Mar 26th, 2018
Nottawasaga River AWARE News Network A flurry of outrage has been the response of Simcoe County politicians and planners to the province’s proposed expansion of the Greenbelt. The report from Clearview (see below) is an example. The CBC Radio interview with Gord Wauchope (scroll down for link)...
Mar 22nd, 2018
AWARE News Network Water Keepers gathered today, World Water Day, for an early morning ceremony in Waverley, and then dispersed to various points – including the Teedon Pit entrance, along Highway 93, and the ‘flow’ north of Elmvale (where people come from far and wide to get the ex...
Mar 19th, 2018
Waterwalkers at the end of their 42 km march to the Teedon gravel pit on November 5th By Mark Calzavera Council of Canadians The world’s purest groundwater is under threat again- this time from a gravel pit expansion in the Waverley Uplands- the recharge area for this pristine aquifer in Simcoe Coun...
Mar 17th, 2018
Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 5th, 2018
AWARE News Network About 100 people gathered outside the Wyebridge Community Centre in a vigil for the water, as a community liaison committee of local residents appointed by Dufferin Aggregates held its first meeting inside. Speakers included Vicki Monague, Beth Brass Elson, Roley Monague, Jeff Mona...
Mar 5th, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY A few hundred people are expected to participate in a sacred prayer vigil to protect the Alliston Aquifer at the Wyebridge Community Centre. Participants include local area residents, concerned citizens, environmental groups, First Nations, Sustainable Trent and leaders of the Site 41 ...
Mar 2nd, 2018
Water Keepers gather at the flow by Highway 27, north of Elmvale By Melanie Robitaille Friends of the Waverley Uplands Somewhere between the whir of passing cars and the gushing of one of the purest flowing aquifers in the world is where I stood, surrounded by new faces, but everyone I now call frien...
Mar 1st, 2018
AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 16th, 2018
Vicki Monague By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Ontario government has extended by two months the comment period on an application by CRH Canada Group for a 10-year renewal to its permit to take water (PTTW) at the Dufferin Aggregates Teedon pit. The pit is on the French’s Hill recharge area for...