Apr 2nd, 2020
Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...
Mar 28th, 2020
Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau about Oil package bailout midst coronavirus crisis March 23, 2020 To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Cc: Federal Cabinet Ministers COVID-19 is presenting real and immediate risks to people’s health and livelihoods. It is appropriate and necessary for the federal ...
Mar 19th, 2020
From Sarah Hill, Head of Oceans & Plastic Campaign, Greenpeace Canada First of all, I hope that you and your loved ones are ok. These are tough and uncertain times, and before I move on, I just wanted to say this: whether for our planet or for the health of our communities, we’re all in thi...
Mar 12th, 2020
Plans for a massive hydro plant on the shores of Georgian Bay have residents ‘devastated’ By Sandro Contenta Toronto Star Bob Baranski and his wife Kathy spent a decade planning their retirement dream home. They saved money, canvassed home shows and pored over designs. Never in doubt was its location...
Mar 8th, 2020
The Elmvale Flow, with the Waverley Uplands in the distance. -AWARE Simcoe photo From AWARE Simcoe Calling all Water Warriors! The water needs us more than ever! But unfortunately, because of the coronavirus, Friends of the Waverley Uplands have cancelled the planned celebration March 22 at the Flow ...
Mar 5th, 2020
The International Lake Superior Board of Control controls outflows from Lake Superior into Lake Huron through the St. Marys River, shown here. Wikipedia photo By Kate Harries Springwater News Meet Jean-François Cantin. He’s a civil servant who heads hydrological operations (east) for Environment and...
Feb 27th, 2020
The Canadian Press Canada’s old-fashioned city sewer systems dumped nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into this country’s waterways over five years, enough to fill up an Olympic-sized swimming pool more than 355,000 times. The amount of raw sewage being vented is increasing every ye...
Feb 27th, 2020
News release from Green Parry of Ontario A group of concerned residents from Wellington County are challenging the Ford government to protect Ontario groundwater by permanently extending a moratorium on new commercial bottling permits that expires in October. Save Our Water presented a petition signe...