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In New Tecumseth
Nov 5th, 2009
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online November 2, 2009New Tecumseth council is expected to approve an amended deal with TD Canada Trust that extends by one year, the Town’s access to a $36 million “short term construction loan” helping to finance remediation and expansion of the regional ...
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In Penetanguishene
Nov 5th, 2009
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By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror November 3 2009The cost of Penetanguishene’s sewage treatment plant expansion is set to grow by nearly $1.1 million, but officials are hopeful provincial and federal funds will cover two-thirds of that amount.When the town applied to the Building Canada Fund (BCF) for...
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In Oro-Medonte
Nov 5th, 2009
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By Frank Matys Barrie Advance November 3, 2009  Oro-Medonte council has dissolved the township’s planning advisory committee.Its five citizen appointees are no longer serving a function many consider essential for sound planning, according to council, though a former member of the now defunct group q...
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In Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
Nov 5th, 2009
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Essa mayor says he’ll still pursue independent assessmentBy Matthew Talbot Alliston HeraldThe Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is considering its own third-party review, an internal audit that would look at planning and fee policies.While members of the NVCA’s board of dir...
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In Barrie
Nov 5th, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Barrie AdvanceBarrie can’t afford to base its water and sewer rates on a system that encourages conservation, city staff say.After more than an hour of debate in general committee Monday and an array of motions that sunk, councillors finally agreed to a policy that enables the city to ...
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In Springwater
Nov 4th, 2009
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By Bill French WaterWatchThe Springwater Council was quite civilized on Monday Nov 2. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor were quite cordial, so I don’t know what will come of the fireworks from Oct 15th where Deputy Mayor Hope challenged Mayor Guergis on a number of items.However it appears that Mayor ...
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In Simcoe County
Nov 3rd, 2009
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Candidates for warden bandied outBy Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Simcoe County needs to begin rebuilding trust and that should start at the top with the election of warden, says Collingwood Mayor Chris Carrier and New Tecumseth Mayor Mike MacEachern.In the wake of the Site 41 controversy, the county ne...
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In Simcoe County
Nov 2nd, 2009
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Supporters of Stop Dump Site 41 are contacting MPPs to ask that they support Bill 32, a Private Member’s Bill being put forward by Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop that is scheduled for second reading at the Ontario legislature on November 19.Entitled An Act to prevent the disposal of waste at ...
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In Simcoe County
Oct 30th, 2009
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online October 29, 2009Simcoe County will pay Stantec Consultants $202,206 to “assist” in the development of a plan to deal with waste management over the next 20 years.Specifically, according to the County’s press release, Stantec has been retained to ̶...
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In Simcoe County
Oct 30th, 2009
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By Laurie Watt, Alliston Herald October 29, 2009Despite retaining a specialized communications consulting firm, Simcoe County councillors are still calling on better communication to alleviate fears that Site 41 will one day be a dump.Tuesday, concerned citizens urging council to revoke the Certifica...