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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...
Nov 16th, 2021
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This map shows the focused study area of the city’s Settlement Area Boundary Expansion.Supplied Photo From OrilliaMatters, November 15, 2021 By: OrilliaMatters Staff Stakeholders from the City of Orillia, Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, and Ramara, Treaty First Nations, specifically the Chipp...
Oct 26th, 2021
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Photo by Luigi Alvarez via Pexels From BarrieToday, October 26, 2021 The provincial conservative government has decided to prioritize highway proposals like the 413 and the ‘Holland Marsh Highway’ in their re-election campaign as a means of addressing the pressing issue of gridlock around...
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 14th, 2021
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By Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Barrie – On September 8, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition organized all candidate meetings for Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte, Barrie-Innisfil and York-Simcoe to determine the pa...
Sep 6th, 2021
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York-Simcoe candidates in the federal election will debate matters related to the environment on Wednesday, September 8th, from 7 – 8:30 PM. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition is co-hosting this debate, online on Zoom. Media are invited to attend! Registration is required via this link https://us...
Aug 23rd, 2021
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Linda Wells By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Support clean water and local artists during international water week  Oro-Medonte, ON –  Linda Wells has spent the summer meeting Lake Simcoe area artists and has brought many of their works together in on...
Aug 7th, 2021
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From the Toronto Star, August 5, 2021 By Brian Lockhart The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and the Simcoe County Environmental Youth Alliance have announced the launching of a survey intended for youth to gather input about the future of the region. They are encouraging youth under the age of 25 t...
Jul 7th, 2021
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Supplied photo of Linda Wells From OrilliaMatters July 5, 2021 By OrilliaMatters Staff Linda Wells, whose ‘generosity has no limits,’ has offered to match donations to Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition up to $5,000 this summer NEWS RELEASE RESCUE LAKE SIMCOE COALITION *************************...
Jun 15th, 2021
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David Hawke has won the Richards Education Award from Ontario Nature From Orillia Matters June 15 2021 By Nathan Taylor ‘My way is to let everyone know why these protesters are protesting. If they are not aware, they don’t get it and they won’t care,’ says David Hawke A longtime outdoors ...