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Jan 27th, 2014
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By Mark Calzavera Council of Canadians One of the best parts of being an Organizer is working with local groups that are battling to protect their communities from unwanted industrial development. We are currently engaged with more than a dozen such campaigns in our region. On consecutive Saturdays t...
Jan 26th, 2014
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My view: Recent Springwater Township Council actions By Bill French – Local Advocate and Council Watch A number of things have transpired at Township Council that suggest that some are jockeying for position for the Fall 2014 Municipal Elections. It was interesting to see the council pass “lame...
Jan 23rd, 2014
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By Cheryl Anderson Prince Edward County Field Naturalists  This report only deals with the first part of the day today. The PECFN counter appeals and cross appeals and the intervener South Shore Conservancy was completed in the late morning and the afternoon was devoted to the APPEC appeal. Your PECF...
Jan 22nd, 2014
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The following is the text of a presentation being made to local councils by AWARE Simcoe board members Kate Harries and Anne Learn Sharpe. The next presentation will be to Collingwood Council on February 10 at 5 pm. Musical adaptation of slide show Navigable Waters Protection Act In 2012, the federal...
Jan 17th, 2014
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From Jack Gibbons
 North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Today the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) board of directors decided to delay making a decision on our request that it repeal the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) Loophole, until after the October 2014 municipal elections. This needless d...
Jan 12th, 2014
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AWARE Simcoe news release AWARE Simcoe is calling on Ontario to plan for finite, sustainable communities. The underlying assumption of the current planning regime is one of perpetual growth, with no community ever deemed to be complete, no level of population ever enough. “In our view this assumption...
Jan 5th, 2014
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Patrick Lane’s Convocation Address
 – University of Victoria – 
November 13, 2013

 It is sixty-five years ago, you’re ten years old and sitting on an old, half-blind, grey horse. All you have is a saddle blanket and a rope for reins as you watch a pack of dogs rage at the foot of a Ponde...
Dec 20th, 2013
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News release from Camp Nibi Springwater Provincial Park – renamed Camp Nibi by a group of First Nations women who have occupied it for nine months – is to be a partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Beausoleil First Nation. Beausoleil First Nation and the Ontario Ministry of N...
Dec 20th, 2013
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AWARE News Network December 20 2013 Brian Smith, a student in ecosystem management at Fleming College, Linday, started a Facebook page two days ago called Canadians for Environmental Responsibility. It’s intended to highlight issues seldom heard about in the mainstream media. As an example his first ...
Dec 15th, 2013
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A decision was deferred on a presentation by AWARE Simcoe asking for the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s support for its request to have the “Notty” listed under the Navigation Protection Act. Chair Nina Bifolchi said the matter will be referred to staff for a report and be brought back t...