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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...
Jun 14th, 2023
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Map of Simcoe County. | Screenshot From BarrieToday, June 8, 2023 By Nikki Cole There has been a lot of speculation and unanswered questions in recent weeks as to what the provincial government’s decision to dissolve the Regional Municipality of Peel could mean for other municipalities, including the...
Jun 14th, 2023
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Ashley Morrison holds up a visual of the most commonly collected litter in the region. | Contributed Photo From CollingwoodToday, June 9, 2023 By Maddie Johnson Georgian Bay Forever, a local environmental charity dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Georgian Bay, is once again spearheadin...
Jun 14th, 2023
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Tony Pigott, of the Georgian Bay Geopark Network, hosted a presentation in 2022 about how Georgian Bay could benefit from becoming a UNESCO Global Geopark. | Photo supplied by the Midland Cultural Centre From MidlandToday, June 9, 2023 NEWS RELEASE ASPIRING GEORGIAN BAY GEOPARK **********************...
Jun 4th, 2023
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Steve Clark (left), Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing, will be receiving a letter based on a motion by Clearview Township Mayor Doug Measures that was passed May 23 by Simcoe County council. From Simcoe.com, May 24, 2023 By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror Steve Clark, Ontario...
Jun 4th, 2023
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The Town of Midland’s wastewater treatment plant is located at 200 Bay St. near the shores of Georgian Bay From Simcoe.com, June 2, 2023 By Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Sewage dumping into Georgian Bay has decreased significantly in recent years. “It rarely happens now with all of the work we ...
May 16th, 2023
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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 ...
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May 14th, 2023
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Kevin Lamb for BarrieToday files From BarrieToday, May 8, 2023 Water is the lifeline of all life on Earth. The United States Geological Survey shows 71 per cent of Earth is covered in water, 96.54 per cent is salt water found in oceans, and a mere 1.69 per cent is groundwater, while less than one [&h...
May 8th, 2023
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Release from Friends of the Waverley Uplands THE FIRST SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF ITS TYPE! Do our Federal/Provincial Legal and Environmental requirements/regulations for aggregate mining go far enough to protect the purest groundwater known to science; how about for digging below the water table? Until mor...
Jan 30th, 2023
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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...