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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...
Nov 13th, 2016
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Proposed policy is a recipe for inaction and delay from Ontario Nature Prior to the 2014 provincial election, Premier Kathleen Wynne pledged to reverse wetland loss by 2025. Accordingly, the Province has proposed a new wetland conservation strategy, which is open for public comment until November 16,...
Sep 19th, 2016
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News release from the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature, Environmental Defence, AWARE Simcoe and the NGFA have asked the Government of Ontario to instruct the Region of York that it must amend the Town of Georgina’s Official Plan to ensure that it prohibits...
Sep 7th, 2016
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From Isabel Balarezo Blue Flag Program Coordinator On September 27th, Environmental Defence and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) are hosting a FREE workshop: From the Lawn to the Lake: How You Can Keep Lake Simcoe Swimmable. Join us and learn about what you can do to help keep La...
Jul 27th, 2016
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By Kenneth Jackson APTN As The Killers played their last song Sunday wrapping up another year of the massive WayHome music festival, the event’s legal troubles played on. The township says it is investigating the festival for allegedly breaking its permit for the second year in a row, allowing 35,000...
Jul 19th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales Orillia Packet & Times The upcoming summer festivals at Burl’s Creek will be a fading memory by the time a justice of the peace determines the fate of a private prosecution against Republic Live. After a nearly five-and-a-half-hour-long pretrial motion hearing Tuesday in Or...
Jul 18th, 2016
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News release from Save Oro Mere days before the beginning of the WayHome concerts, Oro-Medonte resident Wendy McKay will be in court Tuesday July 19 to pursue her private prosecution of concert promoters Republic Live in connection with alleged bylaw violations at last year’s Burl’s Creek concerts. T...
Jul 12th, 2016
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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority news release The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is recommending that businesses and residents reduce their water consumption while hot, dry weather conditions continue. “Low rainfall since mid-April has contributed to drought conditions, wh...
Jul 6th, 2016
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times Oro-Medonte council has opted for the status quo when it comes to this summer’s music festivals at Burl’s Creek. During a boisterous meeting Wednesday, the township’s council voted unanimously to approve a special-events permit for 92 of ...