• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Jun 27th, 2018
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Reverend Meg Jordan, Karen Spring and Karen’s mom Janet Spring spoke at a recent community meeting about their experience in Honduras as a delegation to push for the freedom of political prisoners. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo Karen Spring, a human rights champion in Honduras and Elmvale ...
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...
May 25th, 2018
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Waiting outside La Tolva jail -Ben Powless photo Update May 28 from the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor delegation   The Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor, from rural Ontario, has returned from their seven-person fact-finding delegation (May 22-27) to Honduras to demand the release of polit...
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...