• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Author "AWARE Simcoe"

Feb 23rd, 2021
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Taylor Nature Reserve From the Couchiching Conservancy The Couchiching Conservancy will host their Annual General Meeting virtually, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are concerned about the future of our forests, wetlands and alvars – n...
Feb 23rd, 2021
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Ramara Township From Mike Douglas for the Concerned Citizens of Ramara Ramara Township has now thankfully backed down from its MZO request for a mega-development on the shores of Lake Couchiching. It seems this issue upset many local residents both in ...
Feb 23rd, 2021
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Farmers for Climate Solutions graphic AWARE News Network Canadian farmers are asking federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to invest $300 million in the upcoming federal budget to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million megatonnes, ...
Feb 22nd, 2021
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Springwater Township This is your chance to engage in the future of your township By Bill French The current Springwater Official Plan dates back to 1998 and aside from a number of amendments over the last 23 years, it is based on a different vision of...
Feb 21st, 2021
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Lake Simcoe is stressed by phosphorus loads, climate change, and invasive species. The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan (LSPP) addresses these issues and lays out regulations, monitoring, and outreach strategies to address ...
Feb 18th, 2021
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  From Mike Douglas for the Concerned Citizens of Ramara Congratulations to Ramara Council for seeing the light. Today, the township announced the withdrawal of its request to the province for a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track three pr...
Feb 18th, 2021
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Casino in a field -Orillia Matters photo Township, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing both ‘agreed that the MZO isn’t the right tool’ to help development of Rama Road corridor move forward By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters A minister...
Feb 17th, 2021
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Statement on Province’s Consultation to Expand the Greenbelt from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clark, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this morning that the province is opening a consultation about Greenbelt expansio...
Feb 17th, 2021
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Highway 401 winds through the Ontario’s Greenbelt. Wikimedia Commons photo By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Ontario government is moving to expand the 800,000-hectare Greenbelt of protected lands around the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Star has...
Feb 16th, 2021
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Premier Doug Ford, fifth from left, at an August 2020 groundbreaking for an MZO-enabled project. Education Minister Stephen Lecce, Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli and Natural Resources Minister John Yakabuski are at right. CNW Group/Walmart Ca...