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Nov 23rd, 2020
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Wednesday November 25 – 7-8 pm webinar Video and presentation by Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Development is the biggest growing threat to Lake Simcoe. Learn how development affects the lake, and what the Lake Simcoe Prote...
Nov 21st, 2020
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Dianne Saxe From the Green Party of Ontario November 18 2020 Green Party of Ontario Deputy Leader, Dianne Saxe, released the following statement in reaction to the Auditor General report: “This report shows the government is totally at odds with its own environmental laws and responsibilities. None o...
Nov 21st, 2020
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Property pictured here is a 48-acre chunk of land on Triple Bay Road in Tay Township for which Cherry Blossom Village is planned. Opponents say Minister’s Zoning Orders ignore environmental concerns while kowtowing to developers By: Andrew Philips Midland Today It might be just a three-letter a...
Nov 20th, 2020
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Orbit MZO, Yes or No? Residents to stand up for environment and democratic planning principles at County Council meeting News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition On Tuesday November 24th Simcoe County Council will hear a request from the Town of Innisfil to support, or not, the use of a Ministe...
Nov 18th, 2020
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Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk – Link to video Auditor General finds EBR dysfunctional, public denied appeal rights for 197 environmentally significant  permits and approvals, including forestry management changes to remove endangered species protection News release from the Ontario Auditor Gener...
Nov 14th, 2020
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NVCA chair Keith White News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority November 13 2020 On November 5, 2020, the Ontario government released changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act in the provincial budget. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has ...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford From the Canadian Environmental Law Association  CELA will be hosting a webinar in partnership with Environmental Defence and Ontario Nature on Tuesday, Nov 17th at 7pm about the proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and to the conservation authorities’ role i...
Nov 14th, 2020
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View of Collingwood, Ontario from the top of Blue Mountain Resort -Wikimedia commons photo From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is excited to announce a free webinar on December 1st, 2020 regarding development in the Collingwood/Blue Mountains area. – Discove...
Nov 14th, 2020
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Nottawasaga River -Gary Christie photo Action Alert – We Need Our Conservation Authorities From the Canadian Environmental Law Association – Scroll down for Environmental Defence, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and others On November 5, 2020, the Ontario government tabled omnibus budget mea...
Nov 13th, 2020
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Doug Ford’s government moves to limit the power of conservation authorities, sparking fears for the environment By Noor Javed Toronto Star Wed., Nov. 11, 2020 New legislation by Doug Ford’s provincial government will override the powers of Ontario’s conservation authorities, limiting their ability to...