• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Aug 5th, 2019
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Today we have almost enough forests and wetlands to buffer the watershed from the impacts of climate change and the stress of phosphorus pollution. But we are losing, not gaining, forests and wetlands. Stronger, strategic protections needed in Simcoe County, report shows News release from Rescue Lake...
Aug 5th, 2019
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Layout of Ontario Tree Seed Facility  AWARE News Network Hemp collection and processing would be the commercial focus of the former Ontario Tree Seed Facility in Angus under an imaginative proposal that has been submitted to  Ontario Premier Doug Ford. “The Ontario Tree Seed Facility will be th...
Jul 28th, 2019
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Celia Fox, right, of Newmarket chats with Water Protectors Erin Archer and Lynne Gibson yesterday before signing the petition to protect the water. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network It’s busy at the flow (the Water Kiosk on Highway 27 north of Elmvale). The purest groundwater ever tested, ...
Jul 23rd, 2019
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Willow Creek News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority For the second year in a row, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF Canada) Loblaw Water Fund awarded the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA)’s Healthy Waters Program with $25,000 to improve water quality and provide h...
Jul 17th, 2019
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End of the road? Canada’s nature emergency News release from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society In advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is welcoming Canada’s efforts to meet our 2020 land protection commitments and urging the federal government t...
Jul 17th, 2019
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Wasaga Beach Councillor and NVCA Chair George Watson AWARE News Network Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson has written to members of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board to say he does not intend to step down as chair. Watson says he has worked “diligently and tirelessly” as the hea...
Jul 16th, 2019
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From SOS Beaverton  SOS Beaverton is a group of concerned citizens who want to protect the health of Lake Simcoe now and for future generations. We want to stop the ongoing dumping of sediment and chemicals into Lake Simcoe. Asian vegetable farming on the east shores of Lake Simcoe north of Beaverton...
Jul 8th, 2019
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Jack Gibbons By Mike Anderson Georgina Post Like a modern-day Don Quixote, Jack Gibbons is tilting at windmills. But the windmills are not imaginary giants. They are local politicians. Mr. Gibbons is the chair of Lake Simcoe Watch, a local environmental lobby group, that is mounting an aggressive law...
Jul 4th, 2019
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Amaranth Councillor Margaret Mercer, Melancthon Councillor Shirley Boxem and Collingwood Councillor Mariane McLeod. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Is Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson in conflict for calling for the dissolution of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority while at the...
Jul 3rd, 2019
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From Jack Gibbons Rescue Lake Simcoe Andrew Scheer has promised to restore the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund if he becomes Prime Minister of Canada (see “Conservatives unveil climate plan, Lake Simcoe Watch all eyes”). This is a step in the right direction. But we need more information about Mr. Scheer’s...