• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Author "Kate Harries"

Aug 14th, 2014
Mayoral candidate Rob Keffer makes open campaign pledge Calls on rival candidates to join him in transparency, no developer dollars from Rob Keffer campaign BRADFORD—Mayoral candidate and current Deputy Mayor Rob Keffer wrote to his rival candidates to...
Jun 24th, 2014
Sierra Club says ban bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides now! News release from Sierra Club Canada Foundation OTTAWA — The findings of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) undertaken by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides make it absolute...
Jun 14th, 2014
  Waawase’ Aagaming Water Walk June 24-July 2 This walk is being held in the same spirit of the Mother Earth Water Walks that have taken place around the Great Lakes. It has been requested by Grandmother Josephine Mandamin of the Three Fires Lodge...
May 26th, 2014
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The following letter was sent to the Barrie Examiner. We at AWARE Simcoe feel compelled to defend the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association from the unjust accusations in the letter from Cheryl Shindruk of Geranium Corporation and the Midhurst Landowners Gr...
In Blog
Feb 11th, 2014
If you happen to drop by the Simcoe County council chambers to see democracy in action, you might find it hard to figure out what’s going on. There are 32 councillors down there – do you know any of them? Hard cheese if you don’t, because the little si...
Jan 13th, 2014
Grassy Narrows Blockade to Resume if Logging Operation Starts By Gale Courey Toensing Indian Country Today Assembly of First Nations Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy has called for an immediate blockade of logging operations if the Ontario government...
Jan 7th, 2014
Councillors can effect massive change between elections. Nothing wrong with that – if that’s the mandate they were given by voters. But that was not the case in Springwater and Adjala-Tosorontio , two rural municipalities where residents are fighting p...
Dec 6th, 2013
UPDATED – see below Does Premier Kathleen Wynne keep Linda Jeffrey in cabinet just to make herself look good? Our group’s recent contact with the two members of the Ontario Liberal government has been a study in contrasts. On October 24, Jeffrey,...
In Barrie
Oct 23rd, 2013
Downtown location not written off yetBy Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Oct 17, 2013 Laurentian University may not be a part of the downtown Centre for Excellence in Education as it looks down Essa Road at the old fairgrounds property. ...
Jun 21st, 2013
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network June 21 2013It wasn’t exactly a fun day at the Ontario Municipal Board pre-hearing into the County’s Official Plan. Here’s what happened yesterday: NO to the 150 people whose signed the participant forms AWARE Simcoe ...