Sep 17th, 2021
Billions of bees, butterflies, beetles… are dying off, and the consequences may soon be catastrophic for our crops and fragile ecosystems worldwide. Toxic agricultural pesticides are among the key culprits, but we now have a unique chance to phase them out in Europe. If we help win here, the re...
Sep 15th, 2021
By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance The Liberal, New Democratic and Green parties are all calling for the creation of a zero-carbon electricity grid for Canada. These are important commitments since one of the best ways to fight climate change is to move to a 100% renewable...
Sep 15th, 2021
By The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Watershed Trust Members and many other concerned citizens have united to fight the Town of Clearview’s proposed expansion of County Road 26/27, a summer-only road that traverses sensitive Escarpment wetlands. Our last update was March 29 th , so it’s about time to...
Sep 14th, 2021
By Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Barrie – On September 8, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition organized all candidate meetings for Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte, Barrie-Innisfil and York-Simcoe to determine the pa...
Sep 13th, 2021
By Friends of Simcoe Forests We’re touching base today to remind you of the LPAT hearing beginning tomorrow regarding the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre. We are extremely fortunate to have an amazing legal team representing the interests of the Friends of Simcoe Forests and the concerned citi...
Sep 13th, 2021
By the Ontario Nature Team With a federal election called for September 20, 2021, it’s time to make the interconnected crises of biodiversity loss and climate change a top issue for voters and political candidates. Whom we vote for matters more than ever. We need leaders who are prepared to take bold...
Sep 2nd, 2021
Midland resident and chair of AWARE Simcoe, Don Morgan From Simcoe.com, August 31, 2021 By Andrew Mendler The preservation and protection of Georgian Bay, local aquifers and the region’s diverse woodlands and wetlands is top of mind for many area residents heading into the federal election. “Unfortun...
Aug 27th, 2021
Planner Brandi Clement reviews the plans for Beachwood Developments’ proposal for more than 200 residential units on vacant land in Wasaga Beach’s west end, at a public meeting with council’s coordinated committee, Aug. 19. From The Toronto Star, August 24, 2021 By Ian Adams A propo...
Aug 26th, 2021
The Holland Marsh pollution reduction project could reduce phosphorous from farming operations by 85%. By Jack Gibbons, Chair of Lake Simcoe Watch Despite support from the federal government, the Region of York has put its $40 million project to reduce phosphorous pollution from the Holland Marsh on ...
Aug 20th, 2021
The Holland River, Bradford West GwillimburyJackie Kozak/BradfordToday From BarrieToday, August 17, 2021 By the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition ‘We know that the environmental studies are out of date, impacts to Lake Simcoe and climate haven’t been studied and that the traffic congestion won’...