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Aug 30th, 2023
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Stock photo | Anton Atanasov via Pexels From OrilliaMatters, August 18, 2023 By Martin Straathof Ontario’s vibrant landscapes and rich, world-class quality farmland have long been the pride of our province. However, a recent decision and the subsequent auditor general’s report about the removal of 7,...
Aug 30th, 2023
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Martin Straathof is executive director of the Ontario Farmland Trust. – Ontario Farmland Trust photo From Simcoe.com, August 18, 2023 By Martin Straathof Midland Mirror Ontario’s vibrant landscapes and rich, world-class farmlands have long been the pride of our province. However, a recent decis...
Aug 25th, 2023
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Sing the petition here As an Ontarian who deeply cares about the preservation of our natural spaces and the integrity of our government, I am calling on all concerned citizens to join me in demanding the immediate resignation of Premier Doug Ford. It is with great disappointment and outrage that I ad...
Aug 15th, 2023
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Come stand in solidarity with the Land Alliance to protect their lands and waters! Date: Wednesday September 27th, 2023 Time: 12pm Location: Downtown Toronto Sign up: https://freegrassy.net/land-alliance-march/ RSVP For September 27th On September 27th, 12 pm 2023 five First Nations from Northern Ont...
Aug 5th, 2023
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Yesterday, we learned that over the course of just five days in June, Ontario developers bought up 524 acres of former Greenbelt land in the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve. One single developer – with longstanding ties to the Ford government – spent $155 million to cash in on 400 acres of land t...
Jul 15th, 2023
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Ontario Nature has a lot planned this summer and we want you to be part of it all! From planting events to raising your voice against sprawl development to celebrating our youth, it’s a busy summer with Ontario Nature that you won’t want to miss! Keep reading to see what we’re working on and how [&he...
Jul 6th, 2023
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A roof garden in the Netherlands. Credit: Shutterstock From Reasons to be Cheerful, August 25, 2022 By Anne Pinto Rodrigues Summer is here, and some public outdoor spaces in the Dutch city of Utrecht are a riot of colors: wildflowers in myriad hues of orange, red, yellow and purple pop in the sun. Mo...
Jul 6th, 2023
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Credit: Rob Davis / Connexus Energy From Reasons to be Cheerful, March 31, 2023 By Elizabeth Hewitt Amid black-eyed Susans and purple wildflowers growing between rows of solar panels at Connexus Energy’s headquarters in Ramsey, Minnesota, Rob Davis has seen hover flies, swallows and a hummingbird mot...
Jun 4th, 2023
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From the Ontario Headwaters Institute Please see the submission from the Coalition of Ontario Water Guardians and sign the petition to support its four recommendations on the Province’s latest disaster on land use planning, which seeks to amalgamate the Provincial Policy Statement with A Place to Gro...
Jun 4th, 2023
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Amy Cann is the director of planning and building for the Township of Clearview. – Township of Clearview photo From Simcoe.com, June 2, 2023 By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Changes to Ontario’s policy statement on land-use planning could have dire consequences for Clearview Township’s agricultural land...