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Feb 22nd, 2018
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Spring water at the Shotyk farm. -William Shotyk photo AWARE News Network The following submission to the Ontario government from Dr. William Shotyk of the Elmvale Foundation  regarding the proposed Greenbelt study area was presented to Springwater Township Council yesterday by Kate Harries. Elmvale ...
Feb 20th, 2018
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Alliston encroachment?  New Tecumseth Free Press Online  Essa Township is joining with its neighbour, Adjala Tosorontio, in opposition to the provoincial government’s proposed expansion of the greenbelt protection zone along the Nottawasaga River corridor. A report to council on tomorrow night&...
Feb 8th, 2018
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From the Township of Springwater The February 21, 2018 Springwater Council Meeting has been rescheduled to begin at 5:00 pm to allow for a Public Information Session regarding the Province of Ontario’s proposed study area for the expansion of the greenbelt. The Information Session will commence at 7:...
Feb 3rd, 2018
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Red Fox By Pat Jilesen Ontario Federation of Agriculture Government consultations begin this week for Ontario’s Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. The program provides financial compensation to producers whose livestock, poultry or honey bees are damaged or killed by wildlife. New program guidelin...
Jan 12th, 2018
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AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of open houses (not meetings, as previously posted) to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being...
Jan 5th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Municipalities that get added to the province’s Greenbelt have to comply with the Greenbelt Plan, which reduces urban sprawl. According to the ministry’s notice, the province is identifying moraines, streams and wetlands in order to protect water in the area. The town...
Dec 29th, 2017
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Bumble bee -Jennifer Howard photo Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollinators By Damian Carrington The Guardian Common fungicides are the strongest factor linked to steep declines in bumblebee...
Dec 27th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe photo News release from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association – December 20 2017 Pesticide manufacturers get an early Christmas present from Health Canada In announcing their Proposed Pollinator Decisions yesterday (December 19 2017), Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency...
Dec 16th, 2017
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association World-renowned author and Midhurst Ratepayers’ patron, Margaret Atwood, whose dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is garnering rave reviews and awards for its TV adaptation, has issued a fundraising challenge to everyone who thinks fresh and...
Dec 14th, 2017
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From  AWARE Essa Essa Township is holding a Public Meeting to collect comments on a proposed Zoning By-law Amendement submitted by the Barrie-Collingwood Railway Where: Council Chambers, 5786 County Road 21, between Thornton and Baxter. When: Wednesday December 20 2017 at 6 pm BCR and its operator, C...