Jan 9th, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Dec 18th, 2018
“We have no need to ‘discuss’ the option of removing designated land from protected areas,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. -Explore Aurora photo By STEFANIE MAROTTA Toronto Star December 14 2018 New legislation proposed by Premier Doug Ford is causing concern that parts of the...
Dec 17th, 2018
Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 13th, 2018
Proposed legislation aims to cut red tape but grants municipalities the ability to bypass some environmental regulations by Chris Simon Barrie Advance Barrie is open for business — just not at the cost of the environment, the city’s mayor says. Mayor Jeff Lehman has added his name to the growing list...