Mar 17th, 2018
Local officials stunned by the lack of consultation on closing of tree seed facility Mayor Terry Dowdall, left, at February 14 Angus protest – AWARE Simcoe photo BY DIANA MARTIN Ontario Farmer March 2018 Angus is channelling its inner Lorax to fight for the smallest of the tree family – t...
Mar 17th, 2018
Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 1st, 2018
AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 24th, 2018
Sammy the cat, on patrol at the tree seed plant. -National Post photo An open letter to all concerned conservation interests regarding the future of native tree seed in southern Ontario From Forests Ontario and the Forest Gene Conservation Association In August of 2017 the Ministry of Natural Resourc...
Feb 20th, 2018
Alliston encroachment? New Tecumseth Free Press Online Essa Township is joining with its neighbour, Adjala Tosorontio, in opposition to the provoincial government’s proposed expansion of the greenbelt protection zone along the Nottawasaga River corridor. A report to council on tomorrow night&...
Feb 7th, 2018
From AWARE Essa Hug that tree! On Valentine’s Day we celebrate the Ontario Tree Seed Plant and beam out love and hope for its continued operation. Meet on the sidewalk near Huron and King Streets in Angus from 3 pm to 5 pm. Walk with us if you LOVE Ontario’s Tree Seed Plant! Sign the […]...
Feb 3rd, 2018
Paddlers make their way through the Minesing Wetlands in Springwater, just west of Barrie. – Nature Conservancy phot0 Barrie Advance Already one of the largest and least disturbed wetlands in Ontario, even more land along the Minesing Wetlands could soon be protected. The Nature Conservancy of ...
Feb 1st, 2018
Jennifer Howard photo From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are pleased to partner with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), the Ontario Headwaters Institute, and the Ontario Environment Network to present, “WaterScapes – A Community Discussion on Water Protection...