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Jun 26th, 2020
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From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 26th, 2020
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By Bill French June 25 2012 I was surprised, like many, that Springwater Council has now cleared the way for the mega Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) to proceed. ] It appears that any resistance has now gone by the wayside and the plan to grow Midhurst and area to the size of the City of […]...
Jun 26th, 2020
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It’s unanimous: Members of Springwater council cast their vote to let first phase of MSP begin By Kate Harries AWARE News Network In a momentous decision last week, Springwater Township Council authorized execution of an agreement to allow the Micks subdivision to proceed as well as an agreemen...
Jun 11th, 2020
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Jack Hanna By Kate Harries AWARE News Network It was clear from the start of last week’s Springwater council meeting that all was not well with Councillor Jack Hanna. The normally feisty Midhurst representative looked pale and uncomfortable, his speech on occasion slowed, his hand constantly reaching...
Jun 9th, 2020
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New report shows nature- friendly agriculture is necessary and possible, but farmers need support for the transition From Friends of the Earth Europe Insects are in decline across the world because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use which are threatening food production, according to the I...
May 30th, 2020
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By Mike Nickerson  If the clash of differing opinions brings forth the light of truth, Michael Moor’s new film, Planet of the Humans, will trigger revelations. There has been a clash! The film implies that the fossil energy required to build solar and wind generating equipment is greater than the amo...
May 30th, 2020
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Updated June 26 2020 AWARE News Network The Adjala-Tosorontio Farmers’ Market pilot project will open July 10 and run on July 24, August 7 and 21, September 11 and 25 in the upper parking lot of the Adjala-Tosorontio Municipal Grounds at 7855 Sideroad 30 (at Hwy 50, just south of Hwy 89). The A...
May 3rd, 2020
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Simcoe County’s solicitor Marshall Green  Letter to Springwater News from R.W. Wagner, Springwater I note some misleading comments in the “County Council Highlights” which were presented by the County to Springwater News in its edition dated April 30. In those comments, County Staff...
May 3rd, 2020
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Freele Tract  AWARE Simcoe note about MZOs (Ministerial Zoning Orders): The Planning Act gives the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing the authority to zone any property in the province. Zoning orders were used in areas of Northern Ontario where there was no local municipality or local zoning b...
Apr 25th, 2020
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Physical distancing, cleaning and disinfection will be required.  AWARE News Network Just in time for planting, the Ontario government has ended its prohibition on community gardens. In a news release, the province announced the it has amended an emergency order to help ensure food security for some ...