Nov 9th, 2017
Flashback to August 2009: Durham dairy farmer Michael Schmidt is led away from Dump Site 41 after he had chained himself to Gate 1. He spent five days in jail refusing food and water. “The laws of the land are not always right,” he said upon release. “If someone is going to contamin...
Nov 7th, 2017
County Warden and Liberal candidate Gerry Marshall at the water walk potluck -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Air and water were quite calm when the water walkers gathered in the dark by Georgian Bay at Cedar Point. The light crept up and just above the horizon a narrow band of ...
Nov 7th, 2017
Jeff Monague -AWARE Simcoe photo By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Choosing from tables laden with potluck offerings, more than 100 people with sore feet sat down to enjoy the community feast. The high-ceilinged Wyebridge Community Hall echoed back the laughter and buzz of conversation as...
Nov 3rd, 2017
The eagle staff and the copper water kettle are carried up Darby Road to the quarry entrance, the final destination of today’s water walk -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network. Below, the route for the two-day Water Walk from Cedar Point to the Waverley Uplands. It may change because, as Vicki...
Nov 2nd, 2017
By Cheryl Browne Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Peter Anderson wants to protect his water for the next generation. After buying land in Waverley 11 years ago, Anderson discovered the underground Alliston Aquifer he draws water from is also being used by the nearby gravel pit. “We feel we’re experi...
Nov 2nd, 2017
Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...
Oct 30th, 2017
News release from the Water Walkers of Beausoleil Island First Nation Hundreds are expected to gather this weekend to protest the expansion of an aggregate open pit mine on a pure fresh water resource known as the Alliston Aquifer. The water is some of the purest to have been tested on Earth. Protest...
Oct 25th, 2017
News release from the Friends of the Waverley Uplands Local residents in the Waverley and Township of Tiny areas have fought for 25 years to stop Simcoe County from putting a dump site on top of the Alliston Aquifer, and concerns have begun to mount again as gravel extraction companies take aim at Fr...
Oct 24th, 2017
UPDATE from Vicki Monague: Boozhoo Relatives, This is the official poster for the Water Walk coming up on November 4th & 5th, 2017. Water Walk Poster 2017 This walk is in response to a threat of the Alliston Aquifer. There is a proposal to significantly expand an existing quarry on the Alliston A...