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Nov 29th, 2021
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Supplied photo From BarrieToday, Nov 24, 2021 By BarrieToday Staff Instead of cutting a Christmas tree this year, why not grow one? Choose to go green this holiday season with Living Green Barrie’s (LG) Holiday Tree Fundraiser. LG is selling live, potted holiday trees to raise funds for their 10,000 ...
Nov 19th, 2021
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The Holland Marsh Highway will destroy wetlands, forests, and farmlands. By Jack Gibbons, Chair, Lake Simcoe Watch A plurality of Lake Simcoe area voters is opposed to the construction of the Holland Marsh Highway, with 48% opposed, 23% undecided and 29% in support – according to a telephone survey c...
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Nov 19th, 2021
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“Reconsider Your Support for Bradford Bypass” local groups ask Lake Simcoe municipalities in light of growing public pressure, faulty process and high costs November 18 2021 Simcoe County, ON – Following four high profile “Greenbelt Not Asphalt” protests against the building of new highways in ...
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Nov 15th, 2021
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Supplied Photo From BarrieToday, November 12, 2021 By BarrieToday Staff Living Green is committed to planting 10,000 native trees in Barrie for climate change and, thanks to some city councillors and the TD Friends of the Environment Fund, that goal just got closer. Having a healthy cover of trees in...
Nov 8th, 2021
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Premier Doug Ford is greeted by London Mayor Ed Holder at Nestle Canada’s ice cream factory in London, Ont. Nov. 5, 2021. On Monday, Ford took a campaign-style swing through Bradford, where he announced the proposed Bradford Bypass would not be tolled when it is scheduled to open in 2024.  NICO...
Nov 1st, 2021
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PHOTO CREDIT:  PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SUSAN KAO WITH PHOTOS BY STEVE RUSSELL, AMANDA PERSICO, VINCE TALOTTA, ANDREW From the Toronto Star, October 31, 2021 By Sheila Wang, Reporter, Emma McIntosh, Special to the Star In their rush to resurrect the Bradford Bypass, Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conse...
Nov 1st, 2021
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By Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Statement from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition on Toronto Star’s Investigation into the Bradford Bypass. Barrie, ON – Yesterday, the Toronto Star and the National Observer published an ...
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Oct 19th, 2021
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Bob Bowles is an award-winning writer, artist, photographer and naturalist and the founder and co-ordinator of the Ontario master naturalist certificate program at Lakehead University From Simcoe.com, October 17, 2021 By Bob Bowles We are moving every day toward a climate crisis. Loss of biodiversity...
Oct 8th, 2021
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The Collingwood water treatment plant is located at Sunset Point. From OrilliaMatters, October 7, 2021 By Jessica Owen ‘We have been pushed too hard by top-down planning that has set arbitrary targets,’ said Collingwood resident Ulli Rath during County of Simcoe’s municipal comprehensive ...
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Sep 20th, 2021
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Al McNair, who was heavily involved in several local environmental initiatives, died Sept. 14, 2021 following complications from a ruptured aneurysm. He was 74. From Barrie Today, September 20, 2021 By Nikki Cole ‘A warm and giving person,’ Al McNair remembered for his booming voice, humo...