Jan 24th, 2022
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 13th, 2022
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 11th, 2022
The Bradford Bypass debacle now has the attention of the federal government. Let’s give them a nudge! Thank you to the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition for initiating this parliamentary petition. Unlike other petitions, if a parliamentary petition gets 500 signatures, it is presented in the Ho...
Jan 11th, 2022
Gerard Dusastre (left) and Kerrie Atkins are part of a group of neighbours who came together in 2021 to challenge two projects in their quiet residential neighbourhood in the west end of Wasaga Beach. IAN ADAMS/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, December 31, 2021 By Ian Adams Gerard Dusastre had no in...
Jan 4th, 2022
Art Janse Pumping Station, proposed site of the Holland Marsh Phosphorus Recycling Facility, September 2021. From BarrieToday, January 3, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I am a resident of Rushton Road in the Willow Beach hamlet in the Town of Georgina. I am a senior environmental health and safety scien...
Sep 9th, 2021
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...
Aug 23rd, 2021
Linda Wells By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Support clean water and local artists during international water week Oro-Medonte, ON – Linda Wells has spent the summer meeting Lake Simcoe area artists and has brought many of their works together in on...
Aug 7th, 2021
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...
Jun 17th, 2021
Partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada helping conserve provincial wetlands June 16, 2021 Environment, Conservation and Parks ST. THOMAS — The Ontario government is partnering with Ducks Unlimited Canada to enhance and restore approximately 60 local wetlands across the province over the next year, a...
Mar 10th, 2021
Roughly half of this property in Pickering, owned by Triple Group, is classed as a protected wetland. If approved for development, commercial real estate analysts say it would skyrocket in value, potentially to more than $100 million. This view looks northwest from the corner of Bayly Street and Squi...