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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...
Aug 2nd, 2018
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AWARE Essa members Janet Lord-Genyk (left), Christine Runge, Anne Learn Sharpe and Maggie Curran welcome news of review. They are hoping to participate in the consultation process. – Brad Pritchard/Metroland photo Union president says closure plan made no sense by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald...
Jul 18th, 2018
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From Ontario Public Service Employees Union Love trees? Want to make sure our forests are protected and resilient for years to come? Bring the whole family and join OPSEU Local 313 on July 21 in Angus, Ontario for a family-friendly rally and free BBQ to celebrate – and save – the Ontario ...
Jul 18th, 2018
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Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson made the closing a campaign issue. Now Ontario’s minister for economic development, job creation and trade, Wilson is shown with Fred Somerville at a protest outside the tree seed plant in May. -AWARE Simcoe photo UPDATE with message from AWARE Essa and and Friends of...
In Barrie
Jul 18th, 2018
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From Living Green Barrie Living Green Barrie will be hosting a screening of Bikes vs Cars The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big B...
Jul 12th, 2018
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Infinitum recycling plant in Fetsund, Norway -Guardian photo A bottle deposit hub on the outskirts of Oslo has had a stream of high-level international visitors. Can its success be replicated worldwide? By Matthew Taylor The Guardian Tens of thousands of brightly coloured plastic drinks bottles tumbl...
Jul 4th, 2018
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Julee Boan, who leads Ontario Nature’s northern programming as its boreal program manager, conducts field research. File Photo by Ontario Nature Scientists have assembled research exposing industry denial of disappearing caribou By Carl Meyer National Observer June 27 2018 A group of five scien...
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 ...
Jul 4th, 2018
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Notice from County of Simcoe Notice of Adoption Simcoe County OPA 2 TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the County of Simcoe enacted By-law No. 6754 to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 2 to the Official Plan for the County of Simcoe on the 26th of June, 2018, pursuant to Section 17 and 21 of [&helli...
Jul 2nd, 2018
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In 1960, plastic was found in the stomachs of fewer than 5 % of the world’s seabirds, by 1980, this had jumped to 80 %, now it’s climbing to 100 percent. Seabirds living close to southern Australia, South Africa, and South America are worst affected because the movement of the waves pushes all ...