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Jan 18th, 2018
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Weather factors during the first week of January that impacted waste collection across the County delayed potential impacts from new bag limit restrictions at curbside that came into effect January 1. Specifically, the County’s collection service now will pick up...
Jan 12th, 2018
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  AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of consultation meetings to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being held across the Gre...
Jan 12th, 2018
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MNRF Minister Kathryn McGarry   It’s been months since the first shock of hearing that the Ontario Tree Seed Plant would close in September 2018. Our first stunned question then was Why? Now, after hearing the rationale from the MNRF at a public meeting, reading some of the letters addressed to ...
Jan 10th, 2018
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network A hearing was held at Osgoode Hall just before Christmas, marking the latest chapter in the two-and-a-half-year saga of an audit launched by former Springwater deputy mayor Dan McLean of Springwater Mayor Bill French’s 2014 campaign expenses. On December 18 2017, a ...
Jan 10th, 2018
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News release from MPP Jim Wilson Today, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson sent an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Minister of Natural Resources Kathryn McGarry about concerns he continues to hear over the closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus. “I continue to get consistent feed...
In Barrie
Jan 5th, 2018
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The city has the second most expensive rental market in the province and home ownership is unaffordable for residents with average incomes by Patricia Kozicka TVO Barrie, a central Ontario city nestled on the west shore of Lake Simcoe, has somehow become one of Canada’s hottest — in other words, cost...
Jan 5th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Municipalities that get added to the province’s Greenbelt have to comply with the Greenbelt Plan, which reduces urban sprawl. According to the ministry’s notice, the province is identifying moraines, streams and wetlands in order to protect water in the area. The town...
Dec 27th, 2017
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David Phillips AWARE News Network David Phillips, senior climatologist for Environment Canada of Environment Canada will provide a presentation to a special meeting of Springwater Township Council on the effects of climate change. Phillips is a spokesperson for the Meteorological Service of Canada, a...
Dec 27th, 2017
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from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Come out and help us count the birds making their winter home at the Tiffin Centre! When Sat, January 6, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST Where Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia, ON Map Register The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a f...
Dec 19th, 2017
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From the Friends of Simcoe Forests Good news! An important discovery has been made in the Freele Forest: at least one endangered species has been detected. Specifically, our expert field naturalist has confirmed Little Brown Bats are using the forest ~ this is a game changer for our campaign to save ...