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...
Apr 1st, 2019
As the Site 41 protest camp gets underway. -Kate Harries photo 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 Naagdawendig Poster ...
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...
Jan 18th, 2019
By John Bacher January 7 2019 The name Bill 66 seems like a science fiction monster akin to Godzilla, which emerged out of the debris of nuclear contaminated post-war Japan. A similar scary beast has come forth today out of the fiendish populism of Ontario Premier, Doug Ford. While Godzilla pi...
Jan 14th, 2019
From Friends of Simcoe Forests On January 2, 2019 the Ministry of Municipal Affairs approved the County Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to build the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) in the Freele Forest on Horseshoe Valley Road. The deadline to appeal this decision is January 22, 2019. It ...
Jan 4th, 2019
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road in Springwater Township. From Friends of Simcoe Forests In a 2016 report prepared by the County’s consultant (GHD) the expected timeline provided for the County Official Plan Amendment approval was October 2016. On January 2, 2019 notice was...
Dec 21st, 2018
From the Smart Prosperity Institute We consistently overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of environmental regulations. In fact, costs of environmental regulations are often overestimated by at least double, and sometimes by a factor of 10 or more. The moment is right to discuss the c...