Feb 22nd, 2022
Premier Doug Ford announces plans for the Bradford Bypass to connect Highways 400 and 404. File photo From MidlandToday, February 18, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, York-Simcoe MP Scot Davidson’s recent comments on the proposed Bradford Bypass are naïve and misleading. The planned Highway 4...
Feb 19th, 2022
Holland Marsh | Bert Duclos Photo From OrilliaMatters, February 17, 2022 By Natasha Philpott The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada announced last week it will not revisit its decision to deny a Federal Impact Assessment designation for the Bradford Bypass. The request to review the decision was init...
Feb 13th, 2022
Premier Doug Ford was in Bradford last year to announce the official go-ahead for the Bradford Bypass. From OrilliaMatters, February 10, 2022 By OrilliaMatters Staff The federal government has declined, for a second time, to intervene on Ontario’s plans to build the Bradford Bypass, a proposed ...
Feb 13th, 2022
Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner speaks at an event in Barrie in this file photo. | Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, February 10, 2022 By BarrieToday Staff The federal government has for a second time declined to intervene on Ontario’s plans to build the Bradford Bypass, a...
Feb 11th, 2022
By Margaret Prophet, Executive Director, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition ‘Lake Simcoe abandoned by feds and province’ say organizers Simcoe County, ON – The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has announced it will not revisit its decision to deny a Federal Impact Assessment designation for t...
Feb 8th, 2022
Stock Image From OrilliaMatters, February 8, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Road salt contamination of freshwater waters begs the question, can we make better use of the roads we have? A deep dive into the salt pollution of freshwaters has led me to some radical thinking. Lake Simcoe is on a trajectory ...
Jan 30th, 2022
Myron Humeniuk From the Toronto Star, January 29, 2022 By Myron Humeniuk Running roughshod over Environmental Assessment Act a bad move, says Myron Humeniuk In spite of the fact that the COVID pandemic has dominated the news and our daily lives, it is important to note that growing opposition to a pl...
Jan 26th, 2022
York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney. Re: Op-Ed Submission – Hwy 413/Bradford Bypass The Bradford Bypass and Highway 413 are being sold to Ontarians as time-savers, promising to shave 30 minutes off of commuters’ trips. Sounds great. But this doesn’t add up. Transportation Minister Caroline Mulr...
Jan 24th, 2022
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
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...