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Apr 26th, 2019
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Fred Somerville Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen says province is ‘dismantling’ agency’s capacity to plant trees by Brad Pritchard  Alliston Herald Somerville Nurseries in Everett is going to feel the brunt of the province’s decision to end the 50 Million Trees Program. The nurser...
Apr 26th, 2019
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Does this look like an arterial inter-county road to you? A very, very BAD idea. Help us defeat it on May 8 From Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Clearview sells County Road 91 to gravel pit, proposes to turn 26/27 – a summer road with a 14% grade – into a year-round thoroughfare. *** ATTEND...
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...
In Blog
Apr 19th, 2019
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Last month, the Ford government issued a discussion paper on reducing waste and litter. It was an attempt to launch an important debate that unfortunately got lost in the tsunami of legislative and regulatory change that has crashed over this province. Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities Dis...
Apr 17th, 2019
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Bill and Lorraine French after charges withdrawn. -Nicole Murphy photo News release from the Justice for Bill French committee Former Springwater mayor Bill French no longer faces any charges under the Municipal Elections Act. All 10 charges were dropped today in Barrie Provincial Offences Court. “A ...
Apr 16th, 2019
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Kirtland’s Warbler News release from County of Simcoe The County of Simcoe continues to invest in our forests through its largest tree planting effort in decades. Starting on April 15, the county’s Forestry Department will contribute to Simcoe County’s #greenandgrowing forests through the plant...
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...
In Barrie
Apr 16th, 2019
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From the Be Green Show The “Be Green Show” and the City of Barrie, invites you and the entire Family to attend a fun filled day learning and interacting with the companies and organizations making our great City a greener place. Date: Saturday April 20 Location: Holly Community Centre, 171 Mapleton A...
Apr 15th, 2019
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Public hearings got underway Monday into town deals in Collingwood that netted former Liberal MP Paul Bonwick about $1 million in consulting fees. -CBC photo OPP still investigating alleged wrongdoing in Collingwood utility, construction deals By Dave Seglins · CBC News  Former Ontario Liberal MP, th...
Apr 15th, 2019
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Joe Belanger By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A Wasaga Beach councillor should lose his pay for 10 days for violating council’s code of conduct, says the town’s integrity commissioner. Principles Integrity made that recommendation after an investigation into the conduct of both Coun. Joe Belanger and Mayor Ni...