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Dec 7th, 2017
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Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
In Barrie
Aug 18th, 2017
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Letter to the Barrie Examiner from Mayor Jeff Lehman August 18 2017 Re: ‘Lehman throws support behind HST increase’ I wanted to clarify my position on the need for more municipal revenue. I’m sending this letter because I was not specific enough with my comments to the Examiner as r...
In Barrie
Aug 16th, 2017
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Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples demands inquiry By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie’s Allandale Station land needs a public inquiry, or a criminal investigation, to determine if an Indigenous burial site was desecrated, says a governor with the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples....
In Barrie
Jun 23rd, 2017
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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Land developers are seeing red about new calculations for green-space dedication, or cash-in-lieu of parkland, in Barrie. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) says it was unaware the changes were coming and is disappointed there was no consultat...
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, ...
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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...