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Nov 26th, 2020
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Action Alert from Ontario Nature Across the Greater Golden Horseshoe developers and land speculators are lobbying local governments to allow sprawl-style development on precious natural areas and farmland. They’re using COVID-19 as a smoke screen saying these developments are necessary to get us thro...
Nov 26th, 2020
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The 2018-2022 Springwater council in session last November.  Ministry gives green light for Carson Road Stage 1 infrastructure works to proceed in Midhurst News release from Springwater Township The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has provided confirmation to the Township o...
Nov 25th, 2020
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Some of those who voted no (Simcoe County’s webcast of its meetings does not show all those present on-screen so when the vote is not recorded, as was the case here, the public cannot have a complete picture of what happened) -AWARE Simcoe photo ‘The growth is going to happen, whether we have t...
Nov 25th, 2020
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Ontario Biosphere Reserve project The Ontario Land Trust Alliance’s Climate Action Program – Virtual Recognition Event News release from the Ontario Land Trust Alliance On Friday, November 27th at 10:00 AM, Belinda Karahalios, MPP for Waterloo Wellington Dufferin region will be at the Ontario Land Tr...
Nov 24th, 2020
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  Screen Shot 2020-11-24 at 12.17.49 PM ‘We should let the province know it shouldn’t be sneaking stuff into budget bills’ – McLeod By: Erika Engel Collingwood Today  Collingwood council voted unanimously in favour of sending a resolution, letter, and comments from the townR...
Nov 21st, 2020
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Dianne Saxe From the Green Party of Ontario November 18 2020 Green Party of Ontario Deputy Leader, Dianne Saxe, released the following statement in reaction to the Auditor General report: “This report shows the government is totally at odds with its own environmental laws and responsibilities. None o...
Nov 21st, 2020
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Property pictured here is a 48-acre chunk of land on Triple Bay Road in Tay Township for which Cherry Blossom Village is planned. Opponents say Minister’s Zoning Orders ignore environmental concerns while kowtowing to developers By: Andrew Philips Midland Today It might be just a three-letter a...
Nov 20th, 2020
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From the Friends of Simcoe Forests On October 19, 2020 The Friends of Simcoe Forests (FSF) submitted an application for judicial review to the Ontario Divisional Court. The purpose of the judicial review is to seek to overturn a recent decision by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). As a resul...
Nov 19th, 2020
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Mike Walters Amendments to Conservation Authorities Act ‘disconcerting’ and not reflective of feedback from consultations, says LSRCA official By: Nathan Taylor Barrie Today The CAO of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) sounded the alarm in a recent letter to municipali...
Nov 18th, 2020
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Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk – Link to video Auditor General finds EBR dysfunctional, public denied appeal rights for 197 environmentally significant  permits and approvals, including forestry management changes to remove endangered species protection News release from the Ontario Auditor Gener...