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...
Jun 16th, 2020
At the Flow: It’s an exercise in social distancing for Judith Grant of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (right), Anne Ritchie-Nahuis of AWARE Simcoe (centre) and Erin Archer of the Friends of the Waverley Uplands (left), who represent some of the groups that have come toge...
Jun 7th, 2020
From the Wilderness Committee Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
May 12th, 2020
Dr John Cherry at the Elmvale Flow from the Stockholm International Water Institute Dr John Cherry is named the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of groundwater vulnerability. His research has raised awareness of how groundwater contaminat...
May 3rd, 2020
Tiny Council meets virtually Have an opinion you want to share with council? North Simcoe municipalities will let you participate in meetings virtually by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror April 30 2020 Residents in Penetanguishene and Tiny Township will now be able to participate in council meetings ele...
Apr 18th, 2020
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road. ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...