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 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 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...