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Jun 11th, 2019
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Collingwood Councillor Kathy Jeffery AWARE News Network Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, Tiny Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma and Collingwood Councillor Kathy Jefferey were elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities at the organization’s recent annual conference, held in...
Jun 11th, 2019
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Black Tern at Tiny Marsh -John Wright photo From MTM Conservation Association The Tiny Marsh BioBlitz is back! Join expert naturalists and discover the amazing diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that live within this expanse of marsh, forest and field north-we...
Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 6th, 2019
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The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...
Jun 6th, 2019
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UPDATE From Jack Gibbons Lake Simcoe Watch June 7 2019 On May 31st we received an email from Barrie’s bylaw enforcement officer stating that the City’s residents cannot put up lawn signs that ask Caroline Mulroney to help us save Lake Simcoe on private or public property. In response to yesterday’s L...
Jun 5th, 2019
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AWARE Oro-Medonte Speaker Series continues with focus on groundwater from AWARE Oro-Medonte On Sunday, June 9th 2019, 2-4 pm AWARE Oro-Medonte will host Guest Speaker Dave Carson (Transition Dundas, Environment Hamilton) in the Stanhope Building at Carriage Hills Resort, 90 Highland Drive in Horsesho...
Jun 4th, 2019
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From left, Byron Wesson, director of conservation services with the NVCA, Laura Kucey, Ontario regional co-ordinator for the EcoGift program, NVCA chair and Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson, Springwater Township Mayor Don Allen, John Dunsmore, Rosemary Dunsmore, Leonard Dunsmore and Barbara Anne...
Jun 4th, 2019
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Anishinabekwe Vicki Monague of Chimnissing presents water from Site 41 in Ontario, the cleanest water tested  to date, to Lenca Grandmother Maria Luisa in Reitoca, Honduras, where the indigenous people are fighting a hydro-electric dam on the Petacón River. -Morgan Goertz photo By Vicki Monague ̵...
Jun 4th, 2019
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Come build a vision for a Green New Deal: Attend the Public Meeting June 6, 6:30 pm! From The Nature League Sherri Jackson and The Nature League are hosting one of many cross-Canada town halls to build a Green New Deal. Broadly speaking, a Green New Deal is a bold vision for tackling climate change a...
Jun 3rd, 2019
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Margaret Prophet, Kate Harries and Sandy Agnew at the Ontario Nature AGM -Noah Cole photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and AWARE Simcoe Ontario Nature has awarded their Steve Hounsell Greenway Award to Sandy Agnew, Chair and Margaret Prophet, Executive Director of the Simco...