• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Mar 25th, 2017
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Bond Head before From Environmental Defence March 21 2017 The tiny village of Bond Head, just outside the Greenbelt, is not the kind of place you would expect massive urban growth to happen. With a population of 500, surrounded by farm fields, and largely still on septic and private wells, Bond Head ...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Marcy Burchfield AWARE News Network Toronto Star, March 9 2017, Is Ontario’s growth plan intensifying urban sprawl? TVO, March 10 2017, How one stray sentence blew a hole in Ontario’s Growth Plan Toronto Star, March 10 2017, Environmental group slams GTA developers for sprawl Barrie Examiner, M...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Should rural settlements in the Greater Golden Horseshoe be a focus for growth? from the Neptis Foundation March 9 2017 Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe states that “population and employment growth will be accommodated by… directing major growth to settlement areas that offer m...
Feb 23rd, 2017
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New Tecumseth Free Press Simcoe County’s Governance Committee, which hadn’t met since November 2015, reassembled last Friday for the first time, and approved sending forward to council a recommendation to tap a provincial mediator and begin negotiations with its 16 lower tier municipaliti...
Dec 14th, 2016
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By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Applause greeted Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon as he was acclaimed to lead county council for a second two-year term Marshall said he has grown very passionate about the role and was ready to fight for the position if another council...
Dec 12th, 2016
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News release from AWARE Simcoe Last week, members of AWARE Simcoe learned that a campaign they started almost four years ago has finally been successful. Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has notified some local municipalities that the Nottawasaga River has been included in the small number of ...
Dec 7th, 2016
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Liberal government adds river to list under Navigable Waters By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The Nottawasaga River is once again protected under federal legislation. In October, the federal government added the river to the list of rivers and lakes protected under the Navigation Protection Act. Several area ...
Dec 7th, 2016
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AWARE News Network We did it! Thanks to you, the Nottawasaga River has been added to the schedule of the Navigation Protection Act. Only two rivers have had their protection restored by the Liberal government. The other is the Nass River in British Columbia. The reason? The Canada Gazette listing of ...
Sep 9th, 2016
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Letter to Simcoe County from Anne Learn Sharpe on behalf of AWARE Essa August 8 2016 To Warden Marshall, Deputy Warden Dowdall and Members of Council (response posted below) Re: Proposed Waste Management Infrastructure Project 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West AWARE Essa supports Simcoe County Council’...
Jun 6th, 2016
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New Tecumseth Free Press Essa mayor Terry Dowdall, was reelected to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) board of directors, one of 16 members from Ontario, yesterday, during the last day of the organization’s Annual General Meeting held in Winnipeg. Mr. Dowdall’s FCM connectio...