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May 9th, 2017
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News release from the NVCA The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority holds its annual Arbour Day tree sale on Saturday, May 13. There are two tree sale locations. NVCA’s forestry staff will be on-hand to answer questions at the tree sale at Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line of Essa, a...
Apr 27th, 2017
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From Sandy Buxton, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Is your water protected? Attend our AGM to learn more. Midhurst Community Hall, 74 Doran Road 7 pm AGM Business 7:30 pm Hydrogeologist Video Here’s the format: AGM – about 30 minutes -financial and activity reports —RATIFY bylaw am...
Apr 22nd, 2017
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in Counter Solutions — by Samuel Alexander What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever. But what is a steady-state econom...
Apr 11th, 2017
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News release from Ontario Nature Thanks to the efforts of grade 10 student Ethan Elliott, Stratford is Ontario’s newest Bee City. The designation means a greater commitment to protecting pollinators and starting a public dialogue about their importance. “What Ethan has accomplished in Stratford is an...
Apr 7th, 2017
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David Crombie ‘We need bold policies to grow in a more sustainable manner that protects our vital assets (farmland, water and natural areas), reduces urban sprawl and encourages development of more complete communities.’ By STEVE PARISH & DAVID CROMBIE Toronto Star Some interests in the developme...
Mar 31st, 2017
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Snapping Turtle -Kate Harries photo from the Environmental Registry Decision on Regulation: • As of April 1, 2017, no open season for Snapping Turtle across all of Ontario. Based on public feedback, there was significant opposition to maintaining any open season for snapping turtles. Snapping Turtle ...
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Mar 9th, 2017
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From Explore Lake Simcoe Number of drinking straws reduced– 14,000 and climbing The Explore Lake Simcoe #nostrawchallenge is an open challenge to food service establishments operating in the Lake Simcoe watershed. In an effort to reduce unnecessary use of drinking straws, and to reduce plastic drinki...
Feb 24th, 2017
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Sandy Agnew, co-chair of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, with Adam Ballah from  the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are making another push to call the Premier to grow the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Every phone call received makes a difference. Our goal is to have 100 calls logged into...
Feb 21st, 2017
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Comments on Wasaga Beach, Beach Management Proposed Secondary Plan EBR # 012-9248 AWARE Simcoe is a citizens’ group that works to protect water, the environment, health, and food land through transparency and accountability in government. Please visit our website www.aware-simcoe.ca. The Federal Gove...
Feb 12th, 2017
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Photo by Tony Bellissimo Innisfil proposes sweeping changes to shoreline building rules By Lindsay Histrop Lake Simcoe Association Lake Simcoe area residents are alerted to the Town of Innisfil planning department’s proposed new official plan which, if passed by Council, will allow the construction o...