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By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
Jun 26th, 2020
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Those were the days: Danny Beaton at Gate 3 of the Site 41 Unity Protest Camp in Tiny Township, on  August 14 2009. -Doug Glynn photo By John Bacher Sierra Club Canada — June 22, 2020 One of the great victories of the environmental movement of Ontario is now under attack — the Simcoe County […...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Adjala-Tosorontio
Jun 26th, 2020
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From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Agriculture
Jun 26th, 2020
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By Bill French June 25 2012 I was surprised, like many, that Springwater Council has now cleared the way for the mega Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) to proceed. ] It appears that any resistance has now gone by the wayside and the plan to grow Midhurst and area to the size of the City of […]...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Agriculture
Jun 26th, 2020
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It’s unanimous: Members of Springwater council cast their vote to let first phase of MSP begin By Kate Harries AWARE News Network In a momentous decision last week, Springwater Township Council authorized execution of an agreement to allow the Micks subdivision to proceed as well as an agreemen...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Council Watch
Jun 26th, 2020
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AWARE News Network — June 25 2020 — Springwater council voted 4-3 last week to rescind a March 25 2020 bylaw that delegated its authority to CAO Jeff Schmidt during the COVID-19 pandemic. The return to pre-COVID 19 governance was not intended as a criticism of Schmidt, said Councillor Ani...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Council Watch
Jun 17th, 2020
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By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
Jun 17th, 2020
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From the Canadian Environmental Law Association The Canadian Environmental Law Association welcomes the government of Ontario’s decision to restore the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1994 (EBR). By way of regulation effective June 15, 2020, Ontario revoked the regulation which had suspended key provis...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
Jun 16th, 2020
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At the Flow: It’s an exercise in social distancing for Judith Grant of the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (right), Anne Ritchie-Nahuis of AWARE Simcoe (centre) and Erin Archer of the Friends of the Waverley Uplands (left), who represent some of the groups that have come toge...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Council Watch
Jun 13th, 2020
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Letter from Robert Wagner, Phelpston June 6 2020 In reference to the article which appeared in today’s edition of the Toronto Star, I note that the County’s spokesperson was Debbie Korolnek, General Manager of Engineering, Planning and Environment. Just to place Ms. Korolnek’s asser...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Council Watch
Jun 12th, 2020
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From the Wilderness Committee A 200-acre stand of forest known as the Freele Tract in Springwater is at risk of destruction by a large waste management facility. The site is part of the Simcoe forest, the largest municipally-owned forest in Canada, and home to at-risk species like the eastern wood pe...