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Apr 24th, 2022
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Curbside yard waste collection in Innisfil. | Miriam King/Freelance From MidlandToday, April 18, 2022 By Jessica Owen The County of Simcoe will be paying roughly double for special curbside collections under a new contract to start this year, due to shifts in the labour market and a lack of offers to...
Apr 21st, 2022
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The Earth Day rally will be at MPP Caroline Mulroney’s office | Patrick Bales for NewmarketToday Simcoe County – Local community advocates from across Simcoe County and York Region will be gathering outside of MPP Mulroney’s constituency office on Saturday, April 23rd to demand that Mulro...
Apr 21st, 2022
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The Ontario government has quietly overhauled its plan for a new provincial curbside recycling regime, tearing up key parts of a controversial regulation that had united environmental groups and some industry players in opposition.  ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE / TORONTO STAR From the Toronto Star, April 1...
Apr 21st, 2022
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Tree planting and naturalization efforts are some of the ways Essa Township is addressing climate change. Miriam King/Bradford Today From Simcoe.com, April 20, 2022 By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com asked local municipalities to highlight some of the steps they are taking to address climate change. These ...
Apr 15th, 2022
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We are so happy to announce that the Friends of Simcoe Forests / Recycling Rewards bin is here. If you haven’t already donated items, please consider digging through your closets. It feels great to donate and great to recycle so everybody wins. Thank you very much to everyone who has already donated ...
In Barrie
Apr 1st, 2022
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Fundraiser May 4, 6 pm at the Orillia Opera House...
Mar 19th, 2022
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From Friends of Simcoe Forests Over the years we have received comments from many different people from many different walks of life. There is one word that we have heard continuously over the years in response to hearing the news that the Freele forest is to be the location of a major waste manageme...
In Barrie
Mar 8th, 2022
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From left are Bradford West Gwillimbury Coun. Jonathan Scott, Georgina Coun. Dave Neeson, Georgina Mayor Margaret Quirk, East Gwillimbury Coun. Scott Crone, Oro-Medonte Coun. Shawn Scott in Jackson’s Point. From BarrieToday, March 7, 2022 By BarrieToday Staff Municipal councillors from across t...
In Orillia
Feb 19th, 2022
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As part of the clear garbage bag program that is in effect, Orillia residents are to place garbage in a clear plastic bag instead of a black or green plastic bag. Residents can place up to two small privacy bags, such as regular-sized shopping bags, to hide private items in their clear bag. | Supplie...
Jan 29th, 2022
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The Ontario Land Tribunal ruled Jan. 25 there is no compelling evidence a proposed waste facility in Simcoe County’s Freele forest tract would threaten the health and integrity of the woodland. | RICHARD LAUTENS PHOTO From the Toronto Star, January 28, 2022 By Travis Mealing A proposed waste fa...