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Jul 3rd, 2021
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The Elmvale Water Kiosk north of Elmvale, Springwater Township, Ontario. Special to the Globe and Mail July 2, 2021 By William Shotyk and Michael Powell William Shotyk and Michael Powell are professors in the department of renewable resources at the University of Alberta. The Village of Elmvale is a ...
Jul 2nd, 2021
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Angeline Sandy, a 33-year-old Ojibwe-Potawatomi Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation, stands in front of a memorial at St. Ann’s Parish created to honour the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were recently discovered in Kamloops B.C. – Andrew Mendler/Metroland From Simcoe.com June...
Jun 10th, 2021
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By Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc. It is with great pride that we deliver some well-deserved, positive news. On Monday April 26th and Tuesday April 27th we were in Divisional Court arguing the law passed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing exempting the proposed site location (Freele Fore...
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Jun 1st, 2021
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Signs are laid out and children’s shoes line the steps of the Spirit Catcher in downtown Barrie in memory of the 215 children whose bodies were found buried on the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops, B.C.Shawn Gibson/BarrieToday From Orillia Matters June 1 2021 By: Shawn Gibson ‘...
May 28th, 2021
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University of Alberta professors Michael Powell and William Shotyk discuss groundwater studies with Tiny Township By Kate Harries – AWARE News Network In an impassioned plea to Springwater Township Council – and, implicitly, to policy makers up to the federal level – Geologist Micha...
May 27th, 2021
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The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc (“FSF”) won a major court challenge against the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (“Minister”) in the ongoing dispute over locating a waste facility in the Freele County Forest. FSF had filed a challenge before the Ontario Divisional Court of the Minister’s d...
May 24th, 2021
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Bill French From the Springwater Citizens Forum May 24 2021 By Bill French There are multiple municipal drains throughout the township and many date back well over a century. They are intended to prevent flooding on some of the richest farmland in the Township especially in what I call the Minesing f...
Apr 28th, 2021
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‘There are no shades of grey on this. This is a matter of right versus wrong’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two of Canada’s leading hydrogeologists appeared before Tiny Township Council last week to sound the alarm about the threat to the uniquely pristine groundwaters of North Simco...
Apr 14th, 2021
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University of Alberta professors William Powell and William Shotyk presented their groundwater study proposal to Tiny Township  ‘This water I’m talking about is not just great water, it’s absolutely exceptional water,’ says university professor in asking township to collaborat...
Apr 13th, 2021
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It’s not known why or by whom these decades-old spruces along a kilometre stretch of Highway 27 were cut – but the loss is just one part of ongoing disruption to the French’s Hill recharge area. AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The water that gushes out of artes...