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Jul 17th, 2017
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Residents Demand Ontario Government act to shut down Burl’s Creek concerts From SaveOro The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) issued a stunning decision today, authorizing the temporary use of the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (BCEG) for 27 days of camping, parking and large-scale events. In the process it ...
Jul 12th, 2017
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from CCAT Friday July 14 – 12 noon – 5pm Saturday July 15 – 9am – 3 pm Sunday July 16 – 9am – 12 noon 5823 County Road 13, Everett Artwork, housewares, books, knick knacks and many other items. Get there early for the best selection. Proceeds go to CCAT July 14th G...
Jul 12th, 2017
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Cigarette butts are the most common litter item found on Lake Huron beaches -Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation photo Let’s get the butts off the beach! From Environmental Defence Join us on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. to get the butts off Wasaga Beach! Cigarette butts, that is. Did y...
Jul 7th, 2017
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News release from Keep Hydro Public After months of community involvement, on July 7, 2017, Wasaga Beach council voted unanimously to keep Wasaga Distribution Inc. (WDI) public. With the help of the Keep Hydro Public Coalition, local residents successfully pressured their municipal council to retain ...
Jul 6th, 2017
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Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin After months of research and public consultation, Wasaga Beach council unanimously decided to retain and grow Wasaga Distribution Inc. Council wasn’t slated to make a decision about the utility provider until a special meeting on July 18. However, during another specia...
Jun 26th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe News Network The following motion is to be debated tomorrow – Tuesday June 27 – by Simcoe County Council, meeting in Committee of the whole: Moved By: Councillor French That the County put a pause on the development plans for the ERRC until such time as County Council has bee...
In Barrie
Jun 23rd, 2017
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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Land developers are seeing red about new calculations for green-space dedication, or cash-in-lieu of parkland, in Barrie. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) says it was unaware the changes were coming and is disappointed there was no consultat...
Jun 20th, 2017
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AWARE News Network Dr. William Shotyk, Bocock chair of Agriculture and the Environment at the University of Alberta, will appear before Springwater Township Council to talk about the aquifer that, for decades, was threatened by Simcoe County’s plan for Dump Site 41. In 2006, Shotyk, the owner of an a...
Jun 16th, 2017
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Black Tern chicks and parent -Jennifer Howard photo By Kate Harries Springwater News The elegant and acrobatic Black Tern is a species of special concern in Ontario – but Tiny Marsh has a healthy breeding population of these interesting birds. Dave Moore of the Canadian Wildlife Service, who is leadi...
Jun 16th, 2017
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from Friends of Simcoe Forests ►►► VERY IMPORTANT MEETING ALERT ►►► RE: PROPOSED ERRC (Environmental Resource Recovery Centre) AT 2976 HORSESHOE VALLEY ROAD WEST (FREELE FOREST) The Township of Springwater will be holding a public meeting on Monday June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Springwater Administr...