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Jul 28th, 2021
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A aerial view of the Teedon Pit on Darby Road in Tiny Township From Orillia Matters, July 27, 2021 By Derek Howard ‘We’ve had too many proposals that have gone forward in Tiny that have contaminated the groundwater sources,’ says Anne Nahuis There is no water under the bridge so long as t...
Jul 11th, 2021
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Teedon Pit – Community Liaison Tour 2019 A Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Hearing is being held this month on Friday July 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM on the proposed expansion of the Teedon Pit by CRH Canada Inc. on French’s Hill in Tiny Township. They intend to remove gravel to a depth of 10 [&helli...
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 ...
Jun 5th, 2021
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Please sign and share the petition using this link: https://www.change.org/p/clearview-township-stop-the-closure-of-county-road-91 Clearview Township is selling County Road 91, one of the region’s busiest east-west thoroughfares, to a quarry for their private use. It is estimated that the sale value ...
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...
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...
Apr 5th, 2021
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Dr.William Shotyk explains groundwater AWARE Simcoe William Shotyk and Michael Powell , of the University of Alberta and the Elmvale Foundation, will be giving short presentations to the Council members of Tiny Township, followed by  Q&A, and discussion related to the groundwaters of Simcoe Count...
Mar 8th, 2021
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AWARE Simcoe The water ceremony planned for Sunday March 28 on French’s Hill has been cancelled. Goodwill and support to our indigenous allies in the defence of our pure water – and of good water for all everywhere....