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Dec 14th, 2017
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From  AWARE Essa Essa Township is holding a Public Meeting to collect comments on a proposed Zoning By-law Amendement submitted by the Barrie-Collingwood Railway Where: Council Chambers, 5786 County Road 21, between Thornton and Baxter. When: Wednesday December 20 2017 at 6 pm BCR and its operator, C...
Dec 11th, 2017
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From Kate Harries blog AWARE News Network The following is an analysis by Wellington County of the impact of mass appeals of aggregate site property taxes launched across the province in the last few years by the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, which reached a settlement with the Munici...
Dec 11th, 2017
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The anger was palpable. It came from residents of Oro-Medonte, Adjala-Tosoronto and Tiny. They were among 40 people from around the county who attended a workshop at the Oro Station community hall last week. The event was organized by Environmental Defence to get feedback on the “responsible aggregat...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Sammy the cat on patrol at the Ontario Tree Seed Plant -National Post photo The concern of critics attacking the decision is not so much about the cats – Pepper and Sammy will land on their feet – as the future viability of native species of Ontario trees By Jake Edmiston National Post AN...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Province Seeking Public Input to Protect Important Water Resources News release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Ontario is taking action to protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by launching a public consultation on expanding the province’s Greenbelt. The prov...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Members of the AWARE Essa deputation seeking council support for the Ontario Tree Seed Plant -AWARE Essa photo Essa Township supports saving the Ontario Tree Seed Plant from AWARE Essa AWARE Essa members and supporters were jubilant yesterday after Essa Township’s mayor and council unanimously approv...
Dec 6th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe note: Cornerstone Standards Council has responded to concerns raised by Gravel Watch Ontario in a letter circulated to municipalities across Ontario. Here is a link to the GWO letter and some other information. Here is the Cornerstone letter: RE: Gravel Watch Ontario Correspondence Regar...
Dec 6th, 2017
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Dianne Saxe Facility is important in the preservation of Ontario’s biodiversity – ECO Letter from the Environmental Commission of Ontario to Susan Antler, Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park Thank you for your message of October 13th sharing your message to Premier Wynne and Minister McGarry ...