Nov 11th, 2017
The OTSP closure is a game changer – with the potential to be a game ender By Barb Boysen and Melissa Spearing Forest Gene Conservation Association Tree seeds are of course critical to future forests. Management of high quality seed of known origin is crucial if our future forests are to withst...
Nov 5th, 2017
by John Edwards Collingwood Connection It appears Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch will have competition for the Conservative Party nomination for the 2019 federal election. Terry Dowdall, deputy warden for the County of Simcoe and Essa Township mayor, as well as Dr. Gillian Yeates, an OBGYN from Colling...
Nov 2nd, 2017
White spruce cones -AWARE Simcoe photo Note: scroll to end for request for action Letter to from the Forest Gene Conservation Association to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry Dear Premier and Minister: This is a long letter because the issue is...
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...
Oct 27th, 2017
Nursery owner says more time needed to come up with transition plan by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The provincial government is receiving major blowback from businesses, industry experts and environmental groups over its plan to close the Angus seed plant next fall. The province has announced it w...
Oct 13th, 2017
-Financial Post photo Planned closing date is too soon – and there’s a core function that can’t be privatized News release from AWARE Essa and Friends of Utopia The audience filled Utopia Hall on October 11 to hear representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry present the busin...
Oct 6th, 2017
AWARE News Network Simcoe Grey MPP Jim Wilson’s question to Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry, MPP (Cambridge) in the legislature on October 4, 2017 Re: Closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Facility MPP Jim Wilson: “Has this government decided it is no longer important to protect...
Oct 5th, 2017
News release from MPP Jim Wilson Today in question period, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson challenged the Liberal government over the recently announced closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus. The facility is slated to close September 2018. “If the announced closure goes ahead we will be lo...
Oct 3rd, 2017
From AWARE Essa The Ontario Tree Seed Facility is being closed. -What is the Reason for the Closure? -Why Should We Care? YOU are INVITED to a PUBLIC MEETING to discuss the Ministry of Natural Resource’s decision to close the Historic Ontario Tree Seed Facility Keynote Speaker: Ken Durst, Regional Se...
Sep 25th, 2017
Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner Green Party of Ontario news release September 21 2017 GPO leader Mike Schreiner made the following statement on the closing of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant: “I’m deeply disappointed in the Ontario Liberal’s decision to close the door on the 94-year old Onta...