Jan 26th, 2020
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
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
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
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 9th, 2019
‘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
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...
Oct 31st, 2019
Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario photo. AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (which includes 35 organizations, including AWARE Simcoe) and the Ontario Headwaters Institute have asked the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to provide for further public consultation before proceed...
Sep 4th, 2019
‘What we need is more humming and buzzing’ by Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The German government announced Wednesday it had agreed on a plan to phase out the use of glyphosate—the key chemical in the weedkiller Roundup—with a total ban set to begin by the end of 2023. “Way to go, G...