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Oct 23rd, 2023
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Springwater Township Mayor Jennifer Coughlin. From Barrie Today, Wayne Doyle, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Oct 20, 2023 ‘This isn’t leaving the NVCA, it’s reverting back to where it was in 1999,’ says mayor. A lack of accountability and inadequate service levels. Those are the two...
Oct 22nd, 2023
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Ontario wants to eliminate critical freshwater protections to speed up construction projects The reversal of planned Greenbelt development was a major recent win! However, the provincial government is still attempting to “streamline” environmental laws in favour of developers. This time, the proposed...
Oct 22nd, 2023
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Living Green Barrie is hosting a Halloween community tree-planting event Oct. 28.Photo supplied by Living Green Barrie Event taking place Oct. 28 at Pringle Park in Barrie’s west end BarrieToday Staff a day ago NEWS RELEASE LIVING GREEN BARRIE ************************* Living Green Barrie, a de...
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 21st, 2023
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Paul Calandra, Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing, this week introduced legislation to restore Greenbelt lands. Opposition leaders are wary of the abrupt change of heart by the government, which had proposed opening up 7,400 acres of protected lands to new housing. Richard Lautens / ...
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...
Oct 20th, 2023
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Hello, After a two-year delay in providing any protection whatsoever for the endangered black ash under the Endangered Species Act, 2007, the Government of Ontario is now due to implement the law. Instead of making up for lost time, however, the government is proposing to severely limit protections f...
Oct 18th, 2023
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces that he will be reversing his government’s decision to open the Greenbelt to developers during a press conference in Niagara Falls, Ont., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. The announcement comes after a second cabinet minister resigned in the wake of the Greenbelt controve...
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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...
In Energy
Oct 15th, 2023
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You are invited! Come and learn how to take advantage of goverment rebates of up to $10,000 to improve your home efficiency and save money while reducing your carbon footprint. Oct 19 – HOME ENERGY IMPROVEMENT SYMPOSIUM. Come and find out more at the Wasaga Beach Recplex Thursday October 19th f...