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Jul 2nd, 2018
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In 1960, plastic was found in the stomachs of fewer than 5 % of the world’s seabirds, by 1980, this had jumped to 80 %, now it’s climbing to 100 percent. Seabirds living close to southern Australia, South Africa, and South America are worst affected because the movement of the waves pushes all ...
Jul 1st, 2018
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From the Cheese Guy Acoustic Music Jam – BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument! All are Welcome When: Friday July 6 from 3 to 5 pm Where: The Cheese Guy, 77 Yonge St. S., Elmvale Why: Fundraiser for Friends of Simcoe Forests, donations gratefully accepted....
Jun 4th, 2018
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from Friends of Simcoe Forests In the matter of the ERRC (Environmental Resource Recovery Centre) proposed for the Freele County Forest Tract in Springwater, THE COUNTY OF SIMCOE has received high levels of public interest and participation well-deserving of guiding decisions to reflect the desires o...
Jun 4th, 2018
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Keith and Ina Wood at Dump Site 41 in 2009 -Jim Simpson photo From Ebenezer United Church A tree has been planted in memory of Keith Wood, long-time member of the Ebenezer United Church congregation, a mainstay of the local farming community and a leader of the battle to stop Dump Site 41. Keith̵...
May 27th, 2018
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Sheumas Fay at Site 41 in 2009 AWARE News Network It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Sheumas Fay, a stalwart in the battle to stop Dump Site 41. He will be missed. Obituary FAY, SHEUMAS JOSEPH (Owner of Hardship Acres Landscaping and Lumber) Passed away peacefully at his home [&...
May 22nd, 2018
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“When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”. (Photo: Ryan […]...
Apr 27th, 2018
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Simcoe County’s Rob McCullough  by Shane MacDonald Alliston Herald The County of Simcoe’s director of solid waste says an application to develop a household hazardous waste depot at a landfill in Adjala-Tosorontio has been approved. A landfill located at 6815 Concession Road 4 in Adjala-Tosoron...
In Barrie
Apr 14th, 2018
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from Living Green Barrie Living Green Barrie will be hosting a screening of SustainableJoes – The Time Is Now, followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker and founder of Sustainable Joes, Stephen Szucs. The event will be held at the Barrie Uptown Theatre (theatre #5 to the right of the concession). Ad...
Apr 6th, 2018
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Marketplace tested five leading brands of bottled water and found microplastics in all of them -Bill Arnold/CBC photo Microplastics found in some Canadian bottled water Tests show tiny particles but any effect on human health not known By Eric Szeto, Greg Sadler, David Common · CBC News  They’r...
Mar 27th, 2018
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Carmela Marshall, of the Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force, addresses Ramara Township council Council will review fill bylaw: Clarke by Frank Matys Orillia Today  A proposal to establish a shooting range on a private property in Ramara Township is emerging as a flash point for concerns over soil dum...