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Nov 17th, 2018
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Rama First Nation elder Lorraine McRae shares a song she wrote during the historic signing of the Williams Treaty Claim Settlement Saturday at the Rama MASK -Orillia Matters photo Federal and provincial governments issue official apologies; Pact ‘marks end of the struggle and the beginning of a...
Nov 16th, 2018
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  Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s environment commissioner, set the stage with a wide-ranging and frank overview, ‘Climate Changes Everything’ by: BarrieToday Staff Third Age Barrie, A Life Long Learning Association, continued to provide stimulating ...
Nov 1st, 2018
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Becky Big Canoe to be at Canadian Storytelling Night at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. News release from Canadian Storytelling Night Water is a deep subject. Jump in with Storytelling Orillia on Nov. 3, when guest teller Becky Big Canoe brings stories about her understanding of the nature of ...
Oct 30th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring on their wedding day in La Tolva prison, Honduras From Janet Spring Simcoe Honduras Rights Monitor On Thursday October 18, 2018, our daughter Karen Spring and Edwin Espinal were married in La Tolva maximum security prison around noon, under heavy guard. In attendance we...
Oct 22nd, 2018
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  By Robert Jago The Guardian Seventy kilometers north of Kenora, in Ontario’s Lake of the Woods region, among a series of rolling, densely forested hills between two lakes, is the Ojibway community of Grassy Narrows, or the Asubpeechoseewagong First Nation. It is home to about 1,000 people. As ...
Oct 4th, 2018
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Karen Spring takes food into La Tolva for Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez from Janet Spring October 11 2018 The Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor Committee urges you to read, sign and share the House of Commons e-petition on the Political Prisoners in Honduras. petition e-1868 was initiated by Jan...
Sep 28th, 2018
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Grassy Narrows resident Steve Fobister being tested by the late Dr. Masazumi Harada in 2010 -Kate Harries photo Payments Frozen Since 1985, Will Be Retroactively Indexed to Inflation News release from Ontario government Ontario is taking immediate action to ensure people who receive mercury disabilit...
Aug 24th, 2018
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Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor and the Spring family of Elmvale have a message for Canada and Honduras on this billboard (donated by Datamax) in support of release of family member and human rights defender Edwin Espinal. The billboard is located on County Road 90. Appeal denied in Honduras &#...
Aug 9th, 2018
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Friend of the forest: Beeton resident Neal Arbic  -Metroland photo Town donating property to Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Residents who have watched over Beeton’s heritage forest for decades will continue to play an important role to ensure the property remains prot...
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 ...