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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Jul 27th, 2020
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From Andrew McCammon Ontario Headwaters Institute  The Ontario government continues its unparalleled and cynical assault on environmental protection and democratic norms. Its most recent effort was Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act (2020), which had virtually nothing to do with COVID nor a...
Jul 17th, 2020
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News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Environmental coalitions around Lake Simcoe have been waiting for the Province of Ontario to start the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan review for many months, and today Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin announced that the Ministry will initiate the statutor...
Jul 16th, 2020
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Pachter playfully presents the Queen in a moment of contemplation, pondering which hat to choose, or rather, which role to assume. Lake Simcoe group wants someone to make a big decision News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition In support of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, one of Canada’s lead...
Jul 13th, 2020
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From the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has dismissed the request of Maple Lake Estates Inc. (MLE) for a review of the Tribunal’s December 2019 decision, which amended the Town of Georgina’s Official Plan by designating the MLE wetlands and woodlands...
Jul 11th, 2020
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From Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Nature teaches many lessons. Use the outdoors to help your students learn math, science, language, art and more. Join Dana Eldon​, Outreach Coordinator and outdoor learning expert as she leads you through this 4 week online course that includes a one-hou...
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 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...