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Nov 17th, 2014
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I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Nov 16th, 2014
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From Ontario Nature Strawberry Island in Lake Simcoe is under threat of development and local groups want your help to stop it. Trans America Investments Ltd is asking Ramara Township Council to rezone the 10-hectare island so they can build 120 condominium units. If approved, the development would i...
Oct 28th, 2014
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Across Simcoe County, voters make clear they want change By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Updated October 29, 2014 Anti-sprawl candidates have swept to office in two battleground municipalities in Simcoe County. Not even a message from Premier Kathleen Wynne could save the pro-development incumbent...
Sep 25th, 2014
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By Sara Carson, Orillia Packet & Times  An Alberta-based development company is pursuing plans to build a community including up to 120 units on Strawberry Island in northern Lake Simcoe. Trans America Group, based in Edmonton, acquired the 25.6-acre Ramara Township island in 2007 with plans to b...
Sep 21st, 2014
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Township election page  Mayor – Basil Clarke – 705-327-3426 Email: – Bill Duffy – 705-326-3915  (Incumbent) Email: – Arnold Guettler – 705-484-5403 Email: pgegan@rogers.com – Shannon O’Donnell – 705-345-9177 ra-odonnell Email: shannonformayor@gmai...
Mar 12th, 2014
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Plan criticized at OMB pre-hearing By Sara Ross, Orillia Packet & Times BRECHIN – A contaminated-soil-remediation facility proposed for Ramara Township puts aboriginal hunting and fishing rights in jeopardy, says Daniel Shilling, Rama First Nation’s manager. “Our concern is we have members ...
Mar 7th, 2014
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By Sara Ross, Orillia Packet & Times Ramara Township is ready for a new leader, says Deputy Mayor Basil Clarke. Clarke, 48, is hoping to unseat longtime mayor Bill Duffy in the fall municipal election. “It’s always been my intention to run for mayor in 2014. That was the goal I set for myself whe...
Mar 6th, 2014
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By Sara Ross, Orillia Packet & Times With many more goals to accomplish, the mayors of Oro-Medonte, Severn and Ramara townships are hoping to secure another term in the municipal elections this fall. Severn Mayor Mike Burkett’s first term on council has “been very positive.” “The three years have...
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Apr 15th, 2013
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today April 12 2013A proposed treatment facility for contaminated soil will bring needed jobs and money to the township’s coffers, Ramara Mayor Bill Duffy says.“There will be a financial benefit to the township, it will be based on a certain dollar per ton that goes in and goes...
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Apr 6th, 2012
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By MIRANDA MINASSIAN, The Packet & Times April 6Bill Duffy believes the dead and ailing elk he is charged with failing to care for are the result of a neighbour’s sabotage.Read more...