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Sep 22nd, 2022
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Stock photo | Donatello Trisolino via Pexels From BarrieToday, September 8, 2022 A Letter to the Editor The following letter is in response to a story titled ‘Hughes hoping to secure fifth term as Oro-Medonte mayor,’ published Aug. 29. ************************* As for his track record, Ma...
Sep 17th, 2022
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From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition By Margaret Prophet,Executive Director Our free lunch ‘n learn webinars for municipal candidates are beginning next week.  They feature topics that candidates told us were important to them: housing policy, supporting local food systems and protecting ...
Sep 10th, 2022
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Andrea Mandel Campbell, Katherine Holmes, Sharon Carr, Sunny Wiles and Julie Watene are concerned about the future of the Silver Creek Wetlands. | NVCA Image From Simcoe.com, September 6, 2022 By John Edwards The Friends of the Silver Creek have been fighting against development adjacent to the wetla...
Sep 10th, 2022
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One of the fish that was counted during the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s fish population survey conducted Aug. 31 in the Nottawasaga River near Loretto. – NVCA photo From Simcoe.com, September 6, 2022 By Brad Pritchard Staff and volunteers with the Nottawasaga Valley Conser...
Sep 10th, 2022
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Stock image From BarrieToday, Sep 7, 2022 Living Green Barrie has announced it will be hosting a mayoral debate on the environment next month. The debate will be moderated by former Ontario environmental commissioner Gord Miller and will be held on Zoom. It is being held in partnership with the Simco...
Sep 8th, 2022
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Bob Bowles has been studying the tributaries in the Inch Farm area and documenting what he has discovered. Above are two creek chub and one brook stickleback from the south tributary from Aug. 19. | Supplied Photo From OrilliaMatters, September 3, 2022 By Bob Bowles The following is a guest column by...
Sep 5th, 2022
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Oro Moraine: One click to Protect the moraine A smaller cousin of the Oak Ridges Moraine in Simcoe County, the ORO MORAINE needs your HELP!!! ITS WATERS (including the DRINKING WATER for all of ORO-MEDONTE TOWNSHIP and beyond), WETLANDS, FORESTS and FARMLANDS are SEVERELY THREATENED BY HUGE DEVELOPME...
Sep 2nd, 2022
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From Ecojustice By Danielle Gallant, Lawyer We’re in the final stretch. As you read this, our legal team is finalizing the oral arguments we’ll make in the historic Mathur et. al. v. Her Majesty in right of Ontario lawsuit. From September 12–14, we’ll be in court and schooling the Ontario government ...
Sep 2nd, 2022
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Ontario’s Countryside (Photo by Sveta Fedarava on Unsplash) August 30th, 2022 By Martin Straathof When I began my master’s in Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph, I wanted to learn new ways to integrate community development and agricultural systems. My hope was to find a...
Aug 31st, 2022
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Michael Hansen is seeking the Ward 4 council seat in Severn Township. | Supplied photo From OrilliaMatters, Aug 27, 2022 Editor’s note: OrilliaMatters has asked council candidates in neighbouring Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn townships to provide a synopsis of why they are running in the Oct. ...