Dec 16th, 2018
Vehicles used to haul aggregate are the largest and heaviest allowed in Ontario. Letter to the Creemore Echo from George Powell, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation The mission of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is to “Preserve and Enhance the Blue Mountain Watershed Ecosystem” and in this reg...
Dec 13th, 2018
Water experts William Shotyk of the University of Alberta, left, and Ian Clark of the University of Ottawa, right, watch as samples are taken at the Elmvale flow in October. A documentary team, centre, records the event. More details. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network The following letter has be...
Dec 12th, 2018
By Kate Harries – Lake Simcoe Living Magazine There’s a popular orchard on Yonge Street south of Barrie called Carpe Diem — “Seize the Day.” That day is drawing to a close. This area is part of 5,600 acres annexed by Barrie almost a decade ago. Now, ploughed fields proliferate with “...
Dec 10th, 2018
News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Nov 28th, 2018
Outside La Tolva Prison: Karen Spring and Delmi Espinal argue with the prison director after he denies Delmi visitation rights. This was a very sad day for Edwin as Delmi brought special food to celebrate his birthday. Women hang their belongings on the fence for collective safety. Janet Spring photo...
Nov 26th, 2018
AWARE News Nework The Forest Gene Conservation Network (FGCN) has called on the Ontario government to continue support for the services provided by the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus In a November 1 2018 letter to then Natural Resources Minister Jeff Yurek (the current minister is John Yakabuski), ...
Nov 23rd, 2018
Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner with some members of the Simcoe County delegation in his Legislature office. -AWARE Simcoe photo News release from Waterkeepers A delegation of Simcoe County residents attended proceedings at the Ontario Legislature yesterday and met with MPPs to underscore ...
Nov 23rd, 2018
An early photograph of the African Church. AWARE News Network Oro-Medonte’s historic African church was built by black settlers in the mid-19th century and used by that community – some free black refugees, some escaped slaves and a few of them veterans of the War of 1812 – until 19...
Nov 18th, 2018
The endangered Blanding’s Turtle. As of April, 2018, when the Midland Painted Turtle was designated, all of Ontario’s eight turtle species are considered at risk or more under various designations by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Two petitions circ...