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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 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 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 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...
Nov 13th, 2020
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Collingwood judicial inquiry in session last year. Rogers TV screenshot Recommendations include expansion of definition of family under conflict of interest act This is the second in a series of three reports on the Collingwood judicial inquiry, dealing with recommendations of interest in other munic...
Oct 29th, 2020
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from  Just Recovery Simcoe Citizens around the world are calling for social justice, economic reform and preservation of nature, key strategies civilization needs to embrace in order to mitigate the worst impacts of the climate crisis we are already experiencing, while we plan our recovery from the p...
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Oct 28th, 2020
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Lovers Creek Ravine From Change.org Residents of Painswick South District, specifically those on Loon Avenue, are outraged and saddened by a proposed townhome development being planned in their backyards at 521 Huronia Road, Barrie, backyards which back onto Lovers Creek Ravine (a provincially protec...
In Barrie
Oct 16th, 2020
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Nearly 3,700 people have signed a petition By Chris Simon Barrie Advance Michelle Lackey may lose her home’s biggest selling feature. The Barrie resident moved into her Loon Avenue dream house in June. The backyard has a pool and it overlooks part of a large wooded area, which is connected to the Lov...