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Dec 29th, 2017
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Bumble bee -Jennifer Howard photo Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollinators By Damian Carrington The Guardian Common fungicides are the strongest factor linked to steep declines in bumblebee...
Dec 27th, 2017
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David Phillips AWARE News Network David Phillips, senior climatologist for Environment Canada of Environment Canada will provide a presentation to a special meeting of Springwater Township Council on the effects of climate change. Phillips is a spokesperson for the Meteorological Service of Canada, a...
Dec 27th, 2017
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from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Come out and help us count the birds making their winter home at the Tiffin Centre! When Sat, January 6, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST Where Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia, ON Map Register The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a f...
Dec 27th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe photo News release from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association – December 20 2017 Pesticide manufacturers get an early Christmas present from Health Canada In announcing their Proposed Pollinator Decisions yesterday (December 19 2017), Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency...
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Dec 19th, 2017
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You-know-who with fund-raising t-shirt This started off as a review of three important books that I thought would be good gifts for activists – then it morphed into a Christmas wish list from all of us to all of us. These are the books: -Boiling Point – Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and ...
Dec 19th, 2017
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News release from the Nottawsaga Valley Conservation Authority The board of directors approved NVCA’s 2018 budget. The budget came in at $4.7 million, up $153,134 from 2017. Of this increase, $89,956 is coming from an increase to the municipal levy (shared among all 18 member municipalities), with th...
Dec 19th, 2017
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From the Friends of Simcoe Forests Good news! An important discovery has been made in the Freele Forest: at least one endangered species has been detected. Specifically, our expert field naturalist has confirmed Little Brown Bats are using the forest ~ this is a game changer for our campaign to save ...
Dec 16th, 2017
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association World-renowned author and Midhurst Ratepayers’ patron, Margaret Atwood, whose dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is garnering rave reviews and awards for its TV adaptation, has issued a fundraising challenge to everyone who thinks fresh and...
Dec 15th, 2017
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror The federal and provincial governments, along with Beausoleil First Nation, are each contributing $2.35 million to rejuvenate both wharfs and improve transportation to and from Christian Island. “Investing in transportation networks connects communities and offe...
Dec 14th, 2017
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Richard Lindgren Lawyers Daily By Amanda Jerome Ontario has passed new legislation that will replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with a tribunal it purports will improve the speed, fairness and affordability of land use hearings throughout the province. While the government is extolling the ben...