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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Aug 5th, 2019
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Today we have almost enough forests and wetlands to buffer the watershed from the impacts of climate change and the stress of phosphorus pollution. But we are losing, not gaining, forests and wetlands. Stronger, strategic protections needed in Simcoe County, report shows News release from Rescue Lake...
Jul 17th, 2019
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End of the road? Canada’s nature emergency News release from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society In advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is welcoming Canada’s efforts to meet our 2020 land protection commitments and urging the federal government t...
Jul 17th, 2019
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Wasaga Beach Councillor and NVCA Chair George Watson AWARE News Network Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson has written to members of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board to say he does not intend to step down as chair. Watson says he has worked “diligently and tirelessly” as the hea...
Jul 16th, 2019
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From SOS Beaverton  SOS Beaverton is a group of concerned citizens who want to protect the health of Lake Simcoe now and for future generations. We want to stop the ongoing dumping of sediment and chemicals into Lake Simcoe. Asian vegetable farming on the east shores of Lake Simcoe north of Beaverton...
Jul 8th, 2019
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Jack Gibbons By Mike Anderson Georgina Post Like a modern-day Don Quixote, Jack Gibbons is tilting at windmills. But the windmills are not imaginary giants. They are local politicians. Mr. Gibbons is the chair of Lake Simcoe Watch, a local environmental lobby group, that is mounting an aggressive law...
Jul 4th, 2019
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Amaranth Councillor Margaret Mercer, Melancthon Councillor Shirley Boxem and Collingwood Councillor Mariane McLeod. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Is Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson in conflict for calling for the dissolution of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority while at the...
Jul 3rd, 2019
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From Jack Gibbons Rescue Lake Simcoe Andrew Scheer has promised to restore the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund if he becomes Prime Minister of Canada (see “Conservatives unveil climate plan, Lake Simcoe Watch all eyes”). This is a step in the right direction. But we need more information about Mr. Scheer’s...
Jun 24th, 2019
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AWARE Simcoe Recently, as part of its submission to the provincial government on regional government review, the Town of Wasaga Beach suggested that the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority be dissolved. AWARE Simcoe board members Sandy Agnew and...
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...
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 ...