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Mar 19th, 2020
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Location of retirement complex east of Elmvale planned by a non-profit group. Separately, a seniors’ care provider company is proposing a complex on Bayfield St.  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two proposals for seniors’ facilities in Springwater Township were under discussion recently by l...
Mar 13th, 2020
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Heritage Drive from the harbour to the terminals flooded after heavy winds and waves during the fall of 2019. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Provincial plan suggests more collaboration for flood risk mitigation and promises investment into early-warning stream monitoring system By: Erika Engel Co...
Mar 8th, 2020
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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 8th, 2020
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Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and The Couchiching Conservancy co-hosting forum Couchiching Conservancy news release  More green equals better blue. That’s the message of an event planned for landowners and residents committed to environmental health in the Lake Simcoe region. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Co...
Mar 8th, 2020
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Clearview Mayor Doug Measures with Clearview’s Quench trailer News release from Clearview Township March 2 2020 Council supports the protection of the Clearview environment through the reduction and future elimination of single-use plastic shopping bags, plastic water bottles, plastic cutlery, ...
Mar 5th, 2020
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Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin By Kate Harries Springwater News Springwater Township is taking a hard look at its Integrity Commissioner’s functions. A motion put forward by Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin at the February 19 2020 meeting of council calls for staff to seek proposals for the services of...
Mar 5th, 2020
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The International Lake Superior Board of Control controls outflows from Lake Superior into Lake Huron through the St. Marys River, shown here. Wikipedia photo By Kate Harries Springwater News Meet Jean-François Cantin. He’s a civil servant who heads hydrological operations (east)  for Environment and...
Mar 2nd, 2020
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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...
Mar 1st, 2020
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From left, David McKeown, Greenbelt Foundation Board Chair; Shelley Petrie, Greenbelt Foundation Program Director; Edward McDonnell, Greenbelt Foundation CEO, Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature; Robert Messervey, Interim Board Chair of Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation  Newly expanded...
Feb 27th, 2020
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from Compost Council of Canada and others Seedy Saturday at the Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line, Utopia. Saturday March 7 9a to 2p  ...