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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 these stressors. If implemented, the LSPP would p...
Feb 15th, 2021
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Screenshot of lobbyist’s website. By Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Why would municipalities like Ramara Township need to be spending taxpayer dollars on registered lobbyists to lobby their interests to the Ontario government? Wouldn’t the interests of municipalities already be a ...
Feb 12th, 2021
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Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke Letter to Ramara mayor and council from Anne Bell, Ontario Nature and Phil Pothen, Environmental Defence Re: Formal withdrawal of Rama Road MZO request On behalf of Ontario Nature and Environmental Defence, we are writing to urge that Ramara Township formally withdraw the re...
Feb 6th, 2021
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Holland Marsh -Bradford Today photo A recent plea from environmental groups about the Bradford Bypass has sparked some confusion, debate around the details of the project By: Jackie Kozak Bradford Today Bradford residents have been recently stirred up by the revival of the proposed link between Highw...
Feb 5th, 2021
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Statement on the Highway 400-404 Connecting Link from Bradford Mayor Rob Keffer This is a critical piece of infrastructure, and the need for the Highway 400-404 Connecting Link (also known as the Bradford Bypass) has been definitively proven through extensive public consultation as well as technical ...
Feb 3rd, 2021
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Farmland impacted by proposed route of GTA West Highway. Photo from The Pointer files The two projects at the heart of the argument are the Bradford bypass and the GTA West Corridor By: Isaac Callan Barrie Today After being ignored by Queen’s Park, environmentalists have taken their concerns to Ottaw...
Jan 25th, 2021
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Bradford Councillor Peter Ferragine News release from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority At its 70th Annual General Meeting, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) board members and guests heard from LSRCA’s expert staff about the many accomplishments throughout 2020. “I want to...
Jan 22nd, 2021
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News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority For the second time in its 61 year history, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) will be led by two women. In today’s Annual General Meeting, Mariane McLeod, Councillor for the Town of Collingwood was elected as Chair, wh...
Jan 11th, 2021
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What’s next after the gutting of Conservation Authorities? From Ontario Nature Protecting Ontario’s Environmental Future Webinar January 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Free On December 8th, the Ontario government passed a new law which seriously weakened Conservation Authorities, allowing the province ...
Dec 9th, 2020
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Deputy Speaker Rick Nicholls is in the chair yesterday when the recorded vote on Bill 229 is announced, with no withdrawal of Schedule 6, which attracted widespread opposition for undermining the role of Conservation Authorities. Keeping Faith with Ontarians Regarding Recent Environmental Announcemen...