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Jun 26th, 2020
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Those were the days: Danny Beaton at Gate 3 of the Site 41 Unity Protest Camp in Tiny Township, on  August 14 2009. -Doug Glynn photo By John Bacher Sierra Club Canada — June 22, 2020 One of the great victories of the environmental movement of Ontario is now under attack — the Simcoe County […...
Jun 26th, 2020
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From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 26th, 2020
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By Bill French June 25 2012 I was surprised, like many, that Springwater Council has now cleared the way for the mega Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) to proceed. ] It appears that any resistance has now gone by the wayside and the plan to grow Midhurst and area to the size of the City of […]...
Jun 26th, 2020
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It’s unanimous: Members of Springwater council cast their vote to let first phase of MSP begin By Kate Harries AWARE News Network In a momentous decision last week, Springwater Township Council authorized execution of an agreement to allow the Micks subdivision to proceed as well as an agreemen...
Jun 17th, 2020
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Jun 17th, 2020
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From the Canadian Environmental Law Association The Canadian Environmental Law Association welcomes the government of Ontario’s decision to restore the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1994 (EBR). By way of regulation effective June 15, 2020, Ontario revoked the regulation which had suspended key provis...
Jun 13th, 2020
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Letter from Robert Wagner, Phelpston June 6 2020 In reference to the article which appeared in today’s edition of the Toronto Star, I note that the County’s spokesperson was Debbie Korolnek, General Manager of Engineering, Planning and Environment. Just to place Ms. Korolnek’s asser...
Jun 9th, 2020
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Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark By Jeff Gray Globe and Mail May 26 2020 Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has issued a series of special orders to approve a handful of plans from prominent Toronto-area developers and quash any potential opposition, saying the projects a...
Jun 9th, 2020
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New report shows nature- friendly agriculture is necessary and possible, but farmers need support for the transition From Friends of the Earth Europe Insects are in decline across the world because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use which are threatening food production, according to the I...
Jun 6th, 2020
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AWARE News Network The Toronto Star takes a look at Simcoe County’s plan to locate a waste-processing facility in the heart of a pristine 200-acre woodland, the county’s request to the Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark for a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track approval ...