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Jan 22nd, 2023
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Will Douglas claim riches and power by seizing the Magic Greenbelt, only to lose his Superpowers? Thrills! Action! Amateur drawing! By Margaret Atwood Jan 22 2023 Yes, kids, it’s Comix Time! The backstory: Our Hero, Douglas (admonished previously in these pages, more than once, scroll down) wishes to...
Jan 20th, 2023
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Ontario Clean Air Alliance Wed Feb 1 2023, 7pm We often don’t think about the heat beneath our feet, but there is lots of warmth in the ground (or even in water) on the coldest winter days. Ground-source heat pump systems tap that warmth by using fluid filled loops to collect heat and bring it into [...
Jan 12th, 2023
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“Collectively, we are very concerned with the impact this will have on the future well-being of our province,” the parties say in a joint letter. From the Toronto Star, by Kristin Rushowy, Jan12, 2023 The NDP, Liberal and Green parties have come together to ask the province’s auditor general to look ...
Jan 10th, 2023
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Frustrated citizen says Doug Ford, MPP Jill Dunlop aren’t listening, fears new licence plates will read, ‘Ontario, yours to pave over’ From OrilliaMatters Jan9,2023 Photo Connor Earl At the end of MPP Jill Dunlop’s ‘Myth and Fact’ article, Dunlop sincerely mentions...
Jan 6th, 2023
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‘How hot does the water need to be to jump free of the mess that is Doug Ford’s government?’ letter writer asks From OriliaMatters, Jan 4 2023 Photo Dave Challenger cc The boiling frog story is generally offered as a metaphor cautioning people to be aware of even gradual change lest they ...
Dec 31st, 2022
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From The Pointer, Dec 22 2022 By Rachel Morgan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Photo: Alexis Wright Newly elected Brampton Councillor Navjit Kaur Brar was a respiratory therapist before running for local office. Rookie Mississauga Councillor Martin Reid has a master’s degree in social work. Cal...
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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The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition  explores the issues history and concerns about the Bradford Bypass. Infographic on the high cost of sprawl. Credit: Smart Prosperity Institute. Visit the SCGC website and read about it here...
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Dec 15th, 2022
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Last week, the federal government announced a new policy aimed at ending international public financing for oil and gas projects. This important milestone in our work to end fossil fuel subsidies will shift billions toward clean and renewable energy – and it is starting in January! This is a bi...
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...