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Jun 4th, 2018
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Keith and Ina Wood at Dump Site 41 in 2009 -Jim Simpson photo From Ebenezer United Church A tree has been planted in memory of Keith Wood, long-time member of the Ebenezer United Church congregation, a mainstay of the local farming community and a leader of the battle to stop Dump Site 41. Keith̵...
May 30th, 2018
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Former Springwater deputy mayor Dan McLean confers with his lawyer Jack Siegel before last Friday’s compliance audit committee hearing -Kate Harries photo Update By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Springwater Compliance Audit Committee has decided to start legal proceedings against Springwa...
May 29th, 2018
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Traffic nightmare on Yonge St. -Dean Northey photo From Terry Northey Terry Northey, Elmvale’s Cheese Guy, has sent up a blogspot to assist individuals and businesses affected financially from the two back-to-backroad construction projects on Hwy # 27 ( Yonge St South and North .Elmvale Ontario...
May 29th, 2018
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Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Dianne Saxe From the Midland Cultural Centre When : Wednesday June 13 2018 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm Where : Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St, Midland Who : Dr. Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), a tough but fair watchdog ove...
May 28th, 2018
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Cone collection at the Ontario Tree Seed Facility -Financial Post photo AWARE News Network At a Friends of Simcoe Forests all-candidates’ meeting last week in Midhurst, the question was raised as to whether the candidates for the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte would support a moratori...
May 27th, 2018
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Sheumas Fay at Site 41 in 2009 AWARE News Network It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Sheumas Fay, a stalwart in the battle to stop Dump Site 41. He will be missed. Obituary FAY, SHEUMAS JOSEPH (Owner of Hardship Acres Landscaping and Lumber) Passed away peacefully at his home [&...
May 26th, 2018
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From Lake Simcoe Watch We asked the provincial election candidates in the 11 Lake Simcoe watershed ridings what they are willing to do to protect Lake Simcoe – and where they stand on four issues that are vital to the health of the watershed . Their responses are now posted on our web site: www...
May 25th, 2018
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Waiting outside La Tolva jail -Ben Powless photo Update May 28 from the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor delegation   The Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor, from rural Ontario, has returned from their seven-person fact-finding delegation (May 22-27) to Honduras to demand the release of polit...
May 22nd, 2018
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater’s compliance audit committee meets on Friday to receive the second audit of Mayor Bill French’s 2014 campaign expenses, completed by Glen Davison of Froese Forensic Partners. The committee members, appointed jointly by Springwater and Oro-Med...
May 21st, 2018
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Experts: Drs. John Cherry and Bill Shotyk after Shotyk’s presentation in Elmvale last week. -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Scientist Bill Shotyk may be getting some company in his 25-year study of the exceptional water that flows out of artesian wells in the Waverley are...