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Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Nov 26th, 2020
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From the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority By NVCA Planning Staff There is nothing more idyllic than building a subdivision right beside a river. The perfect family home backing onto the river banks, marketing materials illustrating a young laughing family playing alongside the water, grandpa...
Nov 24th, 2020
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  Screen Shot 2020-11-24 at 12.17.49 PM ‘We should let the province know it shouldn’t be sneaking stuff into budget bills’ – McLeod By: Erika Engel Collingwood Today  Collingwood council voted unanimously in favour of sending a resolution, letter, and comments from the townR...
Nov 14th, 2020
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NVCA chair Keith White News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority November 13 2020 On November 5, 2020, the Ontario government released changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act in the provincial budget. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has ...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford From the Canadian Environmental Law Association  CELA will be hosting a webinar in partnership with Environmental Defence and Ontario Nature on Tuesday, Nov 17th at 7pm about the proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and to the conservation authorities’ role i...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Nottawasaga River -Gary Christie photo Action Alert – We Need Our Conservation Authorities From the Canadian Environmental Law Association – Scroll down for Environmental Defence, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and others On November 5, 2020, the Ontario government tabled omnibus budget mea...
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...
Apr 21st, 2020
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Native brook trout News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Cabela’s Canada Outdoor Fund donated a grant of $20,000 to support the first year of the Nottawasaga River Restoration Program (NRRP). The goal of the program is to help restore the Upper Nottawasaga River and Sheldon ...
Mar 13th, 2020
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Heritage Drive from the harbour to the terminals flooded after heavy winds and waves during the fall of 2019. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Provincial plan suggests more collaboration for flood risk mitigation and promises investment into early-warning stream monitoring system By: Erika Engel Co...
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...