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Jul 4th, 2018
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AWARE News Network The Sustainability Network has released the result of an eight-month social network analysis of the most active agricultural and environmental organizations involved in Lake Simcoe basin stewardship. A final report and a recording of a 50 minute webinar that took place in late May ...
Jun 27th, 2018
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From Councillor Jack Hanna’s column in the Springwater News I have accepted the challenge to run for re-election. If someone better qualified comes forward I would consider retirement. For the record I am supporting Bill French for Mayor (tested and proven to be excellent and dedicated to all o...
Jun 26th, 2018
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Collingwood Connection photo by John Edwards Collingwood Connection As members of council entered the chambers for their meeting, a crowd chanted “We want answers.” This was a portion of a group of a about 90 people who rallied outside town hall prior to the June 25 meeting. The rally came on the hee...
Jun 15th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal  From Amnesty International Canada  Long time human rights defender Edwin Espinal has paid a heavy price for courageously raising his voice. He was arrested in January during a violent crackdown on massive protests against alleged election fraud. During this crackdown scores of Honduran...
Jun 15th, 2018
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Update AWARE News Network The Springwater Compliance Audit Committee reconvenes Monday June 18, 9-11 a.m. in the township’s council chambers, 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing to appoint a prosecutor to review the case of Mayor Bill French and lay charges if warranted. The meeting is open to the publ...
Jun 14th, 2018
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Carden Alvar -Ontario Parks / Wasyl Bakowsky photo Background information on the proposed development by Premier Shooting Centre  in the Carden Alvar Premier Shooting Center wishes to purchase the 1,350-acres Cedarhurst property at the centre of the Carden Alvar and construct a 4000 sq.ft. clubhouse,...
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...
May 30th, 2018
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Former Springwater deputy mayor Dan McLean confers with his lawyer Jack Siegel before last Friday’s compliance audit committee hearing -Kate Harries photo Update By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Springwater Compliance Audit Committee has decided to start legal proceedings against Springwa...
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 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...