• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Oct 22nd, 2023
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Ontario wants to eliminate critical freshwater protections to speed up construction projects The reversal of planned Greenbelt development was a major recent win! However, the provincial government is still attempting to “streamline” environmental laws in favour of developers. This time, the proposed...
Oct 22nd, 2023
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Margaret Prophet, the executive director of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, is shown in a file photo.Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters From Barrie Today, by Margaret Prophet, 1 day ago. This is the third in a three-part series of guest columns from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition leading up to ...
Oct 21st, 2023
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Paul Calandra, Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing, this week introduced legislation to restore Greenbelt lands. Opposition leaders are wary of the abrupt change of heart by the government, which had proposed opening up 7,400 acres of protected lands to new housing. Richard Lautens / ...
Oct 20th, 2023
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Join the Ontario Farmland Trust in a series of FREE ONLINE webinars to explore pressures on farmland, learn about solutions, and share innovative ideas. There will be a new topic each month, and we will be joined by professionals from across Ontario, including land-use planners, lawyers, conservation...
Oct 20th, 2023
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Developer Shakir Rehmatullah (left) and Kaleed Rasheed (right), PC MPP and current cabinet minister, in January 2019.Rasheed’s Twitter/@krasheedmpp From Barrie Today, October 18, 2023 by Charlie Pinkerton Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Trillium, a Village Media web...
Oct 20th, 2023
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Hello, After a two-year delay in providing any protection whatsoever for the endangered black ash under the Endangered Species Act, 2007, the Government of Ontario is now due to implement the law. Instead of making up for lost time, however, the government is proposing to severely limit protections f...
Oct 18th, 2023
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces that he will be reversing his government’s decision to open the Greenbelt to developers during a press conference in Niagara Falls, Ont., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. The announcement comes after a second cabinet minister resigned in the wake of the Greenbelt controve...
Oct 15th, 2023
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Margaret Prophet about 12 hours ago This is the second in a three-part series of guest columns from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition leading up to An Evening with Margaret Atwood, a sold-out fundraising event slated for Oct. 28. The second instalment will be published next Saturday. In my last c...
Oct 10th, 2023
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Premier Doug Ford speaks in the Ontario Legislature on Sept. 25, 2023. Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star file photo By Robert Benzie Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Kristin Rushowy Queen’s Park Bureau, Rob Ferguson Queen’s Park Bureau Tuesday, October 10, 2023 The RCMP has launched a criminal in...
Sep 26th, 2023
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A seagull flies past two men as they take in a setting sun as smoke from wildfires fills the sky on the Ottawa River on June 29, 2023 in Ottawa.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press...