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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Jun 16th, 2017
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Province may grant new powers, funding channels to the environmental agencies By Chris Simon Barrie Advance Local conservation authorities will have the power to stop any construction that doesn’t comply to their regulations under a proposed set of rule changes being considered by the Ontario governm...
May 30th, 2017
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By Miriam King, Bradford Times Faced with the need to reduce phosphorus loading of Lake Simcoe, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is thinking “outside of the box.” So far, phosphorus reduction programs have only succeeded in keeping pace with growth and the increasing urbanization within ...
Feb 12th, 2017
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Photo by Tony Bellissimo Innisfil proposes sweeping changes to shoreline building rules By Lindsay Histrop Lake Simcoe Association Lake Simcoe area residents are alerted to the Town of Innisfil planning department’s proposed new official plan which, if passed by Council, will allow the construction o...
Jan 28th, 2017
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Timothy V. Crooks 30 January 1939 – 24 January 2017 Tim died at home with his loving wife of 45 years, Ros, at his side. He fought his courageous battle with cancer without any complaint. Tim was predeceased by his parents, Isabel and Ellis Crooks, by his brother, David, and by his nephew, Jonathan. ...
Jan 27th, 2017
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Tay Township mayor acclaimed as chair of board of health Midland Mirror January 30 The Simcoe Muskoka District Board of Health acclaimed Tay Township Mayor Scott Warnock as chair at its Jan. 18 meeting. “I am honoured to be elected as the new chair of the board of health,” Warnock stated in a press r...
Jan 25th, 2017
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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner  Next year Barrie will begin spending $60 million to cut the level of phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe from the wastewater treatment plant. Work at the Bradford Street plant could include constructing foundations, concrete tanks, pumps and piping, membranes, mechanical, ...
Jan 23rd, 2017
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North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance applauds decision By Heidi Riedner   Georgina Advocate A war of environmental protections versus development rights in the north end of Keswick is ramping up after a potential land swap got nixed under a provincial Greenbelt review. For years, the North Gwillimbury F...
Jan 11th, 2017
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from Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury ForestAlliance Today Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro, said “no” to the DG Group’s request for permission to build a subdivision on prime farmlands in the Greenbelt between Deer Park and Boyers Roads in the Town of Georgina. DG Group was seeking ...
Nov 17th, 2016
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Municipalities don’t recover the full cost of stormwater management, according to report from Diane Saxe CBC News Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner wants homeowners to pay an additional fee to deal with flooding. Dianne Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, calls on every mu...
Nov 17th, 2016
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By Heidi Riedner Georgina Advocate An appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) filed Thursday morning is the latest attempt by an environmental group to save significant wetlands from development in Georgina. The North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance has always contended the town’s official plan is “f...