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Feb 6th, 2019
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in friendly discussion with Honduras Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Dolores Agüero at the Lima Group meeting in Ottawa. Janet Spring today (Feb, 6 2019) renewed her request for a meeting with Freeland and Trudeau si...
Feb 6th, 2019
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Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring  AWARE News Network Thursday February 7 2019 is the last day to sign the e-petition posted by Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall, calling for the release of Edwin Espinal and other political prisoners in Honduras. Edwin is the husband of Karen Spring of Elmv...
Feb 4th, 2019
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Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’   By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
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by Shane MacDonald Innisfil Journal Innisfil councillor comments re Bill 66: “The cost of this open for business — the risks to our lake, our wetlands, our greenbelt — they are too high,” said Coun. Donna Orsatti. “I’m not open for business.” Mayor Lynn Dollin mused it would be tempting to use an OFB...
Jan 28th, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford Last week’s cancellation of a contentious section of Bill 66 is significant, Ford tells the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association conference By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Progressive Conservatives’ retreat on controversial new planning legislation proves the government ...
Jan 27th, 2019
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AWARE News Network Deadline for comment on the Ford government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan was Monday January 28, midnight. This is a download of Ontario’s EnvironmentPlan This is a link to the posting of the plan on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. SCGC submission on Ontario...
Jan 27th, 2019
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Hosted by Keep Simcoe Beautiful Tuesday February 5 7-9 pm We did it, Simcoe County! Following the news from the Ontario Government that it won’t be proceeding with Schedule 10 of Bill 66, the original Bill 66 Town Hall event has been modified. Instead of a Town Hall, please join us in a Communi...
Jan 27th, 2019
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Midland Coun. Carole McGinn and Penetanguishene Coun. Jessica Klug both passionately voiced concerns around Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, at Jan. 23 council meetings. “I publicly reject Bill 66,” said Klug, offering to craft a resolution for co...
Jan 25th, 2019
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Reporter told presence at meeting would ‘disrupt the process’ OrilliaMatters  Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop held a pre-budget consultation Friday at the Orillia City Centre. Despite being given advance approval to cover the meeting, an OrilliaMatters reporter was turned away at the boardro...
Jan 25th, 2019
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Ontario government recently announced review of 8 regional municipalities and County of Simcoe By Chris Simon Barrie Advance Expect Simcoe County council to shrink, Springwater Township Mayor Don Allen said. After seeing the Ontario Progressive Conservative government take a hard line on the size of ...