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Jan 23rd, 2015
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You may have noticed we have added some new bloggers to this site. It is a real pleasure to welcome Gary Christie, a passionate angler from the GTA with a particular attachment to the Nottawasaga River. He’s also a scientist who explains with great clarity what’s happening to the lifeforms in the wat...
Jan 18th, 2015
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By Bill Shotyk  My home I live in one half of a reasonably well-insulated, modest 1960 duplex in Old Strathcona. The attic is well insulated, the exterior has a layer of insulation under the siding, and all the windows and doors are new and energy-efficient. There is one furnace for each level of the...
Jan 18th, 2015
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From Food & Water First The Soil Science Society of America has published an elegant and powerful article about the vital resource we all take for granted and why the Year of Soils is important. Our favourite line: “Soil keeps us from being hungry, thirsty, breathless, naked, and homeless&#...
Jan 15th, 2015
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From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Last month the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) quietly issued revised draftWatershed Development Guidelines that do NOT permit the building of subdivisions on provincially significant wetlands (PSWs). If these draft Guidelines are ...
Jan 15th, 2015
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AWARE Simcoe Factsheet on LRSCA’s Subdivisions-in-Wetlands policy...
Jan 15th, 2015
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AWARE News Network Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) will host a webinar on January 22 at 1:00pm to highlight his report, Managing New Challenges. In this one-hour session, he will present his perspective and his advice to ministries on several issues in the news this past year...
Jan 13th, 2015
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AWARE News Network AWARE Simcoe is pleased to welcome Gary Christie, an accomplished angler and knowledgeable biologist, to our organization’s lineup of bloggers. Gary, who has been president of the Nottawasaga Steelheaders since 2001, and a member of this conservation-minded group of anglers since 1...
Jan 13th, 2015
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The Pine River is a major feeder tributary of the Nottawasaga River, providing clean and cool water, much of it from springs in the important limestone of the Amabel bedrock deep in Dufferin County and the Niagara Escarpment. Studies from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and Ontar...
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Jan 6th, 2015
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The site has been issued several orders over the years to come into compliance, following water samples taken in 2010 that exceeded water quality guidelines From Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine An Ontario hazardous waste processing company, and its directors, have been fined a total of $320,000 ...
Jan 5th, 2015
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Innisfil Journal Based on a positive trend in lake herring populations, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has re-opened the fishery on Lake Simcoe. Anglers have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity, said Matt DeMille, manager of fish and wildlife services for the Ontario Federa...