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Apr 28th, 2021
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‘There are no shades of grey on this. This is a matter of right versus wrong’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two of Canada’s leading hydrogeologists appeared before Tiny Township Council last week to sound the alarm about the threat to the uniquely pristine groundwaters of North Simco...
Mar 27th, 2021
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Nottawasaga Steelheaders started this petition to Ontario Premier Doug Ford Dear Premier Ford RE: ERO 019-3136 (Consultation on Growing the Size of the Greenbelt) We commend you on your recent proposal to consider an expansion of the Greenbelt and strongly urge you to include the Nottawasaga River Wa...
Mar 8th, 2021
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Western University privacy expert Aleksander Essex Investigation of  Ontario’s online voting for municipal elections finds numerous issues and irregularities By Jeff Renaud Western News Ontario is considered a world leader for online voting. Upward of one million people voted electronically in the 20...
Dec 4th, 2020
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Flat user-fee would result in an estimated 63% of residents paying more By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today Simcoe County is reconsidering the way residents pay for waste collection and, if passed through county council, most residents will be hit harder in the wallet for the same service. During a recent ...
Dec 4th, 2020
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Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Friday afternoon, committee members voted in favour of Schedule 6 and the new amendments with MPPs Mitzie Hunter, Sandy Shaw and Ian Arthur voting against. The committee is chaired by Amarjot Sandhu PC Brampton West. Members are Jeremy Roberts PC, Ot...
Nov 26th, 2020
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From the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority By NVCA Planning Staff There is nothing more idyllic than building a subdivision right beside a river. The perfect family home backing onto the river banks, marketing materials illustrating a young laughing family playing alongside the water, grandpa...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford From the Canadian Environmental Law Association  CELA will be hosting a webinar in partnership with Environmental Defence and Ontario Nature on Tuesday, Nov 17th at 7pm about the proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and to the conservation authorities’ role i...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Nottawasaga River -Gary Christie photo Action Alert – We Need Our Conservation Authorities From the Canadian Environmental Law Association – Scroll down for Environmental Defence, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and others On November 5, 2020, the Ontario government tabled omnibus budget mea...
Nov 13th, 2020
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Collingwood judicial inquiry in session last year. Rogers TV screenshot Recommendations include expansion of definition of family under conflict of interest act This is the second in a series of three reports on the Collingwood judicial inquiry, dealing with recommendations of interest in other munic...
Oct 14th, 2020
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Public engagement could be ‘really difficult’ as county moves toward its zero-waste goal By: Bob Bruton Barrie Today Editor’s note: Because Barrie is a separated city, the County of Simcoe does not handle waste collection for Barrie residents. This only affects people living in the ...