Jun 8th, 2012
Ask local councillors to pass resolution in support of ban on snapping turtle huntAWARE SIMCOE JUNE 8 2012 The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resoruces ignored a petition signed by 11,000 people to remove snapping turtles - an at risk species - from hunting regulations. The Town of Essex and the Towns...
Jun 6th, 2012
Uniting progressives at the grassroots level — is Simcoe North alone?By Tim Harper Toronto Star June 5 2012OTTAWA—In its most extreme form, it’s a merger.More commonly, it is known as “loose co-operation,” or collaboration, or “uniting progressives.’’...
May 30th, 2012
Email from North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance May 28 2012On Friday, the Regional Municipality of York informed us that it is postponing introducing its proposed deal with Metrus Developments with respect to the North Gwillimbury Forest until a later OMB prehearing. We also learned that two Town of Ge...
May 25th, 2012
Don’t deal away the North Gwillimbury ForestEmail from North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance March 24 2012It appears that Regional Municipality of York and Metrus Developments may be about to sign a deal that could water down the environmental protections in the new Official Plan for the Regional Municip...
May 17th, 2012
Workshop attempts to find solutionsBy M. Carolyn Black Barrie Examiner May 16 2012TINY TWP. — Last year’s massive bird and fish die-off in Severn Sound along the shoreline of Tiny Township alarmed residents and sparked questions about human and animal safety and the integrity of the water supply....
May 9th, 2012
By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians May 6 2012The Canadian Press reports, “The federal government’s new budget bill sets out a controversial two-step approach to how industry should deal with fish and their habitat — with the second step much more far-reaching than the first. ...
May 3rd, 2012
Province green lights hunting at-risk turtleOntario Nature April 24 2012In complete disregard of a petition signed by more than 11,000 people and a report jointly released by Ontario Nature, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) tol...
Apr 27th, 2012
AWARE Simcoe April 27 2012The Tories implemented their budget implementation bill yesterday. The omnibus bill amends more than 50 acts of Parliament and dismantles much of the process that protects Canada's land, water and air....
Apr 27th, 2012
Email from Friends of NDACT April 26 2012Tuesday, Apr-24 was disappointing because the Ontario budget passed with only a few modifications to appease the NDP including a wealth surtax, extra daycare help and corporate tax cut freeze. The hidden environmental amendments were ignored. ...
Apr 24th, 2012
Voice Your Concern regarding MOE Proposal to Exempt Transportation of Hazardous Waste from Licensing RequirementsAction Alert from the Canadian Environmental Law Association April 23 2012The Ontario Ministry of Environment is proposing to exempt waste haulers transporting hazardous waste from the req...