• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Water

Feb 23rd, 2021
0 Comments
50 Views
Taylor Nature Reserve From the Couchiching Conservancy The Couchiching Conservancy will host their Annual General Meeting virtually, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are concerned about the future of our forests, wetlands and alvars – now is the time to act and get involved. Location:...
Feb 23rd, 2021
0 Comments
45 Views
Ramara Township From Mike Douglas for the Concerned Citizens of Ramara Ramara Township has now thankfully backed down from its MZO request for a mega-development on the shores of Lake Couchiching. It seems this issue upset many local residents both in Orillia and Ramara Township. There were two key p...
Feb 21st, 2021
0 Comments
52 Views
From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Lake Simcoe is stressed by phosphorus loads, climate change, and invasive species. The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan (LSPP) addresses these issues and lays out regulations, monitoring, and outreach strategies to address these stressors. If implemented, the LSPP would p...
Feb 18th, 2021
0 Comments
74 Views
  From Mike Douglas for the Concerned Citizens of Ramara Congratulations to Ramara Council for seeing the light. Today, the township announced the withdrawal of its request to the province for a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track three proposed developments off of Rama Road on the shore...
Feb 18th, 2021
0 Comments
72 Views
Casino in a field -Orillia Matters photo Township, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing both ‘agreed that the MZO isn’t the right tool’ to help development of Rama Road corridor move forward By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters A ministerial zoning order (MZO) for a proposed development...
Feb 17th, 2021
0 Comments
70 Views
Statement on Province’s Consultation to Expand the Greenbelt from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clark, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this morning that the province is opening a consultation about Greenbelt expansion. Specifically, it was suggested that the Greenb...
Feb 17th, 2021
0 Comments
129 Views
Highway 401 winds through the Ontario’s Greenbelt. Wikimedia Commons photo By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Ontario government is moving to expand the 800,000-hectare Greenbelt of protected lands around the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Star has learned. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark ...
Feb 15th, 2021
0 Comments
179 Views
Screenshot of lobbyist’s website. By Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Why would municipalities like Ramara Township need to be spending taxpayer dollars on registered lobbyists to lobby their interests to the Ontario government? Wouldn’t the interests of municipalities already be a ...
Feb 12th, 2021
0 Comments
116 Views
Citizens show up to defend Lower Duffins Creek wetland after TRCA forced to issue permit for MZO-approved development. -Toronto Star photo By Noor Javed Toronto Star Crystal Fielding has never really been political. So when the mother of two heard about protests being organized this week by local res...
Feb 12th, 2021
0 Comments
91 Views
Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke Letter to Ramara mayor and council from Anne Bell, Ontario Nature and Phil Pothen, Environmental Defence Re: Formal withdrawal of Rama Road MZO request On behalf of Ontario Nature and Environmental Defence, we are writing to urge that Ramara Township formally withdraw the re...