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By AWARE Simcoe
In Council Watch
Apr 2nd, 2020
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Springwater council practices distancing in special session, attended remotely by some councillors. In the council chamber, from left, CAO Jeff Scmidt, Councillor Perry Ritchie, Mayor Don Allen and Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin. Clerk Renee Ainsworth has her back to the camera.  By Kate Harries AWAR...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Agriculture
Apr 2nd, 2020
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Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Issues
Mar 29th, 2020
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OSSGA urging government to change its policy to allow new aggregate operations By Angela Gismondi Daily Commercial News  The Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is continuing to urge the Ontario government to change a policy in the Growth Plan which prohibits new aggregate operations ...
By Kate Harries
In Energy
Mar 28th, 2020
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Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau about Oil package bailout midst coronavirus crisis March 23, 2020 To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Cc: Federal Cabinet Ministers COVID-19 is presenting real and immediate risks to people’s health and livelihoods. It is appropriate and necessary for the federal ...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Environment
Mar 24th, 2020
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AWARE News Network The Ontario government will proceed with the spring bear hunt. Details of the decision and comments received can be accessed at this link. ...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
Mar 23rd, 2020
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Studying Georgian Bay’s wetlands – Chow-Fraser lab ‘Record high water levels have devastated the coastal ecosystem around Georgian Bay, destroying critical wetlands’ – Mary Muter From Restore Our Water International (CHEBOYGAN, MICHIGAN and TORONTO, ONTARIO, March 20, 20...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Energy
Mar 20th, 2020
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NASA and European Space Agency pollution monitoring satellites detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China Large drops of nitrogen dioxide seen over Italy and China By Nicole Mortillaro · CBC News · It’s a surreal sight: Webcams from across Italy show normally packed tou...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Environment
Mar 19th, 2020
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From Sarah Hill, Head of Oceans & Plastic Campaign, Greenpeace Canada First of all, I hope that you and your loved ones are ok. These are tough and uncertain times, and before I move on, I just wanted to say this: whether for our planet or for the health of our communities, we’re all in thi...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
Mar 19th, 2020
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Location of retirement complex east of Elmvale planned by a non-profit group. Separately, a seniors’ care provider company is proposing a complex on Bayfield St.  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two proposals for seniors’ facilities in Springwater Township were under discussion recently by l...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Meetings
Mar 16th, 2020
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AWARE News Network Here’s a link to a comprehensive list of cancellations. Thanks to the folks at simcoe.com for keeping it up to date: What’s cancelled in Simcoe County...