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Aug 13th, 2019
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Joe Vaccaro By John Bleasby Daily Commercial News The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) will return to the Blue Mountain Village and Conference Centre in Collingwood, two hours north of Toronto, for its 2019 Conference and Awards of Distinction. The three-day event, starting Sept. 22, will pr...
Aug 5th, 2019
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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 29th, 2019
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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...
Jul 3rd, 2019
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From Jack Gibbons Rescue Lake Simcoe Andrew Scheer has promised to restore the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund if he becomes Prime Minister of Canada (see “Conservatives unveil climate plan, Lake Simcoe Watch all eyes”). This is a step in the right direction. But we need more information about Mr. Scheer’s...
Jun 20th, 2019
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Mayor Harry Hughes Citizen makes official request for township to institute a registry of lobbyists; ‘My choice was to either be at a significant disadvantage or to accept donations,’ says mayor By Jessica Owen Orillia Matters Does money equal influence? A concerned citizen in Oro-Medonte...
Jun 13th, 2019
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By Michael Sasso Bloomberg Investors from Singapore to Toronto are wondering why North America’s vaunted urban sprawl ebbed before the billions they pumped into a giant “land banking” firm could pay off. Walton Group of Companies, a Calgary-based real estate firm that had delivered 12 per cent annual...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Councillor Jack Hanna by Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council has granted three-year extensions of the approval of draft plans for five subdivisions in the Midhurst Secondary Plan area. The subdivisions were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 29 2014, with differing con...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Burlington’s Marianne Meed Ward, Rick Bonnette of Halton Hills, Oakville’s Rob Burton and Gordon Krantz of Milton By Roland Cilliers InsideHalton.com Bill 108 the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 was passed by the Ontario government June 6. Described by the provincial government as its p...
Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 6th, 2019
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The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...