Jan 14th, 2019
From Friends of Simcoe Forests On January 2, 2019 the Ministry of Municipal Affairs approved the County Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to build the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) in the Freele Forest on Horseshoe Valley Road. The deadline to appeal this decision is January 22, 2019. It ...
Jan 8th, 2019
News release from North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) On December 6, 2018, during the busy Christmas season, Doug Ford’s government introduced Bill 66 Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, an omnibus bill with amendments to at least 15 pieces of Ontario legislation affectin...
Jan 4th, 2019
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road in Springwater Township. From Friends of Simcoe Forests In a 2016 report prepared by the County’s consultant (GHD) the expected timeline provided for the County Official Plan Amendment approval was October 2016. On January 2, 2019 notice was...
Jan 2nd, 2019
AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition hosts a meeting on the province’s Bill 66 and what it could mean for your community. Guest speaker is Tim Gray of Environmental Defence. It’s at Midhurst United Church, 90 Doran Rd., and starts at 7 pm...
Dec 29th, 2018
Double-crested cormorants on the nest. It takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young – shooting one would result in the chicks dying. AWARE News Network Edward Kroc, assistant professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology at the University of British Columbia has ...
Dec 3rd, 2018
Simcoe Uplands Moraine from Site 41. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network There will be a prehearing conference this week on an application to change the zoning of properties on the Simcoe Uplands Moraine to allow for the expansion of the Teedon gravel pit owned by CRH Canada Group Inc. The Simcoe ...
Dec 3rd, 2018
From Grassy Narrows Support Grassy Narrows First Nations will soon release a ground-breaking new report in Ottawa. The authoritative report is the first study to link higher rates of health and wellbeing challenges in Grassy Narrows’ children with exposure to mercury, a potent neurotoxin, from local ...
Nov 28th, 2018
from Friends of Simcoe County Forests Fundraiser … at Nicholyn Farms, 3088 Horseshoe Valley Rd W … 10am-3pm or while quantities last. ...
Nov 18th, 2018
Christian Island, Georgian Bay from the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Craigleith Community Centre, 132 Lakeshore Road East, The Blue Mountains. Agenda: 4:00 PM – Social ...
Nov 12th, 2018
Environment Minister Rod Phillips Four greenhouse gas emission reduction options for Ontario From Angela Bischoff Ontario Clean Air Alliance Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips is seeking suggestions from the public on how Ontario can reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Specifically, Min...