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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...
Jun 6th, 2019
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The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...
May 13th, 2019
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Doug Hevenor Concerns rise as funding dries up for conservation authorities by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Shortly after this year’s provincial budget was tabled, a steady stream of stories began to surface about all the funding cutbacks rolling out across the province, targeting everything ...
May 6th, 2019
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From Friends of the Utopia Gristmill and Conservation Park and others Keep the Ontario Tree Seed Site Public Bake Sale! On Compost Saturday (May 11) at Utopia Hall 9 am to noon The hope of Friends of the Utopia Gristmill and Conservation Park, Happy Hen & AWARE Essa is to bring together gardeners...
Apr 26th, 2019
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Fred Somerville Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen says province is ‘dismantling’ agency’s capacity to plant trees by Brad Pritchard  Alliston Herald Somerville Nurseries in Everett is going to feel the brunt of the province’s decision to end the 50 Million Trees Program. The nurser...
Apr 19th, 2019
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The Golden Eagle is endangered in Ontario, which means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. -San Diego Zoo photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition It is becoming a pattern with this government to hear, once again, that Ontario’s most se...
Apr 16th, 2019
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2019-20 SCGC executive board: Charlene Strudwick, Phil Brennan,Tom Kurtz, Al McNair and Sandy Agnew. News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition On Sunday, April 14, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) held its annual general meeting to reset focus on upcoming priorities and vote...
Apr 7th, 2019
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Anne Learn Sharpe of AWARE Essa Groups have until mid-July to submit proposals for seed plant property by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The future of the seed plant property in Angus remains as uncertain since the day its closure was announced a year and a half ago. The province says it’s now in the...
Mar 15th, 2019
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AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...
Mar 5th, 2019
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The Ontario Tree Seed Plant From AWARE Essa The Ontario government has closed the Tree Seed Plant in Angus. The 26-acre site of this unique historic facility is now in the government’s “disposition of realty” process. Organizations such as municipalities, conservation authorities an...