• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Dec 27th, 2018
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror An aquifer which is said to contain some of the purest water in the world is being threatened, and a large group of residents is standing up to protect it. North Simcoe residents have formed a variety of groups over the course of the year, all of which have all [&hell...
Dec 21st, 2018
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From the Smart Prosperity Institute We consistently overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of environmental regulations. In fact, costs of environmental regulations are often overestimated by at least double, and sometimes by a factor of 10 or more. The moment is right to discuss the c...
Dec 16th, 2018
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Vehicles used to haul aggregate are the largest and heaviest allowed in Ontario. Letter to the Creemore Echo from George Powell, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation The mission of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is to “Preserve and Enhance the Blue Mountain Watershed Ecosystem” and in this reg...
Dec 13th, 2018
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Water experts William Shotyk of the University of Alberta, left, and Ian Clark of the University of Ottawa, right, watch as samples are taken at the Elmvale flow in October. A documentary team, centre, records the event. More details. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network The following letter has be...
Dec 5th, 2018
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Drumming outside the township office before the start of the prehearing. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network A Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) prehearing conference regarding an application by CRH Group Inc. to expand the Teedon Pit has been put over until mid-summer or possibly next fall at...
Dec 3rd, 2018
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Simcoe Uplands Moraine from Site 41. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network There will be a prehearing conference this week on an application to change the zoning of properties on the Simcoe Uplands Moraine to allow for the expansion of the Teedon gravel pit owned by CRH Canada Group Inc. The Simcoe ...
Nov 23rd, 2018
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Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner with some members of the Simcoe County delegation in his Legislature office.  -AWARE Simcoe photo News release from Waterkeepers A delegation of Simcoe County residents attended proceedings at the Ontario Legislature yesterday and met with MPPs to underscore ...
Nov 21st, 2018
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror To Erin Archer, Tiny Township’s new official plan doesn’t do enough to protect the pristine aquifer than runs through the municipality. Archer addressed council on behalf of a small group of residents fighting to protect local water during a Nov. 14 committee meeting,...
Nov 16th, 2018
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November 5 2017: water walk finishes at Teedon Pit entrance -AWARE Simcoe photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror The proposed expansion of a Tiny Township gravel pit will be going in front of the Ontario Municipal Board. Dufferin Aggregates, a division of CRH Canada, which owns and operates the Teedo...
Sep 16th, 2018
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Beausoleil First Nation Chief Guy Monague, right, with friends, was among those who addressed a crowd of around 50 people who rallied prior to the Dufferin Aggregates community liaison meeting at the community hall on Thursday.  – Friends of the Waverley Uplands Facebook photo...