Jun 6th, 2019
The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...
Jun 6th, 2019
UPDATE From Jack Gibbons Lake Simcoe Watch June 7 2019 On May 31st we received an email from Barrie’s bylaw enforcement officer stating that the City’s residents cannot put up lawn signs that ask Caroline Mulroney to help us save Lake Simcoe on private or public property. In response to yesterday’s L...
Jun 4th, 2019
Anishinabekwe Vicki Monague of Chimnissing presents water from Site 41 in Ontario, the cleanest water tested to date, to Lenca Grandmother Maria Luisa in Reitoca, Honduras, where the indigenous people are fighting a hydro-electric dam on the Petacón River. -Morgan Goertz photo By Vicki Monague ̵...
Jun 3rd, 2019
Margaret Prophet, Kate Harries and Sandy Agnew at the Ontario Nature AGM -Noah Cole photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and AWARE Simcoe Ontario Nature has awarded their Steve Hounsell Greenway Award to Sandy Agnew, Chair and Margaret Prophet, Executive Director of the Simco...
May 24th, 2019
Grandmother Josephine still inspiring By Erin Archer AWARE News Network Inspired by the late Grandmother Josephine, local Indigenous Student Advisor Aimee Grenier-Buchwald reached out to local schools “Want to do a Water Walk? Want to do a Water Walk? Want to do a Water Walk?” she asked dozens...
May 24th, 2019
At Site 41 yesterday, Vicki Monague (left) of Beausoleil First Nation blessed water (in copper kettle) that she will be taking to Honduras. -AWARE Simcoe photo From Vicki’s Facebook post: Ambe Ojibwemodaa! May & June 2019, I will be joining HONDURAS: THE ROOTS OF MIGRATION, a delegation spo...
May 7th, 2019
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, centre, at one of three news conferences (in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal) launching Green New Deal. –Common Dreams photo Youth, Artists, Scientists, Indigenous Leaders and Groups urge climate action to cut emissions in half within 11 years From Council of Canadi...
May 6th, 2019
Sir Robert Watson at EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017 – Youtube link Current global response insufficient; ‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature; Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good —- Most comprehensive assessment of its kind —- ...
Mar 10th, 2019
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
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...