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Nov 13th, 2019
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By Bill French – Springwater News I attended the Springwater Council meeting last week as the first reports from the newly hired Integrity Commissioner (IC) were on the agenda. As a bit of background, the Ontario Government passed legislation requiring municipalities to have a Code of Conduct d...
Nov 12th, 2019
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Peter Gagnon, founder of a Soo-area residents’ group which has battled for years to protect an important coastal wetland area. The case is one of two heard by the Supreme Court of Canada today. –Northern Hoot photo Email from Ecojustice Ecojustice lawyers are at the Supreme Court of Canad...
Nov 12th, 2019
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Ontario Government bows to the aggregate industry, moves to block municipal efforts to protect groundwater News release from Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature, Wellington Waterwatchers and Gravel Watch Ontario Groups say the Ontario Government is putting the aggregate industry ahead of people. Th...
Nov 12th, 2019
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition We hope you can join the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust for this free event: The state of natural areas protection in the Lake Simcoe Watershed and the nearby Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt, and what we can do about it. When: Thu...
Nov 11th, 2019
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Updated with names ad biographies of panelists, see below AWARE News Network It’s not clear who the organizers are, and the panelists’ names have not been revealed, but it appears there’s something afoot in North Simcoe. From the Midland Cultural Centre website:  Straight Talk : The...
Nov 11th, 2019
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By: Jessica Owen Barrie Advance November 7 2019 Progress on the County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre project (ERRC) is churning slowly, especially now that a second appeal has been added to the project stack. A Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) case management conference bet...
Nov 11th, 2019
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One of the first piping plovers to arrive at Sauble Beach this spring forages for food on a rainy morning Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  Town’s ‘wanton disregard’ could have lasting impact on plover habitat, Sauble’s dune system Denis Langlois The Owen Sound Sun Times October 3, 20...
Nov 11th, 2019
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From BTC The Be the Change Film Series (BTC) has become a Collingwood institution. Now in its 12th year, BTC has added a month on either end, extending the season from September to May. BTC screens environmentally and socially conscious movies at 5pm and 7:30pm every third Wednesday of the month at t...
Nov 10th, 2019
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Springwater Council meet on November 6 2019. From left, Councillors George Cabral and Perry Ritchie, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin, Mayor Don Allen, Clerk Renee Chaperon, Councillors Wanda Maw-Chapman, Anita Moore and Jack Hanna, with Jeffrey Abrams of consultant Principles Integrity at right.  Memo...
Nov 9th, 2019
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‘It’s a world-class facility and the decision today shows that they can have both agricultural and entertainment use of the property,’ says proponent By Dave Dawson Orillia Matters November 8 2019 The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), now known as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), h...