George’s Blog

Please check back regularly as I will post my views, ideas and responses as the election campaign progresses:

The County of Simcoe continues to invest in our forests through its largest tree planting effort in decades

Midhurst/April 15, 2019 – The County of Simcoe continues to invest in our forests through its largest tree planting effort in decades. Starting on April 15, the County’s Forestry Department will contribute to Simcoe County’s #greenandgrowing forests through the planting of over 150,000 seedlings within the Museum Tract in Midhurst. The replanting operation is the latest phase of the Museum Tract Forest and Habitat Restoration Project and will be conducted over a 10-day period, as conditions permit.

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Casino Location Finalized in Wasaga Beach

Mayor Nina Bifolchi, on behalf of the Town of Wasaga Beach, congratulated Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. on the announcement of its site for a casino in the community.
Gateway has chosen to place its Wasaga Beach casino on property south of the Beachwood Road roundabout

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NVCA Board Meeting Highlights March 22, 2019

The board of directors approved NVCA’s 2019 budget. The budget came in at $4.9 million, up $184,600 from 2018.
The board endorsed recommendations put forth by Conservation Ontario, the umbrella organization for the province’s 36 conservation authorities, to improve client experiences and streamline services in response to the Government of Ontario’s priority for housing supply in high growth areas.

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Spring Update from the NVCA

With spring weather arriving any day now, NVCA staff are actively tracking the snowpack, weather, water levels and other information to identify the potential for dangerous high water and flood conditions.
There are some simple steps you can take around your home to minimize the risk of flood damage.

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Recap: OLG announcement regarding casino, May 2012

Given that some time has passed since the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announcement made in May, 2012 regarding their intention to expand private sector gaming in Ontario by establishing five (5) new gaming sites in the province, including one in our area, Mayor Patterson and Members of Council would like to update the community on the status of the potential 300 slot gaming facility in Wasaga Beach.

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Aware Simcoe Candidate Questionnaire

AWARE Simcoe has asked all candidates participating in the 2018 municipal elections to send in a completed questionnaire. Please click here to read the questions and my answers.

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Conflict of Interest 101

As I or my volunteers go door to door in the Community- I am taking notes of the questions they have and suggestions and concerns and I will be writing about them in my blog. Some have asked me to illustrate what “is a conflict of interest” so they can be clear on it, especially, in regards to some very false information being circulated on some social media sites.

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George Attended 18th Annual Lynn Leitch Memorial Golf Tournament

“On Friday, September 21, 2018, I had the privilege of playing in the 18th Annual Lynn Leitch Memorial Golf Tournament, held at the Nottawasaga Inn. We all know someone affected by cancer in one way or another, and this particularly good cause dedicates the proceeds to assisting breast cancer families.

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