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By AWARE Simcoe
In Agriculture
Sep 12th, 2019
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In its 12th season, BTC ramps up by adding 2 more months: September and May.   From BTC The Be the Change Film Series (BTC) has become a Collingwood institution. Now in its 12th year, BTC has added a month on either end, extending the season from September to May. BTC screens environmentally and...
By AWARE Simcoe
In About Us
Sep 8th, 2019
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by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun A Wasaga Beach councillor will continue his tenure as chair of the conservation authority. At its Aug. 23 meeting, the board of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority decided not to ask for George Watson’s resignation, even though his municipality had expressed the view...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Agriculture
Sep 4th, 2019
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‘What we need is more humming and buzzing’ by Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The German government announced Wednesday it had agreed on a plan to phase out the use of glyphosate—the key chemical in the weedkiller Roundup—with a total ban set to begin by the end of 2023. “Way to go, G...
By AWARE Simcoe
In About Us
Sep 4th, 2019
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Steve Ogden in 2009 as the Site 41 protest camp was being set up. Vicki Monague is in the background. -Kate Harries photo ‘This collection offers comprehensive documentation of an important episode in Canadian environmental activism’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network It’s official –...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Development
Sep 3rd, 2019
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Downtown Clinton – Angela Smith photo Officials say more shops may open in the near future By Hala Ghonaim CBC News August 31 2019 The community of Clinton, Ont. is preparing to open up a total of 11 new storefront businesses along its main drag this fall, much to its own surprise. This small O...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Council Watch
Sep 3rd, 2019
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Edwin Espinal and Karen Spring on recent break in north Honduras Simcoe County Honduras Rights Toronto Event September 18, 2019 By Janet Spring Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor On Friday September 30, we received devastating news that the prosecutor in Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez’s bail heari...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Council Watch
Sep 3rd, 2019
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Mayor Don Allen AWARE  Simcoe update – Monday Sept. 3 2019: Springwater Mayor Don Allen’s case on charges of operation of a motor vehicle while impaired as well as dangerous operation of a motor vehicle has been put over to October 1. Allen, 67, was not in Collingwood court today, the dat...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Agencies
Aug 30th, 2019
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Nottawasaga River By Shawn Micallef Toronto Star Threats come in various forms. Some are natural. There’s a plaque in the Humber River floodplain, just below the Old Mill subway station, that tells the tale of how Hurricane Hazel killed 81 people across various GTA watersheds in 1954. Another plaque ...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Environment
Aug 23rd, 2019
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  From Ontario Nature With a federal election on the horizon in October, it’s time to make the conservation of wild species and wild spaces an election issue. Whom we vote for matters more than ever. Not just for our country, but for the health of the planet. As wildlife declines, ecosystems unr...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Adjala-Tosorontio
Aug 23rd, 2019
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NVCA CAO Doug Hevenor and Vice-Chairs Keith White and Donna Jebb. -AWARE Simcoe photo Discussion of Yurek letter cut short  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority directors have decided Wasaga Beach Councillor George Watson will continue to serve as their chair. ...