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Jan 24th, 2022
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Please sign the petition. Please sign the OHI Petition on Land Use Planning:  The Toronto Star this morning ran an OHI Op-ed on the need for a one-year extension to the July 2, 2022 deadline for Municipal Comprehensive Reviews and draft new official plans across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. You can ...
Jan 24th, 2022
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From MidlandToday, January 21, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Tay also needs to be more vigilant when it comes to the “Miracle of Nature” water. I only just learned about a new housing development: ‘WAVERLEY HEIGHTS’ (32 estate homes) going up in Tay Township. I am i...
Jan 21st, 2022
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Former Environmental Commissioner says time to stop Ford’s dismantling of environmental protections. By Gord Miller The time has come to put the brakes on the Ford government’s rampant dismantling of the environmental laws, policies, and approvals that have protected Ontario for 50 years. This ...
In Barrie
Jan 20th, 2022
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Join former Ontario Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, and Ecojustice environmental lawyer, Laura Bowman, for a discussion about the Bradford Bypass aka “Holland Marsh Highway”. This webinar will also feature a call to action phone zap led by Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbel...
Jan 20th, 2022
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During the Holidays the Environment Minister Guilbeault announced a ban on some select plastic items in Canada. At the time we approached this announcement with cautious optimism. Now we have learned that, given the way these regulations are written, it will actually take another two years before eve...
Jan 17th, 2022
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An aerial view of the Teedon Pit at 40 Darby Road in Tiny Township. From MidlandToday, January 13, 2022 By Derek Howard Payback can be sweet, whether figuratively or literally. During a recent committee of the whole meeting, Coun. Gibb Wishart brought forward resident correspondence relating to a let...
Jan 15th, 2022
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New announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. via Zoom...
Jan 13th, 2022
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File photo. (Brent Calver/Western Wheel) From MidlandToday, January 12, 2021 A Letter to the Editor Good morning, I am sitting here watching CNN. The United States is going to hell in a hand-basket.  No one wants to take the responsibility to right the wrongs. Even if they wanted to, they would be st...
Jan 13th, 2022
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It’s been just over 50 days since the federal government’s new cabinet was sworn in. Last month, the Council of Canadians issued four mandate letters – on water, trade, the climate crisis, and health – that lay out a progressive agenda for the new federal government. Two days later, Prime Minister Tr...
Jan 12th, 2022
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Gravel Pit Join us on January 25 for something big For decades, the gravel mining industry has blasted, dug, crushed, and trucked across Ontario with apparent impunity. On Tuesday, January 25 at 7 pm the newly formed Reform Gravel Mining Coalition will announce something big that will protect water a...