Dec 20th, 2013
News release from Camp Nibi Springwater Provincial Park – renamed Camp Nibi by a group of First Nations women who have occupied it for nine months – is to be a partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Beausoleil First Nation. Beausoleil First Nation and the Ontario Ministry of N...
Dec 20th, 2013
AWARE News Network December 20 2013 Brian Smith, a student in ecosystem management at Fleming College, Linday, started a Facebook page two days ago called Canadians for Environmental Responsibility. It’s intended to highlight issues seldom heard about in the mainstream media. As an example his first ...
Dec 8th, 2013
Photo: MIdhurst Ratepayer Association president David Strachan, Barrie Councillor Alex Nuttal, Aidan Grove-White of Environmental Defence,and the MRA’s Sandy Buxton at meeting on sprawl By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Everyone pays lip service to the mantra that growth must pay for growth, b...
Dec 5th, 2013
We’ve been busy By Kate Harries AWARE News Network It’s been a month almost to the day since the AWARE website was hacked and taken off-line – and we know how much you’ve missed it. Now we’re back, with a new design, better security and many updated features we hope you will find useful i...
Nov 13th, 2013
Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne from Beth Brass Elson I am writing on behalf of Springwater Park – Camp Nibi. My name is Elizabeth Brass Elson and I and many other traditional/spiritual natives and non-native people have been participating in ceremony and teachings on the Provincial Park land...
Nov 8th, 2013
Why Springwater doesn’t need any share of it for Midhurst By Kate Harries and David Strachan AWARE News Network As the county’s amended Official Plan inches its way through the Ontario Municipal Board process, Simcoe County’s lawyers have their eye on one important prize. The county has to have...
Jul 12th, 2013
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network July 12 2013Springwater Council improperly met behind closed doors without providing public notice, an investigator has found.In a June 26 decision, John Maddox contradicts the township’s contention that the Jan. 21 2013 gathering was not a meeting as defined by the...
Jun 21st, 2013
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network June 21 2013It wasn’t exactly a fun day at the Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing into the County’s Official Plan. Here’s what happened yesterday: NO to the 150 people whose signed the participant forms AWARE Simcoe collected and tried to present to the board.NO to...
Mar 27th, 2013
CAO’s recommendation to retain marketing consultant voted downBy Kate Harries AWARE News Network March 28 2013Springwater Councillors Jack Hanna and Sandy McConkey say they will continue to write their regular columns in the Springwater News despite criticism from others on council.The criticism came...