• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Author "Kate Harries"

Oct 2nd, 2018
Keith Currie  News release from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture Representatives of Ontario’s largest industry – agriculture and food – presented a plan to boost the provincial economy today at Queen’s Park. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (...
Jul 30th, 2018
Acclaimed: Tiny Mayor George Cornell, left, is one of two Simcoe County mayors to have been acclaimed. The other is Severn’s Mike Burkett. Here, Cornell is shown at last month’s Tiny Marsh BioBlitz, with writer Kate Harries, horticulture pr...
Apr 20th, 2018
  Urban-centric proposal contradicts recommendation to distribute economic development throughout province   By Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Ontario’s proposed high-speed rail offers nothing but problems for farm...
In Blog
Feb 9th, 2018
Or white. Or bubbly. Rachel Notley has just handed us a great way to support British Columbia. Buy B.C. wine! And score a win for the environment. Talk about heavy-handed! It would be one thing if the Alberta premier had used the moral suasion of her o...
In Blog
Dec 19th, 2017
You-know-who with fund-raising t-shirt This started off as a review of three important books that I thought would be good gifts for activists – then it morphed into a Christmas wish list from all of us to all of us. These are the books: -Boiling Point ...
Dec 11th, 2017
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The anger was palpable. It came from residents of Oro-Medonte, Adjala-Tosoronto and Tiny. They were among 40 people from around the county who attended a workshop at the Oro Station community hall last week. The event was organized by Environmental Def...
Nov 23rd, 2017
The experience of Grassy Narrows must be understood as part of the legacy of decades of mistreatment of Canada’s Indigenous people by the government and industry — something that follows from extortionist government policies that forcibly removed Indig...
In Barrie
Aug 16th, 2017
Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples demands inquiry By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie’s Allandale Station land needs a public inquiry, or a criminal investigation, to determine if an Indigenous burial site was desecrated, says a governor ...
In Blog
Jan 10th, 2017
I’ve spent some time thinking about the Freele Tract recently, as I considered a response to the questionnaire the Rainforest Alliance is asking community members and stakeholders to answer. This is part of the process of evaluating  the County o...
Dec 15th, 2016
Protecting Pollinators Helps Keep Ecosystems and Crops Healthy December 15, 2016 12:00 P.M.Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ontario is continuing its work to support a sustainable food supply, resilient ecosystems and a strong economy by...