Nov 10th, 2017
Mark Calzavera of the Council of Canadians addresses the crowd at the Wyebridge Community Centre – Melanie Robitaille photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall did not reply to a request from Council of Canadians representative Mark Calzavera that he step back...
Nov 9th, 2017
Flashback to August 2009: Durham dairy farmer Michael Schmidt is led away from Dump Site 41 after he had chained himself to Gate 1. He spent five days in jail refusing food and water. “The laws of the land are not always right,” he said upon release. “If someone is going to contamin...
Nov 7th, 2017
County Warden and Liberal candidate Gerry Marshall at the water walk potluck -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Air and water were quite calm when the water walkers gathered in the dark by Georgian Bay at Cedar Point. The light crept up and just above the horizon a narrow band of ...
Nov 7th, 2017
Jeff Monague -AWARE Simcoe photo By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Choosing from tables laden with potluck offerings, more than 100 people with sore feet sat down to enjoy the community feast. The high-ceilinged Wyebridge Community Hall echoed back the laughter and buzz of conversation as...
Nov 3rd, 2017
The eagle staff and the copper water kettle are carried up Darby Road to the quarry entrance, the final destination of today’s water walk -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network. Below, the route for the two-day Water Walk from Cedar Point to the Waverley Uplands. It may change because, as Vicki...
Nov 2nd, 2017
By Cheryl Browne Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Peter Anderson wants to protect his water for the next generation. After buying land in Waverley 11 years ago, Anderson discovered the underground Alliston Aquifer he draws water from is also being used by the nearby gravel pit. “We feel we’re experi...
Oct 31st, 2017
Letter from Cindy Mercer, Springwater I was very interested and intrigued to read that the County of Simcoe submitted a bid to invite Amazon to build their new facility in Simcoe County. The County website states “Simcoe County meets all of the key requirements to satisfy the needs of Amazon HQ2.” In...
Oct 30th, 2017
News release from the Water Walkers of Beausoleil Island First Nation Hundreds are expected to gather this weekend to protest the expansion of an aggregate open pit mine on a pure fresh water resource known as the Alliston Aquifer. The water is some of the purest to have been tested on Earth. Protest...
Oct 3rd, 2017
Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition submission to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition represents 30 community groups from across Simcoe and the province that have agreed in principle that the Greenbelt needs to expand into Simcoe County to ensure ...