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 ...
Feb 24th, 2017
Sandy Agnew, co-chair of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, with Adam Ballah from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are making another push to call the Premier to grow the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Every phone call received makes a difference. Our goal is to have 100 calls logged into...
Feb 21st, 2017
Comments on Wasaga Beach, Beach Management Proposed Secondary Plan EBR # 012-9248 AWARE Simcoe is a citizens’ group that works to protect water, the environment, health, and food land through transparency and accountability in government. Please visit our website www.aware-simcoe.ca. The Federal Gove...
Feb 10th, 2017
from AWARE Simcoe Please join us to hear Dr. Dianne Saxe Environmental Commissioner of Ontario present her compelling report www.eco.on.ca FACING CLIMATE CHANGE Midhurst United Church 91 Doran Road in Midhurst Sunday April 2, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is Welcome About Dr. Dianne S...
Jan 28th, 2017
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
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
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...
Nov 26th, 2016
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 ...