• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Mar 20th, 2014
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OBA news release  MILTON: The Ontario Beekeepers Association (OBA) has received and read the final report from the Bee Health Working Group presented today by Premier Wynne, acting as Minister of Agriculture. Our response to this report is guided by our concerns related to declining populations of be...
Mar 11th, 2014
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Sierra Club Canada applauds Obana administration’s investment in restoring Michigan-Huron and Georgian Bay water levels Sierra Club Canada Foundation news release After 50 years of failing to complete the terms and conditions of a U.S. / Canada agreement to compensate for the loss of water from Lakes...
Mar 1st, 2014
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By Kate Harries The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority has voted in favour of requesting that the federal government add the Nottawasaga River to the new federal Navigation Protection Act. NVCA chair Nina Bifolchi, a Wasaga Beach councillor, attempted to defer the decision, but lost on a tied ...
Mar 1st, 2014
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Comment closes April 25 on province’s new land use policy for rural Ontario The Ontario government released its Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) 2014 on February 24, which goes into effect on Aprl 20, 2014, replacing the PPS 2005. It also released two draft documents for discussion dealing with the ...
Feb 26th, 2014
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The human race and our planet need a new water ethic By Maude Barlow Have you heard? The world is running out of accessible clean water. Humanity is polluting, mismanaging, and displacing our finite freshwater sources at an alarming rate. Since 1990, half the rivers in China have disappeared. The Oga...
Feb 26th, 2014
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers Association Our goal is to protect the local farms of Midhurst, and to stop treated effluent from this huge manufactured city from flowing into an internationally renowned wetland – the Minesing. We want to ensure that the food and water resources of Midhurst and it...
Feb 21st, 2014
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Government responds to ARA report! From NDACT (North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce) As you’ll recall, we were deeply disappointed in the review of the Aggregate Resources Act which was completed by the Standing Committee on General Government last fall. Despite excellent recomme...
Feb 20th, 2014
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Countylive.ca Turbines have toppled turtles in Ontario Divisional Court and Gilead Power has regained its go-ahead to build nine industrial wind turbines on the south shore of Prince Edward County. The court met for three days in Toronto at the end of January and delivered its 40-page report Thursday...
Feb 17th, 2014
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By Meade Helman The town staff brought forward the budget for engineering of a number of projects to support future growth. NOTE: The council had already approved obtaining $66 mil in funding from developers that, if the employment lands weren’t populated, would require the town to reimburse the deve...
Feb 9th, 2014
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Time for diaper manufacturers to change their ways? By Kate Harries A proposed $35 million composting facility is likely to become an issue in this year’s municipal election after Simcoe County councillors last month approved a plan to move forward with the project. Contentious issues will include th...