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Jun 28th, 2022
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By Mark Calzavara, Water Campaigner, The Council of Canadians Lying beneath the ground in Tiny Township, Ontario, is an aquifer that contains the purest groundwater ever tested. Despite heroic efforts to protect it, by our friends and allies in Tiny and the surrounding communities, the Ontario govern...
Jun 28th, 2022
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Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Graydon Smith shakes hands with Premier Doug Ford at a cabinet swearing-in ceremony on Friday outside the Ontario Legislature. The minister faces an accusation that he violated the Endangered Species Act while he was mayor of Bracebridge, Ont. (Evan Mitsui/C...
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Jun 23rd, 2022
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By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Dear Lake Simcoe Lovers, Summer is upon us! Finally, it’s time for swimming and all the best that Lake Simcoe has to offer! And we still have lots of advocacy to do. We need you to use your voices at the municipal level, and if yo...
Jun 23rd, 2022
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Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner is shown at the Teedon Pit in Waverley – home to the world’s most pristine water. File Photo From MidlandToday, June 20, 2022 A Letter to the Editor The following letter is in response to a story, published June 18, titled ‘Stanley supporter...
Jun 23rd, 2022
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From the Ontario Federation of Agriculture After a campaign where candidates largely avoided discussing the environment, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives won the 2022 Ontario election with a majority. During his victory speech, Ford reiterated his commitments to invest in new highway projects—in...
Jun 23rd, 2022
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From the Toronto Star, June 18, 2022 By Noor Javed Kate Hepworth lives in the Greenbelt. But by her own account, you wouldn’t know it. When she moved here years ago, she thought living in the Greenbelt would mean being surrounded by idyllic landscapes, quiet ravines and sprawling farmers’ fields. But...
Jun 21st, 2022
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Members and supporters of GASP — Grand(m)others Act to Save the Planet — including Pat McKee protested new proposed highways, including Highway 413 last year.  GRAHAM PAINE/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, June 14, 2022 By Mike Schreiner As Premier Doug Ford meets with his newly formed caucus, I ask ...
Jun 21st, 2022
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This female snapping turtle was seen on Horseshoe Valley Road.David Hawke/OrilliaMatters From BarrieTody, June 13, 2022 By David Hawke If this is mid-June it must be turtle season! All across southern Ontario the soil has warmed up enough to encourage female turtles to leave the safety of the swamp a...
Jun 21st, 2022
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Sign the petition here The Oro Moraine is a prominent landform (approximately 35,000 acres in size) located between Lake Huron and Lake Simcoe in Oro-Medonte township (Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada).  It was formed around 12,000 years ago by glacial action during the last ice age. The Oro Moraine pe...
Jun 20th, 2022
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Sign to protect the purest water in the world! The groundwater below the Simcoe Uplands near Waverley in Simcoe County has been tested for three decades and is the purest water known to science. But it is threatened. Many actions to protect it are taking place. One is petition e-3867 on the House of ...