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Mar 28th, 2015
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Attend Ontario government’s Growth plan meeting News release from AWARE Simcoe and Midhurst Ratepayers Association Local citizens’ groups from around Simcoe County are urging residents to attend an upcoming meeting hosted by the provincial government that will discuss growth and development. “I...
Mar 27th, 2015
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By Roberta Bell and Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times The five-year program the County of Simcoe helped develop to deliver high-speed Internet to its rural residents missed the mark, says the warden. “It did satisfy some needs, but it didn’t satisfy, you know, 85% of what we hoped we could ge...
Mar 27th, 2015
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By Sara Carson Innisfil Journal There are 93 settlement areas listed in the County of Simcoe’s proposed official plan and they range from rural hamlets to villages and towns. “The hamlets and villages, in all likelihood, at most you may see a lot, here or there developed. It’s not going to bring on v...
Mar 26th, 2015
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Simcoe County staff have found an error in a $380,000 study on the labour force — a study that said the county is a net importer of workers. Two weeks ago, the county released the final labour market study report by Miller Dickinson Blais that examined commuting patterns...
Mar 26th, 2015
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AWARE News Network Public consultation on the Ontario government’s coordinated land use planning review is under way. One of a series of regional town hall meetings is to be held in Barrie, on Wednesday April 1 2015 at the Army, Navy & Air Force Club,
7 George St., Open House 6-7pm, Meeting 7-9pm...
Mar 25th, 2015
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From Earthroots, EcoSpark, Ontario Nature and STORM The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Niagara Escarpment Plan and Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe play a key role in protecting over 720,000 hectares of land extending around the province’s most populated region from...
Mar 25th, 2015
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Considerations for the 10-year review From the Neptis Foundation In order to contribute to the 10-year review of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Neptis has prepared a discussion paper explaining key features of the Plan, highlighting questions surrounding its implementation, and pre...
Mar 24th, 2015
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By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun CLEARVIEW Twp. — A development proposed for land beside the Collingwood Regional Airport has taken its first tentative steps toward receiving regulatory approval. On Monday night, Clearview Township held a public meeting on an official plan amendment that could lead to the dev...
Mar 19th, 2015
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from County of Simcoe website The County of Simcoe will be hosting two Public Information Sessions on the status of the County Official Plan that was adopted in 2013 by County Council. The Official Plan is currently under appeal at the Ontario Municipal Board. The Public Information Sessions will tak...
Mar 12th, 2015
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By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The process of developing a strategic vision for the main beachfront area could end up playing second fiddle to the creation of a downtown core. On Tuesday, councillors were given an overview on the work that had gone into Opportunity Wasaga, the name given to the strategic vi...