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Jun 12th, 2019
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Councillor Jack Hanna by Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council has granted three-year extensions of the approval of draft plans for five subdivisions in the Midhurst Secondary Plan area. The subdivisions were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 29 2014, with differing con...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Burlington’s Marianne Meed Ward, Rick Bonnette of Halton Hills, Oakville’s Rob Burton and Gordon Krantz of Milton By Roland Cilliers InsideHalton.com Bill 108 the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 was passed by the Ontario government June 6. Described by the provincial government as its p...
Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 6th, 2019
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The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...
May 29th, 2019
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Ontario Farmland Trust and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Looking to Protect Prime Foodlands News release from Ontario Farmland Trust and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Ontario Farmland Trust and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition are partnering to host an evening discussion about farmland prote...
May 7th, 2019
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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, centre, at one of three news conferences (in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal) launching Green New Deal. –Common Dreams photo Youth, Artists, Scientists, Indigenous Leaders and Groups urge climate action to cut emissions in half within 11 years From Council of Canadi...
May 6th, 2019
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Maude Barlow  EVENT 2 Women and Water – Kim Wheatley, Maude Barlow, Coco Love Alcorn Date and Time Wednesday, June 19 7:00 p.m. Location St. Paul’s Centre 62 Peter St. N., Orillia Description According to local indigenous teachings, women are the keepers of the water. We know, too, that w...
May 6th, 2019
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Neonicotinoid case dismissed as moot after 3-year struggle From EcoJustice After an epic three-year struggle to protect pollinators in the face of irresponsible regulatory practices by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Ecojustice has been handed a disappointing outcome. We hav...
Apr 29th, 2019
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Our Last AGM? Our board has been fighting non-stop for over 7 years. There are critical decisions upcoming that need vigilance and community input. But we can`t do it alone. We need your support, ideas and your time if you can. We want to see the MRA thrive into the future and continue to be [&hellip...
Apr 16th, 2019
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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...