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Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 6th, 2019
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The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...
Jun 3rd, 2019
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Margaret Prophet, Kate Harries and Sandy Agnew at the Ontario Nature AGM -Noah Cole photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and AWARE Simcoe Ontario Nature has awarded their Steve Hounsell Greenway Award to Sandy Agnew, Chair and Margaret Prophet, Executive Director of the Simco...
Jun 3rd, 2019
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BIG Important Township Meeting From Friends of Simcoe Forests When Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Where Springwater Council Chambers, 2231 Nursery Road Springwater On the agenda… Item #4.2 Friends of Simcoe Forests, delegation to Council presented by Jennifer Lawrence, MCIP, RRP re: Environmental...
May 31st, 2019
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County landfills filling up quickly, costing taxpayers $1.65 million a year to transfer some of its waste to Hamilton By Jessica Owen Barrie Today Proposed changes to provincial legislation – being billed a growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe – could help push through a compost a...
May 30th, 2019
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One of the trails through the Freele Tract -AWARE Simcoe photo Friends of Simcoe Forests outraged by surprise threat to natural heritage protections in the Freele Tract News release from Friends of Simcoe Forests The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc. have long been opposed to an environmentally destruct...
May 29th, 2019
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Ontario Farmland Trust and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Looking to Protect Prime Foodlands News release from Ontario Farmland Trust and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Ontario Farmland Trust and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition are partnering to host an evening discussion about farmland prote...
May 13th, 2019
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Wasaga Beach CAO George Vadeboncoeur speaks to provincial special advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling on Monday. -Orillia Matters photo By Jessica Owen Orillia Matters  Residents of Simcoe County didn’t hold back Monday when they had an opportunity to weigh in on a review of regional governance. “I...
May 12th, 2019
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Ten years on… Water warriors from Site 41 with friends, allies and supporters. A memorable get-together!...
May 10th, 2019
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Dan Janssen ‘My hope is that we will have the political will and courage to make the shift towards a sustainable future’ Letter to OrilliaMatters from Dan Janssen, federal NDP candidate for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte May 10 2019 Last Sunday, after getting home from work, my family and...