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Mar 17th, 2019
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Bancroft has among the highest rates for water and wastewater in the province -HuffPost An Ontario town dreams of growing. But crushing water bills sure aren’t helping By Zi-Ann Lum Huffington Post Every month, the mayor and councillors of Bancroft, Ont. meet at Club 580, the town’s senio...
Mar 15th, 2019
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AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...
Mar 14th, 2019
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AWARE News Network #youthstrike4future is a global youth climate change action started by Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager who today was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Here is a link to a post for an event in Barrie – in front of town hall, 12.00-13.00 (noon to 1pm) on Friday 15 March 20...
Mar 14th, 2019
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in friendly discussion with Honduras Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Dolores Agüero. by Yves Engler  Dissident Voice The hypocrisy is head spinning. As Justin Trudeau lectures audiences on the need to uphold Venezuel...
Mar 12th, 2019
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This graphic of an idealized geological cross section shows the interception of rain by the forests of the uplands (Simcoe Uplands) to the east. These hills are composed of coarse-grained sediments (rocks, gravel, sand) left behind by glaciers: rainwater percolates through the soils, becoming filtere...
Mar 10th, 2019
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  AWARE News Network Celebrate World Water Day with a pot-luck supper and free movie Come and celebrate the gift of water and the amazing underground aquifer in this area that produces the sweetest and purest water in the world. The movie begins at 7 p.m. but we are hoping that folks will gather...
Mar 10th, 2019
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  AWARE News Network From Ontario Farmland Trust website The Ontario Farmland Trust is pleased to announce that our 2019 Farmland Forum will explore the theme “A Natural Systems Approach to Farmland Protection.” Join us for a full day of presentations & discussion on: – Public-private partne...
Mar 10th, 2019
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Grandmother Josephine begins a Water Walk around Lake Simcoe – Looking back to June 24 2014.  AWARE News Network By Maggie Malone AWARE Essa Betty Big Canoe and the rest of the Anishinaabe organizers of the Waawaasegaming (Lake Simcoe) Water Walk invited people from all Nations to walk with the...
Mar 10th, 2019
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Patrick Lane delivered this ‘Open Letter to All the Wild Creatures of the Earth’ to university students in 2013.  AWARE News Network Poet and author Patrick Lane died on March 7, 2019. This is his convocation address to the University of Victoria on November 13, 2013. It is sixty-five yea...
Mar 8th, 2019
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In her comment letter on the proposed Teedon Pit expansion – Donna Baylis of Food and Water First presents a comprehensive indictment of the aggregate industry and the exceptional accommodation offered to it under provincial legislation Attn: Hon. John Yakabuski, Minister minister.mnrf@ontario....