• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Jan 20th, 2024
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Over the past half-century, Lake Simcoe’s salt concentration has increased by over five times, says columnist Peter Bursztyn, Barrie Today, Jan 14, 2024  “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink!” — From the 1798 poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Years ago, I vi...
Jan 20th, 2024
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Oro-Medonte Township Deputy Mayor Peter Lavoie will be travelling with the township’s mayor to Ajax next week to present their side of the Barrie annexation story to the province’s standing committee on heritage, infrastructure and cultural policy. by Wayne Doyle, Barrie Today Local Journ...
Jan 12th, 2024
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ONTARIO CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE Ontario takes baby steps on renewable energy instead of a big leap For the last five years, Ontario has been treading water on renewable energy – not contracting for one kilowatt since the election of 2018 – while the rest of the world has surged forward. Now the province s...
Dec 19th, 2023
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Lake Simcoe MPPs need to develop a phosphorous reduction plan and budget Last night, Barrie Council directed Mayor Alex Nuttall to meet with the federal and provincial Ministers of the Environment to discuss phosphorus reduction initiatives. The mayor could start his meeting with Provincial Environme...
Dec 19th, 2023
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, confers with Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Paul Calandra, at Queen’s Park, in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 30, 2023Chris Young/The Canadian Press By Charlie Pinkerton, Orillia Matters, December 8, 2023 From March 2019 to March 2021, province issued 44 mini...
Dec 19th, 2023
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The Ontario Government is trying to ram through Highway 413 and a huge gas plant while you’re distracted by the holidays. A recent Supreme Court ruling found flaws with the federal Impact Assessment process, but this was just an advisory ruling which can be accommodated with changes to the Impact Ass...
Dec 19th, 2023
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Wind turbines at the White Pine Wind project can be seen near a hay field in Milford, Ont. in 2018.  Lars Hagberg ByMarco Chown OvedStaff Reporter, The Toronto Star Monday, December 11, 2023 Once the Canadian leader in solar and wind, the province halted construction – and cancelled partially-built p...
Dec 19th, 2023
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By Michael Owen, December 7, 2023, Bradford Today ‘This simple solution — for a very modest amount of money — will significantly reduce waste entering into our watershed, protecting our ecosystems,’ says Scott Bradford is looking to take out the trash before it can make its way into the W...
Dec 10th, 2023
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Kinga Surma, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, trade places at the podium during a news conference at Ontario Place, in Toronto on April 18, 2023Chris Young/The Canadian Press Value-for-money reports critique province on Ontario Science Centre, health care, the environ...
Nov 15th, 2023
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ONTARIO CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE First the good news: Ontario is now offering free cold-climate air-source heat pumps (ASHP) to income-eligible households that currently have electric baseboard heating. According to the province’s Save On Energy program, switching from electric baseboards to a cold climate...