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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Nov 10th, 2021
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Stock Image From Orillia Matters, November 7, 2021 Letter to the editor Population growth is coming in Ontario, but the big question is how to plan for it in ways we won’t regret, says letter writer Ontario’s population is expected to grow by almost 5.3 million over the next 26 years. The big questio...
Sep 19th, 2021
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Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer is shown in a file photo. From Barrie Today, September 17, 2021 By Natasha Philpott ‘The Holland Marsh pollution reduction project is the single largest action we can take to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution,’ says Lake Simcoe Watch Brad...
Mar 30th, 2021
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Province has major decisions to make News release from the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition In 2021 a great number of decisions could be made, and processes put in place, that affect Lake Simcoe’s health. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Simcoe County Gre...
Mar 1st, 2021
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Last week, Georgina Town Council passed a resolution asking the Province of Ontario to develop a plan and a budget to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution by 55% to 44 tonnes per year as soon as possible. According to Ontario’s Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, which...
Feb 21st, 2021
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Lake Simcoe is stressed by phosphorus loads, climate change, and invasive species. The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan (LSPP) addresses these issues and lays out regulations, monitoring, and outreach strategies to address these stressors. If implemented, the LSPP would p...
Feb 15th, 2021
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Screenshot of lobbyist’s website. By Michael Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara Why would municipalities like Ramara Township need to be spending taxpayer dollars on registered lobbyists to lobby their interests to the Ontario government? Wouldn’t the interests of municipalities already be a ...
Feb 12th, 2021
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Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke Letter to Ramara mayor and council from Anne Bell, Ontario Nature and Phil Pothen, Environmental Defence Re: Formal withdrawal of Rama Road MZO request On behalf of Ontario Nature and Environmental Defence, we are writing to urge that Ramara Township formally withdraw the re...
Feb 6th, 2021
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Holland Marsh -Bradford Today photo A recent plea from environmental groups about the Bradford Bypass has sparked some confusion, debate around the details of the project By: Jackie Kozak Bradford Today Bradford residents have been recently stirred up by the revival of the proposed link between Highw...
Feb 5th, 2021
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Statement on the Highway 400-404 Connecting Link from Bradford Mayor Rob Keffer This is a critical piece of infrastructure, and the need for the Highway 400-404 Connecting Link (also known as the Bradford Bypass) has been definitively proven through extensive public consultation as well as technical ...
Feb 3rd, 2021
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Farmland impacted by proposed route of GTA West Highway. Photo from The Pointer files The two projects at the heart of the argument are the Bradford bypass and the GTA West Corridor By: Isaac Callan Barrie Today After being ignored by Queen’s Park, environmentalists have taken their concerns to Ottaw...