• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Author "AWARE Simcoe"

In Barrie
Jan 8th, 2014
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Barrie Advance Two more people have registered to run in the 2014 Barrie municipal election. Registering on Jan. 7 were Caroline Smith in Ward 4 and Harry Ahmed in Ward 5. Although new to the council race, both aren’t new to campaigning: Smith is...
Jan 5th, 2014
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AWARE Simcoe note: Peter Rosenthal represented Vicki Monague when she and Anne Ritchie-Nahuis were sued by the County of Simcoe for their roles in the 2009 Site 41 battle, and helped negotiate a settlement that required county council to meet (they vot...
Jan 5th, 2014
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Patrick Lane’s Convocation Address
 – University of Victoria – 
November 13, 2013

 It is sixty-five years ago, you’re ten years old and sitting on an old, half-blind, grey horse. All you have is a saddle blanket and a rope for reins as you...
Jan 2nd, 2014
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Springwater Park’s Camp Nibi is still going strong, as park supporters try to keep it viable. In fact, the Beausoleil First Nation and the Ontario of Ministry of Natural Resources, came to an agreement Dec. 20 to become pa...
Jan 2nd, 2014
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By Maija Hoggett  Alliston Herald UPDATED – New Tecumseth Deputy Mayor Rick Milne didn’t waste any time making his intentions for this year’s municipal election clear. Milne filed his nomination papers to run for mayor first thing this morning. M...
Jan 1st, 2014
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By Meade Helman Every year people make resolutions to make their life better. How about some political resolutions for the New Year? Like it or not, politics touch every part of our lives. Many of us don’t seem to know much about it or care to know abo...
Dec 27th, 2013
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Globe and Mail Editorial  Ontario Ombudsman André Marin’s report into secrecy in municipal government contains good news and bad news. The good news? Citizens across the province are increasingly upset about local governments that conduct democratic bu...
Dec 25th, 2013
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Midland’s Deputy mayor topped the list and Penetanguishene’s mayor was ranked number 4 in the Midland Mirror’s newsmakers’ list 1 – Stephan Kramp Whether supporting a doomed push to reduce Midland council to seven members from nine, backing a successfu...
Dec 23rd, 2013
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Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek news release – Today the Wynne government approved plans for another decade of clearcut logging in Grassy Narrows Territory against the will of this Indigenous community. The decision has ruined Chr...
Dec 20th, 2013
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By Maija Hoggett  Alliston Herald NEW TECUMSETH – After sitting on New Tecumseth’s council for 15 years, Mayor Mike MacEachern won’t be seeking another term at the table. MacEachern has been mayor for 10 years and announced today he won’t be seek...