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Aug 5th, 2018
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From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust On August 18th the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust will be going head-to-head with Phragmites Australis, an invasive grass that grows so thick that turtles become trapped and die. “It’s an extremely fast-growing, invasive, non-native grass,” says George Powe...
Jul 2nd, 2018
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NVCA Board of Director Meeting Highlights June 22, 2018 – from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Peter Alm, Water Resource Engineer, and Kristopher Robinson, GIS Technologist, presented the results of NVCA’s recently completed Watershed Flood Risk Assessment. The study looked at the...
Apr 19th, 2018
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NVCA’s Conservation Champions NVCA news release  Volunteers, land stewards and community partners took centre stage at the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s Evening of Thanks on April 17. The event, held during National Volunteer Week, celebrated the contributions of individuals, organizati...
Apr 17th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Innisfil town hall was packed with people for a meeting about Friday Harbour Resort April 11. Two main issues were discussed with the first, a rezoning bylaw allowing swimming pool uses throughout the resort, being approved by council. “It’s to permit pools in other p...
Apr 16th, 2018
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Hines Emerald Dragonfly -Chris Evans photo Only known Canadian site for the endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly NCC News release April 11 2018 The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the protection of an additional 43 hectares (107 acres) in the Minesing Wetlands. Located 12 kilometres...
Apr 11th, 2018
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AWARE Simcoe’s Don Morgan and Karen Rathwell of Wellington Water Watchers at AGM. -AWARE Simcoe photo News release from Wellington Water Watchers Karen Rathwell, seven-year member of WWW, spoke in Simcoe County last Saturday April 7 2018 at the AGM for AWARE Simcoe. Karen advocates for the Onta...
Apr 11th, 2018
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Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro called on to act From the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro, has told TV Ontario that he is not contemplating issuing a Zoning Order to prohibit the DG Group from building a giant residential development o...
Apr 10th, 2018
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NDP MPP Peter Tabuns suggested that the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority was running roughshod over provincial laws Thanks to permits issued before Betamax went out of style, a development near Lake Simcoe is going ahead despite policies designed to stop projects exactly like it By John Mich...
Mar 29th, 2018
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Aurora Mayor and LSRCA chair Geoffrey Dawe -Aurora Banner photo Open letter to Lake Simcoe Watershed Community From the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Recently the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (Conservation Authority) Board of Directors made a unanimous decision to approve a p...
Mar 27th, 2018
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Georgina Ward 3 Counc. Dave Neeson (left) and North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Chair Jack Gibbons at the LRSCA board meeting. -Metroland photo March 23 board decision met with chorus of ‘shame on you’ from standing-room-only crowd by Heidi Riedner Georgina Advocate Pursuing a land swap t...