• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Author "Kate Harries - Elmvale"

Dec 11th, 2017
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The anger was palpable. It came from residents of Oro-Medonte, Adjala-Tosoronto and Tiny. They were among 40 people from around the county who attended a workshop at the Oro Station community hall last week. The event was organized by Environmental Def...
In Barrie
Aug 16th, 2017
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Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples demands inquiry By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie’s Allandale Station land needs a public inquiry, or a criminal investigation, to determine if an Indigenous burial site was desecrated, says a governor ...
In Blog
Jan 10th, 2017
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I’ve spent some time thinking about the Freele Tract recently, as I considered a response to the questionnaire the Rainforest Alliance is asking community members and stakeholders to answer. This is part of the process of evaluating  the County o...
Dec 15th, 2016
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Protecting Pollinators Helps Keep Ecosystems and Crops Healthy December 15, 2016 12:00 P.M.Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ontario is continuing its work to support a sustainable food supply, resilient ecosystems and a strong economy by...
In Blog
Nov 27th, 2016
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Here’s an ancient idea: trees are sentient, social beings that communicate, recognize family members, learn and remember, adjust their behaviour and support each other through hard times. It’s an idea that speaks to the mystical within us, an idea we o...
May 3rd, 2016
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As the county councillors with the most intimate understanding of the implications of the bonus population allocations being sought by Midhurst developers, you would expect Springwater Mayor Bill French and Deputy Mayor Don Allen to play an important r...
Mar 1st, 2016
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Our bees – both the domesticated honey bee and the 400 species of wild ones that are native to Eastern Canada – are in serious trouble and the Ontario Beekeepers Association’s response to Ontario’s Pollinator Action Plan is a wa...
In Blog
Jan 17th, 2016
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The news, revealed by Martin Regg Cohn in the Toronto Star last week – that provincial cabinet ministers are assigned fundraising quotas, and are in trouble if they don’t rake in enough money for the Ontario Liberal Party – was very shocking. It showed...
In Blog
Nov 30th, 2015
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Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall kicked off Tuesday’s debate about recovering $5,000 in legal costs from AWARE Simcoe with a rant. Here it is: Marshall: Council of Canadians references administration attempts to sue, I guess, and lawsuits being perc...
Mar 7th, 2015
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You’re buying a forest? That’s wonderful! What a privilege, to own a natural space where you can withdraw from the stresses of modern life and enjoy something that’s becoming increasingly rare. You want to get value from the forest? Y...