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Feb 28th, 2019
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From the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations When the Province replaced the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in 2018, they created a Support Centre to provide information and guidance for participating in the land use planning and appeal process. ...
Feb 26th, 2019
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Get your comment in – deadline is midnight, Thursday February 28, 2019 AWARE News Network The following is the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition submission on the Conservative government’s proposed changes to the Growth Plan that address policies it sees as “potential barriers to th...
Feb 15th, 2019
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This forum is set for Friday February 22 – an incorrect date was published. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Housing Supply Forum What: Four speakers will examine Housing in our Communities – Supply, Affordability and Key Considerations When: Frid...
Feb 12th, 2019
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The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly is globally endangered, surviving in Canada only in the Minesing Wetlands, in Clearview, Essa and Springwater Townships. -Chris Evans photo Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ environmental impact, study says By Euan McKirdy, CNN February 12...
Feb 4th, 2019
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Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’   By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Feb 3rd, 2019
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday February 10th, 2 – 4 PM at Innisfil Lakeshore Library 967 Innisfil Beach Rd, Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3 Get some well deserved slaps on the back (for winning on Bill 66!) Enjoy hot drinks and snacks with your lake’s greatest environm...
Jan 29th, 2019
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Councillor Scott Macpherson Expert confirms Conservation Authority key in reducing climate change burden News release from LSRCA The L​ake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s Annual General Meeting was abuzz after guest speaker, climate change expert, Dr. Blair Feltmate’s talk​​ about ...
Jan 28th, 2019
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From the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority website 2019 NVCA Board of Directors AGM report Chair: Councillor George Watson, Town of Wasaga Beach* Vice-Chair: Councillor Keith White, Township of Essa* Second Vice-Chair: Councillor Donna Jebb, Town of New Tecumseth* Councillor Bob Meadows, Town...
Jan 28th, 2019
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Councillor George Watson News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority George Watson, Councillor for the Town of Wasaga Beach, will lead the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board of directors in 2019. Watson, now in his fourth term with Wasaga Beach, was elected chair of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
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by Shane MacDonald Innisfil Journal Innisfil councillor comments re Bill 66: “The cost of this open for business — the risks to our lake, our wetlands, our greenbelt — they are too high,” said Coun. Donna Orsatti. “I’m not open for business.” Mayor Lynn Dollin mused it would be tempting to use an OFB...