Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 16th, 2020
At the Flow: It’s an exercise in social distancing for Judith Grant of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (right), Anne Ritchie-Nahuis of AWARE Simcoe (centre) and Erin Archer of the Friends of the Waverley Uplands (left), who represent some of the groups that have come toge...
Jun 7th, 2020
From the Wilderness Committee Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
May 12th, 2020
Dr John Cherry at the Elmvale Flow from the Stockholm International Water Institute Dr John Cherry is named the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of groundwater vulnerability. His research has raised awareness of how groundwater contaminat...
Apr 18th, 2020
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road. ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
Apr 15th, 2020
Apr 8th, 2020
By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
Mar 8th, 2020
The Elmvale Flow, with the Waverley Uplands in the distance. -AWARE Simcoe photo From AWARE Simcoe Calling all Water Warriors! The water is still flowing. But it faces a very real threat from aggregate extraction on the Waverley Uplands, the recharge area for this amazing resource for which we are pr...
Mar 2nd, 2020
Councillor Shawn Scott says move encourages engagement by citizens By Frank Matys Orillia Today Depending on who is weighing in, government transparency is either alive and well in Oro-Medonte or under increasing threat. Township resident Gene Stein is among those raising concerns that the latter is...
Feb 27th, 2020
Oro-Medonte’s ‘devious’ decision to stop live streaming of its municipal meetings leaves local resident fuming Letter from Holly Levinte, Oro-Medonte to OrilliaMatters Until this week, I didn’t think there was anything more this council could/would do that would prove to me the devi...