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Nov 26th, 2020
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The 2018-2022 Springwater council in session last November.  Ministry gives green light for Carson Road Stage 1 infrastructure works to proceed in Midhurst News release from Springwater Township The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has provided confirmation to the Township o...
Nov 21st, 2020
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Dianne Saxe From the Green Party of Ontario November 18 2020 Green Party of Ontario Deputy Leader, Dianne Saxe, released the following statement in reaction to the Auditor General report: “This report shows the government is totally at odds with its own environmental laws and responsibilities. None o...
Nov 21st, 2020
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Property pictured here is a 48-acre chunk of land on Triple Bay Road in Tay Township for which Cherry Blossom Village is planned. Opponents say Minister’s Zoning Orders ignore environmental concerns while kowtowing to developers By: Andrew Philips Midland Today It might be just a three-letter a...
Nov 20th, 2020
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Mike Schreiner (Leader of the Ontario Green Party), Mitzie Hunter (Liberal) and Peggy Sattler (NDP). From Unlock Democracy Canada  The Ontario government has made it clear that they’ll do anything in their power to crush municipal democratic reform, without consulting anybody. So the question i...
Nov 20th, 2020
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Orbit MZO, Yes or No? Residents to stand up for environment and democratic planning principles at County Council meeting News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition On Tuesday November 24th Simcoe County Council will hear a request from the Town of Innisfil to support, or not, the use of a Ministe...
Nov 19th, 2020
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Mike Walters Amendments to Conservation Authorities Act ‘disconcerting’ and not reflective of feedback from consultations, says LSRCA official By: Nathan Taylor Barrie Today The CAO of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) sounded the alarm in a recent letter to municipali...
Nov 18th, 2020
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Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk – Link to video Auditor General finds EBR dysfunctional, public denied appeal rights for 197 environmentally significant  permits and approvals, including forestry management changes to remove endangered species protection News release from the Ontario Auditor Gener...
Nov 17th, 2020
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Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson ‘We will do everything in our power to ensure the Province acts on the recommendations to change the Municipal Act and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act’ AWARE News Network The following are Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson’s notes in addres...
Nov 17th, 2020
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Collingwood town council Each member of Collingwood council reacted to the findings in the final report of the Collingwood Judicial Inquiry By: Erika Engel Collingwood Today Members of Collingwood’s current council didn’t hold back as they condemned previous town officials for their ̵...
Nov 16th, 2020
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Young Ontarian clients -David LeBlanc photo The Applicants in the case, 7 young people, are arguing that the Ford government’s climate policy, which weakened Ontario’s climate targets in 2018, violates their Charter-protected rights to life, liberty, and security of the person. from the National Unio...