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 16th, 2018
Vicki Monague By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Ontario government has extended by two months the comment period on an application by CRH Canada Group for a 10-year renewal to its permit to take water (PTTW) at the Dufferin Aggregates Teedon pit. The pit is on the French’s Hill recharge area for...
Feb 11th, 2018
From Sustainable Severn Sound A Conversation on Climate Change with Dr. Dianne Saxe. Join SSS on Thursday February 22 from 2:30pm-4:30pm as we welcome Dr. Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, & Ian McVey, Regional Climate Advisor. Midland Cultural Centre, 555 King St., Midland. Price:...
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...
Jan 24th, 2018
Julie Barker and Midland Mayor Gord Mackay From the Town of Midland “Julie is someone whose passion and commitment to environmental sustainability, creativity and education expands beyond Midland’s boundaries. As one of the founding members of the Midland Community Garden in Little Lake ...
Dec 7th, 2017
Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
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...
Aug 30th, 2017
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Over the past four years the Town of Midland has discharged 1.3 million litres of raw sewage into Georgian Bay. During severe storms, the sanitary sewer system gets overwhelmed by the inflow of storm water, given the fact that some storm sewers and sump pumps are impr...
Feb 16th, 2017
Town staff tout flexibility, elimination of barriers By Ian Burns Midland Mirror Midland residents may have a new way to have their voice heard in the upcoming municipal election. Town staff are recommending a transition to an online/telephone voting method for the 2018 election. “This method offers ...