• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Water

Sep 12th, 2019
1 Comment
121 Views
In its 12th season, BTC ramps up by adding 2 more months: September and May.   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...
Sep 8th, 2019
2 Comments
228 Views
by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A Wasaga Beach councillor will continue his tenure as chair of the conservation authority. At its Aug. 23 meeting, the board of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority decided not to ask for George Watson’s resignation, even though his municipality had expressed the view...
Sep 4th, 2019
8 Comments
535 Views
Steve Ogden in 2009 as the Site 41 protest camp was being set up. Vicki Monague is in the background. -Kate Harries photo ‘This collection offers comprehensive documentation of an important episode in Canadian environmental activism’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network It’s official –...
Aug 30th, 2019
0 Comments
85 Views
Nottawasaga River By Shawn Micallef Toronto Star Threats come in various forms. Some are natural. There’s a plaque in the Humber River floodplain, just below the Old Mill subway station, that tells the tale of how Hurricane Hazel killed 81 people across various GTA watersheds in 1954. Another plaque ...
Aug 21st, 2019
2 Comments
361 Views
The following letter was sent by Doug Hevenor, CAO of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, to Environment Minister Jeff Yurek I am writing in response to your letter dated August 16, 2019 requesting the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) to start shutting down any programs not...
Aug 20th, 2019
0 Comments
117 Views
From the Orillia Naturalists Club Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:00 p.m THE FUTURE OF OUR PROTECTED SPACES with Margaret Prophet, Executive Director Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition The joint meeting of Huronia area naturalist clu...
Aug 19th, 2019
1 Comment
383 Views
Premier Doug Ford speaks with media in a flooded area of Constance Bay northwest of Ottawa on April 26, 2019. Kamara Morozuk / National Observer photo Province Moves to Constrain Conservation Authorities’ Programs and Services Scroll down for media coverage News release from Conservation Ontari...
Aug 5th, 2019
0 Comments
424 Views
Today we have almost enough forests and wetlands to buffer the watershed from the impacts of climate change and the stress of phosphorus pollution. But we are losing, not gaining, forests and wetlands. Stronger, strategic protections needed in Simcoe County, report shows News release from Rescue Lake...
Jul 31st, 2019
0 Comments
253 Views
Windsor environmental activist Ric Coronado.    By TREVOR WILHELM Windsor Star Ric Coronado, 1941-2019 Environmentalist, crusader, troublemaker. Windsor’s Ric Coronado, fondly remembered for his fierce take-no-prisoners approach to protecting the environment, died Tuesday after years of health s...
Jul 29th, 2019
0 Comments
145 Views
Lake Erie’s green algal blooms — often attributed to agricultural pollution — have in some years caused thousands of dead fish to wash up on our shores. Most Canadians seem unaware of the lake’s newfound legal rights. But it begs the question of whether Ontario farmers bear responsibility for t...