Feb 12th, 2019
The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly is globally endangered, surviving in Canada only in the Minesing Wetlands, in Clearview, Essa and Springwater Townships. -Chris Evans photo Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ environmental impact, study says By Euan McKirdy, CNN February 12...
Feb 8th, 2019
The Kirtland’s Warbler is among more than 200 species of plants and animals listed at risk of disappearing from Ontario. In 2017, Simcoe County undertook a restoration project to create Kirtland’s Warbler habitat. From Anne Bell, Director of Conservation and Education, Ontario Nature Un...
Feb 6th, 2019
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in friendly discussion with Honduras Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Dolores Agüero at the Lima Group meeting in Ottawa. Janet Spring today (Feb, 6 2019) renewed her request for a meeting with Freeland and Trudeau si...
Feb 4th, 2019
Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
Brenda Michell, Unist’ot’en house member, surveyed damage to a Unist’ot’en trapline, bulldozed through on Jan. 27, 2019. -Michael Toledano photo By Emilee Gilpin National Observer A subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada bulldozed through traplines and personal...
Jan 26th, 2019
Can water be a magical ingredient? AWARE News Network Today’s Globe and Mail has an article by Jon Sufrin about water, on page 7 of the Pursuits section. He looks at how the properties of good water, like that flowing from artesian wells in Springwater (and Tiny, Oro-Medonte and Tay) can improv...
Jan 23rd, 2019
Premier Doug Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark AWARE News Network The following has been tweeted by Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark. Thanks to all who helped win this battle! Steve Clark
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Jan 23rd, 2019
Friends of Simcoe Forests submit appeal to LPAT on ministry’s decision for proposed ERRC in Simcoe County Forest News release from the Friends of Simcoe Forests The Friends of Simcoe Forest Inc. is appealing the Ministry’s decision to approve Amendment 2 to the County of Simcoe Official Plan. The pur...
Jan 15th, 2019
Around 250 people packed an Ajax banquet hall for an in-depth look at Bill 66. Former Ajax mayor, Steve Parish, was there, as was Oakville’s mayor, Rob Burton. -Land Over Landings photo from Mike Douglas Concerned Citizens of Ramara The Environmental Defence meeting focusing on Stop Bill 66 took plac...
Jan 10th, 2019
Bradford-West-Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer at his 2018 election campaign launch. -Bradford Today photo Updates: On January 14 2018, the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio unanimously approved a resolution to reject any aspect of Bill 66 that circumvents provincial protection of the environment and natural...