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May 30th, 2018
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  from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We’ve put together answers to a handful of frequently asked questions for those who might need convincing why the Greenbelt is an important issue to vote for. 1 Why expand the Greenbelt to protect water? Current legislation governing water prote...
May 27th, 2018
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Sheumas Fay at Site 41 in 2009 AWARE News Network It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Sheumas Fay, a stalwart in the battle to stop Dump Site 41. He will be missed. Obituary FAY, SHEUMAS JOSEPH (Owner of Hardship Acres Landscaping and Lumber) Passed away peacefully at his home [&...
May 26th, 2018
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From Lake Simcoe Watch We asked the provincial election candidates in the 11 Lake Simcoe watershed ridings what they are willing to do to protect Lake Simcoe – and where they stand on four issues that are vital to the health of the watershed . Their responses are now posted on our web site: www...
May 23rd, 2018
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Juvenile Midland Painted Turtles – Patrick Muldowan photo   From Lisa Richardson Ontario Nature Today is World Turtle Day. Take a moment to reflect on the midland painted turtle. The colourful reptile is a familiar sight along shorelines and in ponds throughout southern Ontario, but it is ...
May 22nd, 2018
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“When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”. (Photo: Ryan […]...
May 21st, 2018
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Experts: Drs. John Cherry and Bill Shotyk after Shotyk’s presentation in Elmvale last week. -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Scientist Bill Shotyk may be getting some company in his 25-year study of the exceptional water that flows out of artesian wells in the Waverley are...
May 17th, 2018
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Presentation by Dr William Shotyk at St. John’s United Church Elmvale: The Science & Spirituality of Water – May 16 2018 Watch in Youtube...
May 10th, 2018
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From St. John’s United Church Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m. The Science and Spirituality of Water A public presentation sponsored by Spirit Café, St. John’s United Church Keynote: by Dr. Bill Shotyk “My Last Lecture: the ecological restoration of our farm near Elmvale, Ontario” Ceremony: Rev. Meg J...
May 1st, 2018
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AWARE News Network PC leader Doug Ford quickly backed down from a plan to open up the Greenbelt for development. There is now all party support for the Greenbelt, which is consistent with polls showing over 89 per cent public support for its protection of farms, forests and natural areas. As for hous...
Apr 22nd, 2018
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After a sunrise ceremony last year at Cedar Point -AWARE Simcoe photo Letter to the Springwater News from Anne Ritchie Nahuis On April 9th 2018, Tiny Township Council considered an appeal to the Ontario Municipal board by Dufferin Aggregates / CRH Canada Group of the municipality’s failure to approve...