Apr 16th, 2019
2019-20 SCGC executive board: Charlene Strudwick, Phil Brennan,Tom Kurtz, Al McNair and Sandy Agnew. News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition On Sunday, April 14, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) held its annual general meeting to reset focus on upcoming priorities and vote...
Apr 13th, 2019
Farmland near the Waverley Uplands Moraine – J.E. (Jim) Simpson photo The Ontario government wants to reform the aggregate industry. It’s inviting comment. NDACT, the group that defeated a Boston hedge fund’s plans for a mega quarry, has some comments. From North Dufferin Agricultur...
Mar 20th, 2019
Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark joins local MPPs and other representatives for Burl’s Creek announcement. Property owners awaiting final decision from Ontario Municipal Board: Downey by Frank Matys Orillia Today The owners of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds have secured an extension of a temp...
Mar 10th, 2019
AWARE News Network From Ontario Farmland Trust website The Ontario Farmland Trust is pleased to announce that our 2019 Farmland Forum will explore the theme “A Natural Systems Approach to Farmland Protection.” Join us for a full day of presentations & discussion on: – Public-private partne...
Mar 5th, 2019
Redside Dace -Fisher’s Films photo AWARE News Network The Endangered Species Act comment period is now closed. We will see what impact public feedback will have on the government’s actions. We are not overly optimistic that the needs of our endangered species will supersede the desire t...
Feb 28th, 2019
From the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations When the Province replaced the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in 2018, they created a Support Centre to provide information and guidance for participating in the land use planning and appeal process. ...
Feb 26th, 2019
Get your comment in – deadline is midnight, Thursday February 28, 2019 AWARE News Network The following is the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition submission on the Conservative government’s proposed changes to the Growth Plan that address policies it sees as “potential barriers to th...
Feb 12th, 2019
The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly is globally endangered, surviving in Canada only in the Minesing Wetlands, in Clearview, Essa and Springwater Townships. -Chris Evans photo Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ environmental impact, study says By Euan McKirdy, CNN February 12...
Feb 4th, 2019
Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Feb 1st, 2019
News release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The Government of Canada and Ontario’s Government for the People are reducing regulatory burden and making life easier for farmers who experience livestock losses beyond their control. The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation...