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Dec 17th, 2022
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‘The decline in support for the Bypass is just one of the signs that the province has stopped listening to the people,’ says reader Nov 29, 2022 Photo: Bradford Bypass protestNatasha Philpott/BradfordToday Last week’s Bradford Bypass Public Information Centre, or PIC, was characteristic o...
Dec 17th, 2022
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December 2022 Newsletter   As we wrap up 2022 and move on into 2023, I am very grateful for many things.  Mostly for the hard-working members of the Climate Action Team that continue to bring climate change awareness to the community. It would not have been possible to make so much progress this...
Dec 13th, 2022
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‘Are you that person of integrity who still believes what you publicly declared in that 2018 debate, who worked to convince Ford to abandon his plan, or are you on the side of greed, urban sprawl and development?’ writer asks Letter to the Editor, OrilliaMatters, Dec 8, 2022 Dear Ms. Dunl...
Dec 12th, 2022
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Columnist offers seven lessons about the importance of the Oro Moraine in effort to educate ‘thick-headed’ premier and his ‘bevy of bobble-head MPPs’ David Hawke in OrilliaMatters I could easily fire off another tirade about the sad state of our environmental affairs in Ontari...
Dec 12th, 2022
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‘Once again you are not hearing the cacophony of voices begging you to cancel Bill 23,’ says letter writer Letter to the Editor Dec 9, 2022 Kevin Lamb for BarrieToday Mr. Ford, you always boast you listen to the people. Please tell me how many people and organizations, clubs, etc., demand...
Dec 12th, 2022
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‘If we lose it, it will not come back,’ says Bob Bowles; Oro Moraine about 35,000 acres in size, extending 21 kilometres from Orillia west to Highway 400 past Craighurst from OrilliaToday,Bob Bruton, Dec11,2022 A crash course on the Oro Moraine’s history, and its precarious future, were t...
Dec 10th, 2022
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‘We are counting on you to protect the little bit of wildlife and habitat we have remaining in southern Ontario,’ groups tell federal minister Letter to the Editor,CollingwoodToday Dec 9 2022 Dear Minister Guilbeault, As Canada hosts an international conference on biodiversity, we thought...
Dec 10th, 2022
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‘This is not an ecologically sound bill,’ says mayor; City is calling on MPP Jill Dunlop to come to council to explain ‘logic and rationale’ behind Bill 23 Greg McGrath-Goudie Dec9 2022 Orillia’s city council has joined a growing number of Ontario municipalities that are speak...
Dec 10th, 2022
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The finding comes a day after an Ontario Superior Court justice struck down the Ford government’s Bill 124 wage restraint legislation. By Rob FergusonQueen’s Park Bureau,Toronto Star Kristin RushowyQueen’s Park Bureau, Toronto Star Wed., Nov. 30, 2022 Doctors were paid five times more tha...
Dec 9th, 2022
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‘Doug Ford, man of the people,’ is a lie – just as his promise to protect the Greenbelt was a lie,’ letter writer laments Letter to the Editor, from OrilliaMatters, Dec 6, 2022 Photo: Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday What happened to ‘For the People?’Five years after Ford took...