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Nov 12th, 2019
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Peter Gagnon, founder of a Soo-area residents’ group which has battled for years to protect an important coastal wetland area. The case is one of two heard by the Supreme Court of Canada today. –Northern Hoot photo Email from Ecojustice Ecojustice lawyers are at the Supreme Court of Canad...
Nov 12th, 2019
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Ontario Government bows to the aggregate industry, moves to block municipal efforts to protect groundwater News release from Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature, Wellington Waterwatchers and Gravel Watch Ontario Groups say the Ontario Government is putting the aggregate industry ahead of people. Th...
Nov 12th, 2019
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition We hope you can join the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust for this free event: The state of natural areas protection in the Lake Simcoe Watershed and the nearby Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt, and what we can do about it. When: Thu...
Nov 11th, 2019
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By: Jessica Owen Barrie Advance November 7 2019 Progress on the County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre project (ERRC) is churning slowly, especially now that a second appeal has been added to the project stack. A Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) case management conference bet...
Nov 11th, 2019
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From BTC The Be the Change Film Series (BTC) has become a Collingwood institution. Now in its 12th year, BTC has added a month on either end, extending the season from September to May. BTC screens environmentally and socially conscious movies at 5pm and 7:30pm every third Wednesday of the month at t...
Nov 8th, 2019
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Paulo Paulino Guajajara, known as Kwahu, was shot dead following an ambush by loggers. He was a Guardian of the Amazon, a group of indigenous men from the Guajajara tribe who protect their territory from loggers. by SARAH SHENKER Survival International  “They’re watching us,” the Guardians whispered,...
Nov 7th, 2019
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Teedon Pit – Erin Archer photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Tiny Township cottagers have joined in the fight against the Teedon Pit expansion. The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) has acquired legal representation and will be seeking a moratorium on the expansion ...
Nov 4th, 2019
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Quarry truck traffic has huge impact on rural communities  ‘Clear display of industry demands versus community benefit and public interest’ AWARE News Network The Ford government’s clear lack of interest in the views of the public when it comes to charting the future of the aggregat...
Oct 31st, 2019
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Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario photo. AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (which includes 35 organizations, including AWARE Simcoe) and the Ontario Headwaters Institute have asked the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to provide for further public consultation before proceed...
Oct 27th, 2019
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The Teedon Pit today: Large pond visible with 2 adjacent wash ponds; newly seeded land in the foreground (green); facing west, Georgian Bay in the background – FoTTSA photo From the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations What would you do to protect our groundwater for future genera...