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Dec 6th, 2023
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Susan Kao / Toronto Star illustration using Dreamstime photos By Kevin Jiang, Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star November 29, 2023 Ontario dispenses nearly half of the 5 million tonnes of road salt spread across Canada each year and experts say it’s changing our environment. Winter is coming, and with ...
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Nov 15th, 2023
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Dear friends, We are so grateful for your past support for our work. Now we want to celebrate our Coalition with you!  We are pleased to invite you to our 20th Anniversary Party in Historic downtown Newmarket at the Old Town Hall on Thursday, November 23rd, from 7 – 10pm.  Celebrate our past, p...
Nov 15th, 2023
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Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority CAO Rob Baldwin, centre, and Barrie Mayor Alex Nuttall are shown at Thursday’s Lake Simcoe funding announcement.Bob Bruton/BarrieToday Letter to the Editor, November 11, 2023 Re: Province drops $1.3M into Lake Simcoe ...
Nov 4th, 2023
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Bonnie Crombie pledges to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution Today Ontario Liberal Leadership candidate Bonnie Crombie pledged to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution to 44 tonnes per year by 2030 if she becomes Premier of Ontario. In 2009, the Government of Ontario released its Lake Simc...
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...
Oct 22nd, 2023
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Margaret Prophet, the executive director of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, is shown in a file photo.Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters From Barrie Today, by Margaret Prophet, 1 day ago. This is the third in a three-part series of guest columns from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition leading up to ...
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Oct 18th, 2023
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High water levels are shown in Brentwood.Photo supplied by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority From Barrie Today, by Ben Krul, October 17, 2023 ‘The biggest climate change-related threats to development are precipitation and wildfires,’ conservation authority official explains T...
Oct 15th, 2023
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Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 1:00 – 2:30pm ET The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to exempt waste management systems, storm water management, and water-taking from licensing requirements. There are four notices currently posted on the Environmental Registry of ...