• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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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, ...
Oct 27th, 2023
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Ontario has a new environment minister and we need to make sure she keeps the momentum on introducing a deposit-return program for non-alcoholic beverage containers. Send a message to Andrea Khanjin to urge her to implement an affordable and transparent deposit-return program to reduce Ontario’s plas...
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 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 ...
Aug 18th, 2023
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Have Your Say: Important Opportunity to Comment on Pumped Storage Facility Regulations We hope this message finds you well and enjoying the beauty of our beloved Georgian Bay. We’re reaching out with an urgent call to action that directly impacts our pristine environment and the future of our r...
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Aug 5th, 2023
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Contrary to publicity trumpeting the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, Ontario does not have an Environment Plan. Without a clear vision, we are failing on the climate crisis, land use planning, and water security. Please read and support our petition at https://chng.it/62CZWMc9zk. Thanks for your co...
Jul 5th, 2023
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One of Claire’s favourite views from her family cottage in Cooks’ Bay, Innisfil, facing east. Release from Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition With summer break around the corner get ready for a summer of fun at Lake Simcoe! While you’re at it p...
Jun 14th, 2023
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Ashley Morrison holds up a visual of the most commonly collected litter in the region. | Contributed Photo From CollingwoodToday, June 9, 2023 By Maddie Johnson Georgian Bay Forever, a local environmental charity dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Georgian Bay, is once again spearheadin...
Jun 8th, 2023
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Register Now for our ‘Ditch the Plastic in Your Life’ Webinar In this next installment of our Waste Reduction Series, Greys for Green will discuss the following: How plastic is harmful to our health How to avoid its harmful chemicals, and reduce plastic waste.   When: June 13, 2023 | 07:00 PM to...
Jun 4th, 2023
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By Charles O’Hara Director, Resource Recovery Policy Branch Environmental Policy Division Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Park On June 3, 2021, Ontario finalized a new blue box regulation (O. Reg. 391/21) to make producers responsible for collecting and managing paper, packaging...