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...
Sep 22nd, 2017
E. C. Drury (who would later be elected premier) on Angus Plains in 1906 -Photo by E.J. Zavitz Closing would mark an abandonment of commitment to public good Letter from Anne Learn Sharpe, Angus to the Orillia Packet & Times After 94 years, our provincial government is closing the doors of the On...
Aug 28th, 2017
Technician John White at the Angus Tree Seed Facility in 2013, explaining the operation to AWARE Simcoe members Scroll down for other posts on this topic ‘Corner stone of tree planting’ to be shut down in 2018 Roger Klein CTV News Barrie August 28 2017 A major seed distribution plant in A...
Aug 22nd, 2017
The Biology of Soil Health from the Compost Council of Canada An interactive, hands-on workshop for farmers to better understand the abundant life in soil DATE: Thursday AUGUST 24TH, 2017 TIME: 10AM-3PM LOCATION: UTOPIA HALL, 8396 6TH LINE UTOPIA, ON L0M 1T0 ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS NO-...
Mar 25th, 2017
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
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
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...