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Mar 16th, 2010
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By Michael Gennings Stayner SunSTAYNER – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) passed its 2010 budget recently, causing Clearview Township’s annual contribution to decrease 4.31 per cent.That means the municipality will pony up $105,598 to the authority this year. The levy reduct...
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Mar 5th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchEssa committee of adjustment members were working themselves up into a fine old lather as they considered the roadblock the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority had placed in the way of Leesa Turnbull’s application for a severance of her lot at 305 Mill St.Turnbull is t...
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Feb 18th, 2010
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The Ontario government invites you to attend a public information session to learn about the implementation of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. There will be information on the following initiatives: A Draft Phosphorus Reduction Strategy to reduce Phosphorus loadings in Lake Simcoe through a holistic...
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Dec 14th, 2009
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By Katharine ParsonsIt looks like Canada is being called the “Dirty Old Man” of climate change.  On December 17th , the day before COP15, I am going before the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Board with Debbie Schaefer of Concerned citizens of King to try to talk them into not allowing the ...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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Barrie, Innisfil boundary battle to save New Tecumseth money in 2010New Tecumseth Free Press OnlineWhen the fight between the City of Barrie’s desire to grab thousands of acres from Innisfil, and that Town’s efforts to resist them moved to the due diligence stage, one of the key discoveri...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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By Matthew Talbot Alliston Herald November 30 2009The development of a Canadian Tire in Angus could be stalled until at least January over a technicality and some misplaced documents. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has filed an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal, objecting to ...
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Nov 26th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchEssa’s committee of adjustment is reconsidering a severance it approved for Leesa Turnbull, the wife of Mayor David Guergis, on a Mill St. property she wants to sell to Canadian Tire.That’s because a letter from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority objecting to Turn...
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Nov 19th, 2009
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New Tecumseth Free Press OnlineThe public expression of support from New Tecumseth comes after the fact since Essa mayor David Guergis has since abandoned his efforts to push dissolution of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA). Mr. Guergis’ aborted mission isn’t without it...
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Nov 8th, 2009
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By Matthew Talbot Alliston Herald November 05, 2009 Since withdrawing his motion to dissolve the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) last month, instead calling for an independent review, Essa Mayor David Guergis has continued seeking support from surrounding municipalities.A copy of the...
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Nov 5th, 2009
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Essa mayor says he’ll still pursue independent assessmentBy Matthew Talbot Alliston HeraldThe Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is considering its own third-party review, an internal audit that would look at planning and fee policies.While members of the NVCA’s board of dir...