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Dec 18th, 2018
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“We have no need to ‘discuss’ the option of removing designated land from protected areas,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. -Explore Aurora photo By STEFANIE MAROTTA Toronto Star  December 14 2018 New legislation proposed by Premier Doug Ford is causing concern that parts of the...
Dec 18th, 2018
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Unlike many species, it takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young. Shooting one would result in the chicks dying. From Ontario Nature  Under the guise of “population management,” the Government of Ontario is proposing nothing less than an all-out slaughter of double-crested cormorants,...
Dec 17th, 2018
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Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 13th, 2018
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Proposed legislation aims to cut red tape but grants municipalities the ability to bypass some environmental regulations by Chris Simon Barrie Advance Barrie is open for business — just not at the cost of the environment, the city’s mayor says. Mayor Jeff Lehman has added his name to the growing list...
Dec 13th, 2018
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Nursery disputes claims private sector can meet capacity by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Southern Ontario’s largest producer of seedlings is rejecting the rationale being used by the province to close the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus. Dave Harbec, the manager of Somerville Seedlings in Everett,...
Dec 13th, 2018
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From the Council of Canadians The Fraser Institute recently released the report, Evaluating the State of Fresh Water in Canada. The report concludes that “…there is no shortage of freshwater in Canada as a whole. Despite concerns about water usage and the unequal distribution of freshwater acro...
Dec 10th, 2018
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By Samantha Craggs · CBC News The mayors of both Hamilton and Burlington say they’re not interested in new “open for business” legislation if it means sacrificing land in Ontario’s greenbelt. Fred Eisenberger, mayor of Hamilton, says proposed Ontario PC legislation pits munici...
Dec 10th, 2018
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News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Dec 6th, 2018
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Rudy Turtle  By Kristy Kirkup & Janice Dickson National Observer An Ontario First Nation suffering from generations of mercury poisoning still needs a treatment centre and help for children harmed by the toxic metal, its chief said Wednesday. Until Grassy Narrows gets aid Prime Minister Justin Tr...
Dec 5th, 2018
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Earlier map shows location of Metrus Development project. The company has now rebranded as DG Group. -North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance facebook In exchange, DG would give up its proposed Maple Lake Estates (MLE) project in a Provincially Significant Wetland From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest...