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Sep 1st, 2020
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  From the Ontario Headwaters Institute  The OHI today released a report on WaterScape III and launched a new, on-going WaterScape program. The report on WaterScape III summarizes input from 165 participants at 6 gatherings and features nine strategic recommendations, with three each on Biodiver...
Aug 20th, 2020
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Back: Councillor Emmett Yeo, Councillor Clare Riepma, Mayor Virginia Hackson, Councillor Keenan Aylwin​, Mayor Margaret Quirk, Councillor Randy Greenlaw,​ Councillor Alex Waters, Fron: Councillor Shira Harrison-McIntyre, Regional Councillor Tom Vegh, Councillor Avia Eek, Regional Chairman Wayne Emmer...
Aug 10th, 2020
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Ecojustice lawyer Ian Miron Environmental organizations allege serial misconduct by Ontario government on environmental changes News release from Greenpeace Canada Environmental groups have launched a lawsuit against the Ontario government for its failure to consult with Ontarians before steamrolling...
Aug 3rd, 2020
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MP fails to stand up for Lake Huron Georgian Bay constituents Letter to Tiny Township Council from Frank Dunnigan, Tiny Township On behalf of the Bluewater Community Action Group (BCAG), we congratulate you for passing the two high water resolutions this week. July 27 2020 Tiny Township Council resol...
Aug 2nd, 2020
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Submission from Ontario Headwaters Institute to Erinn Lee, Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks PDF via e-mail to waterpolicy@ontario.ca RE: ERO 019 – 1680 Updating Ontario’s Water Quantity Management Framework In addition to having supported a submission led by Wellington Water Watchers ...
Jul 29th, 2020
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From Mark Calzavera Council of Canadians This month, Ontario proposed changes to the process for issuing permits for bottled water companies that want to extract groundwater. Stronger regulations on water takings for all uses are needed, but these proposed changes will not protect groundwater from th...
Jul 27th, 2020
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From Andrew McCammon Ontario Headwaters Institute  The Ontario government continues its unparalleled and cynical assault on environmental protection and democratic norms. Its most recent effort was Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act (2020), which had virtually nothing to do with COVID nor a...
In Barrie
Jul 26th, 2020
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Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Most of us in southern Ontario take safe and plentiful drinking water for granted, but that supply is being protected through the actions of numerous legislative provisions, one of which is a local stakeholder ...
Jul 19th, 2020
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The Critical Value of Wetlands – Ecology Ottawa photo Tories ram  through omnibus bill AWARE News Network July 23 2020 On Tuesday the Ford government passed Bill 197, amending 20 existing laws and making pivotal changes to environmental law. The new measures include: -Sweeping changes to the En...
In Energy
Jul 18th, 2020
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‘The scale of this is staggering,’ said member of Save Georgian Bay; Potential $3-billion project pitched as a ‘better use’ of Ontario’s ‘wasted’ renewable energy By: Erika Engel Collingwood Today A plan to store electricity using Georgian Bay water is either...