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Feb 21st, 2021
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Lake Simcoe is stressed by phosphorus loads, climate change, and invasive species. The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan (LSPP) addresses these issues and lays out regulations, monitoring, and outreach strategies to address these stressors. If implemented, the LSPP would p...
Feb 18th, 2021
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Casino in a field -Orillia Matters photo Township, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing both ‘agreed that the MZO isn’t the right tool’ to help development of Rama Road corridor move forward By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters A ministerial zoning order (MZO) for a proposed development...
Feb 17th, 2021
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Statement on Province’s Consultation to Expand the Greenbelt from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clark, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this morning that the province is opening a consultation about Greenbelt expansion. Specifically, it was suggested that the Greenb...
Feb 16th, 2021
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Premier Doug Ford, fifth from left, at an August 2020 groundbreaking for an MZO-enabled project. Education Minister Stephen Lecce, Economic Development Minister Vic Fedeli and Natural Resources Minister John Yakabuski are at right. CNW Group/Walmart Canada By Emma McIntosh National Observer  The Ford...
Feb 15th, 2021
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Screenshot of lobbyist’s website. By Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Why would municipalities like Ramara Township need to be spending taxpayer dollars on registered lobbyists to lobby their interests to the Ontario government? Wouldn’t the interests of municipalities already be a ...
Feb 12th, 2021
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Citizens show up to defend Lower Duffins Creek wetland after TRCA forced to issue permit for MZO-approved development. -Toronto Star photo By Noor Javed Toronto Star Crystal Fielding has never really been political. So when the mother of two heard about protests being organized this week by local res...
Feb 12th, 2021
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Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke Letter to Ramara mayor and council from Anne Bell, Ontario Nature and Phil Pothen, Environmental Defence Re: Formal withdrawal of Rama Road MZO request On behalf of Ontario Nature and Environmental Defence, we are writing to urge that Ramara Township formally withdraw the re...
Feb 11th, 2021
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County Road 91 Quarry Aware continues public campaign By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A group fighting the closure of County Road 91 says there is “widespread opposition” to a plan to close the road and upgrade an existing summer road to year-round use. Quarry Aware is basing its claim on a recent access to ...
Feb 11th, 2021
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Stratford resident stands vigil on steps of city hall By Noor Javed Toronto Star For more than a month, Peggy Coffey and Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick have faced snowstorms, freezing rain and the deep winter cold to stand vigil at Stratford city hall. For the two hours they stand every day except Sunday ...
Jan 25th, 2021
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