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Jan 23rd, 2019
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Who is qualified to determine what species should be ‘driven into extinction?’ By Gord Miller North Bay Nugget Jan 18 2019 Currently before the Legislature, Bill 66 threatens to unravel a wide range of environmental protections in Ontario’s land use planning rules. This week, North Bay co...
Jan 19th, 2019
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For Transparency, Accountability, Water, Health and the Environment UPDATE: Schedule 10 was withdrawn January 23 2019 AWARE Simcoe submission to the Ontario government regarding Bill 66 proposed Act: ERO Number 013 – 4125 https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4125 Bill 66 proposed Regulation: ERO Number ...
Jan 18th, 2019
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  By John Bacher January 7 2019 The name Bill 66 seems like a science fiction monster akin to Godzilla, which emerged out of the debris of nuclear contaminated post-war Japan. A similar scary beast has come forth today out of the fiendish populism of Ontario Premier, Doug Ford. While Godzilla pi...
Jan 16th, 2019
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York Region municipalities wade into debate over Ontario’s ‘Open for Business’ act by Kim Zarzour Richmond Hill Liberal Gloria Marsh can’t believe that, at her age, she is fighting this battle all over again. Twenty years ago, the Richmond Hill resident was arrested and spent severa...
Jan 16th, 2019
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AWARE News Network The following are the changes being proposed for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, affecting settlement area boundary expansions, intensification and density targets, Official Plan Amendments and much more. For full details, follow the links to the Environmental Reg...
Jan 15th, 2019
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Brant MPP Will Bouma By Adam Ballah and Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition There has been a lot of controversy recently regarding Premier Ford’s proposed Bill 66, also called “An Act to Restore Ontario’s Competitiveness”. On the surface, it is presented as a way to increase employmen...
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...
Sep 25th, 2018
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From left, Scott Jermey, Ralph Hough, John Crawford, Harry Hughes, Sandy Agnew, Peter Beacock and Kelly Kramer. -AWARE Simcoe photo CORRECTION: Harry Hughes advises that he was misquoted. This report has been changed accordingly. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The ...
Apr 11th, 2018
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‘All this money is coming out of our pockets’ Letter to New Tecumseth Free Press Online from Annette Bays, Loretto Once again, while attending the Adjala Tosorontio council meeting this Monday night, I noticed a contentious spending issue I felt compelled to speak on. A committee made up ...
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...