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Oct 15th, 2023
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Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 1:00 – 2:30pm ET The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to exempt waste management systems, storm water management, and water-taking from licensing requirements. There are four notices currently posted on the Environmental Registry of ...
Oct 15th, 2023
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Hello Nature Network groups, We are pleased to be presenting another webinar to help support your organization’s conservation efforts, this time with a focus on wetlands. Ontario’s wetlands are disappearing, and protections are being eroded. Southern Ontario has lost more than 72 percent of its origi...
Oct 15th, 2023
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UTOPIA, Ontario (October 3, 2023) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is searching for landowners looking to plant trees in the spring of 2024. Each year, NVCA’s forestry program plants around 100,000 trees for property owners in the Nottawasaga Watershed who want to convert their ...
Oct 15th, 2023
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Around 100 people gathered out front of Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop’s office earlier this year to protest the Ford government and Greenbelt scandal. Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters File Photo There was a vacuum of leadership from local and provincial elected officials that was filled by passionate ...
Oct 15th, 2023
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Margaret Prophet about 12 hours ago This is the second in a three-part series of guest columns from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition leading up to An Evening with Margaret Atwood, a sold-out fundraising event slated for Oct. 28. The second instalment will be published next Saturday. In my last c...
Oct 10th, 2023
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Premier Doug Ford speaks in the Ontario Legislature on Sept. 25, 2023. Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star file photo By Robert Benzie Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Kristin Rushowy Queen’s Park Bureau, Rob Ferguson Queen’s Park Bureau Tuesday, October 10, 2023 The RCMP has launched a criminal in...
Sep 26th, 2023
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Media statement on Greenbelt Grab decision Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Executive Director, Claire Malcolmson September 22, 2023 We are thrilled that the Greenbelt battle has been won by Ontarians who overwhelmingly support sustainable land use and the protection of nature over expensive sprawl. This...
Sep 26th, 2023
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A seagull flies past two men as they take in a setting sun as smoke from wildfires fills the sky on the Ottawa River on June 29, 2023 in Ottawa.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press...
Sep 25th, 2023
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September 13, 2023. — More than 250 Simcoe residents showed up for a public forum (both in person and online) at Grace United Church in Barrie yesterday to voice their frustration with Doug Ford and the Ontario Government. Hosted by the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, and featuring a panel of seve...
Sep 25th, 2023
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SIMCOE COUNTY GREENBELT COALITION  MEDIA STATEMENT: AUDITOR GENERAL ON GREENBELT TAKE-OUTS Local MPPs complicit in $8.3 billion dollar Greenbelt land grab. August 9, 2023 – Simcoe County Today’s Auditor General report outlined that the Greenbelt land grabs were a “biased” exercise that gave “ce...