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Environment

Jan 26th, 2020
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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...
Jan 25th, 2020
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Jonathon Shore Update: a Celebration of Life for Jonathon Shore will be held at 1 – 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 8 2020 at New Life Church, 28 Tracey Ln (off Hurontario St.), Collingwood. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network January 18 2020 It is with great sadness that we report the death of Jo...
In Barrie
Jan 23rd, 2020
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Maya Moore Barrie climate-change panel calls for end to sprawl, green-space losses by Chris Simon Barrie Advance Plant more trees. Contain new development to infill properties. Stop the loss of green space and farmland. If Simcoe County municipalities — and the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia ...
Jan 22nd, 2020
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Maya Moore of Fridays for Future, Dr. Brent Elsey from Barrie DOCS, Barrie Councillor Keenan Aylwin and Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition at today’s news conference in Barrie. Climate Emergency Declarations, Stopping Sprawl and Preserving Green Spaces Necessary Steps New...
In Energy
Jan 19th, 2020
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AWARE News Network TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) is holding “public information sessions” on a plan to pump water from Georgian Bay/Lake Huron up the Niagara Escarpment to a reservoir during off-peak hours and releasing the water through turbines when hydro energy is required. The proj...
Jan 17th, 2020
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Is project on federal land in the public’s best interest?   By Donna Baylis AWARE News Network On January 16, 2020, about 150 people braved a snowy blustery night to attend the 2nd public information session hosted by TC Energy (TCE formerly TransCanada Pipelines) at the Meaford & St. ...
Jan 17th, 2020
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald New rules will soon come into effect that will give New Tecumseth greater control over fill operations. Director of engineering Rick Vatri made a presentation to council Jan. 13 outlining recommended changes to strengthen the town’s site alteration and fill byl...
Jan 17th, 2020
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North Gwillimbury wetland – Tim Hagen photo Georgina moves to prohibit development on Maple Lake Estates’ wetlands and woodlands From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance At its meeting yesterday, Georgina Town Council examined the implications of the Local Planning Appeal Tribu...
Jan 10th, 2020
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Road salt doesn’t disappear when the ice melts, says Environment Canada, and can run into freshwater river and lakes. Taylor Simmons/CBC From Environmental Defence  Every winter in Ontario, road salt is applied to our streets, sidewalks, and parking lots to prevent slips, falls and accidents. B...
Jan 9th, 2020
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Clockwise from top left: Cryptic tree hunter from Brazil, Poo-uli from Hawaii, Bramble Cay melomys and Victorian grasslands earless dragon, both from Australia.  Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct thi...