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Jan 15th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Sixteen recommendations have been presented to Ramara Township council and staff as ways to eliminate the “toxic” culture within the municipal offices. The organization and service-delivery review, prepared by John Whitesell, of Whitesell a...
Jan 12th, 2016
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AWARE News Network A free public event to discuss issues surrounding Simcoe’s water, farmland and natural heritage systems ,and how we can protect these important resources through expanding the Greenbelt in Simcoe County. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Ba...
Dec 8th, 2015
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Cutting at Beeton Woods in March 2015 By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Monday, they started taking down more of the Beeton Woods. Stephanie MacLellan, one of the Beeton residents who spearheaded an effort to save the woodland just northwest of her village, watched in horror. “They’re not even cutti...
Nov 29th, 2015
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See also Lake Simcoe Living article From Change.org Simcoe County Planning Department 1110 Hwy 26 Midhurst, On, L0L 1X0 Dear Mr. Kingsbury: As you know, Simcoe County planning staff is now reviewing Ramara OPA 18 for Strawberry Island. Since a deputation on OPA 18 to Council is not permitted, I am se...
Sep 12th, 2015
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How does the development industry work? Does the development industry buy up cheap farmland and then lobby small municipalities to rezone the land to build sprawling urban subdivisions where there is no employment, forcing home purchasers to commute? Does the development industry hire high priced law...
Sep 2nd, 2015
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Should Simcoe County planning staff take over local development applications? Letter from Pamela Fulford To Ramara Mayor, Council, Clerk, Manager of Planning and County of Simcoe: Please include this letter on Ramara’s next Council agenda. I am requesting an answer from the Manager of Planning to my ...
Aug 28th, 2015
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By Tom Villemaire Barrie Examiner Power struggles are nothing new in Simcoe County. Last month Ramara Township council voted to support Innergex Renewable Energy’s 600-acre solar project that is predicted to produce 60 megawatts (mW) of power. As with any power project, there is a power struggl...
Jul 28th, 2015
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Development on Strawberry Island is one step closer to reality but still a long way off. Ramara Township council voted Monday night to approve an official-plan amendment designating Strawberry Island partially as “island accommodation” and ...
Jul 13th, 2015
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From Pamela Fulford Change.org Thank you so much to all of you. Our Change.org plus hand signed petitions totalled over 1500 people! The petition to protect Strawberry Island was presented to Ramara Township Council on June 15 with a huge supporting crowd of 200 people. The speakers for Strawberry Is...
Jun 16th, 2015
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Accusations of impropriety levelled at township councillors over the future of Strawberry Island echoed through the Ramara Centre Monday night. Nearly 200 people packed the Atherley building for a second public meeting about the proposed official plan ...