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Oct 17th, 2019
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It’s official: Collingwood Town Council votes unanimously to declare a climate crisis. From left, back: Back Row:  Kathy Jeffery, Steve Berman, Mayor Brian Saunderson, Deb Doherty, Yvonne Hamlin. Front: Tina Comi, Deputy Mayor Keith Hull, Mariane McLeod and Bob Madigan. ‘It’s an essential...
Sep 29th, 2019
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Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly – Chris Evans photo Update October 1 2019 – link to Chris Evans submission. Even though it is past the consultation deadline of September 30 2019 set by Canada Wildlife Services, you may still contact them to express concern, and let your elected representat...
Sep 20th, 2019
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Barrie’s Climate Strike: Jeff Monague and his daughter Rhiannon sing Water is Life. AWARE News Network September 27 Climate Strikes were held in Barrie, Orillia and Collingwood. Below, more photos from Barrie.           CTV Barrie report: Teens demand change to protect the p...
Sep 4th, 2019
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‘What we need is more humming and buzzing’ by Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The German government announced Wednesday it had agreed on a plan to phase out the use of glyphosate—the key chemical in the weedkiller Roundup—with a total ban set to begin by the end of 2023. “Way to go, G...
Sep 4th, 2019
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Steve Ogden in 2009 as the Site 41 protest camp was being set up. Vicki Monague is in the background. -Kate Harries photo ‘This collection offers comprehensive documentation of an important episode in Canadian environmental activism’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network It’s official –...
Aug 23rd, 2019
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NVCA CAO Doug Hevenor and Vice-Chairs Keith White and Donna Jebb. -AWARE Simcoe photo UPDATED Sept. 28 2019 Discussion of Yurek letter cut short  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority directors have decided Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson will continue to ...
Aug 22nd, 2019
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Verna Friday from Bear Island (Temagami First Nation) and Beth Brass Elson from Chimnissing Anishinabek Territory (Beausoleil First Nation) flank John Hawke in Midland court today. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Around a dozen people, most of them veterans of the Site 41 battle, turned out to...
Aug 19th, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford speaks with media in a flooded area of Constance Bay northwest of Ottawa on April 26, 2019. Kamara Morozuk / National Observer photo Province Moves to Constrain Conservation Authorities’ Programs and Services Scroll down for media coverage News release from Conservation Ontari...
Aug 16th, 2019
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Edwin Espinal considers a bottle of drinking water he had smuggled out of La Tolva jail, where he was held on trumped up charges for 19 months. US Trained Honduran Police Get Medieval as Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal Released   By Adrienne Pine MintPress News “It’s sad how the United States i...
Aug 5th, 2019
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Today we have almost enough forests and wetlands to buffer the watershed from the impacts of climate change and the stress of phosphorus pollution. But we are losing, not gaining, forests and wetlands. Stronger, strategic protections needed in Simcoe County, report shows News release from Rescue Lake...