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Oct 31st, 2023
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Letter to the Editor, October 29, 2023 Like proposed Bradford Bypass and 404-Highway 12 extensions, Highway 413 will destroy forests, wetlands, and imperil livelihoods of First Nations and farmers, says letter writer Doug Ford is sorry and wants to forever protect the Greenbelt? Then why is he still ...
Oct 28th, 2023
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ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE and YOURS TO PROTECT CAN WE TRUST BIG COMPANIES TO PROTECT OUR WATER? The provincial government wants to erode water protection laws by allowing some stormwater, wastewater and water-taking activities to proceed without an upfront government review. Without a review, companies, ...
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Oct 27th, 2023
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An overhead view of the fall colours in the Ardagh Bluffs Photo supplied From Barrie Today Staff, October 26 NEWS RELEASE THE CITY OF BARRIE ‘This initiative is a groundbreaking step towards preserving our natural environment and enhancing our urban landscape,’ says Mayor Alex Nuttall Bar...
Oct 27th, 2023
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ONTARIO CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE Capital Power is seeking permission from the Ford Government to increase the smog and greenhouse gas pollution from its Goreway gas-fired power plant in Brampton by more than 80% by 2032. If Capital Power’s request is approved, Goreway’s air pollution in 2032 will be equal ...
Oct 27th, 2023
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REFORMED GRAVEL MINING COALITION Deregulation is dangerous. The Ministry of Environment is currently considering the expansion of the permit-by-rule framework in Ontario. These changes would enable companies to obtain permits for activities that could harm the environment without first going through ...
Oct 27th, 2023
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ALLIANCE FOR A LIVEABLE ONTARIO What a week! On Monday morning, we won another important battle against urban sprawl and took another step towards building a liveable Ontario! Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced the government will reverse its decision to force municip...
Oct 25th, 2023
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Ontario Power Generation wants to build a large new gas plant (265 megawatts) in Halton Hills. This new gas plant could produce as much air pollution as 250,000 cars each year. This will lead to more illnesses (e.g., asthma attacks, heart and lung diseases) for GTA residents and more climate damage e...
Oct 22nd, 2023
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Margaret Prophet, the executive director of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, is shown in a file photo.Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters From Barrie Today, by Margaret Prophet, 1 day ago. This is the third in a three-part series of guest columns from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition leading up to ...
Oct 20th, 2023
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Join the Ontario Farmland Trust in a series of FREE ONLINE webinars to explore pressures on farmland, learn about solutions, and share innovative ideas. There will be a new topic each month, and we will be joined by professionals from across Ontario, including land-use planners, lawyers, conservation...
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Oct 18th, 2023
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High water levels are shown in Brentwood.Photo supplied by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority From Barrie Today, by Ben Krul, October 17, 2023 ‘The biggest climate change-related threats to development are precipitation and wildfires,’ conservation authority official explains T...