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Oct 20th, 2023
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Developer Shakir Rehmatullah (left) and Kaleed Rasheed (right), PC MPP and current cabinet minister, in January 2019.Rasheed’s Twitter/@krasheedmpp From Barrie Today, October 18, 2023 by Charlie Pinkerton Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Trillium, a Village Media web...
Oct 15th, 2023
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UTOPIA, Ontario (October 3, 2023) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is searching for landowners looking to plant trees in the spring of 2024. Each year, NVCA’s forestry program plants around 100,000 trees for property owners in the Nottawasaga Watershed who want to convert their ...
Aug 30th, 2023
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Margaret Prophet is the executive director of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition From Simcoe.com, August 29, 2023 By Margaret Prophet Barrie Advance Dear MPP Doug Downey, MPP Jill Dunlop and MPP Caroline Mulroney, In December of 2022, you and your cabinet colleagues signed off on removal of 7,400 ...
Aug 30th, 2023
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The Minesing Wetlands are home to a diverse array of habitats. The mix of fen, marsh and swamp wetlands provides habitat for sensitive plants and animals, including a number of rare species and species at risk. | Photo supplied by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority From BarrieToday, August...
Aug 26th, 2023
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This event is offered in-person and livestream Tuesdays September 19th to October 10th, 1:30 – 3:30 Get Your Tickets This 4-part series featuring Bob McDonald, CBC host of Quirks and Quarks, is being presented in person at Grace United Church and livestreamed.  It will also be recorded, and available...
Aug 26th, 2023
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Aggregate mine – Image from the Ontario Farmland Trust From Simcoe.com, August 22, 2023 By Eli Ridder, Orillia Today Advocates are raising the alarm over a company’s effort to pull water from the Oro Moraine. Sarjeant Co. Limited, which has been running an aggregate pit in Oro Medonte for about...
Aug 26th, 2023
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A report this month from the auditor general found that developers who owned 15 sites of land that the Progressive Conservative government removed from the protected Greenbelt area last year now stand to see those properties rise in value by $8.3 billion. In the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve, p...
Aug 25th, 2023
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Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, who is one of five candidates vying to be the next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, stopped off at the Midland Cultural Centre on Aug. 16. | Gisele Winton Sarvis/MidlandToday From Simcoe.com, August 17, 2023 By Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Ontario Liberal leader...
Aug 25th, 2023
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Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault speaks at a press conference, in Ottawa, on Monday, June 5, 2023. | Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press From BarrieToday, August 16, 2023 By Aidan Chamandy Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on The Trillium, a Village Media website devoted excl...
Aug 25th, 2023
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Sing the petition here As an Ontarian who deeply cares about the preservation of our natural spaces and the integrity of our government, I am calling on all concerned citizens to join me in demanding the immediate resignation of Premier Doug Ford. It is with great disappointment and outrage that I ad...