• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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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 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...
In Barrie
Jan 11th, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...