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Jan 8th, 2019
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AWARE News Network See video on Youtube An AWARE Simcoe member has sent the following email to the parties responsible in the arrests of indigenous people defending their land in British Columbia. You too can let them know how you feel! PM Justin Trudeau, justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca MP Carolyn Bennett,...
Dec 6th, 2018
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Rudy Turtle  By Kristy Kirkup & Janice Dickson National Observer An Ontario First Nation suffering from generations of mercury poisoning still needs a treatment centre and help for children harmed by the toxic metal, its chief said Wednesday. Until Grassy Narrows gets aid Prime Minister Justin Tr...
Dec 3rd, 2018
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From Grassy Narrows Support Grassy Narrows First Nations will soon release a ground-breaking new report in Ottawa. The authoritative report is the first study to link higher rates of health and wellbeing challenges in Grassy Narrows’ children with exposure to mercury, a potent neurotoxin, from local ...
Dec 1st, 2018
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This billboard near Barrie, Ont., calling for Edwin Espinal and other prisoners to be released, was provided free of charge by the advertising company. -Lorenda Reddekopp/CBC photo By Lorenda Reddekopp · CBC News  Driving along Highway 90 near Barrie, Ont., you may notice a billboard that’s unu...
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...