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Jun 12th, 2018
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  from Sandy Buxton, president, Midhurst Ratepayers Association After a year-long review, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has raised a lot of concerns regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Midhurst Secondary Plan. They point to superficial and missing stu...
Jun 4th, 2018
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Keith and Ina Wood at Dump Site 41 in 2009 -Jim Simpson photo From Ebenezer United Church A tree has been planted in memory of Keith Wood, long-time member of the Ebenezer United Church congregation, a mainstay of the local farming community and a leader of the battle to stop Dump Site 41. Keith̵...
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...