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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...
May 28th, 2023
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance Double your impact Last week, Ontario took yet another determined step down the road toward climate destruction. In an era when everyone from the United Nations to the oil-and-gas-friendly International Energy Agency has said “no more fos...
May 21st, 2023
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Waste management was a concern raised at a recent Simcoe County council orientation session, which Penetanguishene Mayor Doug Rawson noted was visible in municipal parks, such as Rotary Champlain Wendat Park, where recycle and organic collection bins weren’t available. | Derek Howard/MidlandTod...
May 10th, 2023
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Stock image From CollingwoodToday, April 27, 2023 By Jessica Owen The countdown is on for the Collingwood landfill, as county officials expect it will close at the end of 2023. According to estimates from the County of Simcoe, the Collingwood landfill had 30,678 cubic metres of capacity remaining at ...
Mar 5th, 2023
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Milestone worth celebrating, but still more work to do, says county official Mar 2, 2023 The County of Simcoe is wasting no time celebrating a milestone. Since 2008, the county has collected more than 200,000 tonnes of organic material from households and businesses, which it notes has saved “the equ...