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Massive North Barrie Crossing development moving forward despite financial setbacks
The Barrie Examiner
What's helping drive the $42 million road project near Barrie's Duckworth/Cundles corner is a commercial/residential project in the works for nearly a decade. North Barrie Crossing could be worth nearly $100 million when its condos, grocery store, movie cinema, pharmacy, fitness centre and other retail outlets are built and operational on those 40 acres.
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Half of Toronto police workforce earned $100,000 last year
Toronto Star
A Toronto police constable who earned $244,000 in 2014 — more than double his base salary — is one of 4,125 police staff members who were paid more than $100,000 last year. Only outgoing Chief Bill Blair, who collected $349,259, made more than Const. Abdulhameed Virani, a veteran officer assigned to downtown Toronto’s busy 52 Division.
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Milton gears up to fight CN intermodal centre
Caledon Enterprise
A "David and Goliath" battle is shaping up in Milton, where the Star has learned CN is about to announce plans for a 400-acre rail distribution centre that throws a wrench into the region's carefully crafted growth management strategy. Milton's mayor and top bureaucrat are vowing the town will not go down without a fight.
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Ottawa now says vaping on OC Transpo can lead to fine
CBC News
City solicitor Rick O'Connor was asked to "undertake a more fulsome review" of OC Transpo's e-cigarette policy, and found that vaping passengers could be fined up to $5,000, he wrote in a memo that was distributed to CBC News.
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Six Nations incinerator polluting at up to 200 times Ontario limits
CBC News
A garbage incinerator that ran for months on a Six Nations Reserve was found to have spewed out toxins and carcinogens at levels up to 200 times the provincial limit, according to a report obtained by CBC Hamilton.
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Liberals eyeing prompt payment legislation amid Pan Am dispute
Our Windsor
A dispute at the Hamilton Pan Am soccer stadium with subcontractors saying they are not getting paid highlights the potential need for prompt payment legislation, Ontario's Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid says. Four subcontractors have filed property liens against the $145 million stadium claiming general contracting consortium Ontario Sports Solutions owes them more than $2 million in unpaid overtime and services rendered.

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How to help a coworker who is going through a crisis
Fast Company
When bad things happen to good coworkers, it's often difficult to know what to do or say. Death, illness, or a major loss or personal tragedy can be tricky subjects, especially in the workplace. Do you mention it, or just ignore the situation?

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Cancelling 1-on-1 meetings destroys your productivity
HBR
We all can agree that we have too many meetings. From the one-off event to the weekly check-in with an employee, meetings are taking an increasing amount of time in our daily work. But removing meetings from your calendar isn't always the best way to take back your time.

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OPP executive fired from union, suspended from force amid criminal probe
The Globe and Mail
The Ontario Provincial Police union has fired a senior executive amid a criminal fraud probe and cancelled his appointment to the board of a major provincial pension fund. The police force has also suspended Karl Walsh and two other officers from duty over the allegations, which sparked an RCMP raid of the union's offices.
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Sault Region source water plan approved
Sault Star
Ontario's Ministry of the Environment has approved the Sault Ste. Marie Region Source Protection Plan which will strengthen drinking water protection in the Sault Ste. Marie area.
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Hydro One reacts to damning Ombudsman report
CBC News
A spokesperson for Hydro One says the utility is taking recent comments by Ontario's Ombudsman about its collection practices "to heart." In a recent report, Andre Marin didn't shy away from words like "cruel" and "deceitful" in accusing Hydro One of extortion in the way it has tried to force payment on outstanding bills.
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Brampton says lawyer probing alleged staff misconduct is not in conflict
Toronto Star
The lawyer recently hired to investigate alleged misconduct by Brampton senior staff in a $500 million downtown redevelopment deal is not in a conflict of interest, the city's top bureaucrat says. "Mr. (George) Rust-D'Eye was not personally or in any way involved in the SWQ (southwest quadrant) project prior to being hired as interim auditor general in September 2014," Chief Administrative Officer John Corbett said in an email to the Star.
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Is the third time a charm for Rexdale revitalization?
Toronto Star
As a youth living in Rexdale, Ayaz Karim was too young to drive to nearby Woodbine Racetrack to try his hand at the slots, but as the third of four children he watched his older sisters forgo the local gaming facility in favour of the nightlife at Niagara Falls, 125 kilometres away.
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Engage your long-time employees to improve performance
HBR
Let this be a wake-up call for business leaders: The employees with the longest tenures in your company are also the least likely to be engaged. Somewhere along the way, most workers lose some of their motivation to make a difference and create value for their employers. Many grow apathetic over time and spend each day doing the minimum to get by. Some nurse grudges for years and even undermine the company when they get the chance.
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When an employee quits and you didn't see it coming
Harvard Business Review
It's Friday afternoon and one of your employees asks for a private meeting. Before you even close the door, she tells you she's found another job and is leaving the company. Once you get over the shock, how should you respond? How do you cover her responsibilities? And how do you make sure that the rest of your team isn't overburdened when she leaves?
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What everyone needs to know about running productive meetings
Harvard Business Review
Raise your hand if you think the majority of meetings are a complete waste of your time — not to mention your organization's time. You don't need to look far for confirming evidence. Consider the data on how one company's weekly executive committee meeting rippled through the organization in a profoundly disturbing way, ultimately taking up to 300,000 hours a year.
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 AMCTO Legislative Updates


Full Text of Bill 73 Released

The full text of Bill 73, the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, is now available. This Bill, which can be viewed here, wold amend the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act to help municipalities recover more of the costs of development, while giving citizens a greater role in the planning process.
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New Analysis of the Impact of Ombudsman Investigations on Public Administration

A new report, released jointed by the City of Toronto's Ombudsman Office, Ryerson University and the International Ombudsman Institute, evaluates the impact of Ombudsman investigations on public administration. Find a copy of the report here.
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Update on Bill 31

Bill 31, the Transportation Statute Amendment Act (Making Ontario’s Roads Safer), passed its second reading at the end of February, and is currently being considered by the Standing Committee on General Government. You can read the deputation offered by AMO President Gary McNamara here. Amongst other things Bill 31 would provide municipalities with increased powers to recover unpaid fines for Provincial Offences Act violations.
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Reminder to Division Registrars from the Registrar General

Ontario's Registrar General has a reminder for all Division Registrars and Marriage Licence Issuers regarding the protection of privacy and the security of vital documents. Find that reminder here, as well as a copy of the weekly notification manifest here.
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