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Jul 12th, 2017
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Cigarette butts are the most common litter item found on Lake Huron beaches -Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation photo Let’s get the butts off the beach! From Environmental Defence Join us on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. to get the butts off Wasaga Beach! Cigarette butts, that is. Did y...
Jun 29th, 2017
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From the Story of Stuff Project  Every July, over a million people around the world participate in Plastic Free July, a challenge to refuse single-use plastics for one whole month. This year, we’re trying something a little different – and we’d like to invite you to take part. Here’s the thing. Avoid...
Jun 28th, 2017
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Polluted beach in Senegal Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20%...
In Energy
Jun 27th, 2017
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By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press A proposal to bury tonnes of radioactive waste in a bunker near Lake Huron has moved a step toward a decision on whether the multibillion-dollar project can proceed. Federal authorities say they are satisfied Ontario Power Generation has provided additional informa...
Jun 26th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe News Network The following motion is to be debated tomorrow – Tuesday June 27 – by Simcoe County Council, meeting in Committee of the whole: Moved By: Councillor French That the County put a pause on the development plans for the ERRC until such time as County Council has bee...
Jun 16th, 2017
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from Friends of Simcoe Forests ►►► VERY IMPORTANT MEETING ALERT ►►► RE: PROPOSED ERRC (Environmental Resource Recovery Centre) AT 2976 HORSESHOE VALLEY ROAD WEST (FREELE FOREST) The Township of Springwater will be holding a public meeting on Monday June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Springwater Administr...
In Issues
Jun 15th, 2017
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times As the keynote speaker during Thursday’s Zero Waste Conference at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus, Glen Murray said the province’s continued push to reduce its carbon footprint will lead to more jobs and a stronger, more prosperous economy. “We’re emp...
In Issues
May 15th, 2017
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Sign in Tamil Nadu, India -Wikipedia Commons From Zero Waste Ontario The Zero Waste Ontario Conference takes place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, on Thursday June 15 and Friday, June 16, 2017 The goal of the Zero Waste Ontario conference is to educate and activate participants to create sust...
Apr 23rd, 2017
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There are so many Issues going on in Simcoe County it’s hard to know where to start. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the debacle of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds concluded several weeks ago. So a decision should be coming out soon. With all the illegal activities, fines and zoning violations inc...
Apr 5th, 2017
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New Tecumseth Free Press Simcoe County councillors are expected next week to approve recommendations that will reduce the total number of allowable residential garbage bags and or containers collected at curbside, to four – including three with tags. Currently the maximum is eight, including se...