Jan 12th, 2018
AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of open houses (not meetings, as previously posted) 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...
Dec 11th, 2017
From Kate Harries blog AWARE News Network The following is an analysis by Wellington County of the impact of mass appeals of aggregate site property taxes launched across the province in the last few years by the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, which reached a settlement with the Munici...
Dec 11th, 2017
The anger was palpable. It came from residents of Oro-Medonte, Adjala-Tosoronto and Tiny. They were among 40 people from around the county who attended a workshop at the Oro Station community hall last week. The event was organized by Environmental Defence to get feedback on the “responsible aggregat...
Dec 7th, 2017
Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
Dec 6th, 2017
AWARE Simcoe note: Cornerstone Standards Council has responded to concerns raised by Gravel Watch Ontario in a letter circulated to municipalities across Ontario. Here is a link to the GWO letter and some other information. Here is the Cornerstone letter: RE: Gravel Watch Ontario Correspondence Regar...
Nov 27th, 2017
AWARE News Network AWARE Simcoe note: there’s disagreement among environmentalists over the Cornerstone Standards Council, which claims to be an “independent, impartial, transparent, consistent and rigorous process” to confirm whether aggregate sites meet its standards.To date, four...
Nov 10th, 2017
From Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is hosting a workshop and free dinnner: When: Tuesday December 5 20017 5:30-8:30 pm Where: Oro Station Community Hall, 31 Ridge Road East, Oro Station, ON We will: -Share information about Cornerstone Standards Council Responsible Aggregate Standard, a...
Nov 7th, 2017
By K.C. Colby CTV News Barrie Fields and trees in Adjala-Tosorontio could soon be erased by a 73-hectare gravel pit and some residents have put up signs sharing their displeasure. Township council voted five to two in favour of the gravel pit plan by a company called Nelson Aggregates. “I just can...
Nov 2nd, 2017
Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...