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Jun 24th, 2019
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AWARE Simcoe Recently, as part of its submission to the provincial government on regional government review, the Town of Wasaga Beach suggested that the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority be dissolved. AWARE Simcoe board members Sandy Agnew and...
Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 6th, 2019
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The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...
May 13th, 2019
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Doug Hevenor Concerns rise as funding dries up for conservation authorities by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Shortly after this year’s provincial budget was tabled, a steady stream of stories began to surface about all the funding cutbacks rolling out across the province, targeting everything ...
May 13th, 2019
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Wasaga Beach CAO George Vadeboncoeur speaks to provincial special advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling on Monday. -Orillia Matters photo By Jessica Owen Orillia Matters  Residents of Simcoe County didn’t hold back Monday when they had an opportunity to weigh in on a review of regional governance. “I...
Apr 19th, 2019
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The Golden Eagle is endangered in Ontario, which means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. -San Diego Zoo photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition It is becoming a pattern with this government to hear, once again, that Ontario’s most se...
Apr 16th, 2019
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2019-20 SCGC executive board: Charlene Strudwick, Phil Brennan,Tom Kurtz, Al McNair and Sandy Agnew. News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition On Sunday, April 14, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) held its annual general meeting to reset focus on upcoming priorities and vote...
Mar 29th, 2019
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Beaver River wetlands – Friends of the Greenbelt photo Lakehead prof focusing research on Lake Simcoe, Visiting McGill professor offers ideas for carbon capture By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Scientists and academics around the world are tackling one of the biggest issues of our time: climat...
Mar 22nd, 2019
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Jack Gibbons From Jack Gibbons Lake Simcoe Watch This morning I made a deputation at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s (LSRCA) Board of Directors meeting. On behalf of Lake Simcoe Watch, I asked the Board Members to direct their staff to work with the Province of Ontario and the Governm...
Mar 15th, 2019
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AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...