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Jan 28th, 2020
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Tiny Township Council in session yesterday  AWARE News Nework Tiny Township Council last night voted to ask the Ontario government and the owner of quarries on the Simcoe Uplands near Waverley to await the findings of a study that will examine why the area’s groundwater is the purest to have be...
Jan 24th, 2020
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Gary Christie of the Nottawasaga Steelheaders and Jack Imhof of Trout Unlimited Canada at Friday’s annual general meeting of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network In a keynote address to the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authorit...
Jan 23rd, 2020
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Waverley Uplands  AWARE News Network There’s a process going on at the moment under the provincial Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) that involves the 178 objectors who registered their opposition to the proposed Teedon Pit extension. The proposal will involve increased aggregate extraction from an...
Jan 23rd, 2020
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The 15 artesian flows that have been sampled since 1999 Open Letter to the General Public, regarding chemical analyses of artesian flows in the Elmvale area by William Shotyk and colleagues Springwater News At a public meeting early last year, the representative of an aggregate mining company (Duffer...
Jan 22nd, 2020
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Maya Moore of Fridays for Future, Dr. Brent Elsey from Barrie DOCS, Barrie Councillor Keenan Aylwin and Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition at today’s news conference in Barrie. Climate Emergency Declarations, Stopping Sprawl and Preserving Green Spaces Necessary Steps New...
Jan 22nd, 2020
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Mayor Brian Saunderson – Collingwood Today photo Six-month education period now underway on new registry; will be reevaluated in six months before penalties start to be enforced By: Jessica Owen Collingwood Today Anyone wanting to lobby town officials will now have to add their name to the regi...
Jan 17th, 2020
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Is project on federal land in the public’s best interest?   By Donna Baylis AWARE News Network On January 16, 2020, about 150 people braved a snowy blustery night to attend the 2nd public information session hosted by TC Energy (TCE formerly TransCanada Pipelines) at the Meaford & St. ...
Jan 17th, 2020
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North Gwillimbury wetland – Tim Hagen photo Georgina moves to prohibit development on Maple Lake Estates’ wetlands and woodlands From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance At its meeting yesterday, Georgina Town Council examined the implications of the Local Planning Appeal Tribu...
Jan 9th, 2020
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Clockwise from top left: Cryptic tree hunter from Brazil, Poo-uli from Hawaii, Bramble Cay melomys and Victorian grasslands earless dragon, both from Australia.  Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct thi...
Jan 7th, 2020
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AWARE News Network From Australia to Alaska, the Earth is in crisis. Michael Yates writes from the western United States – but wherever we are, his is a powerful call for a metamorphosis in our social relationships and our connection with nature. by MICHAEL YATES Counterpunch Sagebrush, Pondero...