May 28th, 2018
Cone collection at the Ontario Tree Seed Facility -Financial Post photo AWARE News Network At a Friends of Simcoe Forests all-candidates’ meeting last week in Midhurst, the question was raised as to whether the candidates for the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte would support a moratori...
May 26th, 2018
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...
May 23rd, 2018
Juvenile Midland Painted Turtles – Patrick Muldowan photo From Lisa Richardson Ontario Nature Today is World Turtle Day. Take a moment to reflect on the midland painted turtle. The colourful reptile is a familiar sight along shorelines and in ponds throughout southern Ontario, but it is ...
May 22nd, 2018
“When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”. (Photo: Ryan […]...
May 21st, 2018
Experts: Drs. John Cherry and Bill Shotyk after Shotyk’s presentation in Elmvale last week. -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Scientist Bill Shotyk may be getting some company in his 25-year study of the exceptional water that flows out of artesian wells in the Waverley are...
May 21st, 2018
From Friends of Simcoe Forests Annual General Meeting on Thursday May 24 2018 at 7 pm at the Midhurst Community Centre Guest Speakers include Area MPP Candidates Topic : The Environment...
May 15th, 2018
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Penetanguishene councillors have changed their minds. Council won’t be adding $300,000 to the 2018 budget for legal fees to defend the decision to reject a residential subdivision proposed for woodland between Fox and Church streets. “I don’t think we need to raise th...
May 14th, 2018
Simcoe-Grey MPP and PC candidate Jim Wilson with Fred Somerville of Somerville Nurseries outside the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus -Alliston Herald photo Nursery owner concerned about tree availability by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson says the Progressive Conservatives...
May 10th, 2018
Entomologist Doug Tallamy from Living Green Barrie Living Green Barrie will be hosting a screening of Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ec...
May 3rd, 2018
Delaware-based concrete company Bilcon had proposed a 152-hectare quarry and marine terminal on Digby Neck -CBC photo News release from Sierra Club Canada Foundation OTTAWA – East Coast Environmental Law, Sierra Club Canada Foundation and Ecojustice issued the following statement in response to the F...