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Aug 19th, 2022
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An aerial view of the Thunder Highlands golf course. The property’s new owner, Frank Morneau, recently abandoned plans to develop the property due to public backlash. – Google photo From Simcoe.com, August 19, 2022 By Andrew Mendler A request for a minister’s zoning order to expedite a pr...
Aug 19th, 2022
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On Aug. 17, Adjala-Tosorontio council walked back a decision it made in March to censure Mayor Floyd Pinto for alleged wrongdoing. – Brad Pritchard/Torstar From Simcoe.com, August 18, 2022 By Brad Pritchard A censure that was placed on Adjala-Tosorontio Mayor Floyd Pinto by the majority of coun...
Aug 19th, 2022
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Tiny Township resident Tony Mintoff is running for mayor. | Supplied photo From MidlandToday, August 18, 2022 By Derek Howard A former Tiny Township councillor, who abruptly resigned in September of 2021, has decided to jump back into the political arena and is seeking to become the municipality̵...
Aug 16th, 2022
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We are reaching out today with a quick update on efforts to further challenge the County of Simcoe on their plans to build a Waste Facility in the Freele County Forest Tract. The oral hearing for FSF’s motion for leave to appeal the Ontario Land Tribunal’s decision allowing the ERRC to be...
Aug 16th, 2022
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Stock photo | Donatello Trisolino via Pexels From BarrieToday, August 15, 2022 A Letter to the Editor The following letter is in response to a letter from Norman Cheesman, executive director of the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, published Aug. 11. Norman Cheesman, executive director of t...
Aug 16th, 2022
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Stock photo | Anton Atanasov via Pexels From OrilliaMatters, August 14, 2022 A Letter to the Editor The following letter is in response to a letter regarding the preservation of rural communities, published July 27. In his letter, Mr. Ralph Wood of Orillia pays homage to small, rural communities. Som...
Aug 16th, 2022
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Project proponent Frank Morneau (bottom row, right, under name Connor Houston) addresses Tiny council to request support for a minister zoning order (MZO), which would bypass normal planning act procedure to build a multi-million dollar golf course expansion in a greenbelt zone. | Tiny Township Morne...
In Barrie
Aug 15th, 2022
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Who will take care of Lake Simcoe? A 2022 update on the “Lake Simcoe Under Pressure” Report From the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition By Claire Malcolmson We hope this letter finds you well and enjoying Lake Simcoe! We all want a healthy lake we can swim in, fish, and enjoy for generations to...
Aug 15th, 2022
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According to director of planning Nathan Westendorp, the official plan amendment voted on by Simcoe County councillors Aug. 9 represents a “balanced approach” between growth in settlement areas and the protection of agricultural land and the natural environment. From Simcoe.com, August 12...
Aug 14th, 2022
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From Simcoe.com, August 10, 2022 By Brad Pritchard Adjala-Tosorontio Mayor Floyd Pinto and Deputy Mayor Bob Meadows have been cleared of any wrongdoing in two new reports from the township’s integrity commissioner. The first report was conducted after Coun. Deborah Hall-Chancey filed a complaint agai...