May 16th, 2023
The health of forests and wetlands is in decline, but the quality of groundwater sources remain very good to good, according to a recent health check report of the Nottawasaga watershed From Simcoe.com, May 9, 2023 By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald A recent health check on local rivers, streams and f...
May 16th, 2023
Simcoe County ForestMarg. Bruineman/BarrieToday file photo From BarrieToday, May 12, 2023 NEWS RELEASE COUNTY OF SIMCOE ************************* Starting May 18, 2023, residents and visitors are invited to provide their input on the 10-year update to the forest management plan for the Simcoe County ...
Apr 29th, 2023
Stock image From BarrieToday, April 28, 202 NEWS RELEASE NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY *************************** Today, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) released its 2023 Subwatershed Health Checks. These reports offer information on the health of forests, wetlands, ...
Mar 19th, 2023
Town was hoping site would provide additional 1,640 cubic metres of water per day Photo “Drilling a Water Well” by andyarthur is licensed under CC BY 2.0. A test well drilling project to find an additional water supply in New Tecumseth to meet future growth demands did not produce the res...
Feb 7th, 2023
On World Wetland Day, letter writer urges MPP to speak up against new housing legislation, opening of protected lands to development From BarrieToday, Stock photo Skitterphoto via Pexels Letter to the Editor Feb 4, 2023 Thursday, Feb. 2 was World Wetland Day. The theme of this year’s World Wet...
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 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 3rd, 2023
It will take 411 units being built every day for 10 years to reach provincial population targets — we must look past GTA to accomplish that. From the Toronto Star. By Shawn Watters Contributor, Tue., Jan. 3, 2023 Living in a place we can call home remains a big issue for Canadians this holiday season...
Dec 28th, 2022
Bill is part of province’s plan to build 1.5 million homes in 10 years From CBC News Protesters rallied against Bill 23 in Orillia on Nov. 20.Connor Earl Photo Allison Jones · The Canadian Press · Posted: Nov 28, 2022 12:29 PM ET Ontario passed a housing bill Monday intended to spur deve...