Jun 15th, 2017
By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times As the keynote speaker during Thursday’s Zero Waste Conference at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus, Glen Murray said the province’s continued push to reduce its carbon footprint will lead to more jobs and a stronger, more prosperous economy. “We’re emp...
May 15th, 2017
Sign in Tamil Nadu, India -Wikipedia Commons From Zero Waste Ontario The Zero Waste Ontario Conference takes place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, on Thursday June 15 and Friday, June 16, 2017 The goal of the Zero Waste Ontario conference is to educate and activate participants to create sust...
Apr 23rd, 2017
There are so many Issues going on in Simcoe County it’s hard to know where to start. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the debacle of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds concluded several weeks ago. So a decision should be coming out soon. With all the illegal activities, fines and zoning violations inc...
Apr 5th, 2017
New Tecumseth Free Press Simcoe County councillors are expected next week to approve recommendations that will reduce the total number of allowable residential garbage bags and or containers collected at curbside, to four – including three with tags. Currently the maximum is eight, including se...
Feb 23rd, 2017
Only Most Expensive ERRC Option Passes Smell Test All Simcoe County taxpayers will pay through the nose to place waste management facility where it does not belong from Friends of Simcoe Forests Friends of Simcoe Forests is calling on Simcoe County Council to reconsider placing its proposed Environme...
Feb 7th, 2017
AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council gathers on Thursday, February 9th at 9 a.m. at the Simcoe County Museum for a special workshop related to Solid Waste Management. Excerpt from Staff Overview (Report #1) CO – 17-002 The County’s Solid Waste Management Strategy was completed and approved ...
Feb 7th, 2017
Plastic water bottles lined up in front of Conservative leadership candidates at a Feb. 4 debate in Halifax 10,000 tonnes of plastic enter the Great Lakes each year AWARE News Network: The world is being overwhelmed by plastic. Environmental Defence has issued an alert about a recent study’s es...
Jan 19th, 2017
New Tecumseth Free Press For the second time in less than six months, Simcoe County’s curbside collection contractor, Progressive Waste Solutions (PWS), has had to defend its service delivery levels, including missed routes, which over the past three weeks, are blamed on weather conditions. Las...
Jan 4th, 2017
Residents urged to fill out questionnaire to assist in audit of county operation RAINFOREST ALLIANCE PUBLIC MEETING January 17, 2017 7pm to 9pm Elmvale Community Hall (33 Queen St. W.) from the Rainforest Alliance Rainforest Alliance is undertaking a conformance verification audit to evaluate the pro...
Nov 24th, 2016
A fire was believed to have started in the refuse storage area at BFI Canada in Springwater in May 2013. -Barrie Examiner photo From Friends of Simcoe Forests Simcoe County’s plan to place an Environmental Resource Recovery Centre in a forest within Springwater Township raises serious safety concerns...