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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...
Aug 14th, 2020
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from your HAPPY HENS of Utopia Hello! Really hope that all is well. We are going to have another pie sale next Saturday – August 22nd (10am – 1pm). We will be baking 4 types: our Rhubarb Custard, Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp, Cherry & Lemon Meringue. The pies are $10 each. Also – celebrating the curr...
Jul 10th, 2020
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Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract By Jessica Owen Barrie Today July 2 Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract Editor’...
Jun 26th, 2020
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From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 17th, 2020
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Jun 7th, 2020
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From the Wilderness Committee  Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
Apr 18th, 2020
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A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road.  ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
Apr 8th, 2020
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By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
Mar 13th, 2020
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Heritage Drive from the harbour to the terminals flooded after heavy winds and waves during the fall of 2019. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Provincial plan suggests more collaboration for flood risk mitigation and promises investment into early-warning stream monitoring system By: Erika Engel Co...
Feb 27th, 2020
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from Compost Council of Canada and others Seedy Saturday at the Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line, Utopia. Saturday March 7 9a to 2p  ...