Dec 10th, 2018
News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Nov 24th, 2018
From Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Both the Ramara Township and the City of Kawartha Lakes Fill Bylaws were updated over the past month, as each of the municipalities’ response to addressing the spreading problem of large-scale soil dumping. So far the protective measures of thes...
Nov 20th, 2018
Mayor Basil Clarke holds on to narrow election victory By Nathan Taylor OrilliaMatters It’s official: Basil Clarke will remain mayor of Ramara Township. A recount requested by Coun. Marg Sharpe, who challenged Clarke in last month’s election, was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the township offices in...
Nov 16th, 2018
Speaking truth to power is not a conflict of interest for professional planners, board rules News release from Donnelly Law As the Globe and Mail reported on Nov 9, 2018, Mr. Victor Doyle MCIP, RPP has won his case against the Government of Ontario – he did not violate government ethics, his actions ...
Nov 6th, 2018
Marg Sharpe Marg Sharpe, who lost mayor’s race to Basil Clarke by 14 votes, says she “owes it to people who voted for” her By Dave Dawson Orillia Matters Marg Sharpe, a Ward 2 councillor who narrowly lost the Oct. 22 election for mayor of Ramara, has requested a recount. Contribute...
Jul 6th, 2018
AWARE News Network The Canadian Urban Institute convened the Excess Soil Symposium in December 2017 to discuss solutions and areas of further development required to support beneficial reuse of excess soil in Ontario, with a focus on soil receiving sites. Over 20 speakers (including the Environmental...
May 26th, 2018
From Lake Simcoe Watch We asked the provincial election candidates in the 11 Lake Simcoe watershed ridings what they are willing to do to protect Lake Simcoe – and where they stand on four issues that are vital to the health of the watershed . Their responses are now posted on our web site: www...
Apr 22nd, 2018
AWARE News Network The following proposal has been posted by the Ontario government on the EBR registry The proposal is related to sustainable excess soil management and reuse. The proposal aims to protect human health and the environment. It also aims to increase opportunities for the beneficial reu...