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Oct 23rd, 2021
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance Yesterday the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) acknowledged, in a follow-up to its recent report on the feasibility of a gas-fired electricity phase-out, that it has significant work to do. We couldn’t agree more and we than...
Oct 23rd, 2021
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Bonnie Pauzé examines the water from a well near her home. The water in Tiny Township, Ontario is exceptionally pure. “We live on Earth, it provides us with what we need. But then we started removing parts from the space shuttle in mid-flight,” says Bonnie Pauzé at the dining table of her century-old...
Oct 19th, 2021
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Bob Bowles is an award-winning writer, artist, photographer and naturalist and the founder and co-ordinator of the Ontario master naturalist certificate program at Lakehead University From Simcoe.com, October 17, 2021 By Bob Bowles We are moving every day toward a climate crisis. Loss of biodiversity...
Oct 15th, 2021
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Construction crews work at upgrades to Clearview Township’s Conc. 10 at the 26/27 Sideroad. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has also asked for more information about the township’s plans to upgrade the sideroad to year-round use. From The Toronto Star, October 11, 2021 By I...
Oct 9th, 2021
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Joe Oliver, Chair, IESO By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance Yesterday the so-called “Independent” Electricity System Operator (IESO), under the helm of climate denier Joe Oliver, released a report that seems more like a pre-Halloween prank than a serious analysis of how Ont...
Oct 8th, 2021
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The Collingwood water treatment plant is located at Sunset Point. From OrilliaMatters, October 7, 2021 By Jessica Owen ‘We have been pushed too hard by top-down planning that has set arbitrary targets,’ said Collingwood resident Ulli Rath during County of Simcoe’s municipal comprehensive ...
Oct 7th, 2021
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Midhurst, ON – Two local organizations engaged in a planning process to help Simcoe County prepare for future growth, the Municipal Comprehensive Review, believe that key pieces of information and analysis need to be included to ensure this process benefits existing communities, local watershed...
Oct 3rd, 2021
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Artist’s concept of the concentric road patterns within the proposed Mobility Orbit community surrounding a new GO Train station. Miriam King/Bradford Today From Orillia Matters, September 30, 2021 By Miriam King ‘Meaningful consultation could only begin to take place with an assessment o...
Oct 2nd, 2021
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This October, the County and its MCR consultants will be hosting public information sessions on the following technical components of the County’s Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR): Growth Management and the Land Needs Assessment, Provincial Natural Heritage System Mapping Refinement, Provin...
Sep 11th, 2021
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government has lost a string of court challenges against its legislation. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) From CBC News, September 11, 2021 By Mike Crawley Premier Doug Ford’s government lost yet another court case this week. It has become a bit of a trend. Sin...