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Sep 22nd, 2018
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Scientists say light pollution and global warming may be to blame for declining insect population By Associated Press A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cock...
Sep 17th, 2018
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By JOHN BARBER Toronto Star  I never used to pay much attention to the price of milk. It was always on the list, and you paid what you paid. But now I keep a close eye on it. Alerted by the current debate over supply-management in Canadian agriculture, I figured the best place to discover […]...
Sep 9th, 2018
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Oro-Medonte mayoral candidate Sandy Agnew and supporter Susan Woods share a joke at a campaign rally yesterday. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Around 50 people turned out for a good-humoured and optimistic rally to launch Sandy Agnew’s campaign for the mayoralty of Oro-Medonte...
Aug 27th, 2018
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David Crombie, chair of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council from the West Oro Ratepayers Association Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: St. Thomas Church (Shanty Bay) Guest Speaker: The Honourable David Crombie Chair, Ontario’s Greenbelt Council* Topic: ...
Aug 26th, 2018
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Health Canada announces proposed decision to phase out Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association August 20 2018 Last year Health Canada proposed the phasing out of one of the popular neonicotinoids, Imidacloprid, based on risks to aquatic invertebrates. On Wednesday...
Jul 4th, 2018
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AWARE News Network The Sustainability Network has released the result of an eight-month social network analysis of the most active agricultural and environmental organizations involved in Lake Simcoe basin stewardship. A final report and a recording of a 50 minute webinar that took place in late May ...
Jun 15th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal  From Amnesty International Canada  Long time human rights defender Edwin Espinal has paid a heavy price for courageously raising his voice. He was arrested in January during a violent crackdown on massive protests against alleged election fraud. During this crackdown scores of Honduran...
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...