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Apr 16th, 2018
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Hines Emerald Dragonfly -Chris Evans photo Only known Canadian site for the endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly NCC News release April 11 2018 The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today announced the protection of an additional 43 hectares (107 acres) in the Minesing Wetlands. Located 12 kilometres...
Apr 10th, 2018
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NDP MPP Peter Tabuns suggested that the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority was running roughshod over provincial laws Thanks to permits issued before Betamax went out of style, a development near Lake Simcoe is going ahead despite policies designed to stop projects exactly like it By John Mich...
Apr 6th, 2018
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Benjamin Dasti of Ontario Parks Wasaga Beach office – Ian Adams/Metroland photo Pretty River Provincial Park is a magnet for mountain bikers, an activity that’s putting pressure on the park by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun It features one of the highest points on the Niagara Escarpment, and more than 40...
Mar 26th, 2018
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Nottawasaga River  AWARE News Network A flurry of outrage has been the response of Simcoe County politicians and planners to the province’s proposed expansion of the Greenbelt. The report from Clearview (see below) is an example. The CBC Radio interview with Gord Wauchope (scroll down for link)...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 1st, 2018
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AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 3rd, 2018
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Paddlers make their way through the Minesing Wetlands in Springwater, just west of Barrie. – Nature Conservancy phot0 Barrie Advance Already one of the largest and least disturbed wetlands in Ontario, even more land along the Minesing Wetlands could soon be protected. The Nature Conservancy of ...
Feb 1st, 2018
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Jennifer Howard photo From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are pleased to partner with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), the Ontario Headwaters Institute, and the Ontario Environment Network to present, “WaterScapes – A Community Discussion on Water Protection...
Jan 12th, 2018
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AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of open houses (not meetings, as previously posted) to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being...