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THE LAWSUIT IS OVER BUT OFF-KEY MELODIES LINGER ON! EN GARDE!

THE LAWSUIT IS OVER BUT OFF-KEY MELODIES LINGER ON! EN GARDE! By Patricia O’Driscoll The Attorney General’s (AG) lawsuit brought by the Government of Ontario against Rowntree (RBA) is a topic of conversation in Tiny Township. Everyone has an opinion. Many do not bother basing that opinion on facts – [more]

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Restructuring

Restructuring By Frank Hughes Restructuring for Tiny Township meant only one thing – giving away Tiny’s lands by changing Tiny’s boundaries, especially at the Highway 93 Shopping Mall Strip, representing 85% of Tiny’s commercial and industrial tax assessment. The only official position that this Tiny council has had on the [more]

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Market Value Assessment – the next nail in our coffin?

Market Value Assessment – the next nail in our coffin? By Jack Ellis Elsewhere in this issue you have been reading about one of the first whacks in the wallet Tiny Township cottagers have received from restructuring – Tiny gets a 7% increase in education taxes while Barrie gets only [more]

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MAJOR TAX INCREASE DESPITE FoTTSA PROTEST

MAJOR TAX INCREASE DESPITE FoTTSA PROTEST ……..Bitter lesson for cottagers Below is the complete text of the FoTTSA presentation of March 9, 1994 8:00 p.m. at the Simcoe County Board of Education delivered by Al Taylor. “Madam Chairman, Trustees Ladies and Gentlemen My name is Al Taylor, President of the Federation [more]

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IT’S OVER! Attorney General’s lawsuit against Rowntree

IT’S OVER! Attorney General’s lawsuit against Rowntree By Patricia O’Driscoll March 15, 1994: “All Government Claims Dismissed” The Government of Ontario’s (plaintiff’s) claim of ownership of the beach and part of 14 waterfront properties at Rowntree (RBA) (defendants) in Tiny Township was dismissed by the trial judge, The Honourable Mr. [more]

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TINY TOWNSHIP COUNCIL UPDATE

TINY TOWNSHIP COUNCIL UPDATE The regular scheduled meetings of the Tiny Township Council are at 7:00 pm on the second and last Wednesdays of each month. On the third Wednesday, council meets as Planning Board at 7:00 pm. It is interesting and informative to attend and observe. Federation directors Pat [more]

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THE WASAGA SAGA – COULD IT REPEAT?

THE WASAGA SAGA – COULD IT REPEAT? You’ve heard it said: “They are going to the bathroom in the bushes in front of my cottage. ” “Washrooms are needed, but Tiny Township shouldn’t spend our tax dollars to build washrooms for daytrippers. “Tiny Township should ask the Province for financial [more]

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THE TRIAL

THE TRIAL On May 26, 1993, the trial of the lawsuit brought by the Attorney General of Ontario (AG) against landowners at Rowntree Beach (RBA) began before Mr. Justice Flinn of the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division). In the summer of 1991, the court ordered the AG to send [more]

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THE NOT SO SILENT TAX REVOLT HAS BEGUN

THE NOT SO SILENT TAX REVOLT HAS BEGUN Who speaks for seasonal taxpayers on local taxation issues? NO ONE!!! The seasonal resident, better known as “The Cottager”, is the lost political soul in the area of Tiny Township. There are four levels of taxing governments in Canada. The Federal, Provincial [more]

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MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT THE SHORELINE

MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT THE SHORELINE The lawsuit, AG v. RBA, has afforded, for some who want provincial ownership of the shore division and unrest. “Rowntree” is the rallying call to divide. If Rowntree can be isolated, if Rowntree can be blamed for “causing the problem”, if Rowntree is seen [more]