• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Aug 5th, 2019
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Today we have almost enough forests and wetlands to buffer the watershed from the impacts of climate change and the stress of phosphorus pollution. But we are losing, not gaining, forests and wetlands. Stronger, strategic protections needed in Simcoe County, report shows News release from Rescue Lake...
Jul 26th, 2019
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While not an outright single-use plastic ban, the town will be actively working to eliminate single-use plastic by: Erika Engel Barrie Today The effort to be a plastic-free community just got a boost with a unanimous motion from Collingwood town council supporting efforts to eliminate single-use plas...
Jul 17th, 2019
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End of the road? Canada’s nature emergency News release from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society In advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is welcoming Canada’s efforts to meet our 2020 land protection commitments and urging the federal government t...
Jul 17th, 2019
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Wasaga Beach Councillor and NVCA Chair George Watson AWARE News Network Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson has written to members of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board to say he does not intend to step down as chair. Watson says he has worked “diligently and tirelessly” as the hea...
Jul 4th, 2019
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Amaranth Councillor Margaret Mercer, Melancthon Councillor Shirley Boxem and Collingwood Councillor Mariane McLeod. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Is Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson in conflict for calling for the dissolution of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority while at the...
Jun 28th, 2019
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Justice Frank Marrocco From Collingwood Judicial Inquiry website he public hearings for Part 1 of the Inquiry concluded on June 28, 2019. Part 1 dealt with the 50% share sale of Collus to PowerStream Inc. The Participants’ closing submissions for Part 1 are due August 31, 2019. These submission...
Jun 28th, 2019
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by Ian Adams Collingwood Connection The warm, sweet odour of white buffalo sage permeates the air in the second floor of the Collingwood Curling Club as Trish Meekins tells the story of the origins of North America and its Indigenous inhabitants. She and her partner, Bob Rice, have begun Collingwood ...
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...
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Jun 11th, 2019
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Collingwood Councillor Kathy Jeffery AWARE News Network Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, Tiny Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma and Collingwood Councillor Kathy Jefferey were elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities at the organization’s recent annual conference, held in...
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...