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Sep 9th, 2018
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Volunteers needed for TD Tree Days events in Stayner, Shelburne and the Minesing Wetlands this September. -NVCA photo News release from the NVCA The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is looking for volunteers to plant trees in Simcoe and Dufferin counties. On Saturday, September 15, fr...
Aug 29th, 2018
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Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, meets with members of AWARE Essa and Friends of the Utopia Gristmill & Park in Angus in first step of consultation over proposed tree seed plant closing. -AWARE Essa photo Ontario ministers hear a new vision for the Ontario Tree Seed Facilit...
Aug 24th, 2018
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Penetanguishene ‘surprised’ by Gerry Marshall’s abrupt resignation as mayor Resigned Aug. 22, started work as chief administrative officer in Wasaga Beach Aug. 23 by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror August 24 2018 Town of Penetanguishene staff were “surprised” by the announcement...
Aug 2nd, 2018
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AWARE Essa members Janet Lord-Genyk (left), Christine Runge, Anne Learn Sharpe and Maggie Curran welcome news of review. They are hoping to participate in the consultation process. – Brad Pritchard/Metroland photo Union president says closure plan made no sense by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald...
Jul 18th, 2018
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From Ontario Public Service Employees Union Love trees? Want to make sure our forests are protected and resilient for years to come? Bring the whole family and join OPSEU Local 313 on July 21 in Angus, Ontario for a family-friendly rally and free BBQ to celebrate – and save – the Ontario ...
Jul 18th, 2018
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Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson made the closing a campaign issue. Now Ontario’s minister for economic development, job creation and trade, Wilson is shown with Fred Somerville at a protest outside the tree seed plant in May. -AWARE Simcoe photo UPDATE with message from AWARE Essa and and Friends of...
Jun 29th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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)...