Jan 18th, 2021
News release from AWARE Simcoe The Ontario government has granted CRH Canada a 10-year permit to take water from the recharge site of the world’s purest water. “This is part of a continuing pattern of politicians allowing multi-national corporations to deplete our planet,” said Anne Ritchie Nahuis of...
Jan 17th, 2021
Posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario AWARE News Network Over 5,000 comments were received. The decision details what the government considers to be the major concerns raised by “stakeholders” and why it has decided they can be disregarded. There is a 15-day appeal period. The d...
Dec 4th, 2020
Flat user-fee would result in an estimated 63% of residents paying more By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today Simcoe County is reconsidering the way residents pay for waste collection and, if passed through county council, most residents will be hit harder in the wallet for the same service. During a recent ...
Nov 13th, 2020
Collingwood judicial inquiry in session last year. Rogers TV screenshot Recommendations include expansion of definition of family under conflict of interest act This is the second in a series of three reports on the Collingwood judicial inquiry, dealing with recommendations of interest in other munic...
Nov 2nd, 2020
Sample being collected from an area artesian well – AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network A series of posts in the Friends of the Waverley Uplands Facebook group from September 19 to October 31 2020 details water issues being experienced by residents in the vicinity of the Teedon Pit in Waverle...
Oct 16th, 2020
Unprecedented energy use since 1950 transformed our planetary environment and humanity’s geologic footprint AWARE Simcoe note: William Shotyk, Bocock Chair for Agriculture and the Environment at the University of Alberta, is one of 18 co-authors of a paper in the journal Nature Communications Earth a...
Oct 14th, 2020
Public engagement could be ‘really difficult’ as county moves toward its zero-waste goal By: Bob Bruton Barrie Today Editor’s note: Because Barrie is a separated city, the County of Simcoe does not handle waste collection for Barrie residents. This only affects people living in the ...
Jul 10th, 2020
‘Certainly as an historian and local resident, the idea that we might lose this ship is heartbreaking,’ Port McNicoll man says By: Andrew Philips Midland Today July 8 2020 A Port McNicoll man wants area residents to do their part to ensure an irreplaceable link to the past doesn’t float a...
Jul 10th, 2020
Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract By Jessica Owen Barrie Today July 2 Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract Editor’...
Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...