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Dec 13th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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), ...
Nov 25th, 2018
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Removal of the position would be a ‘troubling decision for all Ontarians and should be an immediate cause for concern’ Letter to BarrieToday from Theresa McClenaghan Canadian Environmental Law Association, executive director I recently read your coverage titled, Ontario Tree Seed Plant a ...
Nov 16th, 2018
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Speaking truth to power is not a conflict of interest for professional planners, board rules News release from Donnelly Law As the Globe and Mail reported on Nov 9, 2018, Mr. Victor Doyle MCIP, RPP has won his case against the Government of Ontario – he did not violate government ethics, his actions ...
Nov 15th, 2018
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“The need for genetically adapted native seeds has never been greater” – Margaret Curran, AWARE Essa FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ONTARIO TREE SEED PLANT IN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER’S REPORT Angus, Ontario, November 15, 2018  -The critical role of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in maintaini...
Sep 9th, 2018
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Volunteers needed for TD Tree Days events in Stayner, Shelburne and the Minesing Wetlands this September. -NVCA photo News release from the NVCA The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is looking for volunteers to plant trees in Simcoe and Dufferin counties. On Saturday, September 15, fr...
Aug 29th, 2018
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Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, meets with members of AWARE Essa and Friends of the Utopia Gristmill & Park in Angus in first step of consultation over proposed tree seed plant closing. -AWARE Essa photo Ontario ministers hear a new vision for the Ontario Tree Seed Facilit...