Jun 29th, 2018
Ontario Tree Seed Plant stakeholders discuss next steps at meeting chaired by Fred Somerville of Somerville Nurseries, right. Among those present were, from left, Susan Antler, chair, Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park; Barb Boysen, general manager of the Forest Gene Conservation Association; Rob ...
May 14th, 2018
Simcoe-Grey MPP and PC candidate Jim Wilson with Fred Somerville of Somerville Nurseries outside the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus -Alliston Herald photo Nursery owner concerned about tree availability by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson says the Progressive Conservatives...
Apr 3rd, 2018
From Lisa Hafner Just a quick update to everyone who has shown interest in this issue. This week’s edition of the Alliston Herald has published an article titled “Rail Yard Project Stalls” (pg 9 of the 29/03/18 edition), which states that “CANDO Rail Services determined it wi...
Mar 26th, 2018
Nottawasaga River AWARE News Network A flurry of outrage has been the response of Simcoe County politicians and planners to the province’s proposed expansion of the Greenbelt. The report from Clearview (see below) is an example. The CBC Radio interview with Gord Wauchope (scroll down for link)...
Mar 20th, 2018
Karen Rathwell AWARE News Network March 7 2018 ‘Water for Life, not Profit’ is the theme of the 2018 AWARE Simcoe Annual General Meeting / public meeting. Who: Karen Rathwell of Wellington Water Watchers is the guest speaker When: Saturday April 7 2018 10am – 12:30pm Where: Utopia ...
Mar 17th, 2018
Local officials stunned by the lack of consultation on closing of tree seed facility Mayor Terry Dowdall, left, at February 14 Angus protest – AWARE Simcoe photo BY DIANA MARTIN Ontario Farmer March 2018 Angus is channelling its inner Lorax to fight for the smallest of the tree family – t...
Mar 17th, 2018
Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 1st, 2018
AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 24th, 2018
Sammy the cat, on patrol at the tree seed plant. -National Post photo An open letter to all concerned conservation interests regarding the future of native tree seed in southern Ontario From Forests Ontario and the Forest Gene Conservation Association In August of 2017 the Ministry of Natural Resourc...