Nov 9th, 2017
Flashback to August 2009: Durham dairy farmer Michael Schmidt is led away from Dump Site 41 after he had chained himself to Gate 1. He spent five days in jail refusing food and water. “The laws of the land are not always right,” he said upon release. “If someone is going to contamin...
Nov 9th, 2017
Research leads environment secretary to overturn government’s previous opposition, making total EU ban much more likely By Damian Carrington The Guardian The UK will back a total ban on insect-harming pesticides in fields across Europe, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has revealed. The decis...
Oct 31st, 2017
News release from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association Don’t blame your local beekeeper if there isn’t much Ontario honey available for sale this year. In a survey of Ontario beekeepers sponsored by the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, almost 57% of Ontario beekeepers reported that honey product...
Oct 26th, 2017
ROI Foresight Papers support growth beyond cities By Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) commissioned and recently released six Foresight Papers addressing a variety of issues related to rural development. This is an issue that the Ontario Fede...
Oct 12th, 2017
Rod Northey from the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Over the summer, your MRA continued fighting to protect and preserve our beloved village. Right now, the Township is awaiting feedback from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on the DRAFT Environmental Status Report (...
Oct 3rd, 2017
Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition submission to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition represents 30 community groups from across Simcoe and the province that have agreed in principle that the Greenbelt needs to expand into Simcoe County to ensure ...
Oct 1st, 2017
AWARE News Network The Ontario Beekeepers Association has called on Ontario commercial beekeepers to opt out of a National Class Action Lawsuit against the Canadian government for restricting honey bee imports from the US. The suit, filed by three western Canadian beekeepers, claimed damages because ...
Oct 1st, 2017
UPDATE: Link to submission from the Simcoe County Greenbel Coalition AWARE News Network Ontario Nature is calling on you to urge Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, to guide stronger protection for nature across the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)! The decisions made now will ...
Sep 19th, 2017
by MICHAEL YATES Counterpunch I am lying in a meadow high in the Rocky Mountains. The sun is warm and comforting. I watch the clouds, puffy white in the blue sky, but soon pull a cap over my eyes and enter that state where thoughts swirl through your head and you don’t know if you’re […]...