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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...
Apr 7th, 2018
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Led by Josephine Mandamin You are invited by the Water Walkers to join together with them once again to help protect the pure waters at Site 41. The world’s purest groundwater is under threat again – this time from a gravel pit expansion in the recharge area for the pristine aquifer in Simcoe C...
Apr 4th, 2018
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In happier times: Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring Simcoe County family demanding release of Honduran political prisoners, including their own family member By Erika Engel Collingwood Connection Human rights abuses in Honduras are little known and likely rarely discussed at a typical Canadian dinner ta...
Mar 28th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal, in November 2015 with young friends in Rio Blanco where he had gone to support Berta Cáceres, just months before her assassination. -Karen Spring photo From Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor  The Spring family of Elmvale is hosting a meeting on the extreme danger faced by their dau...
Mar 23rd, 2018
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Link to some updated information From Waasekom Niin On April 14th, 2018 All Nations will be Gathering on the Worlds Purest known Aquifer in a form of extended ceremony for the Water. It will be an all-day event leading up to the ceremony: • Information sharing about the Alliston Aquifer • Guest speak...
Mar 19th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal on day of arrest, January 19 2018 From Alliance for Global Justice  Go to this link for a two-step process, to contact Honduran authorities and US and Canadian representatives. 26 political prisoners in Honduras remain detained in the context of the 2017 electoral crisis and the pro-dem...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...