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Apr 22nd, 2018
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After a sunrise ceremony last year at Cedar Point -AWARE Simcoe photo Letter to the Springwater News from Anne Ritchie Nahuis On April 9th 2018, Tiny Township Council considered an appeal to the Ontario Municipal board by Dufferin Aggregates / CRH Canada Group of the municipality’s failure to approve...
Apr 22nd, 2018
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Researchers examine one of the North Atlantic right whales that died in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last year. -Marine Animal Response Society photo AWARE News Network Really bad news, just in time for Earth Day. The Trudeau government is allowing BP to do exploratory drilling off the Nova Scotia coast,...
Apr 22nd, 2018
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AWARE News Network The following proposal has been posted by the Ontario government on the EBR registry The proposal is related to sustainable excess soil management and reuse. The proposal aims to protect human health and the environment. It also aims to increase opportunities for the beneficial reu...
Apr 22nd, 2018
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Janet and Karen Spring with Springwater Deputy Mayor Don Allen ‘Not dealing with a normal bunch down there’ – Councillor Perry Ritchie News release from Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor  Springwater Township Council has unanimously voted to call on the federal government to uphold human rights a...
Apr 20th, 2018
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  Urban-centric proposal contradicts recommendation to distribute economic development throughout province   By Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Ontario’s proposed high-speed rail offers nothing but problems for farmers and rural residents. The provincial governmen...
Apr 20th, 2018
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From Paul Bubelis Sustainability Network Late last fall and into the winter we surveyed 49 agricultural and environmental stewardship organizations in the Lake Simcoe watershed. The response (83%) was impressive and the information that was gathered about key attributes and relationships represents a...
Apr 19th, 2018
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NVCA’s Conservation Champions NVCA news release  Volunteers, land stewards and community partners took centre stage at the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s Evening of Thanks on April 17. The event, held during National Volunteer Week, celebrated the contributions of individuals, organizati...
Apr 17th, 2018
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By Waasekom – Photos by Fred Cattroll Indigenous people from all over Canada and the United States gathered at Site 41 atop the world’s purest documented water to support the growing effort to once again protect the Alliston Aquifer.           The Friends of the Waverle...
Apr 17th, 2018
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Bradford West Gwillimbury’s $85 million multi-year public facilities development plans include a future Joint Operations Centre to service the community of Bond Head, which is approved for approximately 1,500 residential units and expected to grow from 500 to a p...
Apr 17th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Innisfil town hall was packed with people for a meeting about Friday Harbour Resort April 11. Two main issues were discussed with the first, a rezoning bylaw allowing swimming pool uses throughout the resort, being approved by council. “It’s to permit pools in other p...