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Jan 26th, 2022
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York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney. Re: Op-Ed Submission – Hwy 413/Bradford Bypass The Bradford Bypass and Highway 413 are being sold to Ontarians as time-savers, promising to shave 30 minutes off of commuters’ trips. Sounds great.  But this doesn’t add up.  Transportation Minister Caroline Mulr...
Jan 24th, 2022
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Stock Image From OrilliaMatters, January 24, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I can understand why so many of my fellow citizens presume that adding highways makes sense as a way to accommodate more people and more vehicles. This is the template that many of us have grown up with and that we have been [&h...
Jan 21st, 2022
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Former Environmental Commissioner says time to stop Ford’s dismantling of environmental protections. By Gord Miller The time has come to put the brakes on the Ford government’s rampant dismantling of the environmental laws, policies, and approvals that have protected Ontario for 50 years. This ...
In Barrie
Jan 20th, 2022
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Join former Ontario Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, and Ecojustice environmental lawyer, Laura Bowman, for a discussion about the Bradford Bypass aka “Holland Marsh Highway”. This webinar will also feature a call to action phone zap led by Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbel...
In Barrie
Jan 11th, 2022
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The Bradford Bypass debacle now has the attention of the federal government. Let’s give them a nudge! Thank you to the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition for initiating this parliamentary petition. Unlike other petitions, if a parliamentary petition gets 500 signatures, it is presented in the Ho...
In Barrie
Jan 11th, 2022
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By Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Parliamentary Petition Launched in Favor of more Scrutiny for “Holland Marsh Highway” Aurora – MP Leah Taylor Roy, Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, has sponsored a petition to have the federal government designate the Br...
Dec 21st, 2021
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A protest against the Bradford Bypass protest is shown in a file photo.Natasha Philpott/BradfordToday From BarrieToday, December 18, 2021 By Joseph Quigley Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition executive director Claire Malcolmson says she’s happy about the headway her organization has made in the fight...
In Barrie
Dec 14th, 2021
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A development in south-end Barrie is shown in a file photo.  Ian McInroy for BarrieToday From BarrieToday, December 11, 2021 By BarrieToday Staff The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow acknowledged that we’re in the midst of a climate crisis. The crisis is fuelled by many things: by excess consumeri...
In Barrie
Dec 13th, 2021
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By Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence Canada “Premier Ford: Don’t spend $10 Billion to turn our communities and Greenbelt into asphalt and sprawl” That is the message we need the government to hear. That’s why we took out a full page ad in yesterday’s Toronto Star, endorsed ...
In Barrie
Dec 10th, 2021
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By Jack Gibbons, Chair, Lake Simcoe Watch The Ford government is roaring ahead with its plans to build the Holland Marsh Highway and it is not going to let any concerns about environmental or community impacts stand in its way. We need a federal environmental assessment to protect our health, our lak...