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Dec 17th, 2018
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New release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Watershed management services staff presented an overview of three key technical and policy updates expected to go before the board in 2019. · Regulation Mapping Update – NVCA GIS staff recently completed an exercise to further refine the...
Dec 5th, 2018
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Earlier map shows location of Metrus Development project. The company has now rebranded as DG Group. -North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance facebook In exchange, DG would give up its proposed Maple Lake Estates (MLE) project in a Provincially Significant Wetland From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest...
Nov 23rd, 2018
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DG Group clears forest From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Special council meeting to discuss DG Group forest destruction Georgina Council will discuss what actions to take to stop further destructive clearing of the Maple Lake Estates lands by DG Group at a special council meeting on...
Nov 13th, 2018
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From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Last Friday (Nov. 9), the Town of Georgina issued a Stop Work Order after discovering that DG Group was clearing trees on its Maple Lake Estates property without a permit. According to the Order, all work on the Maple Lake Estates lands must stop im...
Nov 12th, 2018
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Photo shows Thundering Waters wetlands where offsetting scheme was tried in past. Development advocates at recent Growth Plan consultation by province urged wetland offsetting be permitted by change to provincial regulation. By Dr. John Bacher November 9 2018 On November 8, 2108 the newly elected Ont...
Oct 16th, 2018
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Professor Ian Clark of the University of Ottawa and graduate student Hamed Mozafari take water samples at the Elmvale flow. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The pristine water that flows from the Waverley Uplands was the subject of brief but intense investigation earlier this month. Scientists from...
Oct 12th, 2018
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Oct 5th, 2018
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Jeff Lehman From Lake Simcoe Watch In response to Lake Simcoe Watch’s questionnaire, five incumbent mayors have said that their municipalities should work with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and the Government of Ontario to develop and implement a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s p...
Oct 2nd, 2018
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…and some do not – Lake Simcoe Watch questionnaire responses from Lake Simcoe Watch Barrie  In response to Lake Simcoe Watch’s questionnaire, 26 of Barrie’s municipal election candidates, including both candidates for Mayor, have said that the City of Barrie should work with the Lake Simc...
Sep 20th, 2018
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from North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance We asked the candidates for election to Georgina Town Council the following question: Do you believe the Town of Georgina should take all the necessary actions to ensure that the proposed Maple Lake Estates residential development is NOT built on the Paradise Be...