• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Aug 16th, 2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland chat with  Honduras Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Dolores Agüero at the Lima Group meeting in Ottawa this spring. The strange, distasteful case of Canada and Honduras By Rick Salutin Toronto Star I feel flummoxed, a word I’ve never...
Aug 16th, 2019
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From Friends of the Simcoe Forests -Corn Roast, garage sale, music and raffles, baked goods -1-4 pm at Bridle Tree Farm, 1336 Rainbow Valley Road E., Phelpston -Note: this is a Zero Waste Event    ...
Aug 14th, 2019
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Property site plan, with Sunnidale Road running across the top By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The province’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal has given the go-ahead to continued gravel extraction amidst the rapidly expanding population of Centre Vespra in Springwater, near Barrie. In a decisi...
Aug 10th, 2019
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Edwin Espinal, no longer behind bars. @adriennepine Edwin Espinal spent more than 18 months in a maximum-security prison in Honduras, in pre-trial detention; ‘I’m still shocked they let him out’ by: Erika Engel Collingwood Today  Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring have been partners for...
Aug 9th, 2019
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Celebration the day after the release by the side of Highway 92 in front of the political prisoners sign. Among those attending were Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton (next to Janet Spring, at left) and Vicki Monague (not shown).  -AWARE Simcoe photo CTV News report Family in Simcoe County rejoices The S...
Aug 6th, 2019
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Mayor Don Allen Reports stem from Simcoe County warden’s golf tournament by Chris Simon  Barrie Advance Springwater Township Mayor Don Allen has been charged in connection with an alleged impaired-driving incident that took place in late June. Huronia West OPP confirmed Aug. 6 that Allen, 67, h...
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...
Aug 2nd, 2019
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Running behind: 40 per cent of recycling left uncollected. It’s a nation-wide issue, says County of Simcoe official; ‘It’s an ongoing issue we’re going to have to continue to contend with’ by: Jessica Owen Barrie Today (Editor’s note: As separated cities, Barrie an...
Aug 2nd, 2019
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Warden George Cornell News release from Simcoe County Starting August 6, 2019, the County is launching two new LINX Transit Service routes and assuming the operations of an existing connecting link between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach. The new routes complement the successful launch of Route 1, Penet...