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By AWARE Simcoe
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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...
By AWARE Simcoe
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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...
By AWARE Simcoe
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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...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
Aug 16th, 2022
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Members of the Chigamik Hand Drum Circle at the UNESCO Geopark meeting, in front of panelists Tony Pigott, Jack Contin, Nick Eyles and Kirsten Kennedy. – AWARE Simcoe photo UNESCO designation may be a slam dunk, but controversial developments won’t be affected By Kate Harries AWARE News Network...
By AWARE Simcoe
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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...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Environment
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...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Environment
Aug 16th, 2022
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The Musical Mystery Tour will take place Aug. 27. | Photo by Samantha Vessios From OrilliaMatters, August 15, 2022 NEWS RELEASE COUCHICHING CONSERVANCY Our summer days are dwindling, but there is still so much to do with the Couchiching Conservancy. Do you like surprises? Being entertained? Warm summ...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Agriculture
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...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Development
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...
By AWARE Simcoe
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...