May 6th, 2019
From Friends of the Utopia Gristmill and Conservation Park and others Keep the Ontario Tree Seed Site Public Bake Sale! On Compost Saturday (May 11) at Utopia Hall 9 am to noon The hope of Friends of the Utopia Gristmill and Conservation Park, Happy Hen & AWARE Essa is to bring together gardeners...
Apr 26th, 2019
Fred Somerville Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen says province is ‘dismantling’ agency’s capacity to plant trees by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Somerville Nurseries in Everett is going to feel the brunt of the province’s decision to end the 50 Million Trees Program. The nurser...
Apr 19th, 2019
The Golden Eagle is endangered in Ontario, which means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. -San Diego Zoo photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition It is becoming a pattern with this government to hear, once again, that Ontario’s most se...
Apr 16th, 2019
2019-20 SCGC executive board: Charlene Strudwick, Phil Brennan,Tom Kurtz, Al McNair and Sandy Agnew. News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition On Sunday, April 14, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) held its annual general meeting to reset focus on upcoming priorities and vote...
Apr 7th, 2019
Anne Learn Sharpe of AWARE Essa Groups have until mid-July to submit proposals for seed plant property by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The future of the seed plant property in Angus remains as uncertain since the day its closure was announced a year and a half ago. The province says it’s now in the...
Mar 15th, 2019
AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...
Mar 5th, 2019
The Ontario Tree Seed Plant From AWARE Essa The Ontario government has closed the Tree Seed Plant in Angus. The 26-acre site of this unique historic facility is now in the government’s “disposition of realty” process. Organizations such as municipalities, conservation authorities an...
Mar 5th, 2019
Clause proposed for Springwater already adopted by Tiny, Clearview, Midland and Penetanguishene A code of conduct is being proposed for Springwater Township that would curtail councillors’ freedom to speak at hearings that make key decisions on land use and development. A clause in the code developed...
Feb 4th, 2019
Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...