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Feb 11th, 2021
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County Road 91 Quarry Aware continues public campaign By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A group fighting the closure of County Road 91 says there is “widespread opposition” to a plan to close the road and upgrade an existing summer road to year-round use. Quarry Aware is basing its claim on a recent access to ...
Jan 20th, 2021
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Sideroad 26/27 SAVE Escarpment Wetlands, SAVE County Road 91 From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation One of our popular inter-county roads is on the chopping block. The proposed replacement is a seasonal sideroad with a 14% grade that traverses delicate Niagara Escarpment wetlands. Walker A...
Dec 4th, 2020
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Flat user-fee would result in an estimated 63% of residents paying more By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today Simcoe County is reconsidering the way residents pay for waste collection and, if passed through county council, most residents will be hit harder in the wallet for the same service. During a recent ...
Dec 4th, 2020
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Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs Friday afternoon, committee members voted in favour of Schedule 6 and the new amendments with MPPs Mitzie Hunter, Sandy Shaw and Ian Arthur voting against. The committee is chaired by Amarjot Sandhu PC Brampton West. Members are Jeremy Roberts PC, Ot...
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 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 20th, 2020
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You can join the NEC’s virtual meeting on a project it denied five years ago that threatens streams, slopes and wetlands From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation The Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) is holding a virtual meeting on Oct. 29 2020 at 2:15 pm to consider the Township of ...