• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Dec 8th, 2019
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By Donovan Vincent Toronto Star Innisfil, a rural town north of Toronto with seemingly endless country roads, vast open fields, no public bus service and onions as its best known commodity, wants to change its narrative and become a city of the future. Through a project known as the Orbit, the small ...
Dec 6th, 2019
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Ramara Township wants to be able to opt out of conservation authority services; ‘Quite frankly, most of what (they do) we have the staff to do it’ By: Jessica Owen Orillia Today Ramara Township is looking to opt out of the services the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority provides an...
Nov 25th, 2019
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from Utopia Hall All events at 8396 6th Line Utopia -Wednesday December 11: community update meeting starting @ 6:30pm (light supper to be available at no cost) to discuss the wonderful UTOPIA CONSERVATION AREA, seeking your input and involvement in the year ahead. -Sunday December 1: Musical brunch ...
Nov 24th, 2019
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AWARE News Network Last week, Simcoe County received this staff report on next steps in its plan to locate its organics and waste handling facility in the Freele Tract on Horsehoe Valley Road. CCW 2019-399 Friends of Simcoe Forests which, along with Nicholyn Farms and Edward Krajid, is appealing the ...
Nov 24th, 2019
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Minesing Wetlands From Nature Conservancy of Canada  Here’s a chance to secure the future of 80 acres of wetland, the only Canadian home of the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, and a key resource to assist in controlling floods and providing clean water for nearby communities. Giving Tuesday ...
Nov 24th, 2019
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From BTC The Be the Change Film Series (BTC) has become a Collingwood institution. Now in its 12th year, BTC has added a month on either end, extending the season from September to May. BTC screens environmentally and socially conscious movies at 5pm and 7:30pm every third Wednesday of the month at t...
Nov 23rd, 2019
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‘There’s some wording confusion that’s taking place between the province and municipalities,’ councillor says By: Jessica Owen Collingwood Today For Coun. Mariane McLeod’s first motion before council since being sworn in, she has decided to make an environmental impact. First read during ...
Nov 22nd, 2019
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AWARE News Network Environment Minister Jeff Yurek has turned down five bump-up applications that would have ordered the Midhurst Secondary Plan proponents to address specific environmental issues under Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act. 20191122—Letter-from-Jeff Yurek-re-MSP-EA Yurek...
Nov 22nd, 2019
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Nov 21st, 2019
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Scott Jermey By Nathan Taylor Barrie Today November 21 2019 The Township of Oro-Medonte is mourning the death of its deputy mayor, two weeks after the loss of one of its councillors. Scott Jermey died Wednesday morning. Mayor Harry Hughes said he was in “disbelief” when the township’s acting CAO call...