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 3rd, 2018
Paddlers make their way through the Minesing Wetlands in Springwater, just west of Barrie. – Nature Conservancy phot0 Barrie Advance Already one of the largest and least disturbed wetlands in Ontario, even more land along the Minesing Wetlands could soon be protected. The Nature Conservancy of ...
Feb 1st, 2018
Jennifer Howard photo From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are pleased to partner with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), the Ontario Headwaters Institute, and the Ontario Environment Network to present, “WaterScapes – A Community Discussion on Water Protection...
Jan 12th, 2018
AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of open houses (not meetings, as previously posted) to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being...
Dec 7th, 2017
Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
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...
Jul 12th, 2017
Cigarette butts are the most common litter item found on Lake Huron beaches -Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation photo Let’s get the butts off the beach! From Environmental Defence Join us on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. to get the butts off Wasaga Beach! Cigarette butts, that is. Did y...
Jul 7th, 2017
News release from Keep Hydro Public After months of community involvement, on July 7, 2017, Wasaga Beach council voted unanimously to keep Wasaga Distribution Inc. (WDI) public. With the help of the Keep Hydro Public Coalition, local residents successfully pressured their municipal council to retain ...
Jul 6th, 2017
Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin After months of research and public consultation, Wasaga Beach council unanimously decided to retain and grow Wasaga Distribution Inc. Council wasn’t slated to make a decision about the utility provider until a special meeting on July 18. However, during another specia...