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By AWARE Simcoe
In Upcoming Events
Jun 7th, 2024
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  Be The Change Film Series concludes Season 16 on Wednesday June 19th at 7pm at the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood with the award winning and action inspiring film, Common Ground. Common Ground reveals how unjust practices forged our current farm system and profiles a growing movement of ...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Blog
Jun 5th, 2024
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The consequences of two new housing laws introduced by Premier Doug Ford will remove remaining guardrails to unbridled, costly and unaffordable low-density sprawl with no guarantee that affordable homes will ever be built. May 25, 2024 Premier Doug Ford’s housing strategy ignores calls for new housin...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Blog
May 18th, 2024
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May Momentum: Igniting Climate Action WBCAT sparks a rallying cry for environmental stewardship. As the world turns its focus to the urgency of climate change, May emerges as a pivotal month for collective action. From Earth Day celebrations, Garden Shows and Plant Sales to World Environment Day prep...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
May 18th, 2024
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  Ford Government steps up for its friends – again Yesterday, the Ford Government passed its Protecting Enbridge Gas Profits Act. Sorry, in official government doublespeak, that’s the Keeping Energy Costs Down Act aka Bill 165. Of course, in stark contrast to its name, this new law will raise en...
By AWARE Simcoe
In Blog
May 18th, 2024
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  Local Climate Change Action Plan Being Developed for Springwater Township   Township of Springwater / May 15, 2024 – The Township of Springwater is working with the Severn Sound Environmental Association to develop a Local Climate Change Action Plan and is seeking public input at two upcoming ...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
May 18th, 2024
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  A huge waste of $2.2 billion Last week, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced that it has awarded Ontario Power Generation (OPG) a $2.2 billion contract to build a 430 megawatt (MW) gas-fired peaker plant in Napanee. That’s great news for fossil gas suppliers, bad ...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
May 10th, 2024
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Be The Change Film Series continues Season 16 on Wednesday May 15th at 7pm at the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood with another thought-provoking film, Boil Alert.  Boil Alert is a 90-minute hybrid documentary film following activist Layla Staats as she embarks on a dual journey to explore the In...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
May 5th, 2024
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  The Government of Ontario is poised, yet again, to undermine the role of Conservation Authorities (CAs) in protecting our watersheds (ERO No. 019-8320). Specifically, a proposed regulation under the Conservation Authorities Act would enable the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry to ove...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
Apr 25th, 2024
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Great news in time for Earth Day! We’ve just received word that one of the world’s leading experts on fresh water issues has joined the opposition to TC Energy’s proposed pumped storage project in Meaford: Maude Barlow, co-founder and former chair of the Council of Canadians, who has served as a Seni...
By AWARE Simcoe
In AWARE News Network
Apr 25th, 2024
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  ACTION ALERT! The Province’s new housing plans will destroy farmland (and housing affordability) Last week, the Provincial Government introduced two new housing plans: Bill 185 and changes to the Provincial Policy Statement, a powerful planning law that shapes all development in the Prov...