Jun 10th, 2019
iPOLITICS photo News release from Environmental Defence This is a huge step forward from the Federal Government towards ending Canada’s plastic pollution problem. “The plastics crisis cannot be solved by voluntary measures,” said Vito Buonsante, Plastics Program Manager. “We applaud Canada for takin...
Jun 3rd, 2019
BIG Important Township Meeting From Friends of Simcoe Forests When Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Where Springwater Council Chambers, 2231 Nursery Road Springwater On the agenda… Item #4.2 Friends of Simcoe Forests, delegation to Council presented by Jennifer Lawrence, MCIP, RRP re: Environmental...
May 31st, 2019
County landfills filling up quickly, costing taxpayers $1.65 million a year to transfer some of its waste to Hamilton By Jessica Owen Barrie Today Proposed changes to provincial legislation – being billed a growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe – could help push through a compost a...
May 30th, 2019
One of the trails through the Freele Tract -AWARE Simcoe photo Friends of Simcoe Forests outraged by surprise threat to natural heritage protections in the Freele Tract News release from Friends of Simcoe Forests The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc. have long been opposed to an environmentally destruct...
May 1st, 2019
As the Site 41 protest camp gets underway. -Kate Harries photo UPDATE: AGENDA Naagdawendig – Taking Care of Each Other – Site 41 10 Year Anniversary Discussions LAND – WATER – HUMAN RIGHTS Akiing – Nibi – Mnaadendmowin Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Springwater Provincial Park Naagd...
Apr 19th, 2019
Last month, the Ford government issued a discussion paper on reducing waste and litter. It was an attempt to launch an important debate that unfortunately got lost in the tsunami of legislative and regulatory change that has crashed over this province. Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities Dis...
Mar 17th, 2019
Bancroft has among the highest rates for water and wastewater in the province -HuffPost An Ontario town dreams of growing. But crushing water bills sure aren’t helping By Zi-Ann Lum Huffington Post Every month, the mayor and councillors of Bancroft, Ont. meet at Club 580, the town’s senio...
Feb 26th, 2019
From the Friends of Simcoe Forests The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has received The Friends of Simcoe Forests (FSF) appeal on the Ministry’s decision for a proposed Environmental Resource Recovery Centre in Simcoe County Forest. The Tribunal is required to conduct a preliminary determ...
Feb 7th, 2019
From the Friends of the Simcoe Forests This event has been CANCELLED until the weather clears The Frost and Fire Edition A Post Valentines musical event An outside/ roadside by the two Large Fire Pits Party in front of The Cheese Guy, Elmvale (77 Yonge Street South) To be held on Friday Feb 15th 20...
Jan 23rd, 2019
Friends of Simcoe Forests submit appeal to LPAT on ministry’s decision for proposed ERRC in Simcoe County Forest News release from the Friends of Simcoe Forests The Friends of Simcoe Forest Inc. is appealing the Ministry’s decision to approve Amendment 2 to the County of Simcoe Official Plan. The pur...