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Dec 27th, 2018
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror An aquifer which is said to contain some of the purest water in the world is being threatened, and a large group of residents is standing up to protect it. North Simcoe residents have formed a variety of groups over the course of the year, all of which have all [&hell...
Dec 21st, 2018
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From the Smart Prosperity Institute We consistently overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of environmental regulations. In fact, costs of environmental regulations are often overestimated by at least double, and sometimes by a factor of 10 or more. The moment is right to discuss the c...
Dec 20th, 2018
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News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Local groups concerned about the future health of Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and protection of our drinking water are now calling on municipalities within Simcoe County and the Lake Simcoe watershed to take a stand against ...
Dec 19th, 2018
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By Stéphane Leclerc and André Flys The Hill Times December 13, 2018 We can no longer ignore the harmful effects of pesticide exposure on pollinator health. Last year, beekeepers in Ontario and Québec suffered record overwinter colony losses: 45.7 per cent in Ontario and 30.3 per cent in Québec. These...
Dec 18th, 2018
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“We have no need to ‘discuss’ the option of removing designated land from protected areas,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. -Explore Aurora photo By STEFANIE MAROTTA Toronto Star  December 14 2018 New legislation proposed by Premier Doug Ford is causing concern that parts of the...
Dec 18th, 2018
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Unlike many species, it takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young. Shooting one would result in the chicks dying. From Ontario Nature  Under the guise of “population management,” the Government of Ontario is proposing nothing less than an all-out slaughter of double-crested cormorants,...
Dec 17th, 2018
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Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 16th, 2018
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Vehicles used to haul aggregate are the largest and heaviest allowed in Ontario. Letter to the Creemore Echo from George Powell, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation The mission of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is to “Preserve and Enhance the Blue Mountain Watershed Ecosystem” and in this reg...
Dec 13th, 2018
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Proposed legislation aims to cut red tape but grants municipalities the ability to bypass some environmental regulations by Chris Simon Barrie Advance Barrie is open for business — just not at the cost of the environment, the city’s mayor says. Mayor Jeff Lehman has added his name to the growing list...
Dec 13th, 2018
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Nursery disputes claims private sector can meet capacity by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Southern Ontario’s largest producer of seedlings is rejecting the rationale being used by the province to close the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus. Dave Harbec, the manager of Somerville Seedlings in Everett,...