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Sep 9th, 2020
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Shannon McCready, Jessica Lehr, Jeff Young, and Carrington Lauzon are the organizers behind Pollinate Collingwood. Pollinate Collingwood group hoping to apply to have Collingwood designated as a Bee City in 2021 By: Jessica Owen Collingwood Today Since February, Pollinate Collingwood has planted many...
Sep 2nd, 2020
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“Minister Yakabuski, we call on you and the MNRF to provide a science-based, detailed and peer-reviewed approach to resolve conflicts with cormorants.” Open Letter Regarding Fall Harvest of Double-crested Cormorants To: Minister John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (...
Sep 1st, 2020
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  From the Ontario Headwaters Institute  The OHI today released a report on WaterScape III and launched a new, on-going WaterScape program. The report on WaterScape III summarizes input from 165 participants at 6 gatherings and features nine strategic recommendations, with three each on Biodiver...
Aug 31st, 2020
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From AWARE Essa On Saturday, September 19 (rain date September 26) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Utopia Hall, AWARE Essa, and Friends of the Utopia Mill and Park invite you to Utopia Hall for an outdoor presentation on Trees in Essa Township. Wildlife habitat, green infrastructure, climate change mitigati...
Aug 25th, 2020
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From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are very pleased to be hosting a webinar, for Just Recovery Simcoe, featuring the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). We know there are those who argue for austerity, that fiscal d...
Aug 21st, 2020
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Clark won’t grant minister’s zoning orders to projects going through LPAT process, including the ERRC in Springwater Township By Jessica Owen Barrie Today The County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) project will not be granted a minister’s zoning order from the province...
Aug 20th, 2020
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Back: Councillor Emmett Yeo, Councillor Clare Riepma, Mayor Virginia Hackson, Councillor Keenan Aylwin​, Mayor Margaret Quirk, Councillor Randy Greenlaw,​ Councillor Alex Waters, Fron: Councillor Shira Harrison-McIntyre, Regional Councillor Tom Vegh, Councillor Avia Eek, Regional Chairman Wayne Emmer...
Aug 11th, 2020
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Migratory birds, like the endangered Black Tern, are protected in the U.S. and Canada by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Correction: a previous AWARE Simcoe caption included incomplete information about the recently introduced Double-crested Cormorant hunt.  ‘It is not only a sin to kill a mockingbird...
Aug 10th, 2020
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Ecojustice lawyer Ian Miron Environmental organizations allege serial misconduct by Ontario government on environmental changes News release from Greenpeace Canada Environmental groups have launched a lawsuit against the Ontario government for its failure to consult with Ontarians before steamrolling...
Jul 27th, 2020
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From Andrew McCammon Ontario Headwaters Institute  The Ontario government continues its unparalleled and cynical assault on environmental protection and democratic norms. Its most recent effort was Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act (2020), which had virtually nothing to do with COVID nor a...