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Jan 9th, 2019
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Collingwood Councillor Deb Doherty makes a point at Tuesday’s meeting in Midhurst. -AWARE Simcoe photo Concerns include loss of protection, lack of transparency By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Concern and even alarm were the predominant sentiments expressed at a Midhurst meeting on Bill 66 h...
Jan 9th, 2019
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Bill 66 is a ‘Pandora’s box,’ Hold the Line’s Kevin Thomason says By Kate Bueckert · CBC News  Regional councillors do not support planning changes proposed under Bill 66 and will be sending that message to the province about it. During the planning and works committee meeting...
Jan 9th, 2019
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News release from Georgian Bay Today The cleanest water in the world is under threat. Scientist William Shotyk is worried. Shotyk, the Bocock Chair for Agriculture and Environment at the University of Alberta, is featured in the current issue of Georgian Bay Today (Winter 2018/19 #123). It’s been alm...
Jan 8th, 2019
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News release from North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) On December 6, 2018, during the busy Christmas season, Doug Ford’s government introduced Bill 66 Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, an omnibus bill with amendments to at least 15 pieces of Ontario legislation affectin...
Jan 8th, 2019
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AWARE News Network See video on Youtube An AWARE Simcoe member has sent the following email to the parties responsible in the arrests of indigenous people defending their land in British Columbia. You too can let them know how you feel! PM Justin Trudeau, justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca MP Carolyn Bennett,...
Jan 4th, 2019
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A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road in Springwater Township.  From Friends of Simcoe Forests  In a 2016 report prepared by the County’s consultant (GHD) the expected timeline provided for the County Official Plan Amendment approval was October 2016. On January 2, 2019 notice was...
Jan 2nd, 2019
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AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition hosts a meeting on the province’s Bill 66 and what it could mean for your community. Guest speaker is Tim Gray of Environmental Defence. It’s at Midhurst United Church, 90 Doran Rd., and starts at 7 pm...
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Jan 1st, 2019
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Walkerton was memorable for me. I was there in the wake of the E.coli contamination of the drinking water that gripped the town in 2000 and left seven dead. I was there for the subsequent inquiry that lasted nine months, reporting on the tragedy for the Toronto Star...
Dec 29th, 2018
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Environmental Defence takes on Bill 66. Read ED’s position.  AWARE News Network The following acts and regulations related to Bill 66 have been posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. Public comment is invited by the deadlines cited Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 201...
Dec 29th, 2018
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Double-crested cormorants on the nest. It takes both male and female cormorants to raise the young – shooting one would result in the chicks dying. AWARE News Network Edward Kroc, assistant professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology at the University of British Columbia has ...