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Jun 13th, 2019
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Canadian company’s resort on Garifuna land.  By Janet Spring Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor From May 25 – June 2, I travelled throughout Honduras with three Canadians and twelve US citizens to investigate why the Honduran people are leaving their home country to travel in massive caravan...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Councillor Jack Hanna by Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council has granted three-year extensions of the approval of draft plans for five subdivisions in the Midhurst Secondary Plan area. The subdivisions were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 29 2014, with differing con...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Burlington’s Marianne Meed Ward, Rick Bonnette of Halton Hills, Oakville’s Rob Burton and Gordon Krantz of Milton By Roland Cilliers InsideHalton.com Bill 108 the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 was passed by the Ontario government June 6. Described by the provincial government as its p...
Jun 7th, 2019
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From Environmental Defence In the past year, Ontario has experienced a slew of regressive policies aiming to overturn decades of environmental protections put in place by previous governments of all political stripes. The list is staggering: the cancellation of the climate act and cap-and-trade, the ...
Jun 4th, 2019
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Anishinabekwe Vicki Monague of Chimnissing presents water from Site 41 in Ontario, the cleanest water tested  to date, to Lenca Grandmother Maria Luisa in Reitoca, Honduras, where the indigenous people are fighting a hydro-electric dam on the Petacón River. -Morgan Goertz photo By Vicki Monague ̵...
May 24th, 2019
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Grandmother Josephine still inspiring   By Erin Archer AWARE News Network Inspired by the late Grandmother Josephine, local Indigenous Student Advisor Aimee Grenier-Buchwald reached out to local schools “Want to do a Water Walk? Want to do a Water Walk? Want to do a Water Walk?” she asked dozens...
May 12th, 2019
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$400,000 Bayview Drive proposal has tortuous history   Letter from George Fischer, Ramara I am writing this email to make you aware of the upcoming Deputations by the residents of Bayview Drive (Ward 4) Ramara Township and that it may be newsworthy to have a reporter attend the public meeting of...
May 12th, 2019
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Ramara Mayor Basil Clarke favours $50 charge.  Concerned Citizens of Ramara upset about potential of fee; ‘Only offering audio is not providing good service or transparency’ Letter to Orillia Matters from Mike Douglas & Anna Bourgeois Concerned Citizens of Ramara Ramara Township Counc...
May 7th, 2019
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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, centre, at one of three news conferences (in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal) launching Green New Deal. –Common Dreams photo Youth, Artists, Scientists, Indigenous Leaders and Groups urge climate action to cut emissions in half within 11 years From Council of Canadi...
May 7th, 2019
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Janet Spring of Elmvale in Honduras with daughter Karen and son-in-law Edwin Espinal, before his arrest more than a year ago. From Rights Action  Letter to PM Trudeau & Minister Freeland: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, chrystia...