Dec 17th, 2018
Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 13th, 2018
Proposed legislation aims to cut red tape but grants municipalities the ability to bypass some environmental regulations by Chris Simon Barrie Advance Barrie is open for business — just not at the cost of the environment, the city’s mayor says. Mayor Jeff Lehman has added his name to the growing list...
Dec 12th, 2018
By Kate Harries – Lake Simcoe Living Magazine There’s a popular orchard on Yonge Street south of Barrie called Carpe Diem — “Seize the Day.” That day is drawing to a close. This area is part of 5,600 acres annexed by Barrie almost a decade ago. Now, ploughed fields proliferate with “...
Dec 10th, 2018
News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Nov 16th, 2018
Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s environment commissioner, set the stage with a wide-ranging and frank overview, ‘Climate Changes Everything’ by: BarrieToday Staff Third Age Barrie, A Life Long Learning Association, continued to provide stimulating ...
Nov 16th, 2018
Speaking truth to power is not a conflict of interest for professional planners, board rules News release from Donnelly Law As the Globe and Mail reported on Nov 9, 2018, Mr. Victor Doyle MCIP, RPP has won his case against the Government of Ontario – he did not violate government ethics, his actions ...