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Jan 24th, 2022
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Please sign the petition. Please sign the OHI Petition on Land Use Planning:  The Toronto Star this morning ran an OHI Op-ed on the need for a one-year extension to the July 2, 2022 deadline for Municipal Comprehensive Reviews and draft new official plans across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. You can ...
Jan 24th, 2022
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Stock Image From OrilliaMatters, January 24, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I can understand why so many of my fellow citizens presume that adding highways makes sense as a way to accommodate more people and more vehicles. This is the template that many of us have grown up with and that we have been [&h...
Jan 21st, 2022
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Former Environmental Commissioner says time to stop Ford’s dismantling of environmental protections. By Gord Miller The time has come to put the brakes on the Ford government’s rampant dismantling of the environmental laws, policies, and approvals that have protected Ontario for 50 years. This ...
In Barrie
Jan 20th, 2022
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Join former Ontario Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, and Ecojustice environmental lawyer, Laura Bowman, for a discussion about the Bradford Bypass aka “Holland Marsh Highway”. This webinar will also feature a call to action phone zap led by Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbel...
In Barrie
Jan 11th, 2022
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The Bradford Bypass debacle now has the attention of the federal government. Let’s give them a nudge! Thank you to the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition for initiating this parliamentary petition. Unlike other petitions, if a parliamentary petition gets 500 signatures, it is presented in the Ho...
In Barrie
Jan 11th, 2022
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By Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Parliamentary Petition Launched in Favor of more Scrutiny for “Holland Marsh Highway” Aurora – MP Leah Taylor Roy, Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, has sponsored a petition to have the federal government designate the Br...
Jan 4th, 2022
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Art Janse Pumping Station, proposed site of the Holland Marsh Phosphorus Recycling Facility, September 2021. From BarrieToday, January 3, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I am a resident of Rushton Road in the Willow Beach hamlet in the Town of Georgina. I am a senior environmental health and safety scien...
Dec 21st, 2021
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A protest against the Bradford Bypass protest is shown in a file photo.Natasha Philpott/BradfordToday From BarrieToday, December 18, 2021 By Joseph Quigley Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition executive director Claire Malcolmson says she’s happy about the headway her organization has made in the fight...
Dec 17th, 2021
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The lands that are part of the river valleys running south off the Oak Ridges Moraine are known as the “Greenbelt fingers,” Victor Doyle writes.  STEVE SOMERVILLE / METROLAND FILE PHOTO From the Toronto Star, December 12, 2021 By Victor Doyle Toronto Star York Region’s decision to open up 1,400 acres...
In Barrie
Dec 13th, 2021
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By Keith Brooks, Programs Director, Environmental Defence Canada “Premier Ford: Don’t spend $10 Billion to turn our communities and Greenbelt into asphalt and sprawl” That is the message we need the government to hear. That’s why we took out a full page ad in yesterday’s Toronto Star, endorsed ...