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Apr 2nd, 2020
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Springwater council practices distancing in special session, attended remotely by some councillors. In the council chamber, from left, CAO Jeff Scmidt, Councillor Perry Ritchie, Mayor Don Allen and Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin. Clerk Renee Ainsworth has her back to the camera.  By Kate Harries AWAR...
Apr 2nd, 2020
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Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...
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Mar 29th, 2020
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OSSGA urging government to change its policy to allow new aggregate operations By Angela Gismondi Daily Commercial News  The Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is continuing to urge the Ontario government to change a policy in the Growth Plan which prohibits new aggregate operations ...
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Mar 28th, 2020
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Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau about Oil package bailout midst coronavirus crisis March 23, 2020 To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Cc: Federal Cabinet Ministers COVID-19 is presenting real and immediate risks to people’s health and livelihoods. It is appropriate and necessary for the federal ...
Mar 24th, 2020
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AWARE News Network The Ontario government will proceed with the spring bear hunt. Details of the decision and comments received can be accessed at this link. ...
Mar 23rd, 2020
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Studying Georgian Bay’s wetlands – Chow-Fraser lab ‘Record high water levels have devastated the coastal ecosystem around Georgian Bay, destroying critical wetlands’ – Mary Muter From Restore Our Water International (CHEBOYGAN, MICHIGAN and TORONTO, ONTARIO, March 20, 20...
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Mar 20th, 2020
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NASA and European Space Agency pollution monitoring satellites detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China Large drops of nitrogen dioxide seen over Italy and China By Nicole Mortillaro · CBC News · It’s a surreal sight: Webcams from across Italy show normally packed tou...
Mar 19th, 2020
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From Sarah Hill, Head of Oceans & Plastic Campaign, Greenpeace Canada First of all, I hope that you and your loved ones are ok. These are tough and uncertain times, and before I move on, I just wanted to say this: whether for our planet or for the health of our communities, we’re all in thi...
Mar 19th, 2020
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Location of retirement complex east of Elmvale planned by a non-profit group. Separately, a seniors’ care provider company is proposing a complex on Bayfield St.  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two proposals for seniors’ facilities in Springwater Township were under discussion recently by l...
Mar 13th, 2020
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Heritage Drive from the harbour to the terminals flooded after heavy winds and waves during the fall of 2019. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Provincial plan suggests more collaboration for flood risk mitigation and promises investment into early-warning stream monitoring system By: Erika Engel Co...