Feb 19th, 2018
Ramara Deputy Mayor John O’Donnell By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors voted last week not to provide funding to facilitate participation by First Nations and Metis in an archaeological management plan. The project, being undertaken by Archaeological Services Inc., a w...
Feb 16th, 2018
Vicki Monague By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Ontario government has extended by two months the comment period on an application by CRH Canada Group for a 10-year renewal to its permit to take water (PTTW) at the Dufferin Aggregates Teedon pit. The pit is on the French’s Hill recharge area for...
Feb 12th, 2018
Margie Green, Sue Wilson, Graham Coulter and Josh Warriner are fighting to save a 30-acre urban woodland. –Metroland photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Public opposition of a proposed 117-unit residential subdivision west of Church Street in Penetanguishene is gaining momentum. Queen’s Court Dev...
Jan 28th, 2018
From Myiingan Kwe I am EXTREMELY PROUD & HONOURED that the Site 41 water, the purest water on Earth, will be a part of the Khoisan Liberation Walk in South Africa this year in the midst of the Cape Town Water Crisis. My friend Gillian will be also presenting an Eagle Feather from the Manido [&hel...
Jan 24th, 2018
Julie Barker and Midland Mayor Gord Mackay From the Town of Midland “Julie is someone whose passion and commitment to environmental sustainability, creativity and education expands beyond Midland’s boundaries. As one of the founding members of the Midland Community Garden in Little Lake ...
Jan 23rd, 2018
Not all water problems make Indigenous Services to-do list, some quick fixes face delays By Jorge Barrera, CBC News First Nations on the back-end of Liberal government’s water to-do list hope its promises survive the next election. A little more than a week before Robert Nault was replaced as I...
Jan 3rd, 2018
Wilmer Nadjiwon -A. Cuffe photo By Denis Langlois Owen Sound Sun Times A sacred fire is burning at Neyaashiinigmiing and a funeral is being organized for Saturday morning as people mourn the death of respected and well-known Ojibway elder Wilmer Nadjiwon. The residential school survivor, Second World...
Dec 19th, 2017
You-know-who with fund-raising t-shirt This started off as a review of three important books that I thought would be good gifts for activists – then it morphed into a Christmas wish list from all of us to all of us. These are the books: -Boiling Point – Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and ...
Dec 15th, 2017
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror The federal and provincial governments, along with Beausoleil First Nation, are each contributing $2.35 million to rejuvenate both wharfs and improve transportation to and from Christian Island. “Investing in transportation networks connects communities and offe...
Dec 10th, 2017
Chrystia Freeland Statement from Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Canada is closely following the post-election situation in Honduras. We lament the deaths and injuries that have occurred as a result of violenc...