Feb 26th, 2014
From the Midhurst Ratepayers Association Our goal is to protect the local farms of Midhurst, and to stop treated effluent from this huge manufactured city from flowing into an internationally renowned wetland – the Minesing. We want to ensure that the food and water resources of Midhurst and it...
Feb 21st, 2014
Government responds to ARA report! From NDACT (North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce) As you’ll recall, we were deeply disappointed in the review of the Aggregate Resources Act which was completed by the Standing Committee on General Government last fall. Despite excellent recomme...
Feb 20th, 2014
Countylive.ca Turbines have toppled turtles in Ontario Divisional Court and Gilead Power has regained its go-ahead to build nine industrial wind turbines on the south shore of Prince Edward County. The court met for three days in Toronto at the end of January and delivered its 40-page report Thursday...
Feb 17th, 2014
By Meade Helman The town staff brought forward the budget for engineering of a number of projects to support future growth. NOTE: The council had already approved obtaining $66 mil in funding from developers that, if the employment lands weren’t populated, would require the town to reimburse the deve...
Feb 9th, 2014
Time for diaper manufacturers to change their ways? By Kate Harries A proposed $35 million composting facility is likely to become an issue in this year’s municipal election after Simcoe County councillors last month approved a plan to move forward with the project. Contentious issues will include th...
Feb 3rd, 2014
From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Canadian icon and long time supporter of the environment, Margaret Atwood has become interested in our cause. So much so, in fact she has used her influence on twitter to encourage our petition’s growth. But she didn’t stop there – she...
Feb 3rd, 2014
Increasing community consultation in urban forest issues and addressing the environmental toll of plastic waste were among the themes discussed at the Huronia Woodlot Owners Association’s Annual General Meeting at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus on Saturday. At a time of cutbacks in government, ...
Jan 27th, 2014
By Mark Calzavera Council of Canadians One of the best parts of being an Organizer is working with local groups that are battling to protect their communities from unwanted industrial development. We are currently engaged with more than a dozen such campaigns in our region. On consecutive Saturdays t...
Jan 26th, 2014
My view: Recent Springwater Township Council actions By Bill French – Local Advocate and Council Watch A number of things have transpired at Township Council that suggest that some are jockeying for position for the Fall 2014 Municipal Elections. It was interesting to see the council pass “lame...