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Jan 19th, 2020
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AWARE News Network TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) is holding “public information sessions” on a plan to pump water from Georgian Bay/Lake Huron up the Niagara Escarpment to a reservoir during off-peak hours and releasing the water through turbines when hydro energy is required. The proj...
Jan 17th, 2020
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Is project on federal land in the public’s best interest?   By Donna Baylis AWARE News Network On January 16, 2020, about 150 people braved a snowy blustery night to attend the 2nd public information session hosted by TC Energy (TCE formerly TransCanada Pipelines) at the Meaford & St. ...
Nov 10th, 2019
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Springwater Council meet on November 6 2019. From left, Councillors George Cabral and Perry Ritchie, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin, Mayor Don Allen, Clerk Renee Chaperon, Councillors Wanda Maw-Chapman, Anita Moore and Jack Hanna, with Jeffrey Abrams of consultant Principles Integrity at right.  Memo...
Jul 29th, 2019
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Lake Erie’s green algal blooms — often attributed to agricultural pollution — have in some years caused thousands of dead fish to wash up on our shores. Most Canadians seem unaware of the lake’s newfound legal rights. But it begs the question of whether Ontario farmers bear responsibility for t...
Apr 23rd, 2019
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Minister Rod Phillips (front row, fifth from left), Council Chief Glen Hare (front row, sixth from left) and Parliamentary Assistant Andrea Khanjin (front row, fourth from right) meet with the Great Lakes Guardians’ Council. News release from Ontario government Ontario’s government is working t...
Apr 11th, 2019
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A piping plover and chick at Wasaga Beach, where protective measures have led to the nesting of 36 breeding pairs and the fledging of 64 chicks in the last decade. Environmental groups fear Ontario’s review of the Endangered Species Act signals deregulation that could include piping plovers By ...
Mar 25th, 2019
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Great Lakes – Wikiemedia Commons photo Ramped up efforts needed to protect the world’s inland waters EU SCIENCE HUB  February 5 2019 At least 15% of the world’s inland surface water areas are covered by protected areas, according to a new study from the Joint Research Centre (the European...
Mar 25th, 2019
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Government to Convene Great Lakes Guardians’ Council Ontario government news release March 22, 2019 To mark World Water Day, Ontario’s government is working for the people to protect the water quality and ecosystems of the Great Lakes as part of its commitment in the Made-in-Ontario Environment...
Feb 11th, 2019
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A contaminated plume enters the Atlantic from the mouth of Brazil’s Rio Doce, once a healthy fishery, days after the the 2015 collapse of a dam released highly toxic mine wastes. By Dr. Gary G. Kohls Global Research February 7 2019 The photos and videos in this supplemental Duty to Warn column need t...
Jan 18th, 2019
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  By John Bacher January 7 2019 The name Bill 66 seems like a science fiction monster akin to Godzilla, which emerged out of the debris of nuclear contaminated post-war Japan. A similar scary beast has come forth today out of the fiendish populism of Ontario Premier, Doug Ford. While Godzilla pi...