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Caught on camera: Trio dumps trash bags on side of road in Essa Township

    BARRIE | News Rob CooperCTV News Barrie Videographer @robcooperctv Contact Published Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:02PM EDT ESSA TOWNSHIP, ONT. -- One week after a slew of trash bags were left dumped on the side of a road in Oro-Medonte, a group of men were...

A new way to splash in South Porcupine

Bob McIntyre, staff Thursday, May. 20th, 2021 Photos by: Mark Rogers, Near North Video Productions The splash pad at White Waterfront Conservation Area in South Porcupine is being ripped out. The good news is that it’s being replaced by one that’s bigger and better....

ATLAS OF THE BREEDING BIRDS OF ONTARIO

CTV NEWS - Timmins Area woman Roxane Filion is taking part in the third annual breeding Bird Atlas which gathers data on various species. View the CTV special report

City approves upgrades to splash pad at Porcupine Lake

Thomas Perry Publishing date: Apr 07, 2021 City council has approved a contract with Elmvale-based Diamond Head Sprinklers for upgrades to the White Water Park splash pad in South Porcupine.The work, given the green light during Tuesday night’s meeting, will cost the...

Canada is drowning in plastic waste — and recycling won’t save us

For the first 50 years after plastic was invented, the idea of only using the long-lasting material once was blasphemous, an affront to values of frugality honed over years of war and economic strife. Then, in the late 1950s, the plastics industry launched a massive...

To pave way for wetland development, Ford government retroactively changing law

Move would nullify clause in Ontario's Planning Act limiting scope of ministerial zoning orders Mike Crawley · CBC News · Posted: Mar 05, 2021 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 5, 2021 A ministerial zoning order issued by the Ford government would allow the Triple...
A new way to splash in South Porcupine

A new way to splash in South Porcupine

Bob McIntyre, staff Thursday, May. 20th, 2021 Photos by: Mark Rogers, Near North Video Productions The splash pad at White Waterfront Conservation Area in South Porcupine is being ripped out. The good news is that it’s being replaced by one that’s bigger and better....

ATLAS OF THE BREEDING BIRDS OF ONTARIO

ATLAS OF THE BREEDING BIRDS OF ONTARIO

CTV NEWS - Timmins Area woman Roxane Filion is taking part in the third annual breeding Bird Atlas which gathers data on various species. View the CTV special report

City approves upgrades to splash pad at Porcupine Lake

City approves upgrades to splash pad at Porcupine Lake

Thomas Perry Publishing date: Apr 07, 2021 City council has approved a contract with Elmvale-based Diamond Head Sprinklers for upgrades to the White Water Park splash pad in South Porcupine.The work, given the green light during Tuesday night’s meeting, will cost the...

Calling all anglers!

Calling all anglers!

Do your part to stop the spread of invasive species by learning more about the bait you can use in Ontario. Remember to: • use local bait: collect or purchase your bait as close as possible to where you plan to fish • know your fishing hole: you can’t use bait in some...

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