• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Quarries

Nov 7th, 2017
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By K.C. Colby CTV News Barrie Fields and trees in Adjala-Tosorontio could soon be erased by a 73-hectare gravel pit and some residents have put up signs sharing their displeasure. Township council voted five to two in favour of the gravel pit plan by a company called Nelson Aggregates. “I just can...
Nov 7th, 2017
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Jeff Monague -AWARE Simcoe photo By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Choosing from tables laden with potluck offerings, more than 100 people with sore feet sat down to enjoy the community feast. The high-ceilinged Wyebridge Community Hall echoed back the laughter and buzz of conversation as...
Nov 6th, 2017
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Nov 3rd, 2017
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The eagle staff and the copper water kettle are carried up Darby Road to the quarry entrance, the final destination of today’s water walk -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network. Below, the route for the two-day Water Walk from Cedar Point to the Waverley Uplands. It may change because, as Vicki...
Nov 2nd, 2017
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By Cheryl Browne Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Peter Anderson wants to protect his water for the next generation. After buying land in Waverley 11 years ago, Anderson discovered the underground Alliston Aquifer he draws water from is also being used by the nearby gravel pit. “We feel we’re experi...
Oct 25th, 2017
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News release from the Friends of the Waverley Uplands Local residents in the Waverley and Township of Tiny areas have fought for 25 years to stop Simcoe County from putting a dump site on top of the Alliston Aquifer, and concerns have begun to mount again as gravel extraction companies take aim at Fr...
Oct 24th, 2017
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UPDATE from Vicki Monague: Boozhoo Relatives, This is the official poster for the Water Walk coming up on November 4th & 5th, 2017. Water Walk Poster 2017 This walk is in response to a threat of the Alliston Aquifer. There is a proposal to significantly expand an existing quarry on the Alliston A...
Oct 24th, 2017
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News release from Ontario Nature Today, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario raised serious concerns about the government’s willingness and ability to protect endangered plants and animals across the province. Hundreds upon hundreds of harmful activities are going forward without any government ...
Sep 24th, 2017
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AWARE News Network Around 150 people packed the Wyebridge Community Centre last Tuesday September 19 to hear about plans to extract gravel from the Waverley Uplands, the recharge area for the “purest water in the world.” The Uplands are a key element of a natural filtration system that results in wat...
Sep 22nd, 2017
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Open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne from William Shotyk, Ph.D. , Dr. rer. nat. habil., P.Ag., president of the Elmvale Foundation and Bocock Chair for Agriculture and the Environment, University of Alberta Re: protecting the spring waters of Springwater and Tiny Townships Dear Premier Wynne, Since ...