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Aug 20th, 2020
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Back: Councillor Emmett Yeo, Councillor Clare Riepma, Mayor Virginia Hackson, Councillor Keenan Aylwin​, Mayor Margaret Quirk, Councillor Randy Greenlaw,​ Councillor Alex Waters, Fron: Councillor Shira Harrison-McIntyre, Regional Councillor Tom Vegh, Councillor Avia Eek, Regional Chairman Wayne Emmer...
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...
Jul 10th, 2020
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‘The consequences of undermining what should be an equitable system will be much more costly and must not be tolerated,’ says letter writer Letter to Orillia Matters from Michael Douglas, Brechin On Monday June 22nd, 2020 during the scheduled Ramara Township Council meeting a motion was t...
Jul 10th, 2020
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Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract By Jessica Owen Barrie Today July 2 Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract Editor’...
Jul 9th, 2020
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Joe Gough, shown on election night in 2018, was recently appointed deputy mayor in Ramara Township -OrilliaMatters file photo Failed deputy mayor candidate called process ‘pretty troublesome,’ adding: ‘I don’t think the people asked for that nonsense’ By: Nathan Taylor Orillia...
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...
Jun 7th, 2020
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From the Wilderness Committee  Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
Apr 18th, 2020
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A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road.  ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
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 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...