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Oct 16th, 2014
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance  Barrie will continue to rely on adding polls at convenient locations, such as recreation centres, and at more times, rather than on offering Internet voting, city clerk Dawn McAlpine says. “For larger municipalities, Internet voting is very, very costly. You have to sen...
Sep 30th, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online  Last Wednesday night, four candidates vying to be New Tecumseth’s mayor were mostly split along incumbent lines, particularly on the suggestions the outgoing council was marked by secrecy and out of control spending and debt increases. About 150 people who turne...
Sep 30th, 2014
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Developers looking to build houses, farmers looking to relocate driving up farmland prices: ReMax By: Susan Pigg Toronto Star As development has leapfrogged the Greenbelt area north of the GTA into the fast-growing area around Barrie, many farmers have been playing a lucrative game of musical chairs....
Sep 29th, 2014
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Who’s keeping your politicians honest? Well, that’s your job, to keep an eye on what they’re up to. Democracy isn’t just about casting a vote at election time, it’s about remaining involved in the government of your community. But what if your politicians duck behind closed doors so you have no idea ...
Sep 29th, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Council incumbent Jamie Smith, the only member of the outgoing group running for deputy mayor, is fending off similar attacks all the incumbents are facing leading up to the October 27th municipal elections. In this case Mr. Smith is facing Peter Barbati, and Glen O...
Sep 21st, 2014
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Wednesday September 24 7-9 pm at the Hornet’s Nest For mayor and deputy mayor candidates Hosted by New Tecumseth Free Press Online...
Sep 19th, 2014
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One of the questions on the questionnaire AWARE Simcoe has sent out to candidate is: If elected, will you support the creation of a lobby registry for local and County government? Some candidates – those new to the workings of municipal government –  have asked for more information about what w...
Sep 15th, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Four candidates are vying to replace three-term incumbent mayor Mike MacEachern, whose time in office ticks down to the October 27the municipal elections, after nominations closed Friday at 2 pm. Within in the final moments of that deadline, New Tecumseth firefighter D...
Sep 10th, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Twenty people running for municipal and school board offices took the stage last night at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston for the first all-candidates meeting of the election campaign in New Tecumseth. Candidates for mayor, deputy mayor, Wards 1-3, and public ...
Sep 9th, 2014
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Was their work unnecessary, inappropriate or just inconvenient? Letter from David Strachan, Midhurst It would be hard to find a better example of blatant disregard for public funds and the mandate of the NVCA, than recent actions by the board of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. CAO Wayn...