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Mar 6th, 2024
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Decision not to build facility could save taxpayers $220M over next 20 years UPDATED: Committee of the whole has supported a recommendation for the county not to proceed with its own organics processing facility By Ian Adams, Barrie Advance, February 27, 2024 Simcoe County council’s committee of the ...
Mar 6th, 2024
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  ONTARIO CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE Last week, the Ford government introduced a bill to reinstate a massive subsidy for fossil gas pipelines to new home developments and to boost wasteful spending on other fossil gas infrastructure. The legislation will increase both climate damage and energy bills. Fo...
Mar 6th, 2024
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Southern Ontario was covered by nearly continuous forest less than 200 years ago, but today urban development and agriculture has replaced the forest with only primarily second growth forest remaining, writes Bob Bowles. Bob Bowles is an award-winning writer, artist and naturalist, as well as the fou...
Feb 22nd, 2024
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The Ontario Farmland Trust would like to invite you to our annual Farmland Forum on March 21, 2024. It will take place from 9am-5pm at The Grandway Events Centre in Elora ON, as well as online. The Ontario Farmland Trust is a non-profit organization that works to protect Ontario farmlands and associa...
Feb 22nd, 2024
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GREAT NEWS FOR SAVE GEORGIAN BAY SUPPORTERS: ANOTHER COUNCIL VOTES AGAINST TC ENERGY’S PUMPED STORAGE SCHEME IN MEAFORD Please click here to read for full details. Sincerely, Save Georgian Bay...
Feb 22nd, 2024
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  ‘It’s a good example of how a small group of committed residents can achieve anything,’ mayor says of volunteer group Pollinate Collingwood by Jessica Owen, Barrie Today, February 7, 2024 Collingwood is closing in on finalizing its pollinator protection plan and, once approved, it would make t...
Feb 22nd, 2024
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The Township of Severn, Town of Penetanguishene and Township of Georgian Bay are also proud Bee City members. By Severn Sound Environmental Association, in Simcoe.com Wednesday, February 14, 2024 The Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) is excited to share that two partner municipalities, th...
Feb 2nd, 2024
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Another backroom bonanza for nuclear interests In yet another backroom deal bonanza, the Ford government has signed off on a plan to rebuild four 40-year-old nuclear reactors at North America’s third-oldest nuclear plant – the Pickering Nuclear Station in the eastern GTA. The government is offe...
Feb 2nd, 2024
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WATER WATCHERS It is getting SALTY in Ontario and the waters in the ground, flowing in rivers, and in lakes need your urgent action. Ontario is the biggest user of salt in Canada through the winter period (responsible for nearly HALF of the road salt used across the country). Not only are we harming ...
Jan 20th, 2024
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‘We’re new to the neighbourhood but we dumped all of our money into that house, it’s our dream property. And now it’s completely threatened,’ says Oro-Medonte citizen Wayne Doyle, Barrie Today, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Jan 15, 2024  When Oro-Medonte Township’s Mayor Randy Gree...