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Dec 29th, 2018
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Double-crested cormorants on the nest. It takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young – shooting one would result in the chicks dying. AWARE News Network Edward Kroc, assistant professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology at the University of British Columbia has ...
Dec 18th, 2018
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Unlike many species, it takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young. Shooting one would result in the chicks dying. From Ontario Nature  Under the guise of “population management,” the Government of Ontario is proposing nothing less than an all-out slaughter of double-crested cormorants,...
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Dec 5th, 2018
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Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk speaks to media. -National Observer photo By Fatima Syed National Observer An Ontario cabinet minister is vowing to bring in “more oversight” for the province’s oil and gas pipelines, following a damning audit that found the responsible government agency failed to...
Dec 1st, 2018
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In a historic first, mayors from Great Lakes cities and leadership of the Anishinabek Nation band together to oppose new rules for water withdrawals set to be approved by a U.S-based Compact. – Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo by: Erika Engel Barrie Today First Nations leaders and Canadian an...
Nov 5th, 2018
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An adult grass carp commonly weighs over 20 pounds and can grow up to 48 inches in length AWARE Simcoe note: We’re reposting this appeal – pressure is needed from all Great Lakes citizens and politicians at every level of government. Ohio and Michigan states refusing to eradicate Grass Ca...
Sep 4th, 2018
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NVCA staff conduct electrofishing study in Beeton Creek, fall 2017 News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority There’s something fishy planned for Beeton Creek this fall. Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and South Simcoe Streams Network (SSSN) are working to restor...
Aug 5th, 2018
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From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust On August 18th the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust will be going head-to-head with Phragmites Australis, an invasive grass that grows so thick that turtles become trapped and die. “It’s an extremely fast-growing, invasive, non-native grass,” says George Powe...
Jul 27th, 2018
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from Mary Muter, Chair, Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation You are invited to attend: MUSIC OF GORDON LIGHTFOOT Benefit Concert for Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation DATE AND TIME Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM LOCATION Township of Tiny Community Centre 91 Concession 8 East...
Jul 25th, 2018
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Grass Carp description, from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Length can be 5.2 feet, and weight, 80 pounds It started in two Ohio Rivers and was a wholly avoidable crisis. Now is the time for Ohio and US EPA to stop the ‘research’ projects and urgently start a broad range of eradicatio...
Oct 24th, 2017
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News release from Ontario Nature Today, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario raised serious concerns about the government’s willingness and ability to protect endangered plants and animals across the province. Hundreds upon hundreds of harmful activities are going forward without any government ...