Jul 17th, 2017
Residents Demand Ontario Government act to shut down Burl’s Creek concerts From SaveOro The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) issued a stunning decision today, authorizing the temporary use of the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (BCEG) for 27 days of camping, parking and large-scale events. In the process it ...
Jul 12th, 2017
Cigarette butts are the most common litter item found on Lake Huron beaches -Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation photo Let’s get the butts off the beach! From Environmental Defence Join us on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. to get the butts off Wasaga Beach! Cigarette butts, that is. Did y...
Jul 12th, 2017
Toward an Open and Innovative Internet: What Lies Behind Canada’s Net Neutrality Success Story By Michael Geist is net neutrality day of action in the United States, a day of advocacy and awareness that brings together hundreds of leading Internet companies and public interest groups. It is an import...
Jul 7th, 2017
News release from Keep Hydro Public After months of community involvement, on July 7, 2017, Wasaga Beach council voted unanimously to keep Wasaga Distribution Inc. (WDI) public. With the help of the Keep Hydro Public Coalition, local residents successfully pressured their municipal council to retain ...
Jul 6th, 2017
Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin After months of research and public consultation, Wasaga Beach council unanimously decided to retain and grow Wasaga Distribution Inc. Council wasn’t slated to make a decision about the utility provider until a special meeting on July 18. However, during another specia...
Jun 29th, 2017
From the Story of Stuff Project Every July, over a million people around the world participate in Plastic Free July, a challenge to refuse single-use plastics for one whole month. This year, we’re trying something a little different – and we’d like to invite you to take part. Here’s the thing. Avoid...
Jun 28th, 2017
Polluted beach in Senegal Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20%...
Jun 28th, 2017
Honeybee worker with radio-frequency identification tag – Photo: Amro Zayed/York University/Science York study takes on ‘controversy’ over honey bee declines and pesticide use By KATE ALLEN Toronto Star A major new study conducted in Ontario and Quebec corn fields has found that neonicotinoids,...
Jun 27th, 2017
By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press A proposal to bury tonnes of radioactive waste in a bunker near Lake Huron has moved a step toward a decision on whether the multibillion-dollar project can proceed. Federal authorities say they are satisfied Ontario Power Generation has provided additional informa...
Jun 26th, 2017
from the Food Partners Alliance The Food Partners Alliance is seeking nominations for its fifth annual Charter Champion Awards, created to acknowledge the many individuals, businesses, and organizations working hard to create a strong and vibrant food system in Simcoe County. Available Awards Include...