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Aug 25th, 2023
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AUG 17, 2023 —  It’s been one week since the Auditor General’s scathing report of the corruption at the centre of Doug Ford’s sale of greenbelt lands. Now we’re discovering that Ford uses a private cell phone to conduct public business and refuses to share records of his phone...
Aug 25th, 2023
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Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault speaks at a press conference, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 5, 2023. | Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press From BarrieToday, August 16, 2023 By Aidan Chamandy Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Trillium, a Village Media website devoted excl...
Aug 25th, 2023
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Sing the petition here As an Ontarian who deeply cares about the preservation of our natural spaces and the integrity of our government, I am calling on all concerned citizens to join me in demanding the immediate resignation of Premier Doug Ford. It is with great disappointment and outrage that I ad...
Aug 18th, 2023
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Have Your Say: Important Opportunity to Comment on Pumped Storage Facility Regulations We hope this message finds you well and enjoying the beauty of our beloved Georgian Bay. We’re reaching out with an urgent call to action that directly impacts our pristine environment and the future of our r...
In Barrie
Aug 17th, 2023
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David Crombie will feature as a special guest Public Forum on the Greenbelt – Barrie – September 12th Tuesday, Sep 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Grace United Church 350 Grove Street East Barrie, ON Featuring special guest speakers: David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto and former chair of ...
Aug 17th, 2023
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Hundreds of butterflies were spotted during a recent count in Severn Township. | Photo supplied by Sustainable Orillia From OrilliaMatters, August 10, 2023 NEWS RELEASE SUSTAINABLE ORILLIA ************************* There’s an old saying, “Happiness is found in warm sun and butterflies.” This adage wa...
In Barrie
Aug 17th, 2023
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Homes under construction in south-end Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, August 9, 2023 By Bob Bruton The County of Simcoe has another ally at this year’s Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, its council heard Tuesday. Kate Burns Gallagher, executive director of ...
Aug 17th, 2023
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BTC Presents – Kiss The Ground Narrated and featuring Woody Harrelson, Kiss the Ground is an inspiring and ground-breaking film that reveals the first viable solution to our climate crisis. By regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ...
Aug 6th, 2023
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  The Mariposa Folk Festival began in Orillia in 1961 and has enjoyed a renaissance since returning to Orillia. These days, the festival is focused on being sustainable – in more ways than one. OrilliaMatters File Photo The Mariposa Folk Festival is a leader in environmental and sustainabl...
Aug 5th, 2023
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It’s happening! The electrification of vehicles is gaining momentum – something we can see first-hand out on the roads, in parking lots and maybe even in your own driveway. If you are considering or curious about how to make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV), then please drop by this coming week...