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In Barrie
Mar 9th, 2017
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From Explore Lake Simcoe Number of drinking straws reduced– 14,000 and climbing The Explore Lake Simcoe #nostrawchallenge is an open challenge to food service establishments operating in the Lake Simcoe watershed. In an effort to reduce unnecessary use of drinking straws, and to reduce plastic drinki...
Jan 25th, 2017
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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner  Next year Barrie will begin spending $60 million to cut the level of phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe from the wastewater treatment plant. Work at the Bradford Street plant could include constructing foundations, concrete tanks, pumps and piping, membranes, mechanical, ...
In Barrie
Jan 15th, 2017
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By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner Would you like a plastic straw with that? More and more customers are saying no, thanks to an innovative project by the Explore Lake Simcoe Sustainable Tourism project. The project was developed in partnership with the Government of Ontario, the RT07 tourism area and To...
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...
In Barrie
Aug 16th, 2016
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By Bob Bruton Barrie Examiner Ken Robertson wants his voice heard, and his vote to count, in the next city election. The Barrie resident has asked to address council this fall about having a ranked ballot voting system in the 2018 election. “We’re getting people elected to council that are only...
May 16th, 2016
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By Jenni Dunning Barrie Advance An Oro-Medonte facility that stores biosolids from Barrie’s wastewater treatment plant may be affecting groundwater, according to a 2015 performance report. The Oro Biosolids Storage Facility on Line 7 north of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport can house up to 61,500 sq...
Apr 25th, 2016
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From the Brereton Field Naturalists On Saturday, May 14, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority will be continuing to implement their “the Creeks project” by involving the community in tree planting at 99 Loon Ave. in Barrie from 10 am to 12. The more community volunteers we get, the more nati...
In Barrie
Apr 21st, 2016
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Letter to the Barrie Advance Re: City has grown 560% in 40 years, study finds, April 7. Your article was staggering. What was more jaw-dropping is what has been sacrificed to support Barrie’s previous love of sprawl – 154 square-kilometres (26,000 football fields) of natural and semi-natural space, m...
In Barrie
Apr 16th, 2016
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Today Barrie should be pitching in to help fund growth in Simcoe County, says Wasaga Beach Mayor Brian Smith. As Simcoe County councilors took a first look at proposed updated development charges, Smith noted that almost 70 percent of the higher charges that new home buyers will...
In Barrie
Apr 7th, 2016
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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie councillors could vote on banning corporate and union donations from local elections later this month. Mayor Jeff Lehman says he’d like to see it on the April 18 agenda. “I have always felt that campaign finance rules need to be tightened up, so I don’t nee...