• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Author "Kate Harries"

Mar 5th, 2019
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Clause proposed for Springwater already adopted by Tiny, Clearview, Midland and Penetanguishene A code of conduct is being proposed for Springwater Township that would curtail councillors’ freedom to speak at hearings that make key decisions on land us...
Jan 24th, 2019
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The Ford government withdrew Schedule 10 of Bill 66 yesterday, which still leaves much of this omnibus bill on the order paper. Each schedule – there are 12 – targets a different ministry. It’s the section dealing with land-use planning under the munic...
In Blog
Jan 1st, 2019
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Walkerton was memorable for me. I was there in the wake of the E.coli contamination of the drinking water that gripped the town in 2000 and left seven dead. I was there for the subsequent inquiry that lasted nine mont...
Oct 10th, 2018
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Many candidates have responded to questions from AWARE Simcoe. To find their responses, go to: Candidates / Election 2018 on the menu bar and click on the required municipality. Then open the post titled “(Municipality) Candidates – Municip...
Oct 2nd, 2018
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Keith Currie  News release from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture Representatives of Ontario’s largest industry – agriculture and food – presented a plan to boost the provincial economy today at Queen’s Park. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (...
Jul 30th, 2018
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Acclaimed: Tiny Mayor George Cornell, left, is one of two Simcoe County mayors to have been acclaimed. The other is Severn’s Mike Burkett. Here, Cornell is shown at last month’s Tiny Marsh BioBlitz, with writer Kate Harries, horticulture pr...
Apr 20th, 2018
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  Urban-centric proposal contradicts recommendation to distribute economic development throughout province   By Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Ontario’s proposed high-speed rail offers nothing but problems for farm...
In Blog
Feb 9th, 2018
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Or white. Or bubbly. Rachel Notley has just handed us a great way to support British Columbia. Buy B.C. wine! And score a win for the environment. Talk about heavy-handed! It would be one thing if the Alberta premier had used the moral suasion of her o...
In Blog
Dec 19th, 2017
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You-know-who with fund-raising t-shirt This started off as a review of three important books that I thought would be good gifts for activists – then it morphed into a Christmas wish list from all of us to all of us. These are the books: -Boiling Point ...
Dec 11th, 2017
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The anger was palpable. It came from residents of Oro-Medonte, Adjala-Tosoronto and Tiny. They were among 40 people from around the county who attended a workshop at the Oro Station community hall last week. The event was organized by Environmental Def...