Nov 3rd, 2020
Ontario Nature, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Couchiching Conservancy write letter asking township to keep zoning the same By Nathan Taylor Barrie Today Opposition to a proposed quarry in Severn Township continues to grow. The township recently received a letter jointly submitted by Ontario Natu...
Nov 2nd, 2020
Sample being collected from an area artesian well – AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network A series of posts in the Friends of the Waverley Uplands Facebook group from September 19 to October 31 2020 details water issues being experienced by residents in the vicinity of the Teedon Pit in Waverle...
Oct 20th, 2020
You can join the NEC’s virtual meeting on a project it denied five years ago that threatens streams, slopes and wetlands From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation The Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) is holding a virtual meeting on Oct. 29 2020 at 2:15 pm to consider the Township of ...
Jul 19th, 2020
The Critical Value of Wetlands – Ecology Ottawa photo Tories ram through omnibus bill AWARE News Network July 23 2020 On Tuesday the Ford government passed Bill 197, amending 20 existing laws and making pivotal changes to environmental law. The new measures include: -Sweeping changes to the En...
Jun 16th, 2020
At the Flow: It’s an exercise in social distancing for Judith Grant of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (right), Anne Ritchie-Nahuis of AWARE Simcoe (centre) and Erin Archer of the Friends of the Waverley Uplands (left), who represent some of the groups that have come toge...
Jun 7th, 2020
From the Wilderness Committee Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
May 27th, 2020
by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks won’t require a stricter environmental review of a township road improvement project. In a May 21 letter to Clearview Township chief administrative officer Steve Sage, Jeff Yurek said the township can proceed with plans t...
Apr 15th, 2020
Mar 29th, 2020
OSSGA urging government to change its policy to allow new aggregate operations By Angela Gismondi Daily Commercial News The Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is continuing to urge the Ontario government to change a policy in the Growth Plan which prohibits new aggregate operations ...
Feb 4th, 2020
It starts at the table From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition An hour and a half north of Toronto there is a constant stream of cars pulling over to the side of the road. People get out, walk to the back of their vehicle, open the trunk and lift out jugs, which they carry to […]...