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Apr 19th, 2014
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From Transition Collingwood Earth Day Watershed Clean-up Join Transition Collingwood, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, Nature League, Women for the Water, and CCI for a community clean-up of Collingwood’s public spaces and waterways. Tuesday April the 22th (Earth Day!) we will gather at 1pm at th...
Apr 19th, 2014
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The April 22 meeting of Springwater Council is going to be very important – and not just for Midhurst. – Anyone who cares about the Minesing Wetlands and the Nottawasaga watershed should attend. – Anyone who lives downstream of the proposed Midhurst Secondary Plan (Wasaga Beach resi...
Apr 15th, 2014
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From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition  Scientists suggest that 40% of the watershed be permanently in “high quality natural cover”. But now only about 35% of the watershed is in natural cover (high quality or not) and very little of that is truly protected. Oro-Medonte’s Official Plan is currently being ...
Apr 11th, 2014
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By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington April is Earth Month, and April 22 Earth Day. We should really celebrate our small blue planet and all it provides every day, but recent events give us particular cause to reflect on our home and how we’...
Mar 29th, 2014
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Turning off the lights for an hour doesn’t really accomplish much. If you want to really make a difference there are some small things you can do every day to make a difference: 1. Stop using/buying water in disposable bottles. 2. Pack waste free lunches 3. Turn of lights in empty rooms. 4. Swi...
Mar 28th, 2014
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By Anne Learn Sharpe AWARE Essa In spite of a spring snowstorm, more than 70 people gathered at Utopia Hall in Essa Township on Saturday, March 22, to watch the movie Vanishing of the Bees. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, only 15 minutes of the movie was shown, but on a positive note, t...
Mar 26th, 2014
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King Weekly Sentinel  The future of Ontario’s protected green spaces may very well depend on the fate of three very important pieces of legislation. To that end, the Concerned Citizens of King Township (CCKT), with support of other concerned environmental groups, is hosting a presentation and round-t...
Mar 25th, 2014
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News release from Save Ostrander Point PICTON — A great cheer went up last evening from the crowd gathered to hear Terry Sprague speak at the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists monthly meeting. Myrna Wood, president of the club and leader in the fight to Save Ostrander Point announced that ...
Mar 12th, 2014
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By Sara Ross, Orillia Packet & Times While Oro-Medonte’s century-old sugar maples continue to decline, Bruce Keeling’s native sugar maples — planted four years ago — continue to flourish. “We have a couple on our front lawn that we put in and one of them is over 20 feet tall,” Keeling said. “That...
Mar 7th, 2014
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From North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance The York-Simcoe Provincial Liberal Association will be hosting a public Town Hall meeting in Keswick on Thursday, March 13th to discuss environmental issues affecting our area, including protecting Lake Simcoe and the North Gwillimbury Forest. The meeting will b...