Sep 4th, 2019
Steve Ogden in 2009 as the Site 41 protest camp was being set up. Vicki Monague is in the background. -Kate Harries photo ‘This collection offers comprehensive documentation of an important episode in Canadian environmental activism’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network It’s official –...
Aug 16th, 2019
From Friends of the Simcoe Forests -Corn Roast, garage sale, music and raffles, baked goods -1-4 pm at Bridle Tree Farm, 1336 Rainbow Valley Road E., Phelpston -Note: this is a Zero Waste Event ...
Aug 16th, 2019
Environment Minister Jeff Yurek Statement from Environmental Defence Environmental Defences’s Plastics Program Manager Vito Buonsante on Ontario’s commitment to improve recycling and tackle plastic waste: We applaud the Ontario government for moving forward and committing to improving the province’s ...
Aug 2nd, 2019
Running behind: 40 per cent of recycling left uncollected. It’s a nation-wide issue, says County of Simcoe official; ‘It’s an ongoing issue we’re going to have to continue to contend with’ by: Jessica Owen Barrie Today (Editor’s note: As separated cities, Barrie an...
Jul 31st, 2019
From Friends of Simcoe Forests The Friends of Simcoe Forests (FSF) along with 2 other appellants are diligently preparing for the Case Management Conference (CMC) scheduled to be conducted by The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on Wed. August 7, 2019 at 10am. This is open to the public and will...
Jul 26th, 2019
While not an outright single-use plastic ban, the town will be actively working to eliminate single-use plastic by: Erika Engel Barrie Today The effort to be a plastic-free community just got a boost with a unanimous motion from Collingwood town council supporting efforts to eliminate single-use plas...
Jul 5th, 2019
The landfill is being proposed for a pit currently operating as a limestone quarry in Zorra Township. (Andrew Lupton/CBC) The fight over a proposed landfill highlights two opposing pressures: Small towns don’t want big-city trash, but Ontario dumps are filling up fast By Andrew Lupton CBC News ...
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...