Jun 4th, 2018
from Friends of Simcoe Forests In the matter of the ERRC (Environmental Resource Recovery Centre) proposed for the Freele County Forest Tract in Springwater, THE COUNTY OF SIMCOE has received high levels of public interest and participation well-deserving of guiding decisions to reflect the desires o...
Jun 4th, 2018
Keith and Ina Wood at Dump Site 41 in 2009 -Jim Simpson photo From Ebenezer United Church A tree has been planted in memory of Keith Wood, long-time member of the Ebenezer United Church congregation, a mainstay of the local farming community and a leader of the battle to stop Dump Site 41. Keith̵...
May 27th, 2018
Sheumas Fay at Site 41 in 2009 AWARE News Network It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Sheumas Fay, a stalwart in the battle to stop Dump Site 41. He will be missed. Obituary FAY, SHEUMAS JOSEPH (Owner of Hardship Acres Landscaping and Lumber) Passed away peacefully at his home [&...
May 22nd, 2018
“When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”. (Photo: Ryan […]...
Apr 27th, 2018
Simcoe County’s Rob McCullough by Shane MacDonald Alliston Herald The County of Simcoe’s director of solid waste says an application to develop a household hazardous waste depot at a landfill in Adjala-Tosorontio has been approved. A landfill located at 6815 Concession Road 4 in Adjala-Tosoron...
Apr 14th, 2018
from Living Green Barrie Living Green Barrie will be hosting a screening of SustainableJoes – The Time Is Now, followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker and founder of Sustainable Joes, Stephen Szucs. The event will be held at the Barrie Uptown Theatre (theatre #5 to the right of the concession). Ad...
Apr 6th, 2018
Marketplace tested five leading brands of bottled water and found microplastics in all of them -Bill Arnold/CBC photo Microplastics found in some Canadian bottled water Tests show tiny particles but any effect on human health not known By Eric Szeto, Greg Sadler, David Common · CBC News They’r...
Mar 27th, 2018
Carmela Marshall, of the Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force, addresses Ramara Township council Council will review fill bylaw: Clarke by Frank Matys Orillia Today A proposal to establish a shooting range on a private property in Ramara Township is emerging as a flash point for concerns over soil dum...
Mar 19th, 2018
SCDSB news release On March 19, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is launching an organics collection pilot project with Waste Connections, an integrated solid waste services company, in four schools in Barrie. The pilot project will encourage waste diversion, while teaching students an...
Mar 17th, 2018
Carmela Marshall of the Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force From Concerned Citizens of Ramara We are asking concerned residents to attend the Ramara Township council meetings on Monday, March 19 at 9:30 am and especially Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in an attempt to hopefully, somehow influence the Ram...