Jun 20th, 2017
AWARE News Network Dr. William Shotyk, Bocock chair of Agriculture and the Environment at the University of Alberta, will appear before Springwater 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 a...
Jun 16th, 2017
Black Tern chicks and parent -Jennifer Howard photo By Kate Harries Springwater News The elegant and acrobatic Black Tern is a species of special concern in Ontario – but Tiny Marsh has a healthy breeding population of these interesting birds. Dave Moore of the Canadian Wildlife Service, who is leadi...
May 16th, 2017
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 ̵...
Apr 23rd, 2017
There are so many Issues going on in Simcoe County it’s hard to know where to start. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the debacle of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds concluded several weeks ago. So a decision should be coming out soon. With all the illegal activities, fines and zoning violations inc...
Mar 25th, 2017
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
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 25th, 2017
Should rural settlements in the Greater Golden Horseshoe be a focus for growth? from the Neptis Foundation March 9 2017 Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe states that “population and employment growth will be accommodated by… directing major growth to settlement areas that offer m...
Dec 14th, 2016
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Applause greeted Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon as he was acclaimed to lead county council for a second two-year term Marshall said he has grown very passionate about the role and was ready to fight for the position if another council...
Feb 24th, 2016
Cancer claims retiree charged with mischief in 2009 protest By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror TINY TOWNSHIP – One of the most respected opponents of the notorious Site 41 landfill proposal has died. Keith Edwin Wood was charged with public mischief alongside his wife, Ina, in August 2009. They were am...
Feb 22nd, 2016
Keith and Ina Wood surrounded by supporters at the Site 41 protest camp, August 6 2009 ( See below for August 4 2009 SDS41 news release) AWARE News Network We have lost a friend. The Earth has lost a champion. And all those who fight to protect water, land and life have lost a passionate advocate [&h...