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Jan 16th, 2017
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Acclaimed Canadian author lays out dirty back story of fossil fuel industry and government By Warren Bell National Observer Jessica Ernst, the biologist who on Friday, lost a split decision in the Supreme Court of Canada over suing the Alberta Energy Regulator, is no ordinary person. And she hasnR...
Nov 23rd, 2016
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from Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Shoreline Biodiversity & Citizen Science Workshops: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, — 7:00 to 9:00 pm First Presbyterian Church 200 Maple St., Collingwood Learn more about the biodiversity of the Georgian Bay shoreline in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood, an...
Nov 13th, 2016
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Proposed policy is a recipe for inaction and delay from Ontario Nature Prior to the 2014 provincial election, Premier Kathleen Wynne pledged to reverse wetland loss by 2025. Accordingly, the Province has proposed a new wetland conservation strategy, which is open for public comment until November 16,...
Oct 3rd, 2016
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Sound Science on Great Lakes Water Levels Continues News release from Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation September 29, 2016 The Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation, formerly the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Great Lakes Section and its entire experienced team of professional advisors announces that...
Sep 20th, 2016
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By Barry G. Warner Waterloo Region Record In early August, the Ontario government issued a draft for a new wetland conservation strategy for the province. It contains many positive elements, not the least of which is the government’s ongoing recognition of the exceptional value of wetlands and ...
Aug 22nd, 2016
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Argue that allowing the Wisconsin city of Waukesha to take water from Lake Michigan sets dangerous precedent By DIANA MEHTA The Canadian Press A group of mayors from Canada and the U.S. are trying to challenge a recent decision allowing an American city to draw water from the Great Lakes, arguing tha...
Jul 20th, 2016
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By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Georgian Bay may be at its highest point in two decades, but the flow in the rivers and streams that feed it has dropped. On Monday, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority issued a Level 1 low water condition for the Nottawasaga River watershed. The conservation authori...
May 25th, 2016
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The issues we’ve created, we should solve them,’ says student who helped develop project By Errol Nazareth, Morgan Dunlop, CBC News They measure less than a millimetre across but they pose a massive threat to our Great Lakes, and a group of Mississauga high school students wants to help z...
Jan 29th, 2016
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today Orillia is weighing in on a nuclear waste dump proposed for the Great Lakes Basin. But city council stopped short of opposing the controversial plan by Ontario Power Generation, instead urging Canada’s environment minister to consider “all options” for a nuclear waste sto...
Dec 7th, 2015
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Example of beach vegetation -Ontario Parks photo By Roger Klein CTV News Barrie December 7 2015 Some of the sand at Wasaga Beach is being plowed and that has caused some concern for environmentalists. Scott Martin says he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw that large swaths of rare vegetatio...