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Bradford West Gwillimbury Council briefs: Town gets perfect water quality score for eighth consecutive year

Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer and council commended staff from the Water Division and Engineering Services for their hard work and dedication behind the scenes to ensure that all BWG residents have access to safe water.
March 24, 2015 | Source: Bradford Times

Ice anglers wrapping up banner season in Barrie

While the ice fishing season is coming to a close, diehard angler John Whyte admits this is his favourite time of year to fish.
March 21, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Damp Hope: Activism is anything but all wet at this year’s Water Docs Festival

The 2015 edition of the Water Docs Festival couldn’t be happening at a better time. Well, “better” might not be the right word, but in light of the recent news that California is running out of water, water and related environmental concerns are certainly topics on everyone’s mind.
March 20, 2015 | Source: NOW Magazine

2015 Canada Blooms: The Rain Game

Parklane's Rain Game! challenges visitors to think of how each of us can capture rain in our gardens to help control storm-water run-off and recharge the water table
March 19, 2015 | Source: NewCa.com on YouTube

MNRF officers patrolling for ice huts left on local waterways

The deadline to remove permanent ice huts from many of the region’s waterways has come and gone, but there were still some on the ice on Monday
March 16, 2015 | Source: CTV News Barrie

Conservation authorities keeping on snow pack and flooding risk

Conservation authorities have people measuring the snow, to determine how much water could end up in rivers and streams.
March 16, 2015 | Source: CTV News Barrie

Anglers rave about Georgina Perchin’ for MS event

The ‘big one” may have got away after the Canadian Ice Fishing Championships pulled out of Georgina, but ice anglers from across Canada and the United States are hook, line and sinker in support of Perchin’ for MS.
March 12, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Georgina considers changes that could halt forest development

A potential large-scale Metrus development in the North Gwillimbury Forest is back on the radar in Georgina after the town endorsed proposed changes to conservation guidelines that may stop it in its tracks.
March 12, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Ice fishing season comes to a close

Their season started late and is now coming to a close, but ice fishing enthusiasts aren't complaining at all.
March 12, 2015 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

Fishing Line for March 11

Ice and open-water anglers have until Sunday to bring home northern pike, walleye, tiger muskies and bass from selected western Finger Lakes waters.
March 10, 2015 | Source: Buffalo News

Innisfil wants residents to help create “Our Place”

The town is putting a new twist on its mandatory official plan update this year by naming it “Our Place” and calling on residents to get involved.
March 10, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Summer Employment Opportunities now available

Application period begins March 6, 2015 and ends April 24, 2015.
March 6, 2015 | Source: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry News

Aurora residents give Highland Gate proposal thumbs down

Some Aurora residents are giving the Highland Gate development proposal two thumbs down.
March 5, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Events from March 5 to 8

What's happening in Barrie.
March 4, 2015 | Source: CTV News Barrie

Grow Greenbelt, but ensure farm viability

Ontario is a beautiful place, and you need look no further than our own region to see it.
March 4, 2015 | Source: NiagaraThisWeek.com

Fishing Line for March 4

Rugged ice conditions continue, but hearty hackers have hit into some fair catches on the big lakes and inland.
March 3, 2015 | Source: Buffalo News

Ban on electric bikes on Barrie's agenda 10

Barrie councillors will consider approving appointments to the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport board of directors.
March 2, 2015 | Source: The Barrie Examiner

Ontario farmland under threat as demand for housing grows

The sign outside the modest East Gwillimbury bungalow, Howards' Farm, is a beloved beacon for local residents who make the pilgrimage to this concession road regularly for eggs, beef and pork raised as local as it gets — just a few metres from the front door.
March 1, 2015 | Source: Caledon Enterprise

Region welcomes Chinese guests to Beaverton

Durham Region once again showcased Beaverton -- and the frozen waters of Lake Simcoe -- on an international stage.
February 27, 2015 | Source: Kawartha Media Group

CAMC Hails Provincial Government's Appointment of former Toronto Mayor to Review Oak Ridges Moraine Plan

The Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC) applauds Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in appointing former Toronto mayor David Crombie to review the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM) Conservation Plan. Announced Friday, Crombie will revisit the 10-year-old Greenbelt protection legislation that includes the ecologically significant ORM.
February 27, 2015 | Source: Canada News Wire

Polar Bears in Innisfil

Innisfil Community Events Corporation (I.C.E. Corp.) called it a Polar Bear Dip. The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation called it “Freezin’ for a Reason.”
February 26, 2015 | Source: Bradford Times

Fishing Line for Feb. 25

Popular areas with good public access have trails and rutted roadways out to fishable areas, but the edge goes to motorized guys who are set up for rough riding and dashing through the deeper snows.
February 24, 2015 | Source: Buffalo News

Innisfil's polar dip raises goose bumps

Innisfil Community Events Corporation hosted the 19th annual ICECorp Innisfil Polar Dip, in partnership with the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation, at Innisfil Beach Park.
February 22, 2015 | Source: InsideHalton.com

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