• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Agriculture

Jan 31st, 2023
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Please join us for our first fundraiser in many years. NDACT continues to be active in lobbying for greater protection for prime farmland, food and source water. We are working closely with Strada Aggregates on their proposal to mine below the water table at their pit in Melancthon. This is a ground ...
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...
Jan 22nd, 2023
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Will Douglas claim riches and power by seizing the Magic Greenbelt, only to lose his Superpowers? Thrills! Action! Amateur drawing! By Margaret Atwood Jan 22 2023 Yes, kids, it’s Comix Time! The backstory: Our Hero, Douglas (admonished previously in these pages, more than once, scroll down) wishes to...
Jan 20th, 2023
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The former Mississauga mayor, who earned the nickname “Queen of Sprawl” during her tenure, calls the Ford government’s decision to open areas up for development “brave.” From the Toronto Star, Jan 20 2023 ByRachel Mendelson Staff Reporter Map showing Ontario’s Greenbelt.Image courtesy of the Gr...
Jan 12th, 2023
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“Collectively, we are very concerned with the impact this will have on the future well-being of our province,” the parties say in a joint letter. From the Toronto Star, by Kristin Rushowy, Jan12, 2023 The NDP, Liberal and Green parties have come together to ask the province’s auditor general to look ...
Jan 10th, 2023
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Frustrated citizen says Doug Ford, MPP Jill Dunlop aren’t listening, fears new licence plates will read, ‘Ontario, yours to pave over’ From OrilliaMatters Jan9,2023 Photo Connor Earl At the end of MPP Jill Dunlop’s ‘Myth and Fact’ article, Dunlop sincerely mentions...
Jan 8th, 2023
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‘If even the Greenbelt can be attacked by ill-informed cronyism, maybe we need to make a stronger effort to put environmentally valuable property in the care of independent managers who commit to protection in perpetuity,’ writer says From MidlandToday Jan7, 2023, Photo: Andrew Philips/Mi...
Jan 6th, 2023
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‘How hot does the water need to be to jump free of the mess that is Doug Ford’s government?’ letter writer asks From OriliaMatters, Jan 4 2023 Photo Dave Challenger cc The boiling frog story is generally offered as a metaphor cautioning people to be aware of even gradual change lest they ...
Jan 4th, 2023
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‘This is the only environment we have and your government is determined to ruin it,’ says letter writer From CollingwoodToday, Dec 24, 2022. Photo NASA, Goddard cc I have just read the letter from Ms. Dunlop outlining the need for more housing. She has neatly summarized the necessity due ...
Jan 4th, 2023
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‘Purpose of designating the land as protected was to preserve valuable agricultural land which helps ensure food security for local regions,’ says reader From OrilliaMatters, Jan 32023 Photo; Office of Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North I read with great interest the response you provided ...