• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Author "Kate Harries - Elmvale"

Apr 20th, 2018
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  Urban-centric proposal contradicts recommendation to distribute economic development throughout province   By Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Ontario’s proposed high-speed rail offers nothing but problems for farm...
In Blog
Feb 9th, 2018
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Or white. Or bubbly. Rachel Notley has just handed us a great way to support British Columbia. Buy B.C. wine! And score a win for the environment. Talk about heavy-handed! It would be one thing if the Alberta premier had used the moral suasion of her o...
In Blog
Dec 19th, 2017
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You-know-who with fund-raising t-shirt This started off as a review of three important books that I thought would be good gifts for activists – then it morphed into a Christmas wish list from all of us to all of us. These are the books: -Boiling Point ...
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...
Nov 23rd, 2017
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The experience of Grassy Narrows must be understood as part of the legacy of decades of mistreatment of Canada’s Indigenous people by the government and industry — something that follows from extortionist government policies that forcibly removed Indig...
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...