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 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 16th, 2018
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 ...
Sep 19th, 2018
Piles of wood chips mark the site of what was a mature hardwood forest. There is no indication of any farming activity since the clear-cutting in December, 2015. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network ‘Favoured’ and “non-favoured’ municipal election candidates are listed on an Oro-Medonte website – it co...
Aug 9th, 2018
Friend of the forest: Beeton resident Neal Arbic -Metroland photo Town donating property to Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Residents who have watched over Beeton’s heritage forest for decades will continue to play an important role to ensure the property remains prot...
May 26th, 2018
From Lake Simcoe Watch We asked the provincial election candidates in the 11 Lake Simcoe watershed ridings what they are willing to do to protect Lake Simcoe – and where they stand on four issues that are vital to the health of the watershed . Their responses are now posted on our web site: www...
Apr 22nd, 2018
AWARE News Network The following proposal has been posted by the Ontario government on the EBR registry The proposal is related to sustainable excess soil management and reuse. The proposal aims to protect human health and the environment. It also aims to increase opportunities for the beneficial reu...