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Mar 1st, 2014
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Comment closes April 25 on province’s new land use policy for rural Ontario The Ontario government released its Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) 2014 on February 24, which goes into effect on Aprl 20, 2014, replacing the PPS 2005. It also released two draft documents for discussion dealing with the ...
Feb 28th, 2014
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By Reka Szekely Brampton Guardian OSHAWA — An Oshawa resident has been ordered to pay $10,000 to one of Canada’s largest retail real estate companies after a failed appeal at the Ontario Municipal Board. Rosemary McConkey has been ordered to pay the money to RioCan, Canada’s largest real estate...
Feb 3rd, 2014
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Canadian icon and long time supporter of the environment, Margaret Atwood has become interested in our cause. So much so, in fact she has used her influence on twitter to encourage our petition’s growth. But she didn’t stop there – she...
Jan 27th, 2014
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News release from Midhurst Ratepayers Association On Sunday, January 26, the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association held their 2014 AGM, “Community Matters”.  It was a hugely successful event with roughly 70 enthusiastic people attending, despite the challenging weather. Our Community App...
Jan 21st, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press   2139549 Ontario Ltd. (Nottawasaga River Estates) has won its appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and secured approval to build 160 residential units on CW Leach Road and to relocate the parkland in a more centralized location within the proposed draft plan of subdiv...
Jan 16th, 2014
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Carl Cosack of the Mega-Quarry battle to speak From the MRA This year, our theme is “Community Matters”. When: Sunday January 26 2014 from 4-7 pm Where: Midhurst Community Centre, 74 Doran Road Our community does matter and so we will be hosting a community appreciation buffet (4-5:30) co...
Jan 16th, 2014
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Barrie taxpayers are being asked for more and more money for an array of services, such as police, library, long-term care and environmental protection, when service providers made their pitches to council Monday. Simcoe County kept its request to the city’s two-per-cent...
Jan 12th, 2014
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AWARE Simcoe news release AWARE Simcoe is calling on Ontario to plan for finite, sustainable communities. The underlying assumption of the current planning regime is one of perpetual growth, with no community ever deemed to be complete, no level of population ever enough. “In our view this assumption...
Jan 10th, 2014
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PDF version: Planning-review-response Introduction Following the announcement of the review of Ontario land use planning and development charges and the series of workshops that were to be held in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto, AWARE Simcoe chair D...
Jan 10th, 2014
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PDF version:   DC-review-response AWARE Simcoe is a citizens’ group that works to protect water, the environment and health through transparency and accountability in government. AWARE Simcoe does not have the resources to prepare a lengthy and detailed review of the Development Charges Act but we of...