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Oct 7th, 2014
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From Noelle Rancourt There is more than a drop of irony in the failure of pro-MSP Candidates to appear for the All Candidates Meeting last night Once again the pro-MSP brigade showed a remarkable capacity to simultaneously display duplicity, self-pity, and more than a little irony at last night’s All...
Oct 7th, 2014
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Blatant attempt to influence local electors in small rural township AWARE Simcoe news release Premier Kathleen Wynne should not be intervening in a local municipal election, says AWARE Simcoe chair Don Morgan. Her announcement yesterday that she does not plan to review the Midhurst Secondary Plan or ...
Oct 6th, 2014
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AWARE Simcoe note: Wynne’s letter states she does not plan to review the MSP. As mayoral candidate Bill French points out, No elected official from Springwater has asked for a review of the MSP or the Special Rule so of course the province has no plans to do so… (the letter) suggests the door i...
Oct 5th, 2014
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network A group of Clearview citizens has collected data on the township’s finances and organized it in a get-it-at-a-glance graphic style. Much of the data is taken from the Financial Information Returns, publicly available audited reports that municipalities are obliged t...
Oct 2nd, 2014
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Improved health services, an expansion of the high school and how to revitalize the township’s only main street were high on the list of concerns at an all-candidates’ meeting sponsored by Focus  Elmvale Tuesday night, the first of three to be held in Springwater. B...
Sep 30th, 2014
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers Association After carefully considering every candidate in relation to the major issues facing the incoming council, the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association (MRA) is announcing the candidates they believe will serve Springwater best. Candidate responses to a comprehensive qu...
Sep 30th, 2014
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Developers looking to build houses, farmers looking to relocate driving up farmland prices: ReMax By: Susan Pigg Toronto Star As development has leapfrogged the Greenbelt area north of the GTA into the fast-growing area around Barrie, many farmers have been playing a lucrative game of musical chairs....
Sep 29th, 2014
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From Climate Action Now – Barrie Meeting in Midhurst, we will be taken by bus to see how the MSP mega-development could impact family farms and prime farmland in the surrounding area. Apple cider will be served upon return, and we’ll meet with concerned citizens and representatives from o...
Sep 29th, 2014
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Who’s keeping your politicians honest? Well, that’s your job, to keep an eye on what they’re up to. Democracy isn’t just about casting a vote at election time, it’s about remaining involved in the government of your community. But what if your politicians duck behind closed doors so you have no idea ...
Sep 24th, 2014
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association The Springwater election campaign is underway and signs are popping up everywhere. This municipal election is critical to the future of Midhurst and Springwater. This is our chance to shape the future of our community and township for the next 4 years. ...