• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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May 9th, 2014
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By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians  The Harper government’s ‘Bill C-33: First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act’ has been highly controversial, divisive, and unhelpful in the task of meeting the educational needs of ...
May 8th, 2014
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Letter to the Springwater News from Mayor Linda Collins Green spaces can increase property values while also attracting and retaining businesses to an area. The benefits go far beyond their role in contributing to a healthy environment and acting as a ...
May 8th, 2014
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Letter to the Springwater News from Mayor Linda Colllins In a continued effort to maintain the facts and clear the air about the plans for the Midhurst Growth, I offer the following. This Council is trying to get it right! We are not rushing items forw...
May 7th, 2014
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Barrie Examiner SPRINGWATER TWP. – Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner stopped on the campaign trail Wednesday to address supporters in a farm field near Midhurst where the local residents association is fighting developers who want to t...
May 7th, 2014
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Outspoken, original and passionate in his defence of mother earth and all her creatures, Farley Mowat never shied away from controversy. He died yesterday at the age of 92 at his Port Hope home. He will be missed.  Statement from Elizabeeth May  “When ...
May 6th, 2014
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Two viewings this weekend  of Vanishing of the Bees, a  documentary that examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, org...
In Energy
May 4th, 2014
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by JOHN LAFORGE Counterpunch No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.” — Lily Tomlin Ontario Power Generation (OPG) — which owns or leases 20 nuclear reactors across Ontario — would save loads of cash by not having to contain, mo...
May 3rd, 2014
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 Letter to the Barrie Examiner  (Re: ‘Midhurst residents seeking responsible growth’ in the May 1 edition of the Examiner – see below) This letter from Sandy Buxton of the Midhurst Residents Association (MRA) contains so many errors o...
May 3rd, 2014
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From Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline to Keystone XL, Line 9 and Energy East, there are looming decisions on dangerous pipelines and extreme energy projects across Canada. Now, on May 10th, people are stepping up from coast-to-coast-to-coa...
May 2nd, 2014
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CBC News Shawn Atleo has quit as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations amid rancour over the federal government’s proposed overhaul of aboriginal education. Atleo made the surprise announcement at a news conference in Ottawa Friday. The...