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Oct 31st, 2017
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Letter from Cindy Mercer, Springwater I was very interested and intrigued to read that the County of Simcoe submitted a bid to invite Amazon to build their new facility in Simcoe County. The County website states “Simcoe County meets all of the key requirements to satisfy the needs of Amazon HQ2.” In...
Oct 19th, 2017
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Simcoe County news release The County of Simcoe is open for business and received support from the Government of Ontario towards the County’s efforts to secure the development of Amazon’s newest North American facility within Simcoe County borders. Amazon, which currently has Canadian loc...
Apr 22nd, 2017
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in Counter Solutions — by Samuel Alexander What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever. But what is a steady-state econom...
Mar 10th, 2016
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Springwater News Materials Management Facility (MMF) and Organics Processing Facility (OPF) The County of Simcoe announced its preferred location for a new MMF and OPF facility at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road east of CR27. The facility would become a major transfer of waste and recyclables from the ind...
Jan 31st, 2016
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  Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall addresses the Greenbelt meeting Life is a pay-attention contest: Oakville Mayor Rob Burton By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Protecting the natural environment makes communities more livable, safeguards our food and water for the future and reinvigora...
Dec 21st, 2015
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Simcoe County news release The County of Simcoe is pleased to announce the launch of its new Arts, Culture and Heritage (Build, Natural and Environmental) Grant Program. The program, which was recently approved by County Council on December 8, 2015, aligns with the County’s goals to grow, suppo...
Nov 30th, 2015
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The idea that talented people need to be incentivised to work to the best of their abilities by obscene salaries and bonuses is toxic at many levels By Fintan O’Toole Irish Times In the delicious recent documentary I Believe in Miracles, there’ s a clip of Brian Clough (English football player and ma...
Sep 24th, 2015
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from the David Suzuki Foundation  The federal leaders’ debate on the economy focused on important issues — jobs, deficits, infrastructure spending, pipelines, climate change — but no one talked about a different vision for Canada’s economy. What if we challenged our leaders to answer the ...
Jun 7th, 2015
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from 350.org Canada needs an energy economy that respects Free Prior and Informed consent of Indigenous frontline communities and creates good, green jobsfor workers. It is morally indefensible for us to continue to pursue an economic growth strategy that brings our climate closer to an irreversible ...
Jun 1st, 2015
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The following are the comments I submitted to the Ontario government on its 2015 Provincial Co-ordinated Review: There are four essential elements to supporting life in Ontario and the world: –       Clean air –       Clean water –       Healthy food –       Adequate housing T...