Feb 3rd, 2023
‘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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Jan 25th, 2023
‘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
‘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
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
‘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
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 ...
Dec 17th, 2022
Concerns about Oro Moraine ‘a three-alarm issue,’ says letter writer The Oro Moraine is the beginning place (headwaters) of seven watercourses including the Hawkestone Creek, above.David Hawke Photo From BarrieToday, Dec 16 2022 Thank you, BarrieToday and David Hawke, for this essential p...
Dec 15th, 2022
Bill 23’s change to wetland evaluation ‘smacks of a backroom deal to appease developers,’ says letter writer Photo: Demonstrators in Orillia protested against Bill 23 on Dec. 2 2022 Greg McGrath-Goudie/OrilliaMatters As more and more is revealed about the impact of Bill 23, oppositi...
Dec 1st, 2022
By Graeme McNaughton From Guelph Mercury Tribune Tue., Nov. 29, 2022 Schreiner has filed an official complaint with integrity commissioner for ‘what seems to be pretty suspicious benefits flowing to a handful of speculators who also happen to be significant donors’ to PC Party Premier Dou...