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Dec 9th, 2022
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‘Community members … will no longer be able to participate in or challenge decisions that affect their own neighbourhoods,’ warns letter writer Letter to the Editor from MidlandToday, Nov 15, 2022 Map showing Ontario’s Greenbelt.Image courtesy of the Greenbelt Foundation The F...
Dec 8th, 2022
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‘Democracy is being bled to death,’ says letter writer Letter to the Editor, Nov 18, 2022 From OrilliaMatters Stock photo:Donatello Trisolino via Pexels Probably most Ontarians, especially those near the GTA, know about Bill 23 and are aware that it will remove any input on development by...
Dec 8th, 2022
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‘All climate change predictions show that we need to put more, not fewer, resources into our cities’ infrastructure to head off the worst effects from extreme weather conditions,’ says Living Green Barrie official Letter to the Editor, BarrieToday Dec 7, 2022  file photo.Natasha Philpott/...
Dec 7th, 2022
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‘How are we to respect the laws you create when you can’t?’ asks local elder, who says Ford government has turned its back on its ‘duty to consult’ with First Nations Jeff Monague CollingwoodToday, Dec 6, 2022 Every morning for what seemed like decades, Alfred King would rise ...
Dec 7th, 2022
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Changes will reduce protection for smaller wetlands and critical habitat, writes Bob Bowles Robert (Bob) Bowles From Simcoe.com Sunday, December 4, 2022 I was nine in October 1954, when Hurricane Hazel hit the Carolinas hard, then drove north into Toronto with three days of high winds and flooding. I...
Dec 6th, 2022
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If province continues down this path, ‘the environment is in imminent danger of calamity,’ says letter writer Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop and Premier Doug Ford are shown in this file photo. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters Dec 4 2022. Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, mirrors a lon...
Dec 6th, 2022
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‘Shame on this entire government for lying that this bill is necessary to create affordable housing,’ says letter writer Protesters rallied against Bill 23 in Orillia on Nov. 20.Connor Earl Phot0 Dec, 1 2022 It is time for this government to conduct itself in the manner that it was set ou...
Dec 6th, 2022
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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Dec 2, 2022 Some developers bought that land in the past few years despite Ford and Clark’s public pronouncements it wouldn’t be developed, with one purchase happening as recently as September, according to Ontario media investigations TORONTO — Ontario Prem...
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Dec 5th, 2022
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Dec 5th, 2022
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‘I have to disclose a bias. I like what conservation authorities do. I like conservation areas even more, and they wouldn’t be protected without conservation authorities,’ says letter writer From BarrieToday Letter to the Editor Nov 18, 2022  What’s the matter with Bill 23, More Homes, Bu...