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Nov 12th, 2018
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John Bacher By Dr. John Bacher November 12 2018 At a crucial time when the land use planning policies he forged under three different parties over 25 years are under attack by the newly elected government of Premier Doug Ford, veteran land use planner Victor Doyle won a major victory. It is of great ...
Nov 12th, 2018
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Photo shows Thundering Waters wetlands where offsetting scheme was tried in past. Development advocates at recent Growth Plan consultation by province urged wetland offsetting be permitted by change to provincial regulation. By Dr. John Bacher November 9 2018 On November 8, 2108 the newly elected Ont...
Nov 9th, 2018
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By Jeff Gray Globe and Mail The chief architect of the protected Greenbelt that surrounds the Greater Toronto Area’s suburbs has won a battle with the province after he was disciplined and demoted for speaking to The Globe and Mail and defending the anti-sprawl measure last year. Victor Doyle, a prof...
Nov 9th, 2018
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Many deceased people received voter’s cards, while many residents did not, says clerk by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror Tay Township Clerk Alison Gray said the municipality had to make more changes to the voters list for the 2018 municpal election than in any election before, adding that t...
Nov 8th, 2018
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by JENNIFER MORGAN  Counterpunch The warning from the world’s top climate scientists that carbon dioxide (CO2) will need to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is both a due and dire recognition of the great task in front of us. What must not be forgotten, ho...
Nov 5th, 2018
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An adult grass carp commonly weighs over 20 pounds and can grow up to 48 inches in length AWARE Simcoe note: We’re reposting this appeal – pressure is needed from all Great Lakes citizens and politicians at every level of government. Ohio and Michigan states refusing to eradicate Grass Ca...
Nov 1st, 2018
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Mayor Bill French outside the courthouse in Barrie on Friday. -AWARE Simcoe photo From Springwater Mayor Bill French  November 2 2018 Today in the provincial offences court, the matter of charges laid under the Municipal Election Act stemming from my 2014 Election Expenses filing, was adjourned to De...
Nov 1st, 2018
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by Chris Simon Barrie Advance November 1 2018 Springwater Township Mayor Bill French has been charged with 10 counts of violating the Municipal Elections Act, related to campaign spending in 2014. Court documents obtained by Simcoe.com show the township’s outgoing mayor, who was defeated by 82 votes ...
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Nov 1st, 2018
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from Arlene Slocombe   Wellington Water Watchers The Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks is proposing an extension to the current moratorium on new or increasing permits to take groundwater to produce bottled water. This would extend the moratorium for up to one year, to January 1, 2020. T...
Nov 1st, 2018
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Becky Big Canoe to be at Canadian Storytelling Night at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. News release from Canadian Storytelling Night Water is a deep subject. Jump in with Storytelling Orillia on Nov. 3, when guest teller Becky Big Canoe brings stories about her understanding of the nature of ...