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Nov 25th, 2021
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From Friends of Simcoe Forests To our supporters, We thought it was important to touch base and give you a little update on the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) hearing. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing regarding the ERRC has ended. Evidence from all parties has been pre...
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...
Oct 30th, 2021
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Part two of the virtual Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing regarding the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. The majority of part one of the hearing was comprised of the County’s expert witnesses followed by cross-...
Oct 23rd, 2021
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Photos by Cole Burtson Le Devoir Bonnie Pauzé examines the water from a well near her home. The water in Tiny Township, Ontario is exceptionally pure. From Le Devoir, October 16, 2021 By Étienne Lajoie “We live on Earth, it provides us with what we need. But then we started removing parts from the sp...
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 ...
Sep 20th, 2021
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At a recent ceremony, the County of Simcoe received national honours by being recognized as the Forest Capital of Canada for 2022 by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF). From left, Brad Epp, Vice President, of CIF; County of Simcoe Deputy Warden Lynn Dollin; Doug Reid, 2nd Vice President, CIF; R...
Sep 19th, 2021
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Edwin Espinal, Karen Spring, and Raul Alvarez celebrate after the two men were cleared of the trumped-up charges against them. From Barrie Today, September 18, 2021 By Erika Engel Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez are free. It’s been a dream for so long, a hope that waxed and waned as they languished in...
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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 9th, 2021
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See the original Water Watcher’s request for endorsement of their moratorium on gravel extraction here: gravel_moratorium_paper_aug-17-2021. The Climate Crisis Threatens Our Homes Everyone wants to feel safe and secure at home. Home is where we live, a community and natural environment that sur...
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...