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May 18th, 2024
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  Ford Government steps up for its friends – again Yesterday, the Ford Government passed its Protecting Enbridge Gas Profits Act. Sorry, in official government doublespeak, that’s the Keeping Energy Costs Down Act aka Bill 165. Of course, in stark contrast to its name, this new law will raise en...
May 18th, 2024
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  A huge waste of $2.2 billion Last week, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced that it has awarded Ontario Power Generation (OPG) a $2.2 billion contract to build a 430 megawatt (MW) gas-fired peaker plant in Napanee. That’s great news for fossil gas suppliers, bad ...
May 10th, 2024
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Be The Change Film Series continues Season 16 on Wednesday May 15th at 7pm at the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood with another thought-provoking film, Boil Alert.  Boil Alert is a 90-minute hybrid documentary film following activist Layla Staats as she embarks on a dual journey to explore the In...
May 5th, 2024
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  The Government of Ontario is poised, yet again, to undermine the role of Conservation Authorities (CAs) in protecting our watersheds (ERO No. 019-8320). Specifically, a proposed regulation under the Conservation Authorities Act would enable the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry to ove...
Apr 25th, 2024
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Great news in time for Earth Day! We’ve just received word that one of the world’s leading experts on fresh water issues has joined the opposition to TC Energy’s proposed pumped storage project in Meaford: Maude Barlow, co-founder and former chair of the Council of Canadians, who has served as a Seni...
Apr 25th, 2024
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  ACTION ALERT! The Province’s new housing plans will destroy farmland (and housing affordability) Last week, the Provincial Government introduced two new housing plans: Bill 185 and changes to the Provincial Policy Statement, a powerful planning law that shapes all development in the Prov...
Apr 25th, 2024
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  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 commitme...
Apr 6th, 2024
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The Mirror – Midland-Pentetanguishene-Tay-Tiny Study could show how natural processes could be replicated to provide clean water to areas that don’t have access Aquifer is located in the Simcoe uplands, which covers an area that includes Tiny, Springwater, Oro-Medonte and Tay townships. By Ian ...
Apr 5th, 2024
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Save Brocks Beach! NO to high density developments on Beachwood Road (Wasaga Beach) GERARD DUSASTRE Wasaga Beach, Canada Apr 1, 2024 A few days ago, survey contractors were doing a survey along the “Betty Trail” (trail between Shore Lane and Betty Boulevard), and planting posts. They were also seen a...
Mar 30th, 2024
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Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition’s Laugh for Lake Simcoe Saturday June 22nd – 7pm Orillia Opera House Buy your tickets today!...