Jun 19th, 2018
From MTM Conservation Association Join expert naturalists and indigenous teachers and discover the amazing diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that live within this expanse of marsh, forest and field north- west of Elmvale. A BioBlitz is an intense search for a...
Jun 14th, 2018
Carden Alvar -Ontario Parks / Wasyl Bakowsky photo Background information on the proposed development by Premier Shooting Centre in the Carden Alvar Premier Shooting Center wishes to purchase the 1,350-acres Cedarhurst property at the centre of the Carden Alvar and construct a 4000 sq.ft. clubhouse,...
Jun 12th, 2018
from Sandy Buxton, president, Midhurst Ratepayers Association After a year-long review, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has raised a lot of concerns regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Midhurst Secondary Plan. They point to superficial and missing stu...
Jun 4th, 2018
from Friends of Simcoe Forests In the matter of the ERRC (Environmental Resource Recovery Centre) proposed for the Freele County Forest Tract in Springwater, THE COUNTY OF SIMCOE has received high levels of public interest and participation well-deserving of guiding decisions to reflect the desires o...
Jun 4th, 2018
Keith and Ina Wood at Dump Site 41 in 2009 -Jim Simpson photo From Ebenezer United Church A tree has been planted in memory of Keith Wood, long-time member of the Ebenezer United Church congregation, a mainstay of the local farming community and a leader of the battle to stop Dump Site 41. Keith̵...
Jun 3rd, 2018
from Leadnow Monday, Jun 4, 10am Conservative MP Alex Nuttall’s Constituency Office 48 Alliance Blvd #104 , Barrie (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) Hosted by: Patricia Smith The Trudeau government just announced an outrageous plan to buy the failing Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project fr...
May 30th, 2018
from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We’ve put together answers to a handful of frequently asked questions for those who might need convincing why the Greenbelt is an important issue to vote for. 1 Why expand the Greenbelt to protect water? Current legislation governing water prote...
May 29th, 2018
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Dianne Saxe From the Midland Cultural Centre When : Wednesday June 13 2018 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm Where : Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St, Midland Who : Dr. Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), a tough but fair watchdog ove...
May 28th, 2018
Cone collection at the Ontario Tree Seed Facility -Financial Post photo AWARE News Network At a Friends of Simcoe Forests all-candidates’ meeting last week in Midhurst, the question was raised as to whether the candidates for the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte would support a moratori...
May 26th, 2018
From Lake Simcoe Watch We asked the provincial election candidates in the 11 Lake Simcoe watershed ridings what they are willing to do to protect Lake Simcoe – and where they stand on four issues that are vital to the health of the watershed . Their responses are now posted on our web site: www...