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Jan 12th, 2018
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  AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of consultation meetings to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being held across the Gre...
Jan 5th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Municipalities that get added to the province’s Greenbelt have to comply with the Greenbelt Plan, which reduces urban sprawl. According to the ministry’s notice, the province is identifying moraines, streams and wetlands in order to protect water in the area. The town...
Jan 3rd, 2018
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Wilmer Nadjiwon -A. Cuffe photo By Denis Langlois Owen Sound Sun Times A sacred fire is burning at Neyaashiinigmiing and a funeral is being organized for Saturday morning as people mourn the death of respected and well-known Ojibway elder Wilmer Nadjiwon. The residential school survivor, Second World...
Jan 3rd, 2018
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Please Enjoy Your Genetically Engineered Dinner by Christopher Pollon The Walrus Last year, Canada became the first country to sell unlabelled transgenic animals for human consumption. But do consumers have an appetite for it? Between April and June, Canadians participated in an unprecedented experim...
Dec 19th, 2017
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News release from the Nottawsaga Valley Conservation Authority The board of directors approved NVCA’s 2018 budget. The budget came in at $4.7 million, up $153,134 from 2017. Of this increase, $89,956 is coming from an increase to the municipal levy (shared among all 18 member municipalities), with th...
Dec 16th, 2017
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association World-renowned author and Midhurst Ratepayers’ patron, Margaret Atwood, whose dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is garnering rave reviews and awards for its TV adaptation, has issued a fundraising challenge to everyone who thinks fresh and...
Dec 14th, 2017
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Richard Lindgren Lawyers Daily By Amanda Jerome Ontario has passed new legislation that will replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with a tribunal it purports will improve the speed, fairness and affordability of land use hearings throughout the province. While the government is extolling the ben...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Province Seeking Public Input to Protect Important Water Resources News release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Ontario is taking action to protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by launching a public consultation on expanding the province’s Greenbelt. The prov...