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Jun 26th, 2020
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From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 26th, 2020
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By Bill French June 25 2012 I was surprised, like many, that Springwater Council has now cleared the way for the mega Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) to proceed. ] It appears that any resistance has now gone by the wayside and the plan to grow Midhurst and area to the size of the City of […]...
Jun 26th, 2020
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It’s unanimous: Members of Springwater council cast their vote to let first phase of MSP begin By Kate Harries AWARE News Network In a momentous decision last week, Springwater Township Council authorized execution of an agreement to allow the Micks subdivision to proceed as well as an agreemen...
Jun 16th, 2020
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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 11th, 2020
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Jack Hanna By Kate Harries AWARE News Network It was clear from the start of last week’s Springwater council meeting that all was not well with Councillor Jack Hanna. The normally feisty Midhurst representative looked pale and uncomfortable, his speech on occasion slowed, his hand constantly reaching...
Jun 9th, 2020
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IJC Canadian Chair Pierre Béland to Pierre Béland, Canadian Chair of the International Joint Committee Dear Chairman Béland, We are sending this email in desperation. We are not too proud to beg. We need some immediate relief. We are at a point where every inch of water makes a difference. The wide s...
Jun 9th, 2020
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Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark By Jeff Gray Globe and Mail May 26 2020 Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has issued a series of special orders to approve a handful of plans from prominent Toronto-area developers and quash any potential opposition, saying the projects a...
In Issues
Jun 2nd, 2020
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Maude at Site 41 in 2009 with, from left, fellow water warriors the late Keith Wood, his wife Ina and Patricia Watts Council of Canadians update It is with deep gratitude and respect that the Council of Canadians’ Board of Directors announces that Maude Barlow is stepping down from her position of Ho...
May 30th, 2020
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By Mike Nickerson  If the clash of differing opinions brings forth the light of truth, Michael Moor’s new film, Planet of the Humans, will trigger revelations. There has been a clash! The film implies that the fossil energy required to build solar and wind generating equipment is greater than the amo...
May 12th, 2020
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Dr John Cherry at the Elmvale Flow  from the Stockholm International Water Institute Dr John Cherry is named the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of groundwater vulnerability. His research has raised awareness of how groundwater contaminat...