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Sep 11th, 2021
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government has lost a string of court challenges against its legislation. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) From CBC News, September 11, 2021 By Mike Crawley Premier Doug Ford’s government lost yet another court case this week. It has become a bit of a trend. Sin...
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 6th, 2021
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York-Simcoe candidates in the federal election will debate matters related to the environment on Wednesday, September 8th, from 7 – 8:30 PM. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition is co-hosting this debate, online on Zoom. Media are invited to attend! Registration is required via this link https://us...
Aug 20th, 2021
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The Holland River, Bradford West GwillimburyJackie Kozak/BradfordToday From BarrieToday, August 17, 2021 By the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition ‘We know that the environmental studies are out of date, impacts to Lake Simcoe and climate haven’t been studied and that the traffic congestion won’...
Aug 18th, 2021
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Elder Jeff Monague kept a Sacred Fire burning for four days and four nights after the bodies of 215 Indigenous children were found in an unmarked grave in Kamloops, B.C. Monague’s column will appear every other Monday. From BarrieToday, August 17, 2021 By Jeff Monague Local elder lit Sacred Fir...
Aug 15th, 2021
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A fourth encampment has been set up by Indigenous land defender Johnny Hawke (right) onto the property of advocate ally Veronique Lacroix (left) following a charge by OPP late last month. From OrilliaMatters, August 11, 2021 By Derek Howard ‘For me to be charged with mischief and (Minister Benn...
Aug 8th, 2021
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By the Cheif Directors of the Simcoe County Environmental Youth Alliance Are you passionate about climate justice? Do you live in or around Barrie, and want to see your city changed for the better? Do you want to support a group of ambitious youth? Learn more and get involved with SCEYA’s Imagine Bar...
Aug 7th, 2021
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The youth show their opposition to the proposed Bradford Bypass By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition We hope that you too are enjoying all that Lake Simcoe gives us this summer – a place to greet and play with loved ones outside and enjoy wildlife viewing...
Aug 7th, 2021
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Line 5 By Michelle Woodhouse, Program Manager for Water at Environmental Defence Did you know, a 68-year-old pipeline lies in the heart of the Great Lakes? Line 5 carries 87 million litres of oil and gas per day through the Straits of Mackinac— a six km wide connection between Lakes Michigan and Huro...
Jul 14th, 2021
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Helicopter spraying glyphosate over newly growing forest By Reykia Fick, Nature and Food Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada It is known as the “rain of death”. Every summer, helicopters spray vast quantities of glyphosate over newly growing forests. This herbicide poison — key ingredient in Monsanto’s Rou...