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Jul 12th, 2017
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Cigarette butts are the most common litter item found on Lake Huron beaches -Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation photo Let’s get the butts off the beach! From Environmental Defence Join us on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. to get the butts off Wasaga Beach! Cigarette butts, that is. Did y...
Jun 21st, 2017
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From the Council of Canadians The Council of Canadians is condemning the Trudeau government’s response to the review on the Navigation Protection Act and its announcement that it will leave 99% of waterways unprotected in Canada. This move breaks the Liberal promise to restore protections lost when t...
Jun 20th, 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 Springwater 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 a...
Jun 16th, 2017
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Province may grant new powers, funding channels to the environmental agencies By Chris Simon Barrie Advance Local conservation authorities will have the power to stop any construction that doesn’t comply to their regulations under a proposed set of rule changes being considered by the Ontario governm...
Jun 16th, 2017
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Water Walker Josephine Mandamin calls for petition to be signed from Picking Up The Bundles Canoe Journey On behalf of Josephine Mandamin our fearless leader in this work for the Water, we’d like to share our initiative to begin another layer of what we must do for the Water. It is our hope tha...
May 30th, 2017
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By Miriam King, Bradford Times Faced with the need to reduce phosphorus loading of Lake Simcoe, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is thinking “outside of the box.” So far, phosphorus reduction programs have only succeeded in keeping pace with growth and the increasing urbanization within ...
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...
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...