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May 21st, 2015
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County set to approve Honda OPA for next phase of current, future expansion New Tecumseth Free Press Online Honda of Canada Manufacturing (HCM)’s application to amend New Tecumseth’s Official Plan (OPA 50) and Zoning bylaw is scheduled for a May 26th Simcoe County council vote. The County...
May 17th, 2015
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The hamlet of Everett will be allowed to grow bigger over the next two decades. Simcoe County council has approved a population increase from developer John Barzo, who owns lands within Everett’s settlement area in the community’s north end. A total of 1,952 addition...
Apr 17th, 2015
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By Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner Simcoe County wants residents to know more about its Official Plan (OP) and how it will affect them. To that end, the county is hosting two public information sessions on the status and approval process of its OP on Monday, April 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from...
Apr 12th, 2015
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AWARE News Network AWARE Simcoe has been voicing concerns since 2012 about the lack of public consultation during the preparation of the revised Simcoe County Official Plan currently before the Ontario Municipal Board.  Participant input at the OMB hearing was cut off several months ago even though t...
Apr 9th, 2015
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One of my key points during last Fall’s election campaign was Agriculture. As soon as I was elected I requested to be the Simcoe County representative on the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture and I am also an alternate on the County Agricultural Liaison Committee. Farming is the key economic dr...
Apr 3rd, 2015
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By Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall Barrie Examiner  Spring is here and I look forward to another successful green season of events, festivals, tourism and outdoor activities across our county. As warmer weather arrives, projects heat up at the County of Simcoe. Our planning department is responsi...
Mar 31st, 2015
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from the Midhurst Ratepayers Association We hope to see you and your members at the upcoming provincial meeting this Wednesday at the Barrie Army Navy and Air Force Club on 7 George Street, Barrie.  The open house starts at 6 and the meeting runs from 7-9pm. A basic summary of what to expect is below...
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...