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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 ...
Dec 17th, 2022
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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 17th, 2022
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Severn Sound Environmental Association receives funding through 2 Billion Trees program Dec 16 2022 From OrilliaMatters, Ariel Deutschmann/Village Media file photo   Action to reverse climate change and enhance the local environment in the Severn Sound region is getting a major helping hand. The...
Dec 15th, 2022
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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 8th, 2022
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Proposed changes will jeopardize goal to protect lives and properties from natural hazards: NVCA Alliston Herald Thursday, November 3, The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has released a statement in response to Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, tabled in the Ontario legislatu...
Dec 1st, 2022
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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...
Dec 1st, 2022
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Damage to wetlands not easily reversible, says Doug Hevenor From Simcoe.com Nov. 22 2022 In Ontario, wetlands are very important for flood control, water filtering, and groundwater recharge and discharge. When there is a lot of rain or snowmelt, wetlands absorb and slow flood waters, helping to allev...
Sep 10th, 2022
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One of the fish that was counted during the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s fish population survey conducted Aug. 31 in the Nottawasaga River near Loretto. – NVCA photo From Simcoe.com, September 6, 2022 By Brad Pritchard Staff and volunteers with the Nottawasaga Valley Conser...
Apr 21st, 2022
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Aisha Chiandet, a water scientist with the Severn Sound Environmental Association, uses a variety of devices to monitor water quality. A Secchi disk (pictured) is a standard tool used to measure water clarity. – Andrew Mendler/Metroland From Simcoe.com, April 19, 2022 By Andrew Mendler Rising w...
Jan 29th, 2022
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Councillor Mariane McLeod left, Councilor Gail Little right UTOPIA, Ontario (January 28, 2022) – Councillor Mariane McLeod of the Town of Collingwood, and Councillor Gail Little of the Township of Amaranth were acclaimed to lead the 2022 Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) Board of Direc...