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Jan 11th, 2012
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Free workshop provides expert guidanceNews release from the NVCA - January 11, 2012Farmers can reduce expensive losses caused by wind and water erosion by planting trees in key locations in a formation known as a windbreak. A free workshop teaching farmers the value of windbreaks and how to construct...
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Jan 5th, 2012
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By Scott Dunn, QMI Agency January 3 2012 Meaford’s energy-from-waste proposal is to be the subject of two opposing public meetings. REad more ...
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Dec 22nd, 2011
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North Gwillimbury development threatens wetlands and forestsThe Scoop - Environmental Defence -Dec 21 2011 A new development being proposed for the south shore of Lake Simcoe will have a large impact on one of the watershed’s largest forested areas. Metrus Developments proposed Maple Leaf Estates wil...
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Dec 19th, 2011
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Why is it that even when we know the right thing to do, we don’t do it? By Joseph Heath Literary Review of Canada December 2011 A couple of years ago, while contemplating the dandelions running riot alongside the road in front of my house, I decided it was time to get a weed whacker. […]...
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Dec 15th, 2011
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Lack of specialized training, accredited laboratory tests By Max Paris CBC News Dec 13, 2011 The federal environment commissioner warned Tuesday that Environment Canada is struggling to enforce environmental protection regulations, and those who break the law aren’t always properly punished. Re...
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Dec 13th, 2011
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Citizens, cities and provinces must continue to lead on solutions to climate change By Dale Marshall and Ian Bruce David Suzuki Foundation December 13 2011 Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Environment Minister Peter Kent have broken Canada’s commitment to the Kyoto Protocol. This reckless deci...
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Nov 26th, 2011
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By Colin Perkel The Canadian Press Novemver 15 2011 More than a decade after the Walkerton disaster, much of Canada’s tap water remains at risk from contamination despite initial progress in front-line monitoring and treatment, a new report concludes. Read more ...
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Nov 26th, 2011
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Heather Scoffield The Canadian Press November 17 2011 OTTAWA—The federal advisory body on sustainable development wants governments to put a price on water used by industry — even though Canada is awash in H2O, and companies are getting better at using it efficiently. Read more ...
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Nov 16th, 2011
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Ontario Liberals get top mark for source water protection, testing, training  Release from EcoJustice November 15 2011 More than a decade after deadly gaps in drinking water management killed seven people in Walkerton, Ont., Ecojustice has released Waterproof 3, our third drinking water report card, ...
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Nov 4th, 2011
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A proposal to replace the beaver with the polar bear as our national emblem causes fur to fly by Anne Kingston Macleans Friday, November 4, 2011 …William Shotyk, a geochemist and professor at the University of Alberta, has endured pesky beaver encroachment on a project replanting thousands of t...