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Apr 21st, 2020
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Native brook trout News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Cabela’s Canada Outdoor Fund donated a grant of $20,000 to support the first year of the Nottawasaga River Restoration Program (NRRP). The goal of the program is to help restore the Upper Nottawasaga River and Sheldon ...
Mar 13th, 2020
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Heritage Drive from the harbour to the terminals flooded after heavy winds and waves during the fall of 2019. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Provincial plan suggests more collaboration for flood risk mitigation and promises investment into early-warning stream monitoring system By: Erika Engel Co...
Mar 8th, 2020
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Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and The Couchiching Conservancy co-hosting forum Couchiching Conservancy news release  More green equals better blue. That’s the message of an event planned for landowners and residents committed to environmental health in the Lake Simcoe region. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Co...
Feb 25th, 2020
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The homemade, wind-powered iceboat that was used to circumnavigate Lake Simcoe. by Claire Malcolmson Barrie Advance Texas Constantine and Leslie Stevens of Lefroy circumnavigated Lake Simcoe on a homemade, wind-powered iceboat this past weekend to raise funds for the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition. The...
Feb 21st, 2020
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Recent Ontario environment ministry invitation-only consultation on Conservation Authorities. -Conservation Ontario photo From Kelsey Scarfone Environmental Defence  Over the last several weeks, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has been hosting invitation-only in-person consultatio...
Feb 20th, 2020
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  By Wendy Burton Toronto Star First came the deluge — six inches of spring rain on snow over five days. River levels rose seven meters above normal. Then came destruction — $52 million in today’s dollars, more than 1,000 homes and businesses damaged beyond repair, a man swept from a rescue boat...
Feb 17th, 2020
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by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun  Feb 15, 2020 Sand washing down the St. Clair River is acting as a slurry, restricting the flow from Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. That could be one reason why the two middle lakes are reaching a “crisis high” condition, Mary Muter told the Wasaga Beach Men’s Probus Club durin...
Feb 14th, 2020
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Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution has risen by more than 30% under Ontario’s protection plan – but working together, we can reduce phosphorous, protect fisheries and stop algae blooms From Lake Simcoe Watch Today we are releasing our new report: Cleaning-Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Pape...
Jan 27th, 2020
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Scene from NVCA video  News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) held its 60th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 24, 2020. Keith White, Councillor for the Town of Essa, was elected as Chair, Mariane McLeod, Councillor at...
Jan 24th, 2020
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Gary Christie of the Nottawasaga Steelheaders and Jack Imhof of Trout Unlimited Canada at Friday’s annual general meeting of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network In a keynote address to the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authorit...