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May 16th, 2017
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William Shotyk, right, addresses Tiny Township Council. Vickie Monague of Beausoleil First Nation, known for her role in stopping Dump Site 41, is at left, live streaming the presentation.  ‘There are people in the world who would give a limb to have water like this’ By Kate Harries ̵...
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May 9th, 2017
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AWARE News Network Wellington Water Watchers are working hard to stop Nestle from pumping and selling millions of gallons of fresh Ontario water. Everyone who attended FOODSTOCK and SOUPSTOCK will remember the food, music and energy of those two culintary celebrations.They played a huge role in block...
May 2nd, 2017
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AWARE News Network Dr. William Shotyk, Bocock chair of Agriculture and the Environment at the University of Alberta, will appear before Tiny Township Council to talk about the aquifer that, for decades, was threatened by Simcoe County’s plan for Dump Site 41. In 2006, Shotyk, the owner of an area Spr...
Apr 7th, 2017
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David Crombie ‘We need bold policies to grow in a more sustainable manner that protects our vital assets (farmland, water and natural areas), reduces urban sprawl and encourages development of more complete communities.’ By STEVE PARISH & DAVID CROMBIE Toronto Star Some interests in the developme...
Apr 5th, 2017
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By David Strachan, Midhurst Tim Lotimer is no stranger to water issues. Tim is a senior hydrogeologist and geoscientist and throughout his long career, he has consulted for many municipalities and regions in southern Ontario. He also teaches Earth Sciences at McMaster University. Lotimer was retained...
Mar 8th, 2017
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By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner Springwater Township council held a special meeting Wednesday night to hear from residents about Phases 3 and 4 of the Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) water, wastewater and transportation class environmental assessments. Residents voiced concerns about the assessments aro...
Mar 2nd, 2017
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Important Meeting to Learn More from the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Associatino On Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm our hydrogeologist will be presenting his analysis of the developers’ studies about our water systems. We’ve seen his presentation and we’re concerned. We think every res...
Feb 24th, 2017
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Sandy Agnew, co-chair of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, with Adam Ballah from  the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are making another push to call the Premier to grow the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Every phone call received makes a difference. Our goal is to have 100 calls logged into...
Feb 23rd, 2017
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New Tecumseth Free Press Simcoe County’s Governance Committee, which hadn’t met since November 2015, reassembled last Friday for the first time, and approved sending forward to council a recommendation to tap a provincial mediator and begin negotiations with its 16 lower tier municipaliti...
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Feb 15th, 2017
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By Katherine Purvis The Guardian We’ve reached peak bottled water. From today, for a sweet £80, Harrods will sell ‘luxury water’ harvested from icebergs off the coast of Svalbard. Svalbarði is the brainchild of Jamal Qureshi, a Norwegian-American Wall Street businessman who visited the archipelago in...