Apr 2nd, 2019
Government of Canada response to House of Commons petition presented Feb. 19 2019 by MP Alex Nuttall (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte) SIGNED BY THE HONOURABLE CHRYSTIA FREELAND Minister of Foreign Affairs Canada is a strong supporter of the rights of people of Hondurans. The promotion and protection ...
Mar 29th, 2019
Lawyer Phil Horgan, centre, answers questions outside a Barrie courtroom. AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Former Springwater mayor Bill French was in court yesterday on 10 charges of breaching the Municipal Elections Act, in a case that has cost the township’s taxpayers more tha...
Mar 29th, 2019
CORRECTION – An earlier version of this blog misstated the vote on the ‘LPAT’ clause. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. Springwater Township Council adopted a code of conduct last week – but first they eliminated a controversial clause limiting a councillor’s right to speak. The claus...
Mar 25th, 2019
Cheryl Hardcastle MP By Janet Spring Springwater News September 21 2019 Since Edwin Espinal’s arrest, the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor has received support from many different organizations and political parties. We have taken a non-partisan approach in our campaign to free Edwin Espinal and...
Mar 22nd, 2019
Water protectors gather at Teedon Pit entrance. AWARE News Network Thank you to the Council of Canadians and regional organizer Mark Calzavera for rallying their province-wide network of supporters to the defence of our water. Click here to sign the COC letter to Ontario Minister of Natural Resource...
Mar 22nd, 2019
Dr. John Cherry News release from AWARE Simcoe Groundwater will be the topic of discussion at a public meeting co-sponsored by AWARE Simcoe and the Elmvale Foundation on Sunday April 28 in Elmvale. “Groundwater is of major interest to residents of north Simcoe,” said AWARE Simcoe chair Don Morgan. “...
Mar 20th, 2019
Bill and Lorraine French News release from Justice for Bill French committee A citizens’ committee has launched a campaign to address the misuse of the Municipal Elections Act which resulted in 10 charges of alleged non-compliance against former Springwater mayor Bill French. “We believe Bill has be...
Mar 15th, 2019
AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...
Mar 14th, 2019
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in friendly discussion with Honduras Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Dolores Agüero. by Yves Engler Dissident Voice The hypocrisy is head spinning. As Justin Trudeau lectures audiences on the need to uphold Venezuel...
Mar 12th, 2019
This graphic of an idealized geological cross section shows the interception of rain by the forests of the uplands (Simcoe Uplands) to the east. These hills are composed of coarse-grained sediments (rocks, gravel, sand) left behind by glaciers: rainwater percolates through the soils, becoming filtere...