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Feb 23rd, 2021
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Farmers for Climate Solutions graphic AWARE News Network Canadian farmers are asking federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to invest $300 million in the upcoming federal budget to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million megatonnes, “Proud to launch six policy proposals today on...
Feb 21st, 2021
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Lake Simcoe is stressed by phosphorus loads, climate change, and invasive species. The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan (LSPP) addresses these issues and lays out regulations, monitoring, and outreach strategies to address these stressors. If implemented, the LSPP would p...
Feb 17th, 2021
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Statement on Province’s Consultation to Expand the Greenbelt from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clark, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this morning that the province is opening a consultation about Greenbelt expansion. Specifically, it was suggested that the Greenb...
Feb 17th, 2021
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Highway 401 winds through the Ontario’s Greenbelt. Wikimedia Commons photo By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Ontario government is moving to expand the 800,000-hectare Greenbelt of protected lands around the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Star has learned. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark ...
Feb 16th, 2021
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Premier Doug Ford, fifth from left, at an August 2020 groundbreaking for an MZO-enabled project. Education Minister Stephen Lecce, Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli and Natural Resources Minister John Yakabuski are at right. CNW Group/Walmart Canada By Emma McIntosh National Observer  The Ford...
Feb 15th, 2021
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Opposition group’s FaceBook page — but some say it will be an economic disaster By Paul Webster Toronto Star As post-COVID economic stimulus ideas for Ontario go, Doug Ford’s GTA West superhighway plan is certainly epic in scale. At an estimated $10-billion construction cost, the new 400-series...
Feb 12th, 2021
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Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke Letter to Ramara mayor and council from Anne Bell, Ontario Nature and Phil Pothen, Environmental Defence Re: Formal withdrawal of Rama Road MZO request On behalf of Ontario Nature and Environmental Defence, we are writing to urge that Ramara Township formally withdraw the re...
Feb 6th, 2021
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Holland Marsh -Bradford Today photo A recent plea from environmental groups about the Bradford Bypass has sparked some confusion, debate around the details of the project By: Jackie Kozak Bradford Today Bradford residents have been recently stirred up by the revival of the proposed link between Highw...
Feb 5th, 2021
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Statement on the Highway 400-404 Connecting Link from Bradford Mayor Rob Keffer This is a critical piece of infrastructure, and the need for the Highway 400-404 Connecting Link (also known as the Bradford Bypass) has been definitively proven through extensive public consultation as well as technical ...
Feb 3rd, 2021
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Farmland impacted by proposed route of GTA West Highway. Photo from The Pointer files The two projects at the heart of the argument are the Bradford bypass and the GTA West Corridor By: Isaac Callan Barrie Today After being ignored by Queen’s Park, environmentalists have taken their concerns to Ottaw...