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...
Nov 24th, 2018
From Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Both the Ramara Township and the City of Kawartha Lakes Fill Bylaws were updated over the past month, as each of the municipalities’ response to addressing the spreading problem of large-scale soil dumping. So far the protective measures of thes...
Oct 31st, 2018
Plastic bag afloat in ocean Simcoe County, members of public must be involved in decision, says Bradford West Gwillimbury council by: Jenni Dunning Barrie Today October 7 2018 The saying “paper or plastic?” could one day be a thing of the past in Bradford West Gwillimbury, as town council recently ac...
Oct 22nd, 2018
Illustration from Plastic Ocean: A Film About Microplastics From EurekAlert Microplastics have been found in the human food chain as particles made of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) and others were detected in human stools, research presented today at the 26th UEG Week in Vienna...