Nov 5th, 2017
by Shane MacDonald Barrie Advance The County of Simcoe is undertaking a significant forest and habitat restoration project in the Township of Springwater, but it will look a little more like destruction than restoration at first. In late October the first steps of the project were underway — cutting ...
Nov 2nd, 2017
White spruce cones -AWARE Simcoe photo Note: scroll to end for request for action Letter to from the Forest Gene Conservation Association to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry Dear Premier and Minister: This is a long letter because the issue is...
Nov 2nd, 2017
Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...
Oct 31st, 2017
News release from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association Don’t blame your local beekeeper if there isn’t much Ontario honey available for sale this year. In a survey of Ontario beekeepers sponsored by the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, almost 57% of Ontario beekeepers reported that honey product...
Oct 27th, 2017
Nursery owner says more time needed to come up with transition plan by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The provincial government is receiving major blowback from businesses, industry experts and environmental groups over its plan to close the Angus seed plant next fall. The province has announced it w...
Oct 24th, 2017
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 ...
Oct 13th, 2017
-Financial Post photo Planned closing date is too soon – and there’s a core function that can’t be privatized News release from AWARE Essa and Friends of Utopia The audience filled Utopia Hall on October 11 to hear representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry present the busin...
Oct 12th, 2017
Rod Northey from the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Over the summer, your MRA continued fighting to protect and preserve our beloved village. Right now, the Township is awaiting feedback from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on the DRAFT Environmental Status Report (...
Oct 6th, 2017
AWARE News Network Simcoe Grey MPP Jim Wilson’s question to Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry, MPP (Cambridge) in the legislature on October 4, 2017 Re: Closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Facility MPP Jim Wilson: “Has this government decided it is no longer important to protect...
Oct 5th, 2017
News release from MPP Jim Wilson Today in question period, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson challenged the Liberal government over the recently announced closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus. The facility is slated to close September 2018. “If the announced closure goes ahead we will be lo...