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Jul 26th, 2020
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Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Most of us in southern Ontario take safe and plentiful drinking water for granted, but that supply is being protected through the actions of numerous legislative provisions, one of which is a local stakeholder ...
Jul 17th, 2020
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News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Environmental coalitions around Lake Simcoe have been waiting for the Province of Ontario to start the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan review for many months, and today Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin announced that the Ministry will initiate the statutor...
Jun 26th, 2020
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From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Apr 20th, 2020
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Sustainable Orillia creates food map and directory by Frank Matys Orillia Today Even in a land of plenty, securing healthy, affordable food can prove a challenge for many in the community. The coronavirus pandemic has only served to intensify that difficult reality as physical distancing measures bri...
Apr 8th, 2020
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By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
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 ...