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Nov 18th, 2009
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Michael Gennings Stayner SunSTAYNER – Don’t know much about the County of Simcoe?Last Monday night, that would have changed if you’d been at the Clearview Township council meeting in Stayner. Simcoe County warden Tony Guergis and the county’s chief administrative officer, Mark Aitken, presented...
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Nov 18th, 2009
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Essa Mayor declares conflict on NVCA discussionBy Matthew Talbot Alliston Herald ANGUS – It looks like the Canadian Tire deal is back on the table in Angus. The company was mentioned at a recent Essa Township council meeting.Last month, the Herald learned Canadian Tire Corp. was looking to buil...
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Nov 17th, 2009
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David Crombie and others to urge support for Bill 32 News release from Stop dump Site 41 Supporters of the Stop Dump Site 41 movement will gather at Queens Park Thursday to rally in support of a Private Member’s Bill put forward by Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop.  Simcoe County Council voted on Sep...
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Nov 8th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchOn Friday Dr. Michael Powell of the Elmvale Foundation spoke to the Simcoe County Corporate Services committtee about how a depleted planet will not be able to support the expanding human population for much longer. He called on councillors to have the vision to start buildi...
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Nov 8th, 2009
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An attempt by Tiny Deputy Mayor George Lawrence to get Simcoe County’s corporate services committee to put the Dump Site 41 issue to bed and support revocation of the Certificate of Approval prompted an angry outburst from Adjala-Tosorontio Deputy Mayor Doug Little.Any decision has to be based on wha...
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Nov 8th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchAny one wishing to serve on the county’s new steering committee to work with consultant Stantec on a new waste strategy for Simcoe County must file an application to the County Clerk’s office by Monday at noon (fax number (705) 725-1285). Details of how to apply are posted o...
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Nov 8th, 2009
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WaterWatch Springwater Ward 1 Councillor Dan Clement, who presently represents Elmvale and immediate environs, is set to get quite a few more constituents. The question: which ones? The problem: Ward 1 comprises only 12.7 per cent of the township poulation, compared to 27 per cent in Reg Cowan’...
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Nov 5th, 2009
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online November 2, 2009New Tecumseth council is expected to approve an amended deal with TD Canada Trust that extends by one year, the Town’s access to a $36 million “short term construction loan” helping to finance remediation and expansion of the regional ...
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Nov 5th, 2009
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By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror November 3 2009The cost of Penetanguishene’s sewage treatment plant expansion is set to grow by nearly $1.1 million, but officials are hopeful provincial and federal funds will cover two-thirds of that amount.When the town applied to the Building Canada Fund (BCF) for...
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Nov 5th, 2009
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By Frank Matys Barrie Advance November 3, 2009  Oro-Medonte council has dissolved the township’s planning advisory committee.Its five citizen appointees are no longer serving a function many consider essential for sound planning, according to council, though a former member of the now defunct group q...