Sep 2nd, 2020
“Minister Yakabuski, we call on you and the MNRF to provide a science-based, detailed and peer-reviewed approach to resolve conflicts with cormorants.” Open Letter Regarding Fall Harvest of Double-crested Cormorants To: Minister John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (...
Aug 21st, 2020
Clark won’t grant minister’s zoning orders to projects going through LPAT process, including the ERRC in Springwater Township By Jessica Owen Barrie Today The County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) project will not be granted a minister’s zoning order from the province...
Aug 11th, 2020
Migratory birds, like the endangered Black Tern, are protected in the U.S. and Canada by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Correction: a previous AWARE Simcoe caption included incomplete information about the recently introduced Double-crested Cormorant hunt. ‘It is not only a sin to kill a mockingbird...
Aug 3rd, 2020
MP fails to stand up for Lake Huron Georgian Bay constituents Letter to Tiny Township Council from Frank Dunnigan, Tiny Township On behalf of the Bluewater Community Action Group (BCAG), we congratulate you for passing the two high water resolutions this week. July 27 2020 Tiny Township Council resol...
Jul 29th, 2020
From Mark Calzavera Council of Canadians This month, Ontario proposed changes to the process for issuing permits for bottled water companies that want to extract groundwater. Stronger regulations on water takings for all uses are needed, but these proposed changes will not protect groundwater from th...
Jul 27th, 2020
The TC Energy project has faced a backlash from some residents near the pumped storage site, forcing the company to modify its plans. -Don Pittis/CBC photo Pipeline company turns its skills to pumped hydro to create new value from existing power plants By Don Pittis · CBC News On the face of it, the ...
Jul 19th, 2020
The Critical Value of Wetlands – Ecology Ottawa photo Tories ram through omnibus bill AWARE News Network July 23 2020 On Tuesday the Ford government passed Bill 197, amending 20 existing laws and making pivotal changes to environmental law. The new measures include: -Sweeping changes to the En...
Jul 15th, 2020
…but does much to help build more sprawl with less oversight and regulation – for whose benefit? From Just Recovery Simcoe Just Recovery Simcoe was created to bring together people from across the county to create a green and just vision of what Simcoe County can become. Although our Just...
Jul 13th, 2020
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from Nature Canada and 235 organizations, including AWARE Simcoe July 10 2020 As organizations with a strong commitment to defending nature in Canada, we want to acknowledge the efforts that the Government of Canada has made to protect Canada’s populatio...