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Apr 7th, 2018
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Led by Josephine Mandamin You are invited by the Water Walkers to join together with them once again to help protect the pure waters at Site 41. The world’s purest groundwater is under threat again – this time from a gravel pit expansion in the recharge area for the pristine aquifer in Simcoe C...
Mar 26th, 2018
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Nottawasaga River  AWARE News Network A flurry of outrage has been the response of Simcoe County politicians and planners to the province’s proposed expansion of the Greenbelt. The report from Clearview (see below) is an example. The CBC Radio interview with Gord Wauchope (scroll down for link)...
Mar 22nd, 2018
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AWARE News Network Water Keepers gathered today, World Water Day, for an early morning ceremony in Waverley, and then dispersed to various points – including the Teedon Pit entrance, along Highway 93, and the ‘flow’ north of Elmvale (where people come from far and wide to get the ex...
Mar 20th, 2018
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Karen Rathwell AWARE News Network March 7 2018 ‘Water for Life, not Profit’ is the theme of the 2018 AWARE Simcoe Annual General Meeting / public meeting. Who: Karen Rathwell of  Wellington Water Watchers is the guest speaker When: Saturday April 7 2018 10am – 12:30pm Where: Utopia ...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Local officials stunned by the lack of consultation on closing of tree seed facility Mayor Terry Dowdall, left, at February 14 Angus protest – AWARE Simcoe photo BY DIANA MARTIN Ontario Farmer March 2018 Angus is channelling its inner Lorax to fight for the smallest of the tree family – t...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
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  from The Friends of the Waverley Uplands Join the Friends of the Waverley Uplands in their support of the local First Nations on World Water Day in a simultaneous rally and ceremonial vigil to protect the Alliston Aquifer. WHEN: Thursday March 22nd, 2018 at 6:30am WHERE: Please meet at the Wav...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
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Mar 11th, 2018
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Kristie Virgoe from Copeland Forest Friends Kristie Virgoe, Director, Stewardship & Conservation Lands at Kawartha Conservation is coming to our AGM as our guest speaker to give us a peek in the world of Shinrin-Yoku Saturday March 24 or forest bathing. It is more than just a walk in the forest, ...
Mar 5th, 2018
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AWARE News Network About 100 people gathered outside the Wyebridge Community Centre in a vigil for the water, as a community liaison committee of local residents appointed by Dufferin Aggregates held its first meeting inside. Speakers included Vicki Monague, Beth Brass Elson, Roley Monague, Jeff Mona...