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Jun 13th, 2019
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Canadian company’s resort on Garifuna land.  By Janet Spring Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor From May 25 – June 2, I travelled throughout Honduras with three Canadians and twelve US citizens to investigate why the Honduran people are leaving their home country to travel in massive caravan...
Jun 13th, 2019
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By Michael Sasso Bloomberg Investors from Singapore to Toronto are wondering why North America’s vaunted urban sprawl ebbed before the billions they pumped into a giant “land banking” firm could pay off. Walton Group of Companies, a Calgary-based real estate firm that had delivered 12 per cent annual...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Councillor Jack Hanna by Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council has granted three-year extensions of the approval of draft plans for five subdivisions in the Midhurst Secondary Plan area. The subdivisions were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 29 2014, with differing con...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Burlington’s Marianne Meed Ward, Rick Bonnette of Halton Hills, Oakville’s Rob Burton and Gordon Krantz of Milton By Roland Cilliers InsideHalton.com Bill 108 the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 was passed by the Ontario government June 6. Described by the provincial government as its p...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Neonic-free garden plants. -AWARE Simcoe photo From Friends of the Earth Canada A Friends of the Earth Canada survey has revealed a major victory for bees and pollinators. Canada’s big box stores are reporting they have almost eliminated the sale of neonicotinoid-contaminated flowering plants. Friend...
Jun 11th, 2019
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New Tecumseth Free Press  Simcoe County’s latest entry into the record related to the regional government review, requests the provincial government retain the existing two tier system, and support to reduce the number of councillors to include a mix of municipal reps and elected regional membe...
Jun 11th, 2019
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Black Tern at Tiny Marsh -John Wright photo From MTM Conservation Association The Tiny Marsh BioBlitz is back! Join expert naturalists and discover the amazing diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that live within this expanse of marsh, forest and field north-we...
Jun 10th, 2019
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iPOLITICS photo News release from Environmental Defence  This is a huge step forward from the Federal Government towards ending Canada’s plastic pollution problem. “The plastics crisis cannot be solved by voluntary measures,” said Vito Buonsante, Plastics Program Manager. “We applaud Canada for takin...
Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 7th, 2019
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From Environmental Defence In the past year, Ontario has experienced a slew of regressive policies aiming to overturn decades of environmental protections put in place by previous governments of all political stripes. The list is staggering: the cancellation of the climate act and cap-and-trade, the ...