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Jan 28th, 2017
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Snapping Turtle hatchling -Kate Harries photo The following is AWARE Simcoe’s submission opposing the Ontario government’s continuation of the Snapping Turtle hunt as proposed in EBR #012 9170. If you agree, send in your own comment by Monday January 30, 2017 Key Points -A perceived abund...
Jan 23rd, 2017
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It’s been a while since I posted a blog so I’ll start with good news. Thanks to AWARE Simcoe’s efforts spearheaded by Anne Learn Sharpe and Kate Harries, the Nottawasaga River has been reinstated for protection under the Federal Navigation Protection Act. The former Conservative government had scrapp...
Dec 16th, 2016
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Download AWARE Simcoe Comments on OMB Review Dec 16, 2016 or read below AWARE Simcoe is a citizens’ organization that advocates for protection of the environment, and to achieve healthy and sustainable communities. We monitor local governments for transparency and accountability. AWARE Simcoe w...
Dec 12th, 2016
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News release from AWARE Simcoe Last week, members of AWARE Simcoe learned that a campaign they started almost four years ago has finally been successful. Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has notified some local municipalities that the Nottawasaga River has been included in the small number of ...
Dec 7th, 2016
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AWARE News Network We did it! Thanks to you, the Nottawasaga River has been added to the schedule of the Navigation Protection Act. Only two rivers have had their protection restored by the Liberal government. The other is the Nass River in British Columbia. The reason? The Canada Gazette listing of ...
Nov 26th, 2016
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from AWARE Simcoe As part of a continuing update of this site, the line-up of bloggers has been changed. Many thanks to former regulars Gary Christie and Kelly Clune who have moved on, and occasional bloggers like Connie Spek. Thanks also to Springwater Mayor Bill French, who allowed us to reproduce ...
Sep 23rd, 2016
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News release from AWARE Simcoe Simcoe County should not be acting as an agent for a developer in pursuing a costs award, a spokesperson for AWARE Simcoe says. “AWARE Simcoe believes it is totally inappropriate for County lawyer Marshall Green to be representing both the County and Tecumseth Estates i...
Sep 20th, 2016
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  Letter from AWARE Simcoe board member and Beeton resident Stephanie MacLellan to New Tecumseth Free Press Regarding your story that Simcoe County is aggressively pursuing its cost award of $5,000 from AWARE Simcoe, an award County Council decided to give away if collected, we learn now County ...
Sep 14th, 2016
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New Tecumseth Free Press  Simcoe County, second in a line of two behind Tecumseth Estates in the order of who gets paid their court ordered costs imposed against AWARE Simcoe, first, is pursing an aggressive collection strategy by conducting an “Examination in Aid of Execution” to “...
Sep 11th, 2016
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The following Code of Conduct was approved by the AWARE Simcoe board of directors at its September 8, 2016, meeting. It will be presented for adoption by the membership at the 2017 Annual General Meeting Draft AWARE Simcoe CODE OF CONDUCT The purpose and intent of the AWARE Simcoe Code of Conduct is ...