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Nov 26th, 2020
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Action Alert from Ontario Nature Across the Greater Golden Horseshoe developers and land speculators are lobbying local governments to allow sprawl-style development on precious natural areas and farmland. They’re using COVID-19 as a smoke screen saying these developments are necessary to get us thro...
Nov 26th, 2020
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The 2018-2022 Springwater council in session last November.  Ministry gives green light for Carson Road Stage 1 infrastructure works to proceed in Midhurst News release from Springwater Township The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has provided confirmation to the Township o...
Nov 18th, 2020
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Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk – Link to video Auditor General finds EBR dysfunctional, public denied appeal rights for 197 environmentally significant  permits and approvals, including forestry management changes to remove endangered species protection News release from the Ontario Auditor Gener...
Nov 17th, 2020
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Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson ‘We will do everything in our power to ensure the Province acts on the recommendations to change the Municipal Act and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act’ AWARE News Network The following are Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson’s notes in addres...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Nottawasaga River -Gary Christie photo Action Alert – We Need Our Conservation Authorities From the Canadian Environmental Law Association – Scroll down for Environmental Defence, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and others On November 5, 2020, the Ontario government tabled omnibus budget mea...
Nov 13th, 2020
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Council of Canadians graphic  By Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Ramara Township is one of sixteen municipalities, plus the cities of Barrie and Orillia located in Simcoe County. The Township of Ramara is located on the northeastern shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching and is the h...
Nov 13th, 2020
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Collingwood judicial inquiry in session last year. Rogers TV screenshot Recommendations include expansion of definition of family under conflict of interest act This is the second in a series of three reports on the Collingwood judicial inquiry, dealing with recommendations of interest in other munic...
Nov 6th, 2020
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Letter from AWARE Simcoe chair Don Morgan to MPPs Jill Dunlop, Doug Downey, Andrea Khanjin and others Many residents who live in the area of Lake Simcoe and are affected directly or indirectly with the health of the lake and the watershed are wondering what is going on with the Lake Simcoe Protection...
Nov 3rd, 2020
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From Ontario Nature  The Government of Ontario is showing its true colours with recent moves to ride roughshod over protections for Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSWs). The first sign of trouble was a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to demolish three PSWs on agriculturally zoned land in Vaughan so...
Nov 3rd, 2020
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Gun range site at 1131 Concession 5, Ramara Township – Concerned Citizens photo By Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara It is believed that Ramara Township is once again similarly handling the gun range situation as they feigned handling the large-scale soil dumping two years ago with t...