Feb 24th, 2023
Councillors from watershed communities call on feds to restore and protect Lake Simcoe Aileen Zangouri, Simcoe.com Thursday, February 23, 2023 Councillors from watershed communities in York Region, Georgina and East Gwillimbury, and Bradford West Gwillimbury are calling on the federal government to d...
Feb 21st, 2023
Saturday Feb 25, 2023 Barrie, Bradford, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, we’re walking and fundraising to support and serve people and families experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger in our community. If you are able to join us or spons...
Feb 13th, 2023
More consideration is being given to noise and air quality issues as Bradford Bypass Environmental Impact Assessment Report nears completion, but timeline for construction remains vague Patrick Bales A map of the proposed route for the Bradford Bypass.Supplied photo/Ministry of Transportation. Bradfo...
Feb 13th, 2023
Reader Walter Klywak wants Ontario Premier Doug Ford to ‘stop and think about what you are doing in destroying the local environment’ Letter to the Editor Feb 4, 2023 Photo Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday I took notice of Premier Ford’s latest response to federal Environment Minister Ste...
Feb 3rd, 2023
A vandalized Bradford Bypass sign along Highway 400 is shown in this file photo.Natasha Philpott/BradfordToday Feb. 2, World Wetlands Day, is an apt time to highlight the Bradford Bypass’ impacts on the Lake Simcoe watershed’s wetlands, and why that matters. The environmental assessment (EA) used for...
Jan 30th, 2023
From the Municipal Leaders for Stronger Communities, a project of the Greenbelt Alliance and Ecospark Please join us for our next panel discussion: Best Practices for Protecting Farmland and Natural Heritage on Thursday, February 16th at 4 pm. The discussion features: Anne Bell, Ontario Nature Phil M...
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 12th, 2023
‘This guy promised to protect the Greenbelt’: Foster has been fighting bid to build bypass since ’90s From Simcoe.com Simon Martin, Jan 12 2023 Development comes in many shapes and sizes. But few are impacted by development quite like East Gwillimbury resident Bill Foster. The longt...
Jan 10th, 2023
Letter writer says making a FOI request is like ‘pulling teeth, but far more agonizing given incessant quibbling and endless time delays’ From OrilliaToday, Jan9 2023 In my capacity as a researcher, my investigative team has reviewed over a million pages of municipal documentation since M...
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...