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Apr 2nd, 2020
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Springwater council practices distancing in special session, attended remotely by some councillors. In the council chamber, from left, CAO Jeff Scmidt, Councillor Perry Ritchie, Mayor Don Allen and Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin. Clerk Renee Ainsworth has her back to the camera.  By Kate Harries AWAR...
Apr 2nd, 2020
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Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...
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 needs us more than ever! But unfortunately, because of the coronavirus, Friends of the Waverley Uplands have cancelled the planned celebration March 22 at the Flow ...
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...
Feb 4th, 2020
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It starts at the table From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition An hour and a half north of Toronto there is a constant stream of cars pulling over to the side of the road. People get out, walk to the back of their vehicle, open the trunk and lift out jugs, which they carry to […]...
Jan 30th, 2020
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The following is an Objector’s Response to a January 3 2020 letter from CRH Canada Group Inc. Objectors (there are 178) are those who registered in a process under the Aggregate Resources Act. Those who did not register can’t respond under this process but can continue to fight to protect the water i...
Jan 25th, 2020
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Jonathon Shore Update: a Celebration of Life for Jonathon Shore will be held at 1 – 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 8 2020 at New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane (off Hurontario St.), Collingwood.  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network January 18 2020 It is with great sadness that we report the death of...
Jan 23rd, 2020
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Waverley Uplands  Updated with responses from Tiny Township, FoTTSA, Wilf Ruland, Nahuises AWARE News Network There’s a process going on at the moment under the provincial Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) that involves the 178 objectors who registered their opposition to the proposed Teedon Pit ex...