Jan 10th, 2019
Mayor Don Allen ‘Not going to do anything untoward, but not going to handcuff ourselves’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council voted last night to take a wait-and-see approach on Bill 66, after being told by Planning Director Brent Spagnol that he was not in a position to...
Jan 10th, 2019
Bradford-West-Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer at his 2018 election campaign launch. -Bradford Today photo Updates: On January 14 2018, the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio unanimously approved a resolution to reject any aspect of Bill 66 that circumvents provincial protection of the environment and natural...
Jan 9th, 2019
Collingwood Councillor Deb Doherty makes a point at Tuesday’s meeting in Midhurst. -AWARE Simcoe photo Concerns include loss of protection, lack of transparency By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Concern and even alarm were the predominant sentiments expressed at a Midhurst meeting on Bill 66 h...
Dec 20th, 2018
News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Local groups concerned about the future health of Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and protection of our drinking water are now calling on municipalities within Simcoe County and the Lake Simcoe watershed to take a stand against ...
Dec 17th, 2018
Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 13th, 2018
Nursery disputes claims private sector can meet capacity by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Southern Ontario’s largest producer of seedlings is rejecting the rationale being used by the province to close the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus. Dave Harbec, the manager of Somerville Seedlings in Everett,...
Dec 10th, 2018
News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Nov 28th, 2018
by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus is closing down, the province has decided. The move comes about three months after the government initiated a consultation process involving the public, nurseries and the forestry industry to determine if the historic facility tha...
Nov 27th, 2018
Anne Learn Sharpe et Janet Lord-Genyk d’AWARE Essa s’inquiètent des conséquences sur la biodiversité des forêts de l’Ontario. Photo : Radio-Canada/Marie-Hélène Ratel Le gouvernement provincial ferme l’Installation de conditionnement des semences forestières de l’Ontario ...
Nov 26th, 2018
AWARE News Nework The Forest Gene Conservation Network (FGCN) has called on the Ontario government to continue support for the services provided by the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus In a November 1 2018 letter to then Natural Resources Minister Jeff Yurek (the current minister is John Yakabuski), ...