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...
Mar 14th, 2018
‘X’ marks five currently known large scale soil dumping sites in Ramara The following letter was sent February 28 2018 by Michael Douglas of Ramara Township to Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke, Deputy Mayor John O’Donnell & Ramara Township Councillors Re: Large Scale Soil Dumping in Ra...
Feb 13th, 2018
CTV Barrie A Simcoe County campaign to keep used batteries out of garbage dumps has yielded the best results in the province. The County held its third curbside battery collection back in November 2017 and 24,000 kg of batteries were collected. That equates to almost one million batteries. The County...
Feb 6th, 2018
by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Georgian Downs is asking permission to dump treated sewage into Innisfil’s drainage system. In a letter to the town, Georgian Downs facilities manager Peter Musgrove said the company needs a temporary solution for its failing sewage system. There are alr...
Jan 24th, 2018
Julie Barker and Midland Mayor Gord Mackay From the Town of Midland “Julie is someone whose passion and commitment to environmental sustainability, creativity and education expands beyond Midland’s boundaries. As one of the founding members of the Midland Community Garden in Little Lake ...
Jan 23rd, 2018
A Sockhop Doowop Dance Party From Friends of Simcoe Forests On Friday February 9 2018 Elmvale Community Hall Doors Open 8pm Tickets $10 Prizes! Cash Bar! Dress to Impress! Late Night Snacks! Photo Booth! Wallflowers Welcome! for tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org Show your support by ord...
Jan 18th, 2018
New Tecumseth Free Press Online Weather factors during the first week of January that impacted waste collection across the County delayed potential impacts from new bag limit restrictions at curbside that came into effect January 1. Specifically, the County’s collection service now will pick up...
Dec 19th, 2017
From the Friends of Simcoe Forests Good news! An important discovery has been made in the Freele Forest: at least one endangered species has been detected. Specifically, our expert field naturalist has confirmed Little Brown Bats are using the forest ~ this is a game changer for our campaign to save ...
Nov 9th, 2017
Flashback to August 2009: Durham dairy farmer Michael Schmidt is led away from Dump Site 41 after he had chained himself to Gate 1. He spent five days in jail refusing food and water. “The laws of the land are not always right,” he said upon release. “If someone is going to contamin...