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Apr 28th, 2021
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‘There are no shades of grey on this. This is a matter of right versus wrong’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two of Canada’s leading hydrogeologists appeared before Tiny Township Council last week to sound the alarm about the threat to the uniquely pristine groundwaters of North Simco...
Mar 30th, 2021
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Province has major decisions to make News release from the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition In 2021 a great number of decisions could be made, and processes put in place, that affect Lake Simcoe’s health. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Simcoe County Gre...
Mar 15th, 2021
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The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly’s only Canadian home is in the Minesing Wetlands -Chris Evans photo ‘I was not aware that they were being protected for development, not from development’ AWARE News Network Eminent naturalist and Midhurst resident Chris Evans focuses on the Spring...
Mar 9th, 2021
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By Robert Benzie Toronto Star An unrepentant Premier Doug Ford insists MZOs are A-OK. After his government rammed through another six ministerial zoning orders (MZO) to fast-track local development, Ford said he’s “proud to announce that we have MZOs, because it’s about the economy.” “Once we get thr...
Mar 4th, 2021
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From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition  Webinar: Bradford By-Pass March 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Join SCGC Executive Director Margaret Prophet and guests Claire Malcolmson (Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition) and Laura Bowman (EcoJustice) for a discussion of the Bradford By-Pass, the proposed ...
Mar 1st, 2021
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Last week, Georgina Town Council passed a resolution asking the Province of Ontario to develop a plan and a budget to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution by 55% to 44 tonnes per year as soon as possible. According to Ontario’s Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, which...
Feb 23rd, 2021
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Farmers for Climate Solutions graphic AWARE News Network Canadian farmers are asking federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to invest $300 million in the upcoming federal budget to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million megatonnes, “Proud to launch six policy proposals today on...
Feb 21st, 2021
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Lake Simcoe is stressed by phosphorus loads, climate change, and invasive species. The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan (LSPP) addresses these issues and lays out regulations, monitoring, and outreach strategies to address these stressors. If implemented, the LSPP would p...
Feb 17th, 2021
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Statement on Province’s Consultation to Expand the Greenbelt from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clark, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this morning that the province is opening a consultation about Greenbelt expansion. Specifically, it was suggested that the Greenb...
Feb 17th, 2021
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Highway 401 winds through the Ontario’s Greenbelt. Wikimedia Commons photo By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Ontario government is moving to expand the 800,000-hectare Greenbelt of protected lands around the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Star has learned. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark ...