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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Apr 6th, 2023
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This is a  brief version of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition’s letter to Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Minister David Piccini.  April 6, 2023 Dear Minister Piccini, This week you rose in the legislature this week to remind us of your commitments to putting the infrastructure in pla...
Apr 4th, 2023
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‘Municipalities across our region have united together to call for renewed funding for Lake Simcoe and Nottawasaga watersheds, and we’re pleased funding is in this year’s budget,’ says Bradford mayor BarrieToday Staff Mar 30, 2023 Photo: From left are Bradford West Gwillimbury Coun....
Mar 28th, 2023
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What’s the hold up with the Holland Marsh phosphorous pollution reduction project? Eleven months ago, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, David Piccini, announced that the province will provide $24 million for the Holland Marsh phosphorus pollution reduction plant.  A...
Feb 3rd, 2023
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‘New home construction can coexist with environmental protection,’ stresses official OrilliaMatters Staff Jan 29, 2023 File photoRaymond Bowe/BarrieToday At its 72nd annual general meeting, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority board members and guests heard from special guest Jason S...
Jan 31st, 2023
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Digital Convention for Water Justice Wellington Water Watchers register here...
Jan 25th, 2023
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‘This simple remedy is so readily available to anyone who can walk even a short distance,’ says avid hiker Carol Strickland MidlandToday Staff Jan 21, 2023 Carol Strickland As I returned from a walk in the forested parkette in my neighbourhood, I reflected once again how at peace I felt c...
Jan 25th, 2023
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‘They did put the money in the budget in March 2022, they just haven’t done anything with it yet,’ laments local councillor who urges feds to ‘take the next step’ Patrick Bales Jan 20, 2023  From OrilliaMatters A local municipal council is calling on the federal government to ...
Jan 9th, 2023
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Bill 23 was ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back,’ says Doug Varty, who stepped down as chair of Species Conservation Action Agency. Doug Varty says he resigned from Ontario’s Species Conservation Action Agency due to the effects of Bill 23 and other ways the provincial government is go...
Dec 28th, 2022
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‘What bleak future would shake this premier enough to turn the nightmare into a miracle?’ wonders local Green party official, harkening parallels to Dickens. Premier Doug Ford speaks during a media conference in Orillia in August 2020. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo Brad Coccim...
Dec 28th, 2022
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Critics say the changes will “completely undermine the protection of wetlands” while doing little for housing. By Noor JavedStaff Reporter,Toronto Star Sat., Dec. 24, 2022 photo Hartley Woodside   The majority of sensitive wetlands in the Greater Toronto Area could lose environmental protection ...