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Apr 2nd, 2020
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Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...
Mar 23rd, 2020
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Studying Georgian Bay’s wetlands – Chow-Fraser lab ‘Record high water levels have devastated the coastal ecosystem around Georgian Bay, destroying critical wetlands’ – Mary Muter From Restore Our Water International (CHEBOYGAN, MICHIGAN and TORONTO, ONTARIO, March 20, 20...
Mar 19th, 2020
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Location of retirement complex east of Elmvale planned by a non-profit group. Separately, a seniors’ care provider company is proposing a complex on Bayfield St.  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two proposals for seniors’ facilities in Springwater Township were under discussion recently by l...
Mar 12th, 2020
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Plans for a massive hydro plant on the shores of Georgian Bay have residents ‘devastated’ By Sandro Contenta Toronto Star Bob Baranski and his wife Kathy spent a decade planning their retirement dream home. They saved money, canvassed home shows and pored over designs. Never in doubt was its location...
Mar 8th, 2020
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Clearview Mayor Doug Measures with Clearview’s Quench trailer News release from Clearview Township March 2 2020 Council supports the protection of the Clearview environment through the reduction and future elimination of single-use plastic shopping bags, plastic water bottles, plastic cutlery, ...
Mar 5th, 2020
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The International Lake Superior Board of Control controls outflows from Lake Superior into Lake Huron through the St. Marys River, shown here. Wikipedia photo By Kate Harries Springwater News Meet Jean-François Cantin. He’s a civil servant who heads hydrological operations (east)  for Environment and...
Feb 24th, 2020
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Supporters march down Yonge St. in Midland. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Local indigenous people and their allies marched through downtown Midland today to express support for the Wet’suwet’en Peoples, presently defending their land against pipeline construction, and for the Moh...
Feb 23rd, 2020
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One of three proposed agglomerations AWARE News Network Simcoe County is to consider a plan that would transform the way local councils relate to the upper tier of municipal government, and how citizens participate in local representation. A February 14 2020 report from CAO Mark Aitken and Clerk John...
Feb 21st, 2020
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Recent Ontario environment ministry invitation-only consultation on Conservation Authorities. -Conservation Ontario photo From Kelsey Scarfone Environmental Defence  Over the last several weeks, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has been hosting invitation-only in-person consultatio...
Feb 14th, 2020
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Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution has risen by more than 30% under Ontario’s protection plan – but working together, we can reduce phosphorous, protect fisheries and stop algae blooms From Lake Simcoe Watch Today we are releasing our new report: Cleaning-Up Lake Simcoe: A Discussion Pape...