• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Agriculture

May 16th, 2017
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They Say No One Cares… From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association We’ve heard some on Springwater council believe that no one cares about the fate of Midhurst anymore – that people aren’t concerned about their water or the fate of their village. We absolutely know this is...
Apr 27th, 2017
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From Sandy Buxton, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Is your water protected? Attend our AGM to learn more. Midhurst Community Hall, 74 Doran Road 7 pm AGM Business 7:30 pm Hydrogeologist Video Here’s the format: AGM – about 30 minutes -financial and activity reports —RATIFY bylaw am...
Apr 23rd, 2017
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There are so many Issues going on in Simcoe County it’s hard to know where to start. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the debacle of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds concluded several weeks ago. So a decision should be coming out soon. With all the illegal activities, fines and zoning violations inc...
Apr 22nd, 2017
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in Counter Solutions — by Samuel Alexander What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever. But what is a steady-state econom...
Apr 11th, 2017
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News release from Ontario Nature Thanks to the efforts of grade 10 student Ethan Elliott, Stratford is Ontario’s newest Bee City. The designation means a greater commitment to protecting pollinators and starting a public dialogue about their importance. “What Ethan has accomplished in Stratford is an...
Apr 7th, 2017
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David Crombie ‘We need bold policies to grow in a more sustainable manner that protects our vital assets (farmland, water and natural areas), reduces urban sprawl and encourages development of more complete communities.’ By STEVE PARISH & DAVID CROMBIE Toronto Star Some interests in the developme...
Mar 30th, 2017
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By Andrew Philips Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin It can be a difficult choice, but one Kathryn Enders hopes more farmers are able to make. The decision to sell a family farm to a developer rather than another farmer makes that person a land speculator instead of a farmer, said Enders, who serves as ...
Mar 8th, 2017
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By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner Springwater Township council held a special meeting Wednesday night to hear from residents about Phases 3 and 4 of the Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) water, wastewater and transportation class environmental assessments. Residents voiced concerns about the assessments aro...
Feb 24th, 2017
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Sandy Agnew, co-chair of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, with Adam Ballah from  the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are making another push to call the Premier to grow the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Every phone call received makes a difference. Our goal is to have 100 calls logged into...
Jan 23rd, 2017
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It’s been a while since I posted a blog so I’ll start with good news. Thanks to AWARE Simcoe’s efforts spearheaded by Anne Learn Sharpe and Kate Harries, the Nottawasaga River has been reinstated for protection under the Federal Navigation Protection Act. The former Conservative government had scrapp...