George’s Blog

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

NVCA officially dedicated the new Dunsmore Management Area in Midhurst

Springwater Township, Ontario (June 4, 2019) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation
Authority (NVCA) officially dedicated the new Dunsmore Management Area in Midhurst,
Springwater Township, earlier today.
John and Rosemary Dunsmore generously donated this 46-hectare (114-acre) forested
property to the NVCA through Environment Canada’s EcoGift Program.

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NVCA April 2019 newsletter

So much is happening in May. NVCA is looking for tree planting volunteers to assist. Several different dates are available. They are also hosting an Arbor plant sale day on May 11, 2019. NVCA also shares news about changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and all the details on upcoming Camp Tiffen Summer Camps.

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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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