Jan 26th, 2019
Can water be a magical ingredient? AWARE News Network Today’s Globe and Mail has an article by Jon Sufrin about water, on page 7 of the Pursuits section. He looks at how the properties of good water, like that flowing from artesian wells in Springwater (and Tiny, Oro-Medonte and Tay) can improv...
Jan 9th, 2019
News release from Georgian Bay Today The cleanest water in the world is under threat. Scientist William Shotyk is worried. Shotyk, the Bocock Chair for Agriculture and Environment at the University of Alberta, is featured in the current issue of Georgian Bay Today (Winter 2018/19 #123). It’s been alm...
Dec 27th, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,...