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Mar 5th, 2018
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MEDIA ADVISORY A few hundred people are expected to participate in a sacred prayer vigil to protect the Alliston Aquifer at the Wyebridge Community Centre. Participants include local area residents, concerned citizens, environmental groups, First Nations, Sustainable Trent and leaders of the Site 41 ...
Mar 4th, 2018
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Karen Spring waiting outside La Tolva prison on Friday   March 8 UPDATE from Janet Spring Edwin ended his hunger strike on Tuesday March 6, when he was finally seen by a doctor and treated for the virus. Yet he still suffers from dehydration and lack of energy and must advocate for a second doct...
Mar 2nd, 2018
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By Elizabeth McSheffrey National Observer In Honduras, beloved Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres is hailed as a “revolutionary” and martyr. A shocking investigation now reveals that the senior executives of a Honduran company may have been intricately involved in her murder. Seated in a jostling bus ...
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Mar 2nd, 2018
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 A Stage 4 archeological assessment is scheduled for the spring by Chris Simon Barrie Advance The historic Allandale train station is sitting on an Aboriginal burial ground, a local Indigenous leader claims. Keith Doxsee, a representative of the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples, is calling on ...
Feb 22nd, 2018
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Spring water at the Shotyk farm. -William Shotyk photo AWARE News Network The following submission to the Ontario government from Dr. William Shotyk of the Elmvale Foundation  regarding the proposed Greenbelt study area was presented to Springwater Township Council yesterday by Kate Harries. Elmvale ...
Feb 19th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...