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Feb 17th, 2019
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John Bacher at DeCew Falls, St. Catharines.  By John Bacher After becoming leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario, Ontario Premier Douglas Ford announced his election campaign with an ominous promise. This was that “If I have to hop on that bulldozer myself…we’re going to start building ro...
Feb 16th, 2019
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The Celtic tree of life symbolizes harmony and balance By Mike Nickerson Think the unthinkable. We do not need perpetual economic growth. Truth be told, it is impossible. Industrialization arrived with an inclination for growth. As Globalization ramped up in the 1980s, we were told “There is no alter...
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 11th, 2019
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A contaminated plume enters the Atlantic from the mouth of Brazil’s Rio Doce, once a healthy fishery, days after the the 2015 collapse of a dam released highly toxic mine wastes. By Dr. Gary G. Kohls Global Research February 7 2019 The photos and videos in this supplemental Duty to Warn column need t...
Feb 8th, 2019
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The Kirtland’s Warbler is among more than 200 species of plants and animals listed at risk of disappearing from Ontario. In 2017, Simcoe County undertook a restoration project to create Kirtland’s Warbler habitat.  From Anne Bell, Director of Conservation and Education,  Ontario Nature Un...
Feb 7th, 2019
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From the Friends of the Simcoe Forests This event has been CANCELLED until the weather clears The Frost and Fire Edition A Post Valentines  musical event An outside/ roadside by the two Large Fire Pits Party in front of The Cheese Guy, Elmvale (77 Yonge Street South) To be held  on Friday Feb 15th 20...
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 4th, 2019
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Janet Sumner  from the Couchiching Conservancy We hope to see you on Saturday, March 2 for our Annual General Meeting. We will share conservation news from the year, stewardship and volunteer efforts, and plans for the future. All are welcome! Members have voting rights at the meeting. Guest speaker:...
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 31st, 2019
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Utopia Pond -NVCA photo From Friends of the Utopia Gristmill & Park Please join us for a community Open House about the Vision for the Utopia Conservation Area. When Saturday February 2 and Sunday February 3 – 10am to 1pm Where  Utopia Hall (8396 6th Line, Utopia) For more information call ...