Jun 26th, 2020
Those were the days: Danny Beaton at Gate 3 of the Site 41 Unity Protest Camp in Tiny Township, on August 14 2009. -Doug Glynn photo By John Bacher Sierra Club Canada — June 22, 2020 One of the great victories of the environmental movement of Ontario is now under attack — the Simcoe County […...
Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 26th, 2020
It’s unanimous: Members of Springwater council cast their vote to let first phase of MSP begin By Kate Harries AWARE News Network In a momentous decision last week, Springwater Township Council authorized execution of an agreement to allow the Micks subdivision to proceed as well as an agreemen...
Jun 17th, 2020
From the Canadian Environmental Law Association The Canadian Environmental Law Association welcomes the government of Ontario’s decision to restore the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1994 (EBR). By way of regulation effective June 15, 2020, Ontario revoked the regulation which had suspended key provis...
Jun 16th, 2020
At the Flow: It’s an exercise in social distancing for Judith Grant of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (right), Anne Ritchie-Nahuis of AWARE Simcoe (centre) and Erin Archer of the Friends of the Waverley Uplands (left), who represent some of the groups that have come toge...
Jun 9th, 2020
IJC Canadian Chair Pierre Béland to Pierre Béland, Canadian Chair of the International Joint Committee Dear Chairman Béland, We are sending this email in desperation. We are not too proud to beg. We need some immediate relief. We are at a point where every inch of water makes a difference. The wide s...
Jun 6th, 2020
AWARE News Network The Toronto Star takes a look at Simcoe County’s plan to locate a waste-processing facility in the heart of a pristine 200-acre woodland, the county’s request to the Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark for a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track approval ...
May 21st, 2020
Ontario Farmland Trust photo Steamrolling the way for development, behind closed doors from Ontario Nature While Ontarians grapple with the social and economic impacts of a global pandemic, the Government of Ontario is quietly setting the stage for development projects to proceed without public consu...
May 12th, 2020
Dr John Cherry at the Elmvale Flow from the Stockholm International Water Institute Dr John Cherry is named the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of groundwater vulnerability. His research has raised awareness of how groundwater contaminat...
Apr 29th, 2020
Freele Tract – C. Rutherford photo Friends of Simcoe Forests Outraged as County of Simcoe uses COVID-19 in effort to avoid LPAT hearing over the proposed waste processing complex in the Freele County Forest News release from the Friends of Simcoe Forests The County of Simcoe is using the COVI...