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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...
Mar 29th, 2019
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Beaver River wetlands – Friends of the Greenbelt photo Lakehead prof focusing research on Lake Simcoe, Visiting McGill professor offers ideas for carbon capture By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Scientists and academics around the world are tackling one of the biggest issues of our time: climat...
Mar 5th, 2019
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Clause proposed for Springwater already adopted by Tiny, Clearview, Midland and Penetanguishene A code of conduct is being proposed for Springwater Township that would curtail councillors’ freedom to speak at hearings that make key decisions on land use and development. A clause in the code developed...
Feb 10th, 2019
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Singer and environmentalist Sarah Harmer Friday February 22: Sarah will be joined by Tim Gray, Jeff Monague, Becky Big Canoe, and the Caswell Choir Lions From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Environmental Defence and the Lake Simcoe Rescue Coalition We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Harme...
Feb 4th, 2019
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Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’   By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Jan 27th, 2019
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Hosted by Keep Simcoe Beautiful Tuesday February 5 7-9 pm We did it, Simcoe County! Following the news from the Ontario Government that it won’t be proceeding with Schedule 10 of Bill 66, the original Bill 66 Town Hall event has been modified. Instead of a Town Hall, please join us in a Communi...
Jan 25th, 2019
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Reporter told presence at meeting would ‘disrupt the process’ OrilliaMatters  Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop held a pre-budget consultation Friday at the Orillia City Centre. Despite being given advance approval to cover the meeting, an OrilliaMatters reporter was turned away at the boardro...
Jan 24th, 2019
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The Ford government withdrew Schedule 10 of Bill 66 yesterday, which still leaves much of this omnibus bill on the order paper. Each schedule – there are 12 – targets a different ministry. It’s the section dealing with land-use planning under the municipal affairs and housing ministry that is gone. T...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Thanks to municipal politicians who showed leadership, to MPPs who listened – and to the people News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clarke, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this afternoon that the government will not be pursuing Schedule 10 of Bill...