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Feb 9th, 2014
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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
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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
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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 28th, 2014
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Election postponed after Kramp, Hill challenge proxy voting practice By Sandy Agnew Business as usual at Severn Sound Environmental Association is not good enough for Midland Deputy Mayor Stephan Kramp and Orillia Councillor Andrew Hill. They challenged the procedure to elect the SSEA Chair and Vice-...
Jan 27th, 2014
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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
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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...
Jan 23rd, 2014
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By Cheryl Anderson Prince Edward County Field Naturalists  This report only deals with the first part of the day today. The PECFN counter appeals and cross appeals and the intervener South Shore Conservancy was completed in the late morning and the afternoon was devoted to the APPEC appeal. Your PECF...
Jan 22nd, 2014
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The following is the text of a presentation being made to local councils by AWARE Simcoe board members Kate Harries and Anne Learn Sharpe. The next presentation will be to Collingwood Council on February 10 at 5 pm. Musical adaptation of slide show Navigable Waters Protection Act In 2012, the federal...
Jan 17th, 2014
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From Jack Gibbons
 North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Today the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) board of directors decided to delay making a decision on our request that it repeal the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) Loophole, until after the October 2014 municipal elections. This needless d...
Jan 12th, 2014
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AWARE Simcoe news release AWARE Simcoe is calling on Ontario to plan for finite, sustainable communities. The underlying assumption of the current planning regime is one of perpetual growth, with no community ever deemed to be complete, no level of population ever enough. “In our view this assumption...