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Oct 28th, 2023
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ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE and YOURS TO PROTECT CAN WE TRUST BIG COMPANIES TO PROTECT OUR WATER? The provincial government wants to erode water protection laws by allowing some stormwater, wastewater and water-taking activities to proceed without an upfront government review. Without a review, companies, ...
Oct 27th, 2023
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REFORMED GRAVEL MINING COALITION Deregulation is dangerous. The Ministry of Environment is currently considering the expansion of the permit-by-rule framework in Ontario. These changes would enable companies to obtain permits for activities that could harm the environment without first going through ...
Oct 22nd, 2023
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Ontario wants to eliminate critical freshwater protections to speed up construction projects The reversal of planned Greenbelt development was a major recent win! However, the provincial government is still attempting to “streamline” environmental laws in favour of developers. This time, the proposed...
Aug 26th, 2023
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Aggregate mine – Image from the Ontario Farmland Trust From Simcoe.com, August 22, 2023 By Eli Ridder, Orillia Today Advocates are raising the alarm over a company’s effort to pull water from the Oro Moraine. Sarjeant Co. Limited, which has been running an aggregate pit in Oro Medonte for about...
Aug 17th, 2023
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From Simcoe.com, August 3, 2023 By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Walker Aggregates will apply to dig a further 10 metres down into its quarry west of Duntroon, according to an agreement between the company and Clearview Township. The township published the minutes of settlement between itself and the aggregat...
May 8th, 2023
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Release from Friends of the Waverley Uplands THE FIRST SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF ITS TYPE! Do our Federal/Provincial Legal and Environmental requirements/regulations for aggregate mining go far enough to protect the purest groundwater known to science; how about for digging below the water table? Until mor...
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Apr 28th, 2023
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The AWARE Simcoe Annual General Meeting is coming up! It will be held on Sunday May 28, 2023 at the Large Pavilion in Springwater Provincial Park -1331 Highway 26 in Midhurst from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//springwater+provincial+park/@44.4411728,-79.8467303,1...
Apr 5th, 2023
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  From Ontario Nature Under the guise of improving efficiency and reducing administrative burden, the Government of Ontario is proposing alarming amendments to the Mining Act that would significantly weaken existing environmental protection and rehabilitation requirements (ERO# 019-6715). Please...
Mar 28th, 2023
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Lawyer for township advises Ontario Land Tribunal it is withdrawing appeal of Niagara Escarpment Commission decision. ‘No longer practical, reasonable, or cost-effective’ Ian Adams, Wasaga Sun, Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Photo: Forest Road – Nicholas Gent cc. Clearview Township has p...
Mar 22nd, 2023
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Ontario Land Tribunal expecting update on sideroad project from township by March 31 From The Wasaga Sun, Ian Adams Tuesday, March 21, 2023 One of the parties to an Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) hearing on Clearview Township’s application to upgrade Sideroad 26/27 says the township needs to withdraw it...