Nov 24th, 2019
AWARE News Network Last week, Simcoe County received this staff report on next steps in its plan to locate its organics and waste handling facility in the Freele Tract on Horsehoe Valley Road. CCW 2019-399 Friends of Simcoe Forests which, along with Nicholyn Farms and Edward Krajid, is appealing the ...
Nov 11th, 2019
By: Jessica Owen Barrie Advance November 7 2019 Progress on the County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre project (ERRC) is churning slowly, especially now that a second appeal has been added to the project stack. A Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) case management conference bet...
Oct 23rd, 2019
Bradford DM James Leduc says county contract is too large for one supplier Scroll down for update from New Tecumseth Free Press Online Waste Connections ‘made a fortune on this contract and they don’t give a rat’s behind on what they’re doing here,’ says Leduc By: Jessica Owen Barrie Toda...
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 ...