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Feb 19th, 2020
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Rick Beaver  From the Couchiching Conservancy  We hope to see you at our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 7 at Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club in Orillia from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, as we share conservation news from the year, stewardship and volunteer efforts, and plans for the future....
Feb 14th, 2020
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Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution has risen by more than 30% under Ontario’s protection plan – but working together, we can reduce phosphorous, protect fisheries and stop algae blooms From Lake Simcoe Watch Today we are releasing our new report: Cleaning-Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Pape...
Jan 23rd, 2020
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Fish weirs From the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society Mnijikaning Fish Weirs with Janet Turner & Elder Mark Douglas When: 7 pm on Wednesday, February 12th Where: in the Thompson Room of the North Simcoe Recreation Centre, Midland, Ontario Janet Turner is an educator with the S...
Jan 15th, 2020
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Councillor Ralph Cipolla  When Ralph Cipolla’s beloved golden doodle swallowed a piece of plastic while walking an area trail, the Orillia councillor had a choice to make. “Put him down or a very expensive operation,” Cipolla told his colleagues this week. “We chose to do the operation.” Cipolla reco...
Dec 20th, 2019
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Council approves appointments despite concerns from some residents who wanted a byelection By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Oro-Medonte’s council is about to become whole again. At a special meeting this week, council approved the appointments of Ralph Hough as deputy mayor and Tammy DeSousa as Ward ...
Nov 24th, 2019
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Minesing Wetlands From Nature Conservancy of Canada  Here’s a chance to secure the future of 80 acres of wetland, the only Canadian home of the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, and a key resource to assist in controlling floods and providing clean water for nearby communities. Giving Tuesday ...
Aug 20th, 2019
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From the Orillia Naturalists Club Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:00 p.m THE FUTURE OF OUR PROTECTED SPACES with Margaret Prophet, Executive Director Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition The joint meeting of Huronia area naturalist clu...
Aug 19th, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford speaks with media in a flooded area of Constance Bay northwest of Ottawa on April 26, 2019. Kamara Morozuk / National Observer photo Province Moves to Constrain Conservation Authorities’ Programs and Services Scroll down for media coverage News release from Conservation Ontari...
Aug 5th, 2019
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Today we have almost enough forests and wetlands to buffer the watershed from the impacts of climate change and the stress of phosphorus pollution. But we are losing, not gaining, forests and wetlands. Stronger, strategic protections needed in Simcoe County, report shows News release from Rescue Lake...
Jul 17th, 2019
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End of the road? Canada’s nature emergency News release from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society In advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is welcoming Canada’s efforts to meet our 2020 land protection commitments and urging the federal government t...