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Aug 16th, 2019
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Edwin Espinal considers a bottle of drinking water he had smuggled out of La Tolva jail, where he was held on trumped up charges for 19 months. US Trained Honduran Police Get Medieval as Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal Released   By Adrienne Pine MintPress News “It’s sad how the United States i...
Aug 16th, 2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland chat with  Honduras Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Dolores Agüero at the Lima Group meeting in Ottawa this spring. The strange, distasteful case of Canada and Honduras By Rick Salutin Toronto Star I feel flummoxed, a word I’ve never...
Aug 11th, 2019
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Gail Ardiel Ontario court dismisses defamation suit against newsletter from The Blue Mountains under anti-SLAPP law By SIMON HOUPT Globe and Mail JULY 16, 2019 An Ontario court has dismissed a defamation suit launched by a pair of politicians in the town of The Blue Mountains against the publisher of...
Aug 10th, 2019
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Edwin Espinal, no longer behind bars. @adriennepine Edwin Espinal spent more than 18 months in a maximum-security prison in Honduras, in pre-trial detention; ‘I’m still shocked they let him out’ by: Erika Engel Collingwood Today  Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring have been partners for...
Aug 9th, 2019
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Celebration the day after the release by the side of Highway 92 in front of the political prisoners sign. Among those attending were Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton (next to Janet Spring, at left) and Vicki Monague (not shown).  -AWARE Simcoe photo CTV News report Family in Simcoe County rejoices The S...
Aug 6th, 2019
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Mayor Don Allen Reports stem from Simcoe County warden’s golf tournament by Chris Simon  Barrie Advance Springwater Township Mayor Don Allen has been charged in connection with an alleged impaired-driving incident that took place in late June. Huronia West OPP confirmed Aug. 6 that Allen, 67, h...
Jul 19th, 2019
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Lawyer Guy Giorno Township’s new integrity commissioner to be given ‘free access’ to all materials by Brad Pritchard  Alliston Herald Adjala-Tosorontio council’s first assignment for the township’s new integrity commissioner is to conduct inquiries into the investigations that took place during...
Jul 17th, 2019
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Wasaga Beach Councillor and NVCA Chair George Watson AWARE News Network Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson has written to members of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board to say he does not intend to step down as chair. Watson says he has worked “diligently and tirelessly” as the hea...
Jul 4th, 2019
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Amaranth Councillor Margaret Mercer, Melancthon Councillor Shirley Boxem and Collingwood Councillor Mariane McLeod. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Is Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson in conflict for calling for the dissolution of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority while at the...
Jul 4th, 2019
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  From Janet French Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor Today Datamax Outdoor Advertising erected two more signs to help us advocate for Edwin and others’ release from prison. We put one on our home farm on Highway 92 which leads to Wasaga Beach. The highway is really busy at this time o...