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Apr 19th, 2019
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The Golden Eagle is endangered in Ontario, which means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. -San Diego Zoo photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition It is becoming a pattern with this government to hear, once again, that Ontario’s most se...
Apr 17th, 2019
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Bill and Lorraine French after charges withdrawn. -Nicole Murphy photo News release from the Justice for Bill French committee Former Springwater mayor Bill French no longer faces any charges under the Municipal Elections Act. All 10 charges were dropped today in Barrie Provincial Offences Court. “A ...
Apr 16th, 2019
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2019-20 SCGC executive board: Charlene Strudwick, Phil Brennan,Tom Kurtz, Al McNair and Sandy Agnew. News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition On Sunday, April 14, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) held its annual general meeting to reset focus on upcoming priorities and vote...
Apr 13th, 2019
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland receives letters written by Innisdale Collegiate students in support of Edwin Espinal from Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard. By Janet Spring Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has responded misleadingly, and even deceptively – in the asse...
Apr 1st, 2019
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As the Site 41 protest camp gets underway. -Kate Harries photo Naagdawendig – Taking Care of Each Other – Site 41 10 Year Anniversary Discussions LAND – WATER – HUMAN RIGHTS Akiing – Nibi – Mnaadendmowin Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Springwater Provincial Park Naagdawendig Poster ...
Mar 29th, 2019
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Concerned stakeholders protest outside secret aggregate summit in Caledon. -Michael Douglas photo Caledon Enterprise  About a dozen residents stood outside the gates of the Hampton Inn and Suites on Friday morning to protest a meeting between the province and aggregate industry leaders which they say...
Mar 29th, 2019
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Lawyer Phil Horgan, centre, answers questions outside a Barrie courtroom. AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Former Springwater mayor Bill French was in court yesterday on 10 charges of breaching the Municipal Elections Act, in a case that has cost the township’s taxpayers more tha...
Mar 10th, 2019
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Grandmother Josephine begins a Water Walk around Lake Simcoe – Looking back to June 24 2014.  AWARE News Network By Maggie Malone AWARE Essa Betty Big Canoe and the rest of the Anishinaabe organizers of the Waawaasegaming (Lake Simcoe) Water Walk invited people from all Nations to walk with the...
Mar 10th, 2019
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Patrick Lane delivered this ‘Open Letter to All the Wild Creatures of the Earth’ to university students in 2013.  AWARE News Network Poet and author Patrick Lane died on March 7, 2019. This is his convocation address to the University of Victoria on November 13, 2013. It is sixty-five yea...
Mar 7th, 2019
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Janet and Karen Spring with Springwater Mayor Don Allen, in April 2018 photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Township Council has called on Canada “to stand by its stated position in support of human rights and the rule of law in Honduras,” demanding that the Honduran government of Jua...