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Nov 29th, 2021
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The groundwater in Elmvale, Ont., is believed to be the cleanest in the world, but some residents and scientists are worried about the impact of nearby quarries. They are fighting for answers and accountability. 9:08 From CBC News, November 27, 2021 By Ioanna Roumeliotis & Brenda Witmer Bonnie Pa...
Nov 26th, 2021
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Bonnie Pauzé says the water from her artesian well is ‘some of the best stuff on the planet’. Photograph: Cole Burston/The Guardian From The Guardian, November 25, 2021 By Layland Cecco The people of Tiny and neighboring First Nations are fighting the expansion of the quarry pits to keep their water ...
Nov 11th, 2021
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From the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, October 26, 2021 By Dr John Bacher and Danny Beaton, Mohawk of the Turtle Clan. In Memory of Alicja Rozanska. *Content warning: This post has mention of Residential Schools and cultural trauma. On April 5, 2021, the day after the Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and N...
Nov 4th, 2021
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From Simcoe.com, November 2, 2021 By Ian Adams A hearing into Clearview Township’s appeal to be able to redevelop a sideroad on the brow of the Niagara Escarpment to year-round use is now on hold indefinitely. The municipality’s lawyers have asked for — and received — the adjournment of its appeal of...
Oct 23rd, 2021
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Photos by Cole Burtson Le Devoir Bonnie Pauzé examines the water from a well near her home. The water in Tiny Township, Ontario is exceptionally pure. From Le Devoir, October 16, 2021 By Étienne Lajoie “We live on Earth, it provides us with what we need. But then we started removing parts from the sp...
Oct 15th, 2021
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Construction crews work at upgrades to Clearview Township’s Conc. 10 at the 26/27 Sideroad. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has also asked for more information about the township’s plans to upgrade the sideroad to year-round use. From The Toronto Star, October 11, 2021 By I...
Oct 8th, 2021
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The Collingwood water treatment plant is located at Sunset Point. From OrilliaMatters, October 7, 2021 By Jessica Owen ‘We have been pushed too hard by top-down planning that has set arbitrary targets,’ said Collingwood resident Ulli Rath during County of Simcoe’s municipal comprehensive ...
Oct 7th, 2021
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Midhurst, ON – Two local organizations engaged in a planning process to help Simcoe County prepare for future growth, the Municipal Comprehensive Review, believe that key pieces of information and analysis need to be included to ensure this process benefits existing communities, local watershed...
Oct 4th, 2021
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Dr. Ian Clark of the University of Ottawa was at the Elmvale water kiosk on Saturday October 2, leading a group of graduate students who collected samples for their studies of the water, which has tested as the purest known to science. The visit was a pleasant surprise for campaigners who were at the...
Sep 15th, 2021
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Dear Watershed Trust Members and friends, Watershed Trust Members and many other concerned citizens have united to fight the Town of Clearview’s proposed expansion of County Road 26/27, a summer-only road that traverses sensitive Escarpment wetlands. Our last update was March 29 th , so it’s about ti...