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Dec 7th, 2016
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Liberal government adds river to list under Navigable Waters By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The Nottawasaga River is once again protected under federal legislation. In October, the federal government added the river to the list of rivers and lakes protected under the Navigation Protection Act. Several area ...
Dec 7th, 2016
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AWARE News Network We did it! Thanks to you, the Nottawasaga River has been added to the schedule of the Navigation Protection Act. Only two rivers have had their protection restored by the Liberal government. The other is the Nass River in British Columbia. The reason? The Canada Gazette listing of ...
Feb 25th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Clearview Township and the Town of Collingwood have a new ally in their fight to get a wind turbine development blown off course. County of Simcoe council voted Thursday to join the municipalities in their appeals of Fairview wind project, which propos...
Feb 22nd, 2016
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By Don Crosby Owen Sound Sun Times Grey Highlands council is expected to reveal on Thursday how it will participate in a hearing before the Environmental Review Tribunal later this spring. The tribunal will hear an appeal by Clearview Township of the Niagara Escarpment Commission’s denial of its requ...
Feb 13th, 2016
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Rethinking citizen engagement in Peterborough will ‘knock your socks off’ Peterborough This Week February 3 2016 One of Canada’s leading voices for citizen engagement and new approaches to planning is coming to Peterborough on Feb. 10, as guest speaker and “provocateur” at two events hosted by local ...
Jan 31st, 2016
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  Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall addresses the Greenbelt meeting Life is a pay-attention contest: Oakville Mayor Rob Burton By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Protecting the natural environment makes communities more livable, safeguards our food and water for the future and reinvigora...
Jan 28th, 2016
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By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A pre-hearing will take place in March as Clearview Township officials challenge a decision by the Niagara Escarpment Commission to deny a permit to rebuild the 26-27 Sideroad. The NEC board decided in November not to grant the township’s application, which is part of an overa...
Jan 12th, 2016
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AWARE News Network A free public event to discuss issues surrounding Simcoe’s water, farmland and natural heritage systems ,and how we can protect these important resources through expanding the Greenbelt in Simcoe County. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Ba...
Jan 6th, 2016
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Text of January 4 2016 letter to Town of Collingwood from Collingwood Aviation Business Park president Remo Niceforo: Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson and Councillor Mike Edwards I am responding to your media release issued December 29, 2015, titled ‘Collingwood’s Support for Regional Airport’. Having s...
Jan 6th, 2016
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By Ian Adams Collingwood Connection Secrecy over the future of the Collingwood Regional Airport is troubling to at least one municipal councillor. Collingwood council discussed the airport behind closed doors at its Jan. 4 meeting, which marks the third time in three months the future of the facility...