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Dec 29th, 2017
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Bumble bee -Jennifer Howard photo Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollinators By Damian Carrington The Guardian Common fungicides are the strongest factor linked to steep declines in bumblebee...
Dec 27th, 2017
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David Phillips AWARE News Network David Phillips, senior climatologist for Environment Canada of Environment Canada will provide a presentation to a special meeting of Springwater Township Council on the effects of climate change. Phillips is a spokesperson for the Meteorological Service of Canada, a...
Dec 27th, 2017
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from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Come out and help us count the birds making their winter home at the Tiffin Centre! When Sat, January 6, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST Where Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia, ON Map Register The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a f...
Dec 27th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe photo News release from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association – December 20 2017 Pesticide manufacturers get an early Christmas present from Health Canada In announcing their Proposed Pollinator Decisions yesterday (December 19 2017), Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency...
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Dec 19th, 2017
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You-know-who with fund-raising t-shirt This started off as a review of three important books that I thought would be good gifts for activists – then it morphed into a Christmas wish list from all of us to all of us. These are the books: -Boiling Point – Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and ...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Sammy the cat on patrol at the Ontario Tree Seed Plant -National Post photo The concern of critics attacking the decision is not so much about the cats – Pepper and Sammy will land on their feet – as the future viability of native species of Ontario trees By Jake Edmiston National Post AN...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Province Seeking Public Input to Protect Important Water Resources News release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Ontario is taking action to protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by launching a public consultation on expanding the province’s Greenbelt. The prov...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Members of the AWARE Essa deputation seeking council support for the Ontario Tree Seed Plant -AWARE Essa photo Essa Township supports saving the Ontario Tree Seed Plant from AWARE Essa AWARE Essa members and supporters were jubilant yesterday after Essa Township’s mayor and council unanimously approv...