Jun 28th, 2017
Honeybee worker with radio-frequency identification tag – Photo: Amro Zayed/York University/Science York study takes on ‘controversy’ over honey bee declines and pesticide use By KATE ALLEN Toronto Star A major new study conducted in Ontario and Quebec corn fields has found that neonicotinoids,...
Jun 26th, 2017
from the Food Partners Alliance The Food Partners Alliance is seeking nominations for its fifth annual Charter Champion Awards, created to acknowledge the many individuals, businesses, and organizations working hard to create a strong and vibrant food system in Simcoe County. Available Awards Include...
Jun 14th, 2017
Missing the point Letter to the Packet & Times from Don Morgan, Midland – June 23 2017 Re: “Unfair suggestion,” letter to the editor, June 20 The real truth is that this case had nothing to do with AWARE Simcoe. As Ann Truyens stated in the newspaper article, she was only repre...
Jun 14th, 2017
Hughes took constituent to small-claims court over comments on newspaper website By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times June 7 2017 Oro-Medonte Township’s mayor has settled a lawsuit against one of his constituents in a defamation case that also served to bring the province’s anti-SLAPP law to ...
May 16th, 2017
They Say No One Cares… From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association We’ve heard some on Springwater council believe that no one cares about the fate of Midhurst anymore – that people aren’t concerned about their water or the fate of their village. We absolutely know this is...
Apr 27th, 2017
From Sandy Buxton, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Is your water protected? Attend our AGM to learn more. Midhurst Community Hall, 74 Doran Road 7 pm AGM Business 7:30 pm Hydrogeologist Video Here’s the format: AGM – about 30 minutes -financial and activity reports —RATIFY bylaw am...
Apr 23rd, 2017
There are so many Issues going on in Simcoe County it’s hard to know where to start. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the debacle of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds concluded several weeks ago. So a decision should be coming out soon. With all the illegal activities, fines and zoning violations inc...
Apr 22nd, 2017
in Counter Solutions — by Samuel Alexander What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever. But what is a steady-state econom...
Apr 11th, 2017
News release from Ontario Nature Thanks to the efforts of grade 10 student Ethan Elliott, Stratford is Ontario’s newest Bee City. The designation means a greater commitment to protecting pollinators and starting a public dialogue about their importance. “What Ethan has accomplished in Stratford is an...
Apr 7th, 2017
David Crombie ‘We need bold policies to grow in a more sustainable manner that protects our vital assets (farmland, water and natural areas), reduces urban sprawl and encourages development of more complete communities.’ By STEVE PARISH & DAVID CROMBIE Toronto Star Some interests in the developme...