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Sep 1st, 2011
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Southern Ontario Water Consortium brings together variety of partners Marketwire — Aug. 23, 2011 — Southern Ontario families will benefit from a new system to develop, test and demonstrate clean water technologies for local, national and global markets thanks to a federal investment in a ...
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Aug 8th, 2011
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Bill Pynn, president of the Union of Environmental Workers, says department reeling as feds poised to cut department by 11 per cent By JESSICA BRUNO The Hill Times – August 8 2011 OTTAWA—Environment Canada workers are in “complete and utter turmoil” as 776 public servants wait to le...
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Jul 13th, 2011
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News release from Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus July 13 2011 If the Conservatives get their way, police will be soon be able to track every e-mail sent, every website visited and every comment left on Facebook – all without warrants or judicial review. Read more ...
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Jul 11th, 2011
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‘Death of a thousand paper cuts’  By Jim Rankin Toronto Star July 9 2011 AGIOS NIKOLAOS, GREECE—The Tahrir’s run for Gaza is over, for now. Mired in paperwork that would delay a possible departure by at least another two days – and expecting more tie ups after that – organizers decided Saturday...
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Jul 4th, 2011
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By Jim Rankin Toronto Star July 3 2011 Why I’m on the Tahrir  David Milne, 65, is a retired social worker from Belleville, Ontario. He was chosen to be a delegate on the Canadian boat to Gaza, part of Freedom Flotilla II. He’s in his 9th year with Christian Peacemakers Team, has worked in Iraq [&hell...
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Jul 2nd, 2011
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Flotilla makes waves for Israel By Jim Rankin Toronto Star July 1 2011 AGIO NIKOLAOS, GREECE—After months of remaining secret, the location of the Canadian ship participating in Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza was outed in this Greek seaside town when authorities boarded it — on Canada Day — and tried to...
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Jun 27th, 2011
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Interview with Algonquin leader Bob Lovelace BLOG POST by MILES HOWE JUNE 27, 2011 To look at us, you’d think we were just one more group of middle-class tourists chasing the Mediterranean sun. And we like it that way. Tucked away on secret, sandy, shores, members of the Canadian Boat to Gaza b...
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Jun 22nd, 2011
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After the Arab Spring, it's time for a Palestine Freedom SummerBY DERRICK O'KEEFE Rabble JUNE 21, 2011Today is the first day of summer, and it's now only a matter of days before the Canadian Boat to Gaza sails towards Gaza from a port in the Meditarranean.After almost a year of determined organizing ...
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May 31st, 2011
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By Peter Tabuns MPP Town Crier May 19 It’s not every day that I write about small potato-growing communities.  But then it is not every day that companies arrive from the States to dig out millions of tons of limestone, and in the process, pump hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of water — each [&...
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May 28th, 2011
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Council should have had public discussion, input on green space acquisition By DAN PELTON Orangeville Citizen May 26 2011 A Mono resident appeared at the town council meeting Tuesday to express concerns over the recent acquisition of a 60- acre (24.5-hectare) parcel of land on Hockley Road, adjacent ...