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Nov 24th, 2019
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From BTC The Be the Change Film Series (BTC) has become a Collingwood institution. Now in its 12th year, BTC has added a month on either end, extending the season from September to May. BTC screens environmentally and socially conscious movies at 5pm and 7:30pm every third Wednesday of the month at t...
Nov 22nd, 2019
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AWARE News Network Environment Minister Jeff Yurek has turned down five bump-up applications that would have ordered the Midhurst Secondary Plan proponents to address specific environmental issues under Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act. 20191122—Letter-from-Jeff Yurek-re-MSP-EA Yurek...
Nov 21st, 2019
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Strong and strategic protections needed in the Lake Simcoe watershed Aurora, Ontario News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust Next week, two conservation organizations share their strategies and mapping research for protecting natural areas in the Lake Simcoe w...
Nov 20th, 2019
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Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk found Ontario’s home warranty agency ‘favoured the interests of builders at the expense of homebuyers’ Tarion Warranty Corporation has overseen the industry for the past 40 years The Canadian Press  Ontario has announced changes for new home warr...
Nov 12th, 2019
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition We hope you can join the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust for this free event: The state of natural areas protection in the Lake Simcoe Watershed and the nearby Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt, and what we can do about it. When: Thu...
Nov 9th, 2019
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‘It’s a world-class facility and the decision today shows that they can have both agricultural and entertainment use of the property,’ says proponent By Dave Dawson Orillia Matters November 8 2019 The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), now known as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), h...
Nov 4th, 2019
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Quarry truck traffic has huge impact on rural communities  ‘Clear display of industry demands versus community benefit and public interest’ AWARE News Network The Ford government’s clear lack of interest in the views of the public when it comes to charting the future of the aggregat...
Oct 31st, 2019
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Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario photo. AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (which includes 35 organizations, including AWARE Simcoe) and the Ontario Headwaters Institute have asked the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to provide for further public consultation before proceed...
Oct 21st, 2019
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Hydrogeologist Mike Jones to address sustainability issue AWARE Oro-Medonte release AWARE Oro-Medonte will continue its Speaker Series focusing on groundwater The Oro Moraine: Is it sustainable as our primary water resource? Sunday, November 10th, 2-4 pm, Carriage Hills Resort, 90 Highland Drive, (St...
Oct 1st, 2019
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Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, found for the first time in Canada, in the Minesing Wetlands in 2007. The following is Chris Evans’ submission to the ECCC Recovery Strategy Team, September 30, 2019: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important proposed Federal Recovery Strategy fo...