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Aug 18th, 2014
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BeachBOOSTER Radio is an interesting demonstration of our changing media landscape. It’s not on the dial, you access it through the internet, which in my ignorance made me wonder, just how accessible would that be? But as owner Joe Bickerstaff explains, there’s an app for that, and BeachBOOSTER is wo...
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Aug 4th, 2014
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By George Tanber, Reuters TOLEDO, Ohio – A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor’s office said. “Our water is safe,” Mayor Michael Collins said at a Monda...
Jul 25th, 2014
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For how much longer will we be able to catch the magnificent fish that made the Nottawasaga River an angler’s mecca? Unfortunately the pressures on the watershed are increasing and the Nottawasaga needs our help.  Consider: * Walleye have all but disappeared from the river * Steelhead (rainbow ...
Jul 19th, 2014
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  By STEVE CONNOR The Independent July 19 2014 Superbugs resistant to some of the most powerful antibiotics in the medical arsenal have been found for the first time in a British river – with scientists pinpointing a local sewage-treatment plant as the most likely source. Scientists discovered t...
Jul 16th, 2014
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By Bruce Hain Innisfil Journal  “Reluctantly” was the word Coun. Rod Boynton used when he voted to approve the application to rezone land owned by John Harris on the 6th Line from Agricultural to Agricultural Area Exemption to allow for water extraction. Despite numerous comments and concerns from In...
Jul 14th, 2014
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Documents reveal bureaucrats warned of likely legal challenges By David McKie, CBC News Jul 13, 2014 The federal government is girding for yet more court battles, this time involving waterways used by boaters, cottagers and First Nations, according to a document obtained by CBC News. At issue is the ...
Jul 10th, 2014
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AWARE News Network interview with Margaret Prophet of the Modhurst Residents Associaiton – 42,000 have signed the petition – that’s getting on for ten times the previous goal of 5,000 – are you surprised?  Yes and no.  When we started the petition, we weren’t even sure i...
Jul 5th, 2014
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Email from Margaret Prophet via change.org Like so many classic Canadian farming communities, my village of Midhurst, Ontario is surrounded by forest, fresh country air and beautiful landscapes. My husband, two boys and I routinely take hikes and have picnics in the fields and forests across from our...
Jul 1st, 2014
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Midhurst resolution gives staff, chair authority to settle at OMB By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board members postponed approval of a controversial efficiency audit last Friday following an outcry from citizens’  groups. They also passed a resoluti...
Jul 1st, 2014
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How members of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board of directors voted June 27 2014 on a motion to go in-camera to discuss, inter alia, the efficiency audits being carried out by a consultant: No to behind-closed-doors discussion Mary Brett, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio Percy Way, Tow...