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May 28th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...