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Apr 6th, 2021
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David Crombie From the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation Join Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Heritage Champion and former Mayor of Toronto, David Crombie, for a new educational series of virtual talks focused on heritage, city planning, community involvement, education and the future of Toronto. In each ...
Mar 30th, 2021
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Province has major decisions to make News release from the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition In 2021 a great number of decisions could be made, and processes put in place, that affect Lake Simcoe’s health. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Simcoe County Gre...
Mar 15th, 2021
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The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly’s only Canadian home is in the Minesing Wetlands -Chris Evans photo ‘I was not aware that they were being protected for development, not from development’ AWARE News Network Eminent naturalist and Midhurst resident Chris Evans focuses on the Spring...
Mar 12th, 2021
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Tundra swans in flight -Wikipedia By Mike Crawley · CBC News Amazon will not put the largest retail warehouse in Canada on the site of a protected wetland in Pickering, CBC News has learned. An official with Amazon Canada said Friday that the company is no longer considering the Duffins Creek wetland...
Mar 12th, 2021
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A federal law developed as part of a treaty with the U.S. makes it illegal in Canada to harm migratory birds, their nests or their eggs. -CBC photo Toronto Region Conservation Authority will issue permit to begin construction of warehouse ‘under duress’ By Mike Crawley · CBC News A develo...
Mar 11th, 2021
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By Alan Millard Ramara Township Recently I participated in an LPAT virtual “Case Management Conference”. At the end the lawyers and the chairperson were blithely discussing whether the “hearing” [sic] in 2022 would take 4, 5, or 6 weeks. They thought 5 would be about right. He...
Mar 11th, 2021
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Councillor to apologize for comments integrity commissioner called ‘flippant and sarcastic’ By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald A New Tecumseth councillor, who was investigated by the town’s integrity commissioner for comments she made on social media about the timing of a special meeting, ...
Mar 10th, 2021
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Former Collingwood CAO John Brown ‘Something very significant had to happen to change very long, engrained faults in the system,’ said former CAO John Brown By: Erika Engel Collingwood Today The former town staff member who started asking questions that would eventually lead to the Collin...
Mar 9th, 2021
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By Robert Benzie Toronto Star An unrepentant Premier Doug Ford insists MZOs are A-OK. After his government rammed through another six ministerial zoning orders (MZO) to fast-track local development, Ford said he’s “proud to announce that we have MZOs, because it’s about the economy.” “Once we get thr...
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...