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Jan 8th, 2019
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AWARE News Network See video on Youtube An AWARE Simcoe member has sent the following email to the parties responsible in the arrests of indigenous people defending their land in British Columbia. You too can let them know how you feel! PM Justin Trudeau, justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca MP Carolyn Bennett,...
Jan 4th, 2019
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A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road in Springwater Township.  From Friends of Simcoe Forests  In a 2016 report prepared by the County’s consultant (GHD) the expected timeline provided for the County Official Plan Amendment approval was October 2016. On January 2, 2019 notice was...
Jan 2nd, 2019
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AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition hosts a meeting on the province’s Bill 66 and what it could mean for your community. Guest speaker is Tim Gray of Environmental Defence. It’s at Midhurst United Church, 90 Doran Rd., and starts at 7 pm...
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Jan 1st, 2019
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Walkerton was memorable for me. I was there in the wake of the E.coli contamination of the drinking water that gripped the town in 2000 and left seven dead. I was there for the subsequent inquiry that lasted nine months, reporting on the tragedy for the Toronto Star...
Dec 29th, 2018
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Environmental Defence takes on Bill 66. Read ED’s position.  AWARE News Network The following acts and regulations related to Bill 66 have been posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. Public comment is invited by the deadlines cited Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 201...
Dec 29th, 2018
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Double-crested cormorants on the nest. It takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young – shooting one would result in the chicks dying. AWARE News Network Edward Kroc, assistant professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology at the University of British Columbia has ...
Dec 21st, 2018
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From the Smart Prosperity Institute We consistently overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of environmental regulations. In fact, costs of environmental regulations are often overestimated by at least double, and sometimes by a factor of 10 or more. The moment is right to discuss the c...
Dec 20th, 2018
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News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Local groups concerned about the future health of Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and protection of our drinking water are now calling on municipalities within Simcoe County and the Lake Simcoe watershed to take a stand against ...
Dec 19th, 2018
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By Stéphane Leclerc and André Flys The Hill Times December 13, 2018 We can no longer ignore the harmful effects of pesticide exposure on pollinator health. Last year, beekeepers in Ontario and Québec suffered record overwinter colony losses: 45.7 per cent in Ontario and 30.3 per cent in Québec. These...
Dec 18th, 2018
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“We have no need to ‘discuss’ the option of removing designated land from protected areas,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas. -Explore Aurora photo By STEFANIE MAROTTA Toronto Star  December 14 2018 New legislation proposed by Premier Doug Ford is causing concern that parts of the...