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Dec 9th, 2018
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Premier Doug Ford By Edward Keenan Toronto Star December 7 2018 Pretty much everyone hates “red tape.” The problem is, we don’t all agree on what it is. I mean, to me, the phrase calls to mind layers of useless paperwork that must be filled out in triplicate and filed in person to 27 different depart...
Dec 8th, 2018
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Phil Horgan By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Former Springwater mayor Bill French faces a very novel prosecution on 10 charges relating to his 2014 campaign finance statement, his lawyer told a crowd of French supporters yesterday. The novelty, Phil Horgan explained, is that the prosecutor’s bills ...
Nov 28th, 2018
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Outside La Tolva Prison: Karen Spring and Delmi Espinal argue with the prison director after he denies Delmi visitation rights. This was a very sad day for Edwin as Delmi brought special food to celebrate his birthday. Women hang their belongings on the fence for collective safety. Janet Spring photo...
Nov 9th, 2018
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Many deceased people received voter’s cards, while many residents did not, says clerk by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror Tay Township Clerk Alison Gray said the municipality had to make more changes to the voters list for the 2018 municpal election than in any election before, adding that t...
Nov 1st, 2018
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Mayor Bill French outside the courthouse in Barrie on Friday. -AWARE Simcoe photo From Springwater Mayor Bill French  November 2 2018 Today in the provincial offences court, the matter of charges laid under the Municipal Election Act stemming from my 2014 Election Expenses filing, was adjourned to De...
Nov 1st, 2018
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by Chris Simon Barrie Advance November 1 2018 Springwater Township Mayor Bill French has been charged with 10 counts of violating the Municipal Elections Act, related to campaign spending in 2014. Court documents obtained by Simcoe.com show the township’s outgoing mayor, who was defeated by 82 votes ...
Oct 31st, 2018
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Paul Bonwick by John Edwards Collingwood Connection One of the key figures in Collingwood’s judicial inquiry isn’t likely to be able to participate if he doesn’t receive funding from the Town of Collingwood. This was the message of David O’Connor, representative for Paul Bonwick during a status heari...
Oct 30th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring on their wedding day in La Tolva prison, Honduras From Janet Spring Simcoe Honduras Rights Monitor On Thursday October 18, 2018, our daughter Karen Spring and Edwin Espinal were married in La Tolva maximum security prison around noon, under heavy guard. In attendance we...
Oct 22nd, 2018
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51 municipalities across Ontario reported to have extended election by a day AWARE Simcoe note: Voters, check how candidates have responded to questions from AWARE Simcoe. To find their responses, go to: Candidates / Election 2018 on the menu bar and click on the required municipality. Then open the ...
Oct 11th, 2018
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Letter to the Editor from Allan Baker, Oro Medonte An acquaintance wrote as follows to the Clerk at Oro-Medonte challenging the validity of granting Third Party Advertiser status to the controversial Friends of Oro-Medonte. Dear Ms. Way, as you by now undoubtedly know that 2649998 Ontario Ltd, operat...