Dec 2nd, 2017
From Grassy Narrows Support Today our friends in Grassy Narrows will celebrate 15 years of resistance to industrial logging on their traditional territory, along with some incredible news. On Wednesday, under intense pressure from Grassy Narrows and their supporters, the Canadian government committed...
Nov 27th, 2017
AWARE News Network AWARE Simcoe note: there’s disagreement among environmentalists over the Cornerstone Standards Council, which claims to be an “independent, impartial, transparent, consistent and rigorous process” to confirm whether aggregate sites meet its standards.To date, four...
Nov 23rd, 2017
The experience of Grassy Narrows must be understood as part of the legacy of decades of mistreatment of Canada’s Indigenous people by the government and industry — something that follows from extortionist government policies that forcibly removed Indigenous communities to areas unsuited to their trad...
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...