May 24th, 2023
Ontario’s Farm Leaders have issued an open letter to Doug Ford on the latest Sprawl Everywhere Bill 97 and proposed Provincial Planning Statement Posted on 18 May 2023. They are united in asking the Ontario government to take pause on its recently released proposed Provincial Planning Statement and n...
May 21st, 2023
Joint Statement from Ontario’s Farm Leaders on Bill 97 and Proposed Provincial Planning Statement All of the farm organizations in Ontario have released an unprecedented joint statement against Bill 97 with a focus on the lot severance rules for agricultural land. The core of their concern is that: &...
May 18th, 2023
Members of the Barrie-Huronia Rotary Club, Living Green Barrie and Pollinate Barrie recently planted “Trees for Bees” pollinator pods at Batteaux Park. – Living Green Barrie photo From Simcoe.com, May 15, 2023 By Chris Simon Barrie Advance More than a dozen members of the Barrie-Hur...
May 10th, 2023
Release from the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition ****** Hello Lake Lover! It has been a busy start to spring and we’ve got a ton of updates for you. Read below to see what we have been up to, some good news regarding our Bradford Bypass campaign, and lots of events coming up! Earth day Weekend [&h...
May 10th, 2023
Release from Living Green Barrie ****** Deliver Door Hangers Get some fresh air, exercise, and volunteer hours! We need volunteers to help us deliver door hangers to a few neighbourhoods in Barrie and Oro-Medonte. We like to let the neighbours know that we will be planting trees in parks near their h...
Apr 6th, 2023
This is a brief version of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition’s letter to Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Minister David Piccini. April 6, 2023 Dear Minister Piccini, This week you rose in the legislature this week to remind us of your commitments to putting the infrastructure in pla...
Apr 6th, 2023
Press release Protecting Ontario’s environment For Immediate Release: April 06, 2023 Ontario to kill Growth Plan: Proposed new planning rules would kneecap housing supply efforts and unleash unprecedented sprawl on Ontario’s forests, farmland and wetlands Planned changes further exacerbate Ontario’s ...
Mar 28th, 2023
What’s the hold up with the Holland Marsh phosphorous pollution reduction project? Eleven months ago, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, David Piccini, announced that the province will provide $24 million for the Holland Marsh phosphorus pollution reduction plant. A...
Mar 22nd, 2023
From Environmental Defence Mar 21 2023 Last November, the provincial government tried to hand 7,400 acres of our Greenbelt to sprawl developers quickly and quietly. But people like you wrote letters, made phone calls and attended rallies all across the province and made the issue too big to ignore. N...
Mar 13th, 2023
Title: Impact of Bill 23 on Planning Act Third-Party Appeal Right Resource Type: Fact Sheet Content: Bill 23 3’rd party appeal rights # of Pages: 2 Date authored: February, 2023 Author/s: Flavia Zaka Author Organization: Canadian Environmental Law Association What are third-party appeal rights?...