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 […]...
Jan 30th, 2020
The following is an Objector’s Response to a January 3 2020 letter from CRH Canada Group Inc. Objectors (there are 178) are those who registered in a process under the Aggregate Resources Act. Those who did not register can’t respond under this process but can continue to fight to protect the water i...
Jan 28th, 2020
Tiny Township Council in session yesterday Updated January 29 2020 with council motion/ staff report PD 004-20 and the township response letter. Scroll down. Note, the staff report, as approved, calls for staff to work with township lawyer Barriston to prepare minutes of settlement and report back ...
Jan 23rd, 2020
Waverley Uplands Updated with responses from Tiny Township, FoTTSA, Wilf Ruland, Nahuises AWARE News Network There’s a process going on at the moment under the provincial Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) that involves the 178 objectors who registered their opposition to the proposed Teedon Pit ex...