Nov 16th, 2018
Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s environment commissioner, set the stage with a wide-ranging and frank overview, ‘Climate Changes Everything’ by: BarrieToday Staff Third Age Barrie, A Life Long Learning Association, continued to provide stimulating ...
Nov 16th, 2018
Speaking truth to power is not a conflict of interest for professional planners, board rules News release from Donnelly Law As the Globe and Mail reported on Nov 9, 2018, Mr. Victor Doyle MCIP, RPP has won his case against the Government of Ontario – he did not violate government ethics, his actions ...
Nov 8th, 2018
by JENNIFER MORGAN Counterpunch The warning from the world’s top climate scientists that carbon dioxide (CO2) will need to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is both a due and dire recognition of the great task in front of us. What must not be forgotten, ho...
Oct 2nd, 2018
Keith Currie News release from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture Representatives of Ontario’s largest industry – agriculture and food – presented a plan to boost the provincial economy today at Queen’s Park. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) and Spirits...
Oct 1st, 2018
from the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce NDACT Public Meeting Thursday October 4, 2018 at 7 PM The Greenbelt or Development? Shelburne Legion, Front Hall 203 William Street Shelburne What is the impact of development on our Municipal governments? How does the Greenbelt impact deve...
Sep 25th, 2018
From left, Scott Jermey, Ralph Hough, John Crawford, Harry Hughes, Sandy Agnew, Peter Beacock and Kelly Kramer. -AWARE Simcoe photo CORRECTION: Harry Hughes advises that he was misquoted. This report has been changed accordingly. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The ...
Sep 22nd, 2018
Scientists say light pollution and global warming may be to blame for declining insect population By Associated Press A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cock...
Sep 17th, 2018
By JOHN BARBER Toronto Star I never used to pay much attention to the price of milk. It was always on the list, and you paid what you paid. But now I keep a close eye on it. Alerted by the current debate over supply-management in Canadian agriculture, I figured the best place to discover […]...
Sep 9th, 2018
Oro-Medonte mayoral candidate Sandy Agnew and supporter Susan Woods share a joke at a campaign rally yesterday. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Around 50 people turned out for a good-humoured and optimistic rally to launch Sandy Agnew’s campaign for the mayoralty of Oro-Medonte...
Aug 27th, 2018
David Crombie, chair of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council from the West Oro Ratepayers Association Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: St. Thomas Church (Shanty Bay) Guest Speaker: The Honourable David Crombie Chair, Ontario’s Greenbelt Council* Topic: ...