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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...
May 2nd, 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 Tiny 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 area Spr...
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...
Mar 8th, 2017
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By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner Springwater Township council held a special meeting Wednesday night to hear from residents about Phases 3 and 4 of the Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) water, wastewater and transportation class environmental assessments. Residents voiced concerns about the assessments aro...
Mar 2nd, 2017
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Important Meeting to Learn More from the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Associatino On Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm our hydrogeologist will be presenting his analysis of the developers’ studies about our water systems. We’ve seen his presentation and we’re concerned. We think every res...
Feb 23rd, 2017
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Only Most Expensive ERRC Option Passes Smell Test All Simcoe County taxpayers will pay through the nose to place waste management facility where it does not belong from Friends of Simcoe Forests Friends of Simcoe Forests is calling on Simcoe County Council to reconsider placing its proposed Environme...