• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Jun 15th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal  From Amnesty International Canada  Long time human rights defender Edwin Espinal has paid a heavy price for courageously raising his voice. He was arrested in January during a violent crackdown on massive protests against alleged election fraud. During this crackdown scores of Honduran...
Jun 14th, 2018
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Carden Alvar -Ontario Parks / Wasyl Bakowsky photo Background information on the proposed development by Premier Shooting Centre  in the Carden Alvar Premier Shooting Center wishes to purchase the 1,350-acres Cedarhurst property at the centre of the Carden Alvar and construct a 4000 sq.ft. clubhouse,...
Jun 12th, 2018
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  from Sandy Buxton, president, Midhurst Ratepayers Association After a year-long review, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has raised a lot of concerns regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Midhurst Secondary Plan. They point to superficial and missing stu...
May 30th, 2018
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Former Springwater deputy mayor Dan McLean confers with his lawyer Jack Siegel before last Friday’s compliance audit committee hearing -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Springwater Compliance Audit Committee has decided to start legal proceedings against Springwater May...
May 30th, 2018
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  from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We’ve put together answers to a handful of frequently asked questions for those who might need convincing why the Greenbelt is an important issue to vote for. 1 Why expand the Greenbelt to protect water? Current legislation governing water prote...
May 28th, 2018
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Cone collection at the Ontario Tree Seed Facility -Financial Post photo AWARE News Network At a Friends of Simcoe Forests all-candidates’ meeting last week in Midhurst, the question was raised as to whether the candidates for the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte would support a moratori...
May 26th, 2018
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From Lake Simcoe Watch We asked the provincial election candidates in the 11 Lake Simcoe watershed ridings what they are willing to do to protect Lake Simcoe – and where they stand on four issues that are vital to the health of the watershed . Their responses are now posted on our web site: www...
May 25th, 2018
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Waiting outside La Tolva jail -Ben Powless photo Update May 28 from the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor delegation   The Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor, from rural Ontario, has returned from their seven-person fact-finding delegation (May 22-27) to Honduras to demand the release of polit...
May 23rd, 2018
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Juvenile Midland Painted Turtles – Patrick Muldowan photo   From Lisa Richardson Ontario Nature Today is World Turtle Day. Take a moment to reflect on the midland painted turtle. The colourful reptile is a familiar sight along shorelines and in ponds throughout southern Ontario, but it is ...
May 22nd, 2018
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“When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”. (Photo: Ryan […]...