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Sep 17th, 2014
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Following months of planning by the Orillia Waste & Environmental Management Advisory Committee members, the first Ontario Zero Waste Conference took place on August 10 and 11 at Lakehead University in Orillia. Roughly 100 people attended from various sections including municipalities, manufactur...
Aug 18th, 2014
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BeachBOOSTER Radio is an interesting demonstration of our changing media landscape. It’s not on the dial, you access it through the internet, which in my ignorance made me wonder, just how accessible would that be? But as owner Joe Bickerstaff explains, there’s an app for that, and BeachBOOSTER is wo...
Aug 14th, 2014
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My view – I am pleased that Deputy Mayor McLean submitted his Letter to Editor in the July 31st edition of Springwater News. You need to have that handy to make sense of this article. Link to McLean letter. A few people phoned me and asked if his letter angered me because of his strong [&hellip...
Jul 26th, 2014
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My view – I attended the OMB prehearing for the rezoning of the lands in the Midhurst Mega development on July 3rd. As expected it was a lovefest with the developers, lawyers and planners singing the praises of the new proposed City of Midhurst and its potential 30,000 residents. I estimate the...
Jun 4th, 2014
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Springwater Council Advances Final Steps of Midhurst Secondary Plan by Bill French My View – On June 25th of last week there were some special meetings held by the Planning Committee of Springwater Township. As many people know the committee is comprised of the elected officials. The first meet...
May 26th, 2014
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The following letter was sent to the Barrie Examiner. We at AWARE Simcoe feel compelled to defend the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association from the unjust accusations in the letter from Cheryl Shindruk of Geranium Corporation and the Midhurst Landowners Group. First, the idea of characterizing the MRA as...
May 22nd, 2014
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My View – It was great to see the two articles from Mayor Collins in the last edition of Springwater News. I have no real problem with Mayor Collin’s comments on the former Suncor (Petrocan) property at the main intersection in Elmvale. I only question why Suncor was given a tax break on what i...
May 7th, 2014
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My View – During my career I had the opportunity of living in some nice cities and enjoyed it very much. I spent two years in London, England living in the Kensington High Street area in a lovely 3 bedroom flat. I lived for a year in Santa Monica in a beautiful Condo Complex at Marina […...
Apr 23rd, 2014
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My View — I read with interest Councillor Webster’s passionate article in the April 10 edition of Springwater News on his perception on why this council had no control of what is happening with policing costs, development and so on. I am sure he believes what he says is true as I don’t believe ...
Apr 17th, 2014
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My View – As I observe the jockeying of all the parties that will prosper from the Mega Development plans for Midhurst, it appears that the final decisions are being based on greed not need. The open house by the Midhurst Landowners Group at the County Museum recently was quite impressive, if y...