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Jul 21st, 2021
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Mayor Brian Saunderson No financial limit set for law firm to conduct work From Simcoe.com July 21, 2021 By Ian Adams The Town of Collingwood has retained lawyers to get “direct accountability” from those at the heart of the Collingwood judicial inquiry. “This story is not about things from the past....
Jul 5th, 2021
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A sign at the site in Goldboro, N.S., of a proposed $13-billion liquefied natural gas plant. The company behind the project, Pieridae, has set June 30 as its deadline for whether to move forward. By Patrick Bonin, Climate & Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada Following pressure from thousands of...
Jun 12th, 2021
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Oro-Medonte council members are shown during a meeting Wednesday. From Orillia Matters June 11 2021 By Nathan Taylor At tumultuous meeting, councillor accused his colleagues of ‘writing policy on the fly, which is not only reckless, but it’s irresponsible governance’ An Oro-Medonte counci...
Jun 11th, 2021
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Presentation by: Ken DeHart, County Treasurer County of Wellington See the full Power Point Presentation here.   Wellington County – Context Wellington County is in southwestern Ontario – we border Halton and Peel Regions to the east, Hamilton to the south, Waterloo Region to the west. We have t...
Feb 7th, 2018
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by John Edwards Collingwood Connection The Town of Collingwood is currently $36 million in debt. Councillors received a financial update during the strategic initiatives committee meeting on Feb. 5. Mike Switzer said the town’s debt management policy is calling for no new debt until the ratio of debt...
In Barrie
Aug 18th, 2017
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Letter to the Barrie Examiner from Mayor Jeff Lehman August 18 2017 Re: ‘Lehman throws support behind HST increase’ I wanted to clarify my position on the need for more municipal revenue. I’m sending this letter because I was not specific enough with my comments to the Examiner as r...
Dec 9th, 2016
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Adjala-Tosorontio councillor questions CAO’s mileage payments By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald An Adjala-Tosorontio councillor is raising new questions about how public money is being spent at the township. Ward 1 Coun. Floyd Pinto is criticizing the monthly mileage expense reports filed by chief ad...
In Blog
Mar 19th, 2016
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Our Town Council met on Monday March 7, 2016. The gallery was full, some regulars, lots of community volunteers, some new faces wanting to see how our Council operates, and even Deputy Warden Dowdall. Well, they put on quite the show Monday night! And no wonder, Grants and Donations have been a hot t...
Mar 2nd, 2016
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New Tecumseth Free Press The 32 members of Simcoe County councillors cost ratepayers $759,241 in salaries and expenses in 2015, according to the annual treasurer’s report. Simcoe County Warden Warden Gerry Marshall topped out $76,734, including his $67,075 annual salary. Deputy Warden Terry Dow...
Apr 22nd, 2015
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By Katherine Ward CTV News Barrie  The mayor of Wasaga Beach is defending the town’s decision to seek the purchase of seven properties along the municipality’s main drag. Brian Smith says the town has seen a downward spiral in the number of tourists coming to Wasaga Beach each year. Something he hope...