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Sep 17th, 2021
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Billions of bees, butterflies, beetles… are dying off, and the consequences may soon be catastrophic for our crops and fragile ecosystems worldwide. Toxic agricultural pesticides are among the key culprits, but we now have a unique chance to phase them out in Europe. If we help win here, the re...
Sep 13th, 2021
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By the Ontario Nature Team With a federal election called for September 20, 2021, it’s time to make the interconnected crises of biodiversity loss and climate change a top issue for voters and political candidates. Whom we vote for matters more than ever. We need leaders who are prepared to take bold...
Sep 13th, 2021
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Legislative Assembly of Ontario By Katie Krelove, Ontario Campaigner, Wilderness Committee We had our day in court and won! Last week an Ontario Divisional Court declared Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark acted “unreasonably and unlawfully” by failing to consult the publ...
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 2nd, 2021
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Dave Neeson is a councillor in Georgina and Jonathan Scott is a councillor in Bradford West Gwillimbury. They are presenting a motion in York Region to move forward the proposed Holland Marsh Phosphorous Recycling Facility. From BarrieToday, September 1, 2021 By BarrieToday Staff ‘Our motion ca...
Sep 1st, 2021
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This informal, informative, event on September 18, from 1 to 3 pm, will enlighten you. You get to take home a free tree seedling. ...
Aug 26th, 2021
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The Holland Marsh pollution reduction project could reduce phosphorous from farming operations by 85%. By Jack Gibbons, Chair of Lake Simcoe Watch Despite support from the federal government, the Region of York has put its $40 million project to reduce phosphorous pollution from the Holland Marsh on ...
Aug 23rd, 2021
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Linda Wells By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Support clean water and local artists during international water week  Oro-Medonte, ON –  Linda Wells has spent the summer meeting Lake Simcoe area artists and has brought many of their works together in on...
Aug 20th, 2021
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A view of the Teedon Pit on Darby Road in Tiny Township. From BarrieToday, August 16, 2021 ByDerek Howard ‘To expand such operations would be a crime against future generations, against our grandchildren and beyond,’ says University of Guelph hydrogeologist A resident’s plea to stop an ag...
Aug 14th, 2021
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Claire Malcolmson By Jack Gibbons, Chair of Lake Simcoe Watch On Wednesday, August 11th Claire Malcolmson of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition asked Georgina Town Council to call for a full provincial individual environmental assessment of the proposed Holland Marsh Highway (aka, the Bradford Bypass)....