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Jan 8th, 2019
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AWARE News Network See video on Youtube An AWARE Simcoe member has sent the following email to the parties responsible in the arrests of indigenous people defending their land in British Columbia. You too can let them know how you feel! PM Justin Trudeau, justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca MP Carolyn Bennett,...
Jan 2nd, 2019
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AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition hosts a meeting on the province’s Bill 66 and what it could mean for your community. Guest speaker is Tim Gray of Environmental Defence. It’s at Midhurst United Church, 90 Doran Rd., and starts at 7 pm...
Dec 29th, 2018
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Environmental Defence takes on Bill 66. Read ED’s position.  AWARE News Network The following acts and regulations related to Bill 66 have been posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. Public comment is invited by the deadlines cited Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 201...
Dec 21st, 2018
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From the Smart Prosperity Institute We consistently overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of environmental regulations. In fact, costs of environmental regulations are often overestimated by at least double, and sometimes by a factor of 10 or more. The moment is right to discuss the c...
Dec 20th, 2018
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News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Local groups concerned about the future health of Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and protection of our drinking water are now calling on municipalities within Simcoe County and the Lake Simcoe watershed to take a stand against ...
Dec 18th, 2018
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“We have no need to ‘discuss’ the option of removing designated land from protected areas,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. -Explore Aurora photo By STEFANIE MAROTTA Toronto Star  December 14 2018 New legislation proposed by Premier Doug Ford is causing concern that parts of the...
Dec 17th, 2018
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Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 13th, 2018
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Proposed legislation aims to cut red tape but grants municipalities the ability to bypass some environmental regulations by Chris Simon Barrie Advance Barrie is open for business — just not at the cost of the environment, the city’s mayor says. Mayor Jeff Lehman has added his name to the growing list...
Dec 13th, 2018
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From the Council of Canadians The Fraser Institute recently released the report, Evaluating the State of Fresh Water in Canada. The report concludes that “…there is no shortage of freshwater in Canada as a whole. Despite concerns about water usage and the unequal distribution of freshwater acro...
Dec 12th, 2018
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By Kate Harries – Lake Simcoe Living Magazine There’s a popular orchard on Yonge Street south of Barrie called Carpe Diem — “Seize the Day.” That day is drawing to a close. This area is part of 5,600 acres annexed by Barrie almost a decade ago. Now, ploughed fields proliferate with “...