• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Agriculture

Jun 12th, 2018
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  from Sandy Buxton, president, Midhurst Ratepayers Association After a year-long review, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has raised a lot of concerns regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Midhurst Secondary Plan. They point to superficial and missing stu...
Jun 4th, 2018
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Keith and Ina Wood at Dump Site 41 in 2009 -Jim Simpson photo From Ebenezer United Church A tree has been planted in memory of Keith Wood, long-time member of the Ebenezer United Church congregation, a mainstay of the local farming community and a leader of the battle to stop Dump Site 41. Keith̵...
May 30th, 2018
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  from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We’ve put together answers to a handful of frequently asked questions for those who might need convincing why the Greenbelt is an important issue to vote for. 1 Why expand the Greenbelt to protect water? Current legislation governing water prote...
May 22nd, 2018
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“When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”. (Photo: Ryan […]...
May 21st, 2018
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Experts: Drs. John Cherry and Bill Shotyk after Shotyk’s presentation in Elmvale last week. -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Scientist Bill Shotyk may be getting some company in his 25-year study of the exceptional water that flows out of artesian wells in the Waverley are...
May 15th, 2018
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Neonics still used on 75% of Ontario corn and soy, despite government goal of reduction to  20% News release from the OBA When Ontario’s beekeepers opened their hives this spring, they found nothing but bad news for beekeepers, as well as for the vegetable and fruit growers who depend on bees for pol...
May 1st, 2018
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AWARE News Network PC leader Doug Ford quickly backed down from a plan to open up the Greenbelt for development. There is now all party support for the Greenbelt, which is consistent with polls showing over 89 per cent public support for its protection of farms, forests and natural areas. As for hous...
Apr 30th, 2018
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PC leader Doug Ford PC leader said he will “open a big chunk” of protected GTHA farmland to build housing if the Progressive Conservatives win the June 7 electionBy By ROBERT BENZIE and KRISTIN RUSHOWY Toronto Star Doug Ford has privately assured developers he will “open a big chunk” of protected lan...
Apr 27th, 2018
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The world’s most widely used insecticides will be banned from all fields within six months, to protect both wild and honeybees that are vital to crop pollination By Damian Carrington The Guardian April 27 2018 The European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due t...
Apr 24th, 2018
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Kathryn Enders From AWARE Oro-Medonte Annual General Meeting -Thursday April 26, 2018 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.  Edgar Community Hall  Guest Speaker: Kathryn Enders – Executive Director Ontario Farmland Trust Topic: Protecting Farmland Forever The Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) focuses on direct land prote...