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Aug 5th, 2023
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Yesterday, we learned that over the course of just five days in June, Ontario developers bought up 524 acres of former Greenbelt land in the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve. One single developer – with longstanding ties to the Ford government – spent $155 million to cash in on 400 acres of land t...
Jul 17th, 2023
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This is our moment to act. The federal government has already taken action before, And massive public outcry could push Ottawa to stop Ford’s plan before it even starts. We can have a real impact and help save one of the most biologically rich protected areas in all of Canada! Tell your friends and f...
Jul 17th, 2023
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Deputy Mayor Barry Norris, top left, of Tay Township can be seen with members of Georgian Bay Forever and fellow councillors and volunteers, wading in Waubaushene waters to cut and drown invasive phragmites. | Derek Howard From MidlandToday, July 12, 2023 By Derek Howard, Local Journalism Initiative ...
Jul 17th, 2023
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This Summer’s Movie Under The Stars is HERE! Is there a better way to enjoy a summer evening then watching a BTC Movie Under the Stars? Join us as Blue Mountain Watershed Trust’s Be The Change Film Series launches their 2023 Summer Film Series with Built To Burn. Built to Burn explores a pattern of g...
Jul 6th, 2023
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Fred Dobbs, stewardship manager with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, received an Award of Recognition at the Natural Channels Systems Conference in Guelph. | Photo supplied by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority From BarrieToday, June 29, 2023 NEWS RELEASE NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY ...
Jul 6th, 2023
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Staff and students recently planted hundreds of trees and shrubs near Willow Creek. | Photo by Carolyn Davies/Nature Conservancy of Canada NEWS RELEASE NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY ************************* Between April 24 and May 17, local conservation authority says 78,000 trees were ...
Jul 6th, 2023
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Aliah Peysar is shown spending some quality time with her dog. | Supplied Photo From BarrieToday, June 27, 2023 A Letter to the Editor The following letter was written by 12-year-old Aliah Peysar. Do you ever just sit in the midst of nature and observe? Like, I mean, sit there for a long time? And [&...
Jul 5th, 2023
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One of Claire’s favourite views from her family cottage in Cooks’ Bay, Innisfil, facing east. Release from Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition With summer break around the corner get ready for a summer of fun at Lake Simcoe! While you’re at it p...
Jul 2nd, 2023
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News release from the Innisfil District Association ************* Hot Topics The Town is no closer to knowing when the Orbit will be started. There is no timeline for beginning of construction of the Go Station. Waiting for the right “Market Conditions” has been cited as one of the reasons for the de...
Jun 14th, 2023
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News Release from Save The Oro Moraine *************************************** THE ORO MORAINE (the Oak Ridges Moraine’s smaller sister) IN SIMCOE COUNTY IS UNDER THREAT and NEEDS YOUR HELP!! Send an email to protect the Oro Moraine HERE Massive developments/sprawling urbanization, unsuitable a...