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Oct 22nd, 2018
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AWARE Simcoe note: Voters, check how 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 – Municipal Elections 2018” for that m...
Oct 22nd, 2018
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Illustration from Plastic Ocean: A Film About Microplastics From EurekAlert Microplastics have been found in the human food chain as particles made of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) and others were detected in human stools, research presented today at the 26th UEG Week in Vienna...
Oct 22nd, 2018
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From the Council of Canadians On Wednesday, October 24, the Council of Canadians is partnering with our friends at 350.org to bring people together from across the country. We will be delivering copies of the the IPCC report to Member of Parliament’s constituency offices along with a pledge that they...
Oct 22nd, 2018
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  By Robert Jago The Guardian Seventy kilometers north of Kenora, in Ontario’s Lake of the Woods region, among a series of rolling, densely forested hills between two lakes, is the Ojibway community of Grassy Narrows, or the Asubpeechoseewagong First Nation. It is home to about 1,000 people. As ...
Oct 16th, 2018
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Professor Ian Clark of the University of Ottawa and graduate student Hamed Mozafari take water samples at the Elmvale flow. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The pristine water that flows from the Waverley Uplands was the subject of brief but intense investigation earlier this month. Scientists from...
Oct 14th, 2018
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An adult grass carp commonly weighs over 20 pounds and can grow up to 48 inches in length Ohio and Michigan states refusing to eradicate Grass Carp now in Lake Erie – threaten all the Great Lakes at a potential cost of $1.8 Billion annually from Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation  The very lar...
Oct 9th, 2018
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Candidates listen as acclaimed Ward 2 candidate Perry Ritchie answers a question.  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network An all-candidates’ meeting held in Elmvale last Tuesday was well-attended – the community hall was packed – but surprisingly low-key, when contrasted with the strong differences...
Sep 25th, 2018
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From left, Scott Jermey, Ralph Hough, John Crawford, Harry Hughes, Sandy Agnew, Peter Beacock and Kelly Kramer. -AWARE Simcoe photo CORRECTION: Harry Hughes advises that he was misquoted. This report has been changed accordingly. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The ...
Sep 22nd, 2018
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Scientists say light pollution and global warming may be to blame for declining insect population By Associated Press A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cock...
Sep 19th, 2018
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Piles of wood chips mark the site of what was a mature hardwood forest. There is no indication of any farming activity since the clear-cutting in December, 2015. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network ‘Favoured’ and “non-favoured’ municipal election candidates are listed on an Oro-Medonte website – it co...