• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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May 23rd, 2018
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At a news conference May 23 at the office of the Committee of the Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras (COFADEH) in Tegucigalpa are, from left of table, COFADEH coordinator Berta Oliva, Janet Spring of Elmvale, Grahame Russell of Rights Action and Honduran activist Karina Flores. -Be...
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 1st, 2018
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Looking for justice, on Parliament Hill From Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor  A mother and daughter with the full backing of their rural Ontario community are in Ottawa seeking support from the Canadian government for the immediate release of political prisoners in Honduras. Karen Spring, a hum...
Apr 17th, 2018
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By Waasekom – Photos by Fred Cattroll Indigenous people from all over Canada and the United States gathered at Site 41 atop the world’s purest documented water to support the growing effort to once again protect the Alliston Aquifer.           The Friends of the Waverle...
Apr 13th, 2018
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The Site 41 address on Tiny Concession 2 East doesn’t come up on Google Maps! AWARE News Network So here are the old-school instructions on how to get there (we will post a map as soon as possible) : From the south Come up Highway 27 through Elmvale, turn left (west) on County Rd. 6; turn […]...
Apr 10th, 2018
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Karen Spring Elmvale Community Meeting #FreeEdwinEspinal Link to video of entire meeting on YouTube … CTV News Barrie: Speaking up for an imprisoned loved one … Local human rights activist overwhelmed by hometown support ‘There needs to be a strong voice,’ said Simcoe North MP...
Apr 9th, 2018
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                  Above, crowd at the Elmvale Community Hall; list of Honduras political prisoners posted at the meeting; Springwater Mayor Bill French and Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton; Janet Spring and her daughter Karen, a human rights worker in Hondura...
Apr 7th, 2018
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Led by Josephine Mandamin You are invited by the Water Walkers to join together with them once again to help protect the pure waters at Site 41. The world’s purest groundwater is under threat again – this time from a gravel pit expansion in the recharge area for the pristine aquifer in Simcoe C...
Apr 4th, 2018
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In happier times: Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring Simcoe County family demanding release of Honduran political prisoners, including their own family member By Erika Engel Collingwood Connection Human rights abuses in Honduras are little known and likely rarely discussed at a typical Canadian dinner ta...
Mar 28th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal, in November 2015 with young friends in Rio Blanco where he had gone to support Berta Cáceres, just months before her assassination. -Karen Spring photo From Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor  The Spring family of Elmvale is hosting a meeting on the extreme danger faced by their dau...