• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Jan 10th, 2019
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Bradford-West-Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer at his 2018 election campaign launch. -Bradford Today photo Updates: On January 14 2018, the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio unanimously approved a resolution to reject any aspect of Bill 66 that circumvents provincial protection of the environment and natural...
Jan 9th, 2019
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Collingwood Councillor Deb Doherty makes a point at Tuesday’s meeting in Midhurst. -AWARE Simcoe photo Concerns include loss of protection, lack of transparency By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Concern and even alarm were the predominant sentiments expressed at a Midhurst meeting on Bill 66 h...
Jan 9th, 2019
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Bill 66 is a ‘Pandora’s box,’ Hold the Line’s Kevin Thomason says By Kate Bueckert · CBC News  Regional councillors do not support planning changes proposed under Bill 66 and will be sending that message to the province about it. During the planning and works committee meeting...
Jan 9th, 2019
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News release from Georgian Bay Today The cleanest water in the world is under threat. Scientist William Shotyk is worried. Shotyk, the Bocock Chair for Agriculture and Environment at the University of Alberta, is featured in the current issue of Georgian Bay Today (Winter 2018/19 #123). It’s been alm...
Jan 8th, 2019
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Report from the meeting News release from North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) On December 6, 2018, during the busy Christmas season, Doug Ford’s government introduced Bill 66 Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, an omnibus bill with amendments to at least 15 pieces of Onta...
Jan 2nd, 2019
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AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition hosts a meeting on the province’s Bill 66 and what it could mean for your community. Guest speaker is Tim Gray of Environmental Defence. It’s at Midhurst United Church, 90 Doran Rd., and starts at 7 pm...
Dec 27th, 2018
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror An aquifer which is said to contain some of the purest water in the world is being threatened, and a large group of residents is standing up to protect it. North Simcoe residents have formed a variety of groups over the course of the year, all of which have all [&hell...
Dec 21st, 2018
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From the Smart Prosperity Institute We consistently overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of environmental regulations. In fact, costs of environmental regulations are often overestimated by at least double, and sometimes by a factor of 10 or more. The moment is right to discuss the c...
Dec 20th, 2018
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News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Local groups concerned about the future health of Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and protection of our drinking water are now calling on municipalities within Simcoe County and the Lake Simcoe watershed to take a stand against ...
Dec 19th, 2018
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By Stéphane Leclerc and André Flys The Hill Times December 13, 2018 We can no longer ignore the harmful effects of pesticide exposure on pollinator health. Last year, beekeepers in Ontario and Québec suffered record overwinter colony losses: 45.7 per cent in Ontario and 30.3 per cent in Québec. These...