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In AWARE News Network
Apr 25th, 2024


3 Actions Needed to Protect Lake Simcoe

On March 22nd, representatives from SCGC, the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, Lake Simcoe Watch, joined Sandy Shaw, environment critic of the NDP, at Queens Park as Shaw introduced a motion calling on the provincial government to follow through on commitments to protect the lake.

The motion highlights three key steps that need to be taken:

  1. Implementation of 2008’s Lake Simcoe Protection Act, which sets a target of reducing phosphorus to 44 tonnes per year by 2030;
  2. Evaluate the implications for the environment and water of the Bradford Bypass;
  3. Begin work on a promised phosphorus reduction facility before the end of this year.

Related news articles:

CTV: NDP tables motion to protect health of Lake Simcoe ahead of World Water Day

Bradford Today: ‘Water is life’: NDP rolls out motion to protect Lake Simcoe

SCGC’s Annual General Meeting

SCGC’s Annual General Meeting is slated for May 5th. It will be held at Grace United Church, at 250 Grove Street East, in Barrie, starting at 5:45pm.

In Conversation: Catherine McKenna

Join us for an hour-long conversation, including a question and answer session, that will cover topics including the current state of Canada’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, how we can think about progress to combat climate change in the presence of political

uncertainty, and the role of women in public life, particularly in an era that seems to be one of increasingly toxic discourse, including around gender.

May 5th @ 7pm – Tickets are $10 (SCGC members and donors free)

Learn more and purchase tickets

Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition

PO Box 20004 RPO Bayfield North, Barrie

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