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In Simcoe County
Dec 18th, 2009
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By Bruce Hain Barrie AdvanceINNISFIL – Mayor Brian Jackson isn’t too pleased with comments published in last weekend’s Toronto Star by Victor Doyle, an architect of the Greenbelt Plan whose goal is to moderate and regulate development in the Greater Toronto area.Doyle is highly critical of the ...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 18th, 2009
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By Travis Mealing Midland MirrorMIDLAND – The County of Simcoe is seeking a judicial review of an Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario directive that officials in Midhurst insist cannot be obeyed.The directive requires the county to take any steps necessary, including a lawsuit, to o...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 17th, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Barrie AdvanceSIMCOE COUNTY – Simcoe County is seeking a judicial review of an Information and Privacy Commissioner order to force a consultant to release a controversial Site 41 report.The IPC ordered the county Aug. 21 to “take all steps, including legal proceedings if necessar...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 17th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchBinoculars or blinkers? That seemed to be the choice on the agenda of the waste management strategy steering committee as vice chair Gord McKay pushed for a new perspective to guide the deliberations of this advisory group for the next five months.McKay, a Midland councillor...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 17th, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Collingwood ConnectionSimcoe County’s top politicians got tips on how to deal with media Tuesday as part of a $250,000 contract with an international public relations firm. The county hosted three sessions for county leaders: one for the county’s committee chairmen, another...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 17th, 2009
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free PressThe Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office has taken its toughest stance yet over Simcoe County’s failure to obey an IPC order to obtain information from a consultant. In the latest move, IPC adjudicator Colin Bhattacharjee wrote Graham Wilson �...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 16th, 2009
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The following new release was issued by the SDS41 groupELMVALE – The County of Simcoe’s support of multinational waste company Genivar in refusing to release the Dump Site 41 calibrated computer model (MODFLOW) sets a dangerous precedent, says Tiny Township resident Stephen Ogden.Ogden filed a Freedo...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 15th, 2009
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Barrie Advance Editorial As Site 41 ‘phantoms’ flutter in Dickensian fashion befitting the season, regional councillors look to a fresh face in a bid to foster a new era of trust and co-operation.With eyes firmly fixed on October 2010 and the next municipal vote, council has passed the gavel to Wasag...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 15th, 2009
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By JONATHAN JENKINS, SUN MEDIA This may be taking transparency a bit too far. Internal e-mails from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commission were inadvertently sent to a QMI Agency reporter’s inbox after a simple keystroke error — instead of another employee in the privacy commi...
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In Simcoe County
Dec 15th, 2009
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Midland Mirror Editorial Simcoe County has a new warden – but taxpayers had no say in the selection of Wasaga Beach Mayor Cal Patterson.In fact, there was no race at all. Incumbent Tony Guergis knew he didn’t have the support of fellow councillors, so he bowed out.There were no speeches or debate. In...