Aug 31st, 2017
A rock bass. Researchers have detected build-ups of human antidepressants in the brains of this fish species, among others, in the Niagara River. -Wikimedia Commons photo The drugs enter rivers and lakes from treatment plants and sewage overflows, threatening aquatic life, scientists say By Charlotte...
Aug 30th, 2017
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Over the past four years the Town of Midland has discharged 1.3 million litres of raw sewage into Georgian Bay. During severe storms, the sanitary sewer system gets overwhelmed by the inflow of storm water, given the fact that some storm sewers and sump pumps are impr...
Aug 22nd, 2017
The Freele Tract – AWARE Simcoe photo From the Friends of Simcoe Forests The Friends of Simcoe Forests are reaching out to you for your help in completing a very short survey prepared by The County of Simcoe pertaining specifically to our forests. We strongly encourage everyone to participate ...
Aug 15th, 2017
Orillia Packet & Times The County of Simcoe is encouraging anyone who spends time in the Simcoe County Forest to complete a brief survey to provide input into a review being undertaken of the recreation policy. The policy governs the public use of the Simcoe County Forest. The policy was approved...
Jul 12th, 2017
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
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
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%...
Jun 27th, 2017
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
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
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...