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Nov 23rd, 2020
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Wednesday November 25 – 7-8 pm webinar Video and presentation by Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Development is the biggest growing threat to Lake Simcoe. Learn how development affects the lake, and what the Lake Simcoe Prote...
Nov 21st, 2020
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Property pictured here is a 48-acre chunk of land on Triple Bay Road in Tay Township for which Cherry Blossom Village is planned. Opponents say Minister’s Zoning Orders ignore environmental concerns while kowtowing to developers By: Andrew Philips Midland Today It might be just a three-letter a...
Nov 20th, 2020
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Orbit MZO, Yes or No? Residents to stand up for environment and democratic planning principles at County Council meeting News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition On Tuesday November 24th Simcoe County Council will hear a request from the Town of Innisfil to support, or not, the use of a Ministe...
Nov 20th, 2020
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From the Friends of Simcoe Forests On October 19, 2020 The Friends of Simcoe Forests (FSF) submitted an application for judicial review to the Ontario Divisional Court. The purpose of the judicial review is to seek to overturn a recent decision by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). As a resul...
Nov 19th, 2020
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Mike Walters Amendments to Conservation Authorities Act ‘disconcerting’ and not reflective of feedback from consultations, says LSRCA official By: Nathan Taylor Barrie Today The CAO of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) sounded the alarm in a recent letter to municipali...
Nov 17th, 2020
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Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson ‘We will do everything in our power to ensure the Province acts on the recommendations to change the Municipal Act and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act’ AWARE News Network The following are Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson’s notes in addres...
Nov 17th, 2020
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Collingwood town council Each member of Collingwood council reacted to the findings in the final report of the Collingwood Judicial Inquiry By: Erika Engel Collingwood Today Members of Collingwood’s current council didn’t hold back as they condemned previous town officials for their ̵...
Nov 16th, 2020
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Site of a proposed shooting range on Concession Road 5 in Ramara. Township considering ban on shooting ranges, but it wouldn’t impact current ones; ‘These people are being shamefully disrespectful to their neighbours and friends’ By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters  Ramara is looking a...
Nov 16th, 2020
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Site of a proposed shooting range on Concession Road 5 in Ramara. By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters The unanimous decision was made at Monday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting and will be up for ratification at next Monday’s council meeting. The committee turned down the application for the property a...
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 ...