• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Aug 25th, 2020
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From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are very pleased to be hosting a webinar, for Just Recovery Simcoe, featuring the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). We know there are those who argue for austerity, that fiscal d...
Aug 20th, 2020
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Back: Councillor Emmett Yeo, Councillor Clare Riepma, Mayor Virginia Hackson, Councillor Keenan Aylwin​, Mayor Margaret Quirk, Councillor Randy Greenlaw,​ Councillor Alex Waters, Fron: Councillor Shira Harrison-McIntyre, Regional Councillor Tom Vegh, Councillor Avia Eek, Regional Chairman Wayne Emmer...
Aug 10th, 2020
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Ecojustice lawyer Ian Miron Environmental organizations allege serial misconduct by Ontario government on environmental changes News release from Greenpeace Canada Environmental groups have launched a lawsuit against the Ontario government for its failure to consult with Ontarians before steamrolling...
Aug 2nd, 2020
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Submission from Ontario Headwaters Institute to Erinn Lee, Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks PDF via e-mail to waterpolicy@ontario.ca RE: ERO 019 – 1680 Updating Ontario’s Water Quantity Management Framework In addition to having supported a submission led by Wellington Water Watchers ...
Jul 27th, 2020
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From Andrew McCammon Ontario Headwaters Institute  The Ontario government continues its unparalleled and cynical assault on environmental protection and democratic norms. Its most recent effort was Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act (2020), which had virtually nothing to do with COVID nor a...
Jul 19th, 2020
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The Critical Value of Wetlands – Ecology Ottawa photo Tories ram  through omnibus bill AWARE News Network July 23 2020 On Tuesday the Ford government passed Bill 197, amending 20 existing laws and making pivotal changes to environmental law. The new measures include: -Sweeping changes to the En...
Jul 15th, 2020
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…but does much to help build more sprawl with less oversight and regulation – for whose benefit? From Just Recovery Simcoe Just Recovery Simcoe was created to bring together people from across the county to create a green and just vision of what Simcoe County can become. Although our Just...
Jul 13th, 2020
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  Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from Nature Canada and 235 organizations, including AWARE Simcoe July 10 2020 As organizations with a strong commitment to defending nature in Canada, we want to acknowledge the efforts that the Government of Canada has made to protect Canada’s populatio...
Jul 10th, 2020
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‘The consequences of undermining what should be an equitable system will be much more costly and must not be tolerated,’ says letter writer Letter to Orillia Matters from Michael Douglas, Brechin On Monday June 22nd, 2020 during the scheduled Ramara Township Council meeting a motion was t...
Jul 9th, 2020
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Joe Gough, shown on election night in 2018, was recently appointed deputy mayor in Ramara Township -OrilliaMatters file photo Failed deputy mayor candidate called process ‘pretty troublesome,’ adding: ‘I don’t think the people asked for that nonsense’ By: Nathan Taylor Orillia...