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Jun 26th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe News Network The following motion is to be debated tomorrow – Tuesday June 27 – by Simcoe County Council, meeting in Committee of the whole: Moved By: Councillor French That the County put a pause on the development plans for the ERRC until such time as County Council has bee...
Jun 20th, 2017
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AWARE News Network Dr. William Shotyk, Bocock chair of Agriculture and the Environment at the University of Alberta, will appear before Springwater Township Council to talk about the aquifer that, for decades, was threatened by Simcoe County’s plan for Dump Site 41. In 2006, Shotyk, the owner of an a...
Jun 16th, 2017
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Black Tern chicks and parent -Jennifer Howard photo By Kate Harries Springwater News The elegant and acrobatic Black Tern is a species of special concern in Ontario – but Tiny Marsh has a healthy breeding population of these interesting birds. Dave Moore of the Canadian Wildlife Service, who is leadi...
Jun 16th, 2017
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from Friends of Simcoe Forests ►►► VERY IMPORTANT MEETING ALERT ►►► RE: PROPOSED ERRC (Environmental Resource Recovery Centre) AT 2976 HORSESHOE VALLEY ROAD WEST (FREELE FOREST) The Township of Springwater will be holding a public meeting on Monday June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Springwater Administr...
May 16th, 2017
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William Shotyk, right, addresses Tiny Township Council. Vickie Monague of Beausoleil First Nation, known for her role in stopping Dump Site 41, is at left, live streaming the presentation.  ‘There are people in the world who would give a limb to have water like this’ By Kate Harries ̵...
May 16th, 2017
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They Say No One Cares… From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association We’ve heard some on Springwater council believe that no one cares about the fate of Midhurst anymore – that people aren’t concerned about their water or the fate of their village. We absolutely know this is...
Apr 27th, 2017
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From Sandy Buxton, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Is your water protected? Attend our AGM to learn more. Midhurst Community Hall, 74 Doran Road 7 pm AGM Business 7:30 pm Hydrogeologist Video Here’s the format: AGM – about 30 minutes -financial and activity reports —RATIFY bylaw am...
Apr 5th, 2017
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By David Strachan, Midhurst Tim Lotimer is no stranger to water issues. Tim is a senior hydrogeologist and geoscientist and throughout his long career, he has consulted for many municipalities and regions in southern Ontario. He also teaches Earth Sciences at McMaster University. Lotimer was retained...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Bond Head before From Environmental Defence March 21 2017 The tiny village of Bond Head, just outside the Greenbelt, is not the kind of place you would expect massive urban growth to happen. With a population of 500, surrounded by farm fields, and largely still on septic and private wells, Bond Head ...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Marcy Burchfield AWARE News Network Toronto Star, March 9 2017, Is Ontario’s growth plan intensifying urban sprawl? TVO, March 10 2017, How one stray sentence blew a hole in Ontario’s Growth Plan Toronto Star, March 10 2017, Environmental group slams GTA developers for sprawl Barrie Examiner, M...