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Jan 22nd, 2023
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Will Douglas claim riches and power by seizing the Magic Greenbelt, only to lose his Superpowers? Thrills! Action! Amateur drawing! By Margaret Atwood Jan 22 2023 Yes, kids, it’s Comix Time! The backstory: Our Hero, Douglas (admonished previously in these pages, more than once, scroll down) wishes to...
Jan 10th, 2023
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Frustrated citizen says Doug Ford, MPP Jill Dunlop aren’t listening, fears new licence plates will read, ‘Ontario, yours to pave over’ From OrilliaMatters Jan9,2023 Photo Connor Earl At the end of MPP Jill Dunlop’s ‘Myth and Fact’ article, Dunlop sincerely mentions...
Jan 9th, 2023
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Bill 23 was ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back,’ says Doug Varty, who stepped down as chair of Species Conservation Action Agency. Doug Varty says he resigned from Ontario’s Species Conservation Action Agency due to the effects of Bill 23 and other ways the provincial government is go...
Dec 31st, 2022
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From The Pointer, Dec 22 2022 By Rachel Morgan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Photo: Alexis Wright Newly elected Brampton Councillor Navjit Kaur Brar was a respiratory therapist before running for local office. Rookie Mississauga Councillor Martin Reid has a master’s degree in social work. Cal...
Dec 28th, 2022
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‘What bleak future would shake this premier enough to turn the nightmare into a miracle?’ wonders local Green party official, harkening parallels to Dickens. Premier Doug Ford speaks during a media conference in Orillia in August 2020. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo Brad Coccim...
Dec 28th, 2022
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Critics say the changes will “completely undermine the protection of wetlands” while doing little for housing. By Noor JavedStaff Reporter,Toronto Star Sat., Dec. 24, 2022 photo Hartley Woodside   The majority of sensitive wetlands in the Greater Toronto Area could lose environmental protection ...
Dec 20th, 2022
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Responding to the over-representation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in custody. Community and Justice Services professor Lance Triskle takes his Indigenous Justice class out to the Debwewin miinwaa Naaskodaadiwin Miikaans Truth and Reconciliation Trail at the Orillia Campus for a lesson. ...
Dec 20th, 2022
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First Nation in northwestern Ontario gains promise that no logging company or lumber mill will touch trees from their land without their permission. From the Toronto Star By Marco Chown Oved Climate Change Reporter Fri., Dec. 2, 2022   For 20 years, they’ve blockaded and marched, gone to court a...
Dec 19th, 2022
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Jeff Monague offers holiday wishes for politicians, including Simcoe North MPP, who he noted ‘may have accidentally fallen into a vat of invisible ink’ Jeff Monague, an Ojibway elder and knowledge keeper, has some good wishes and advice for politicians. From OriliaMatters The season for g...
Dec 17th, 2022
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The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition  explores the issues history and concerns about the Bradford Bypass. Infographic on the high cost of sprawl. Credit: Smart Prosperity Institute. Visit the SCGC website and read about it here...