has unanimously voted to call on the federal government to uphold human rights a...
Apr 16th, 2018
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Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood’s judicial inquiry into the 2012 sale of Collus is moving forward. In a letter to Mayor Sandra Cooper, Chief Justice Heather Smith said she has appointed associate chief justice Frank Marrocco as commissioner. S...
Apr 9th, 2018
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Innisfil Councillor Rob Nicol  by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Ward 7 Coun. Rob Nicol is calling for an investigation into what he calls leaked information from closed sessions. He brought forward a notice of motion April 4, adding he wishes to end closed sessions until an investigation is done. Nic...
Apr 4th, 2018
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Aleksander Essex Western prof worried by lack of Canadian standards governing how voter data is kept safe By Colin Butler · CBC News A Western University professor who studies cyber security is urging Ontario municipalities to truly understand how online voting works before it’s implemented, a ...