Jan 29th, 2021
Rally at Site 41 – Summer of 2009 From Wellington Water Watchers On January 14th 2021, a 10 year permit to take water was granted for use in the Teedon gravel pit in Tiny Township, Ontario. We are asking you to take action against this. The Teedon pit seeks to take water from the adjacent [&hel...
Jan 20th, 2021
Freele Tract From Friends of Simcoe Forests This pertains to the Springwater Township Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) matter which the County of Simcoe appealed to LPAT as a result of the Township’s failure to make a decision on its Official Plan and Zoning by-laws to establish the Environmenta...
Dec 31st, 2020
From left: Kate Harries, John Beaucage (then Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation), Carolynn and Wayne Fishleigh at the Site 41 camp in 2009. -Mary Rajapakse photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Carolynn Fishleigh was a determined defender of the water and the Stop Dump Site 41 group was...
Dec 4th, 2020
Flat user-fee would result in an estimated 63% of residents paying more By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today Simcoe County is reconsidering the way residents pay for waste collection and, if passed through county council, most residents will be hit harder in the wallet for the same service. During a recent ...
Nov 25th, 2020
Samples of the new bins that would be procured for use in homes across Simcoe County starting in Nov. 2021 are pictured on the right. County councillors voted to obtain black bins with green, blue and black lids (for organics, recycling and garbage respectfully) in order to save on costs. By: Jessica...
Oct 23rd, 2020
WASTED! The Story of Food Waste: Documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. (Link chosen to illustrate, this doc is not producd by the province.) Ontario government news release The Ontario government is investing over $5 million to help food rescue organizations, Fir...
Oct 23rd, 2020
By Inayat Singh, Andreas Wesley · CBC News Ontario’s large cities may be left scrambling to find space for their garbage because of new legislation that makes it harder to build landfills in the province. The Ontario government passed the rule in July as part of Bill 197, the omnibus COVID-19 ...
Oct 19th, 2020
Ontario government news release Ontario is kicking off Waste Reduction Week by unveiling regulations to improve the blue box program. The enhancements include expanding the items that can be recycled and making producers of products and packaging fully responsible for the waste they create. “We...
Oct 19th, 2020
AWARE News Network Today opponents of the County of Simcoe’s proposal to build a waste facility in the Freele County Forest filed a legal challenge in their fight against the County’s plan. The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc. filed a Notice of Application for Judicial Review with Divisional Court chal...