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Jan 5th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Municipalities that get added to the province’s Greenbelt have to comply with the Greenbelt Plan, which reduces urban sprawl. According to the ministry’s notice, the province is identifying moraines, streams and wetlands in order to protect water in the area. The town...
Dec 14th, 2017
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AWARE News Network From the agenda of the Dec. 15 2017 meeting of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority board of directors BOD-11-17 Short Agenda amended comes this letter from Geranium Corporation’s lawyer, clarifying the nature of its partnership with the LSRCA. Geranium November 28 2017 &n...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...
Aug 22nd, 2017
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From the IDA Innisfil District Association (IDA) AGM Saturday August 26 -10:30 am The IDA AGM will be held Saturday August 26 at 10:30 am at the Innisfil ideaLab/Lakeshore Library located at 967 Innisfil Beach Rd., Alcona. Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition is our featured spea...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Bond Head before From Environmental Defence March 21 2017 The tiny village of Bond Head, just outside the Greenbelt, is not the kind of place you would expect massive urban growth to happen. With a population of 500, surrounded by farm fields, and largely still on septic and private wells, Bond Head ...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Marcy Burchfield AWARE News Network Toronto Star, March 9 2017, Is Ontario’s growth plan intensifying urban sprawl? TVO, March 10 2017, How one stray sentence blew a hole in Ontario’s Growth Plan Toronto Star, March 10 2017, Environmental group slams GTA developers for sprawl Barrie Examiner, M...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Should rural settlements in the Greater Golden Horseshoe be a focus for growth? from the Neptis Foundation March 9 2017 Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe states that “population and employment growth will be accommodated by… directing major growth to settlement areas that offer m...
Feb 12th, 2017
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Photo by Tony Bellissimo Innisfil proposes sweeping changes to shoreline building rules By Lindsay Histrop Lake Simcoe Association Lake Simcoe area residents are alerted to the Town of Innisfil planning department’s proposed new official plan which, if passed by Council, will allow the construction o...