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Oct 14th, 2020
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Public engagement could be ‘really difficult’ as county moves toward its zero-waste goal By: Bob Bruton Barrie Today Editor’s note: Because Barrie is a separated city, the County of Simcoe does not handle waste collection for Barrie residents. This only affects people living in the ...
Oct 7th, 2020
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Ontario  Nature News Release On Thursday October 8th, York Region Council will hold a vote on a proposal to request that the provincial government open the Greenbelt to development. If passed by Council, it will seek permission to prepare a municipal plan designating industrial and commercial employm...
Aug 30th, 2020
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Updated October 2 2020 AWARE News Network The Alliston BIA’s RURBAN Farmers Market at Centre and Victoria Streets is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Barrie Farmers’ Market is is open for pedestrians and on-site shopping. Vendors are set up in the City Hall parking lot from 8 a.m. t...
Aug 20th, 2020
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Back: Councillor Emmett Yeo, Councillor Clare Riepma, Mayor Virginia Hackson, Councillor Keenan Aylwin​, Mayor Margaret Quirk, Councillor Randy Greenlaw,​ Councillor Alex Waters, Fron: Councillor Shira Harrison-McIntyre, Regional Councillor Tom Vegh, Councillor Avia Eek, Regional Chairman Wayne Emmer...
Jul 17th, 2020
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News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Environmental coalitions around Lake Simcoe have been waiting for the Province of Ontario to start the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan review for many months, and today Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin announced that the Ministry will initiate the statutor...
Jul 10th, 2020
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Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract By Jessica Owen Barrie Today July 2 Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract Editor’...
Jun 26th, 2020
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From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 7th, 2020
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From the Wilderness Committee  Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
Apr 18th, 2020
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A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road.  ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
Apr 8th, 2020
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By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...