• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Nov 26th, 2020
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From the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority By NVCA Planning Staff There is nothing more idyllic than building a subdivision right beside a river. The perfect family home backing onto the river banks, marketing materials illustrating a young laughing family playing alongside the water, grandpa...
Nov 21st, 2020
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Property pictured here is a 48-acre chunk of land on Triple Bay Road in Tay Township for which Cherry Blossom Village is planned. Opponents say Minister’s Zoning Orders ignore environmental concerns while kowtowing to developers By: Andrew Philips Midland Today It might be just a three-letter a...
Nov 20th, 2020
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From the Friends of Simcoe Forests On October 19, 2020 The Friends of Simcoe Forests (FSF) submitted an application for judicial review to the Ontario Divisional Court. The purpose of the judicial review is to seek to overturn a recent decision by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). As a resul...
Nov 14th, 2020
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NVCA chair Keith White News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority November 13 2020 On November 5, 2020, the Ontario government released changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act in the provincial budget. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has ...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Bu Bill French Springwater News November 12 2020 In a special closed session of Council prior to the regular Council Meeting on Nov 4th, it appears Council sought legal advice on the motion they passed at the Oct 21st meeting to suspend Mayor’s Allen’s pay for a breach of the Code of Conduct arising ...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford From the Canadian Environmental Law Association  CELA will be hosting a webinar in partnership with Environmental Defence and Ontario Nature on Tuesday, Nov 17th at 7pm about the proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and to the conservation authorities’ role i...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Nottawasaga River -Gary Christie photo Action Alert – We Need Our Conservation Authorities From the Canadian Environmental Law Association – Scroll down for Environmental Defence, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and others On November 5, 2020, the Ontario government tabled omnibus budget mea...
Nov 13th, 2020
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Collingwood judicial inquiry in session last year. Rogers TV screenshot Recommendations include expansion of definition of family under conflict of interest act This is the second in a series of three reports on the Collingwood judicial inquiry, dealing with recommendations of interest in other munic...
Nov 2nd, 2020
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Plan for retirement community at east end of Elmvale Medical Innovation Advanced Manufacturing Park in Oro-Medonte Township and Elmvale Active Seniors Residence both given the go-ahead from the province By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today Two more local development projects have been granted a minister’s z...
Nov 2nd, 2020
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Sample being collected from an area artesian well – AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network A series of posts in the Friends of the Waverley Uplands Facebook group from September 19 to October 31 2020 details water issues being experienced by residents in the vicinity of the Teedon Pit in Waverle...