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Apr 2nd, 2020
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Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...
Feb 14th, 2020
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Gillian Flies and Brent Preston of Creemore are members of Farmers for Climate Solutions. They call for new policies and a larger voice for farmers in addressing climate change. -CBC photo By Nick Boisvert CBC News February 11, 2020 After trudging through the thick layer of snow blanketing his farmla...
Jan 26th, 2020
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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...
Dec 27th, 2019
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By Bill French Springwater News Mayor Allen in the last SN edition noted the feedback from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) in regard to the Part II bump up orders requested by a number of parties that were concerned about the negative impact of the Midhurst Secondary Pl...
Dec 27th, 2019
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Margaret Atwood, MRA’s biggest sponsor  From the Midhurst Ratepayers Association December 12 2019 As some of you may remember, the MRA submitted an appeal (Part II Order/Bump Up) of the Environmental Assessment that was conducted to determine potential environmental impacts caused by the Midhur...
Nov 22nd, 2019
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AWARE News Network Environment Minister Jeff Yurek has turned down five bump-up applications that would have ordered the Midhurst Secondary Plan proponents to address specific environmental issues under Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act. 20191122—Letter-from-Jeff Yurek-re-MSP-EA Yurek...
Nov 21st, 2019
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Strong and strategic protections needed in the Lake Simcoe watershed Aurora, Ontario News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust Next week, two conservation organizations share their strategies and mapping research for protecting natural areas in the Lake Simcoe w...
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 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...
Nov 4th, 2019
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Quarry truck traffic has huge impact on rural communities  ‘Clear display of industry demands versus community benefit and public interest’ AWARE News Network The Ford government’s clear lack of interest in the views of the public when it comes to charting the future of the aggregat...