Jun 15th, 2018
Edwin Espinal From Amnesty International Canada Long time human rights defender Edwin Espinal has paid a heavy price for courageously raising his voice. He was arrested in January during a violent crackdown on massive protests against alleged election fraud. During this crackdown scores of Honduran...
Jun 14th, 2018
Carden Alvar -Ontario Parks / Wasyl Bakowsky photo Background information on the proposed development by Premier Shooting Centre in the Carden Alvar Premier Shooting Center wishes to purchase the 1,350-acres Cedarhurst property at the centre of the Carden Alvar and construct a 4000 sq.ft. clubhouse,...
Jun 12th, 2018
from Sandy Buxton, president, Midhurst Ratepayers Association After a year-long review, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has raised a lot of concerns regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Midhurst Secondary Plan. They point to superficial and missing stu...
May 30th, 2018
Former Springwater deputy mayor Dan McLean confers with his lawyer Jack Siegel before last Friday’s compliance audit committee hearing -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Springwater Compliance Audit Committee has decided to start legal proceedings against Springwater May...
May 30th, 2018
from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We’ve put together answers to a handful of frequently asked questions for those who might need convincing why the Greenbelt is an important issue to vote for. 1 Why expand the Greenbelt to protect water? Current legislation governing water prote...
May 28th, 2018
Cone collection at the Ontario Tree Seed Facility -Financial Post photo AWARE News Network At a Friends of Simcoe Forests all-candidates’ meeting last week in Midhurst, the question was raised as to whether the candidates for the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte would support a moratori...
May 26th, 2018
From Lake Simcoe Watch We asked the provincial election candidates in the 11 Lake Simcoe watershed ridings what they are willing to do to protect Lake Simcoe – and where they stand on four issues that are vital to the health of the watershed . Their responses are now posted on our web site: www...
May 25th, 2018
Waiting outside La Tolva jail -Ben Powless photo Update May 28 from the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor delegation The Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor, from rural Ontario, has returned from their seven-person fact-finding delegation (May 22-27) to Honduras to demand the release of polit...
May 23rd, 2018
Juvenile Midland Painted Turtles – Patrick Muldowan photo From Lisa Richardson Ontario Nature Today is World Turtle Day. Take a moment to reflect on the midland painted turtle. The colourful reptile is a familiar sight along shorelines and in ponds throughout southern Ontario, but it is ...
May 22nd, 2018
“When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”. (Photo: Ryan […]...