May 28th, 2023
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
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
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
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...
Dec 6th, 2022
If province continues down this path, ‘the environment is in imminent danger of calamity,’ says letter writer Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop and Premier Doug Ford are shown in this file photo. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters Dec 4 2022. Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, mirrors a lon...
Aug 16th, 2022
We are reaching out today with a quick update on efforts to further challenge the County of Simcoe on their plans to build a Waste Facility in the Freele County Forest Tract. The oral hearing for FSF’s motion for leave to appeal the Ontario Land Tribunal’s decision allowing the ERRC to be...
Aug 6th, 2022
Highway 413 will impact species-at-risk, climate change and increase sprawl From Wilderness Committee By Katie Krelove, Ontario Campaigner During the provincial election Premier Doug Ford doubled down on promises to build the new mega-highway 413 — but we know it’s nowhere near a done deal. Last year...
Jul 31st, 2022
From Nature Canada, July 15, 2022 By Natasha Tucker, Mind Your Plastic Blogger You’ve probably heard the term “Circular Economy,” but do you know what it actually means? This term relates to how we use and dispose of materials, whether that’s the packaging that the items you buy come in or the produc...
Jul 29th, 2022
The first Green Orillia Waterways Cleanup is taking place Sunday, July 31....
Jul 28th, 2022
Georgian Bay Forever’s Amber Gordon with one of the bottles that will be used in a project that will track the path trash takes in Georgian Bay. – Amber Gordon photo From Simcoe.com, July 26, 2022 By Ian Adams If you see someone toss a plastic bottle into Georgian Bay at the end of August...