• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Nov 7th, 2017
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Jeff Monague -AWARE Simcoe photo By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Choosing from tables laden with potluck offerings, more than 100 people with sore feet sat down to enjoy the community feast. The high-ceilinged Wyebridge Community Hall echoed back the laughter and buzz of conversation as...
Nov 6th, 2017
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Nov 6th, 2017
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Letter to parents from the Simcoe County District School Board We are pleased to announce that the Simcoe County District School Board has implemented a daily land acknowledgement for our schools, along with a more formal acknowledgement to be used at significant school events. Our land acknowledgeme...
Nov 3rd, 2017
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The eagle staff and the copper water kettle are carried up Darby Road to the quarry entrance, the final destination of today’s water walk -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network. Below, the route for the two-day Water Walk from Cedar Point to the Waverley Uplands. It may change because, as Vicki...
Nov 2nd, 2017
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By Cheryl Browne Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Peter Anderson wants to protect his water for the next generation. After buying land in Waverley 11 years ago, Anderson discovered the underground Alliston Aquifer he draws water from is also being used by the nearby gravel pit. “We feel we’re experi...
Oct 30th, 2017
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News release from the Water Walkers of Beausoleil Island First Nation Hundreds are expected to gather this weekend to protest the expansion of an aggregate open pit mine on a pure fresh water resource known as the Alliston Aquifer. The water is some of the purest to have been tested on Earth. Protest...
Oct 25th, 2017
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News release from the Friends of the Waverley Uplands Local residents in the Waverley and Township of Tiny areas have fought for 25 years to stop Simcoe County from putting a dump site on top of the Alliston Aquifer, and concerns have begun to mount again as gravel extraction companies take aim at Fr...
Oct 24th, 2017
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UPDATE from Vicki Monague: Boozhoo Relatives, This is the official poster for the Water Walk coming up on November 4th & 5th, 2017. Water Walk Poster 2017 This walk is in response to a threat of the Alliston Aquifer. There is a proposal to significantly expand an existing quarry on the Alliston A...
Oct 19th, 2017
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Omnivorous Leafroller -Kate Harries photo Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say By Damian Carrington The Guardian The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over ...
Oct 16th, 2017
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Vicki Monague As Indigenous elders pass on, a new generation is turning to technology to keep ancestral tongues alive By Richard Wright United Church Observer October 2017 Vicki Monague’s mantra, in the Ojibwe language, is Aapji go n’miigwechwendaan nishnaabe inweywin kinomaagoyaan ji-mno-bmaadziyaan...