Sep 19th, 2018
The following is from an Oro-Medonte website set up by a group – styled Friends of Oro-Medonte – opposing Sandy Agnew’s candidacy for mayor: “Agnew’s candidacy raises a couple of huge red flags right off the bat. Agnew was a leader of Aware Simcoe (a group that purports to sup...
Aug 29th, 2018
Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, meets with members of AWARE Essa and Friends of the Utopia Gristmill & Park in Angus in first step of consultation over proposed tree seed plant closing. -AWARE Essa photo Ontario ministers hear a new vision for the Ontario Tree Seed Facilit...
Aug 24th, 2018
from Wasaga Sun I was born in Nottawa and have lived in the Clearview area all my life. I’m about as local as you can get, but I certainly don’t feel that is a prerequisite to being a good councillor. My wife, Janis, has lived here for over 25 years after emigrating from Scotland. After [...
Jun 27th, 2018
The following directors were elected to the AWARE Simcoe board at the Saturday April 7, 2018 Annual General Meeting in Utopia. Adjala-Tosorontio – Ellen Cottrell (705)-435-9282 Barrie – Victoria Little (705) 794-3835- secretary Bradford West Gwillimbury – Dianne Russell (905)-775-9562 Midland – Don M...
Jun 4th, 2018
Keith and Ina Wood at Dump Site 41 in 2009 -Jim Simpson photo From Ebenezer United Church A tree has been planted in memory of Keith Wood, long-time member of the Ebenezer United Church congregation, a mainstay of the local farming community and a leader of the battle to stop Dump Site 41. Keith̵...
Apr 24th, 2018
Kathryn Enders From AWARE Oro-Medonte Annual General Meeting -Thursday April 26, 2018 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Edgar Community Hall Guest Speaker: Kathryn Enders – Executive Director Ontario Farmland Trust Topic: Protecting Farmland Forever The Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) focuses on direct land prote...
Aug 21st, 2017
For the greater good Letter to the Orillia Packet & Times from Don Morgan, Midland August 21 2017 As chair of AWARE Simcoe, I am disappointed that several recent letters to you by Mr. Doyle and Mr. McKee paint our organization in such negative terms. The references to AWARE and political interfer...
Mar 31st, 2017
Snapping Turtle -Kate Harries photo from the Environmental Registry Decision on Regulation: • As of April 1, 2017, no open season for Snapping Turtle across all of Ontario. Based on public feedback, there was significant opposition to maintaining any open season for snapping turtles. Snapping Turtle ...