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Mar 21st, 2022
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Stop Sprawl Orillia is asking people who support their cause to put lawn signs on their properties.Dave Dawson/OrilliaMatters From OrilliaMatters, March 20, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I am a resident of Severn Township. We live in one of the most beautiful areas in the province; the townships that s...
Mar 19th, 2022
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From Friends of Simcoe Forests Over the years we have received comments from many different people from many different walks of life. There is one word that we have heard continuously over the years in response to hearing the news that the Freele forest is to be the location of a major waste manageme...
In Barrie
Mar 11th, 2022
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In this file photo from 2019, from left, local Conservative MPs John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil) and Doug Shipley (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte) announce they would reinstate the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund. Shawn Gibson/BarrieToday From OrilliaToday, March 10, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I was please...
In Barrie
Mar 8th, 2022
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From left are Bradford West Gwillimbury Coun. Jonathan Scott, Georgina Coun. Dave Neeson, Georgina Mayor Margaret Quirk, East Gwillimbury Coun. Scott Crone, Oro-Medonte Coun. Shawn Scott in Jackson’s Point. From BarrieToday, March 7, 2022 By BarrieToday Staff Municipal councillors from across t...
Mar 8th, 2022
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Invasive Phragmites as seen in a roadside ditch. Seed plumes are from the previous year’s growth, while the green plants are the current year’s growth. | Photo provided by Lynn Short From OrilliaMatters, March 6, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Municipal budgets can expect to take a hit in co...
Mar 6th, 2022
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This is a 10 Kilowatt solar system currently in place in Oro-Medonte. Supplied photo From OrilliaMatters, March 4, 2022 By Sustainable Orillia According to a recent Abacus poll, a majority of Canadians think clean energy is more important to Canada’s economy than are oil and gas. In every part of the...
Feb 22nd, 2022
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Premier Doug Ford announces plans for the Bradford Bypass to connect Highways 400 and 404. File photo From MidlandToday, February 18, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, York-Simcoe MP Scot Davidson’s recent comments on the proposed Bradford Bypass are naïve and misleading. The planned Highway 4...
Feb 22nd, 2022
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Stock photo From MidlandToday, February 20, 2022 By Derek Howard With Penetanguishene prepared to formalize a Climate Emergency Declaration at next month’s council meeting, some members of council were asked about the importance of climate change. “What happens 10 years from now?” Coun. Jessica Klug ...
Feb 22nd, 2022
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Big Bay Point resident Megan Varga (left) and Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition executive director Claire Malcolmson are happy the Town of Innisfil is asking the County of Simcoe to reconsider removing several parcels of land in the town from the province’s Na  | CLAIRE MALCOLMSON PHOTO From the Toronto S...
Feb 22nd, 2022
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Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, February 18, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Despite Colin Hunt’s assertions to the contrary, we can triple our imports of low-cost Quebec water power using our existing transmission lines with Quebec. In 2021, the average price of Hydro Quebec’s electricity exp...