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May 30th, 2022
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Susan Antler From Simcoe.com, May 28, 2022 By Brad Pritchard While the future of the former tree seedling plant property in Angus continues to hang in the balance, one local woman decided to put pen to paper to tell the tale of the historic property and its significance. She also decided to highlight...
May 30th, 2022
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Clockwise from top left: Brian Saunderson for the PCs, Keith Nunn for the NDP, Ted Crysler for the Liberals, and Allan Kuhn for the Greens. | Contributed photo From BarrieToday, May 28, 2022 We asked the four main provincial candidates in Simcoe-Grey a series of six questions via email. The following...
May 30th, 2022
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Stock image | Photo by Pixabay via Pexels From BarrieToday, May 29, 2022 A Letter to the Editor The following letter is from Barrie resident Gwen Petreman on the importance of pollinators.  The more I read about the incredibly important role pollinators play in the future existence of all of us, the ...
May 27th, 2022
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Four major parties are vying to lead Ontario in the June 2 election. | CITYNEWS/Craig Wadman From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition By Margaret Prophet I often hear people say, “I’m not a political person.” I’m always baffled a little bit by that statement, though, because...
May 25th, 2022
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Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday file photo From OrilliaMatters, May 21, 2022 By John Challis The following is a guest column by John Challis on behalf of Canadians for a Sustainable Society.  ******************** Every day in Ontario, we lose 175 acres of farmland to urban development. With arable land maki...
May 18th, 2022
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Health Canada will allow private companies to release many new genetically engineered foods without any government oversight. From the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network May 18, 2022, Halifax – Consumer, environmental, and farmer groups across Canada are denouncing an announcement today from Healt...
May 14th, 2022
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Tomatoes at a Barrie-area farm. Ian McInroy for BarrieToday From BarrieToday, May 8, 2022 By Drew Spoelstra For decades, farmers have been losing prime farmland to urban sprawl. I have seen several productive farms turned into housing developments, soccer fields, shopping malls, movie theatres, and h...
May 14th, 2022
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The ending of The Tree Seed Plant still needs to be written.Supplied image From BarrieToday, May 13, 2022 New Book Tells Unfinished Story of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant Ontario’s Political Candidates Urged to Save Important Community Asset for EcoTourism, Local Job Creation & Community Developmen...
Apr 26th, 2022
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Bee City Plaque Unveiling. From MidlandToday, April 25, 2022 On Thursday, April 21, 2022, Mayor George Cornell, members of Council, Severn Sound Environmental Association and the community gathered at the Bernie LeClair Park (99 Balm Beach Road East) to unveil the official plaque in recognition of Ti...
Apr 21st, 2022
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From Environmental Defence By Lana Goldberg, Program Manager, Ontario Climate A new freedom of information request reported in the Toronto Star1 has uncovered secret documents showing that the Ontario government deliberately chose a route for Highway 413 that would cause “maximum incursions” into the...