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Apr 2nd, 2020
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Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...
Mar 19th, 2020
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Location of retirement complex east of Elmvale planned by a non-profit group. Separately, a seniors’ care provider company is proposing a complex on Bayfield St.  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two proposals for seniors’ facilities in Springwater Township were under discussion recently by l...
Feb 27th, 2020
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The Canadian Press Canada’s old-fashioned city sewer systems dumped nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into this country’s waterways over five years, enough to fill up an Olympic-sized swimming pool more than 355,000 times. The amount of raw sewage being vented is increasing every ye...
Feb 21st, 2020
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Recent Ontario environment ministry invitation-only consultation on Conservation Authorities. -Conservation Ontario photo From Kelsey Scarfone Environmental Defence  Over the last several weeks, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has been hosting invitation-only in-person consultatio...
Feb 20th, 2020
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  By Wendy Burton Toronto Star First came the deluge — six inches of spring rain on snow over five days. River levels rose seven meters above normal. Then came destruction — $52 million in today’s dollars, more than 1,000 homes and businesses damaged beyond repair, a man swept from a rescue boat...
Feb 14th, 2020
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Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution has risen by more than 30% under Ontario’s protection plan – but working together, we can reduce phosphorous, protect fisheries and stop algae blooms From Lake Simcoe Watch Today we are releasing our new report: Cleaning-Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Pape...
Jan 26th, 2020
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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 socially conscious movies at 5pm and 7:30pm every third Wednesday of the month at t...
Jan 21st, 2020
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By Rob Ferguson Toronto Star Critics are blasting a proposal from Premier Doug Ford’s government to let developers hire and pay their own building inspectors, bypassing municipal inspectors in a bid to speed construction. Industry sources said the idea is to create a special training program to certi...
Jan 19th, 2020
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by Ian Adams Collingwood Connection A Collingwood councillor wants to see stricter rules when it comes to having big homes replace smaller ones. Coun. Yvonne Hamlin, following a concern about an infill project presented to council’s development and operations committee, suggested the perception is th...
Jan 17th, 2020
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North Gwillimbury wetland – Tim Hagen photo Georgina moves to prohibit development on Maple Lake Estates’ wetlands and woodlands From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance At its meeting yesterday, Georgina Town Council examined the implications of the Local Planning Appeal Tribu...