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Jun 29th, 2018
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Ontario Tree Seed Plant stakeholders discuss next steps at meeting chaired by Fred Somerville of Somerville Nurseries, right. Among those present were, from left, Susan Antler, chair, Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park; Barb Boysen, general manager of the Forest Gene Conservation Association; Rob ...
Jun 27th, 2018
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From Councillor Jack Hanna’s column in the Springwater News I have accepted the challenge to run for re-election. If someone better qualified comes forward I would consider retirement. For the record I am supporting Bill French for Mayor (tested and proven to be excellent and dedicated to all o...
Jun 27th, 2018
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By Bill French Springwater News To provide some perspective and background I am including excerpts of the comments I made at the February 27, 2018 meeting of the Compliance Audit Committee as a backgrounder. The purpose of that meeting was to decide whether they would proceed with a second audit of m...
Jun 27th, 2018
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Reverend Meg Jordan, Karen Spring and Karen’s mom Janet Spring spoke at a recent community meeting about their experience in Honduras as a delegation to push for the freedom of political prisoners. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Karen Spring, a human rights champion in Honduras and Elmvale ...
Jun 27th, 2018
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Mayor Harry Hughes by Shane MacDonald Barrie Advance Oro-Medonte’s incumbent mayoral candidate Harry Hughes has taken down a website after a resident complained it was in contravention of an election period policy. Hawkestone resident Paul Sanderson submitted a complaint to the township of Oro-Medont...
Jun 26th, 2018
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Collingwood Connection photo by John Edwards Collingwood Connection As members of council entered the chambers for their meeting, a crowd chanted “We want answers.” This was a portion of a group of a about 90 people who rallied outside town hall prior to the June 25 meeting. The rally came on the hee...
Jun 20th, 2018
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Members of the Springwater compliance audit committee have appointed an ”independent prosecutor” to review whether to proceed with election-expense related charges against Mayor Bill French. Citing a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, committee members met be...
Jun 19th, 2018
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From MTM Conservation Association Join expert naturalists and indigenous teachers and discover the amazing diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that live within this expanse of marsh, forest and field north- west of Elmvale. A BioBlitz is an intense search for a...
Jun 19th, 2018
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Unsealed police documents from 2014 allege fraud and breach of trust involving Collingwood town hall By Dave Seglins · CBC News A former Liberal MP may have used his connections with municipal officials in a popular vacation town northwest of Toronto — including his sister, the mayor — to secure a $7...
Jun 15th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal  From Amnesty International Canada  Long time human rights defender Edwin Espinal has paid a heavy price for courageously raising his voice. He was arrested in January during a violent crackdown on massive protests against alleged election fraud. During this crackdown scores of Honduran...