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Sep 7th, 2018
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from Orillia Today Hello, my name is John Betsworth and I am the current Ward 3 councillor in Severn Township. A resident of Severn for 22 years, 12 of those years in Ward 3, I have 30 years of business management experience and have volunteered at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital for 12 years. As your co...
Aug 29th, 2018
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from Orillia Today My name is Sarah Valiquette-Thompson and I am proud to announce that I am running for your Ward 5 councillor position in the 2018 election for Severn Township. I attended Lakehead University in downtown Orillia 12 years ago, which brought me to this beautiful region full time. Afte...
Aug 29th, 2018
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from Orillia Today I am running for the position of councillor Ward 3 because I care about living well in a healthy and sustainable Severn. I will also advocate for accountable, balanced and transparent decision-making in municipal affairs. Most important of all, I am committed to actively listening ...
Aug 29th, 2018
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from Orillia Today My name is Donald Westcott, and I have been a resident of the Township of Severn for 22 years. My wife Cathy and I have called Ward 5 home for the past 10 years. I am the father of three adult children and grandfather of two grandsons. I retired from my career […]...
Aug 28th, 2018
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from Orillia Today I love where I live and I am proud of Severn Township’s beauty and history. I grew up on a family farm in North River with my 8 siblings and attended SS #8 Matchedash Public School, Coldwater Public School, and Park Street Collegiate Institute in Orillia. I graduated from the Unive...
Aug 28th, 2018
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from Orillia Today MY BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE I was born and raised in Coldwater, my roots in this community run deep and I care immensely about our township and the people that live in it. I obtained my BA from McMaster University and after 20 years of working as an educational assistant for the...
Aug 24th, 2018
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Get your comments in to province before the August 31 2018 deadline AWARE News Network The Friends of Simcoe Forests are calling on citizens to  express their concerns to the Ontario government about Simcoe County’s plan to house garbage, recycling, and organics facilities in the Freele Tract o...
Jul 30th, 2018
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Acclaimed: Tiny Mayor George Cornell, left, is one of two Simcoe County mayors to have been acclaimed. The other is Severn’s Mike Burkett. Here, Cornell is shown at last month’s Tiny Marsh BioBlitz, with writer Kate Harries, horticulture professor Lynn Short and indigenous teacher and aqu...
Jul 25th, 2018
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It’s election time and we are publishing election material that is sent to AWARE Simcoe by candidates and their supporters. Such publication does not constitute an endorsement by AWARE Simcoe. All candidates are welcome to use this website. Our aim is to foster public debate and encourage the e...
Jul 4th, 2018
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Link to municipal site Updated July 28 Mayor – Mike Burkett ACCLAIMED Deputy-Mayor – Jane Dunlop (filed July 4) ACCLAIMED Ward 1 – Suzanne Burtenshaw – Mark Taylor Ward 2 – Colin Bidmead – Judith Cox (switched July 3 from Deputy Mayor) Ward 3 – John Betsworth...