Jun 6th, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ten years on… Water warriors from Site 41 with friends, allies and supporters. A memorable get-together!...
May 10th, 2019
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...