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Oct 1st, 2017
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UPDATE: Link to submission from the Simcoe County Greenbel Coalition AWARE News Network Ontario Nature is calling on you to urge Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, to guide stronger protection for nature across the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)! The decisions made now will ...
Sep 24th, 2017
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AWARE News Network Around 150 people packed the Wyebridge Community Centre last Tuesday September 19 to hear about plans to extract gravel from the Waverley Uplands, the recharge area for the “purest water in the world.” The Uplands are a key element of a natural filtration system that results in wat...
Sep 22nd, 2017
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From left, Debbe Crandall of the Moraine Partnership, Joyce Chau of Eco-Spark, former ECO Gord Miller, elder statesman David Crombie, York Simcoe MPP Julia Munro and Anne Bell of Ontario Nature were among the speakers at a meeting  in Barrie on Wednesday. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Local ...
Sep 22nd, 2017
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Open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne from William Shotyk, Ph.D. , Dr. rer. nat. habil., P.Ag., president of the Elmvale Foundation and Bocock Chair for Agriculture and the Environment, University of Alberta Re: protecting the spring waters of Springwater and Tiny Townships Dear Premier Wynne, Since ...
Sep 22nd, 2017
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Tiny Concession 2, September 22 2017 -AWARE Simcoe photo Letter to Our Midland from John Morgan, Midland September 22, 2017 I just learned today that the huge effort to put a halt to Site 41 taught no lessons. Several conversations today, with local individuals, divulged that the water pressure from ...
Sep 19th, 2017
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Open letter from Ann Truyens, Oro-Medonte to Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry I find it extremely unconscionable that your ministry has recently informed the Township of Tiny in a letter that it had consented to eight amendments to the site plan of the Beamish gravel pit. T...
Sep 19th, 2017
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by MICHAEL YATES Counterpunch I am lying in a meadow high in the Rocky Mountains. The sun is warm and comforting. I watch the clouds, puffy white in the blue sky, but soon pull a cap over my eyes and enter that state where thoughts swirl through your head and you don’t know if you’re […]...
Sep 16th, 2017
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By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians  On May 16, 2017 AWARE News Network reported, “William Shotyk, right, addresses Tiny Township Council. Vickie Monague of Beausoleil First Nation, known for her role in stopping Dump Site 41, is at left, live streaming the presentation.” The communit...
Sep 15th, 2017
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See below for update, text of flier ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF TINY, SPRINGWATER AND TAY TOWNSHIP from Friends of the Waverley Uplands Protecting French’s Hill * The Recharge Area For The Alliston Aquifer There will be a public meeting held by Dufferin Aggregates on Tuesday September 19. 2017 * Wye...
Sep 13th, 2017
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In Zinacantán, a Tzotzil indigenous community outside San Cristobal, Coca-Cola is widely sold during the festival for the town’s patron saint, San Jerónimo. (Photo: Martha Pskowski) Coca-Cola Sucks Wells Dry in Chiapas, Forcing Residents to Buy Water By Martha Pskowski, Truthout The water is di...