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Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 4th, 2019
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From left, Byron Wesson, director of conservation services with the NVCA, Laura Kucey, Ontario regional co-ordinator for the EcoGift program, NVCA chair and Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson, Springwater Township Mayor Don Allen, John Dunsmore, Rosemary Dunsmore, Leonard Dunsmore and Barbara Anne...
May 14th, 2019
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Wasaga proposes disbanding conservation authorities By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Is it time for conservation authorities to be dissolved? The Town of Wasaga Beach thinks so, as it advocates that Queen’s Park dump the region’s two conservation authorities and hand off their duties to Simcoe County as...
May 13th, 2019
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Doug Hevenor Concerns rise as funding dries up for conservation authorities by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Shortly after this year’s provincial budget was tabled, a steady stream of stories began to surface about all the funding cutbacks rolling out across the province, targeting everything ...
Apr 25th, 2019
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Ontario cuts tree planting By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Ontario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told Forests Ontario the da...
Apr 16th, 2019
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May 2017: Flooding across Simcoe, Muskoka, GTA CBC News A day after the PCs tabled their first budget, the government notified conservation authorities that the province will be reducing payments to flood management programs by half. Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) is losing around $100,00...
Mar 29th, 2019
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Beaver River wetlands – Friends of the Greenbelt photo Lakehead prof focusing research on Lake Simcoe, Visiting McGill professor offers ideas for carbon capture By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Scientists and academics around the world are tackling one of the biggest issues of our time: climat...
Mar 22nd, 2019
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Nottawasaga River – NVCA photo Highlights of the March 22, 2019 board of directors meeting From the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority The board of directors approved NVCA’s 2019 budget. The budget came in at $4.9 million, up $184,600 from 2018. Funds from municipal levy represent 49% of...
Mar 22nd, 2019
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Jack Gibbons From Jack Gibbons Lake Simcoe Watch This morning I made a deputation at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s (LSRCA) Board of Directors meeting. On behalf of Lake Simcoe Watch, I asked the Board Members to direct their staff to work with the Province of Ontario and the Governm...
Mar 6th, 2019
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From the Severn Sound Environmental Association website Current Employment Opportunities: –Watershed Monitoring Lead – Full-time/Permanent (One position available at the SSEA Office in Port McNicoll) Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM Job Posting – 1 Full-time Position S...