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Jan 4th, 2022
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Art Janse Pumping Station, proposed site of the Holland Marsh Phosphorus Recycling Facility, September 2021. From BarrieToday, January 3, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I am a resident of Rushton Road in the Willow Beach hamlet in the Town of Georgina. I am a senior environmental health and safety scien...
Dec 21st, 2021
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A protest against the Bradford Bypass protest is shown in a file photo.Natasha Philpott/BradfordToday From BarrieToday, December 18, 2021 By Joseph Quigley Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition executive director Claire Malcolmson says she’s happy about the headway her organization has made in the fight...
Dec 17th, 2021
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The lands that are part of the river valleys running south off the Oak Ridges Moraine are known as the “Greenbelt fingers,” Victor Doyle writes.  STEVE SOMERVILLE / METROLAND FILE PHOTO From the Toronto Star, December 12, 2021 By Victor Doyle Toronto Star York Region’s decision to open up 1,400 acres...
Nov 19th, 2021
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The Holland Marsh Highway will destroy wetlands, forests, and farmlands. By Jack Gibbons, Chair, Lake Simcoe Watch A plurality of Lake Simcoe area voters is opposed to the construction of the Holland Marsh Highway, with 48% opposed, 23% undecided and 29% in support – according to a telephone survey c...
Nov 12th, 2021
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Negotiated changes to the privatized Highway 407 could deliver benefits sooner and at a lower cost than spending billions on a new highway that will take more than a decade to build.  RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO From The Toronto Star, November 9, 2021 By Matt Elliott The words “highway” or...
Nov 11th, 2021
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Bradford/East Gwillimbury/King – Three local groups whose communities will be directly impacted by the Bradford Bypass have officially asked the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to designate the project for further federal study. Although the Federal government refused to designate the highwa...
Nov 8th, 2021
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Premier Doug Ford is greeted by London Mayor Ed Holder at Nestle Canada’s ice cream factory in London, Ont. Nov. 5, 2021. On Monday, Ford took a campaign-style swing through Bradford, where he announced the proposed Bradford Bypass would not be tolled when it is scheduled to open in 2024.  NICO...
Nov 1st, 2021
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PHOTO CREDIT:  PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SUSAN KAO WITH PHOTOS BY STEVE RUSSELL, AMANDA PERSICO, VINCE TALOTTA, ANDREW From the Toronto Star, October 31, 2021 By Sheila Wang, Reporter, Emma McIntosh, Special to the Star In their rush to resurrect the Bradford Bypass, Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conse...
Nov 1st, 2021
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By Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Statement from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition on Toronto Star’s Investigation into the Bradford Bypass. Barrie, ON – Yesterday, the Toronto Star and the National Observer published an ...
Oct 26th, 2021
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Midhurst, ON:  Through a petition released by Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) and sent formally to the County of Simcoe, hundreds of residents have expressed their desire to stop sprawl and build healthy, sustainable communities across the region. Currently, the County of Simcoe is completin...