• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Dec 6th, 2020
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News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority On December 4, 2020, new proposed changes to Schedule 6 of Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020 were announced. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) will continue to request the...
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 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 25th, 2020
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From Your Happy Hens @ the Utopia Hall Hell’o! We miss you and hope all is well for you, your family & friends. Soup’s on virtual-style at the Utopia Hall (8313-8513 6 Line, Utopia, ON) next Saturday, October 31st. Unlike past SOUPALICIOUS Utopia events, there won’t be any sampling but you can or...
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 ...
Aug 31st, 2020
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From AWARE Essa On Saturday, September 19 (rain date September 26) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Utopia Hall, AWARE Essa, and Friends of the Utopia Mill and Park invite you to Utopia Hall for an outdoor presentation on Trees in Essa Township. Wildlife habitat, green infrastructure, climate change mitigati...