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Jun 20th, 2013
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By Emily Innes, Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin WASAGA BEACH – There are now fewer barriers to building on the floodplains. Council unanimously voted in favour of eliminating the requirement for the Holding Symbol for building on the floodplains along the Nottawasaga River. Residents on the floodplai...
Jun 20th, 2013
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By Emily Innes Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin WASAGA BEACH – There are now fewer barriers to building on the floodplains. Council unanimously voted in favour of eliminating the requirement for the Holding Symbol for building on the floodplains along the Nottawasaga River. Residents on the floodplain...
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Sep 9th, 2012
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CATCH News – September 3, 2012Business growth has been most councillors’ top priority for years, but the bottom line financials continue to disappoint them. They have established multiple corporate subsidy programs, slashed business taxes by more than 40 percent, and committed hundreds of millions in...
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Sep 8th, 2012
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By Bryan Tuckey Toronto Star August 24 2012An interesting article was published in the Toronto Star last week about a new David Suzuki Foundation report that looked at the Ontario Greenbelt’s role in mitigating the effects of climate change....
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Sep 8th, 2012
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What Ontario landmark stores as much carbon as annual emissions from 33 million cars? By Faisal Moola David Suzuki Foundation August 14 2012 The David Suzuki Foundation released a study today that reveals the Ontario Greenbelt keeps a whopping 172 million tonnes of greenhouse gases out of the atmosph...
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Oct 20th, 2011
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Jeff Lehman of Barrie one of the speakers at free public forum  News release from University of Toronto’s Cities Centre October 20 2011 TORONTO – A coalition of academics, decision makers, community action groups and city planners is preparing for one of the largest public forums on trans...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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Environmentalist calls the human inventions of the market economy the new demons we believe inBy BRENT MAZEROLLE MONCTON TIMES & TRANSCRIPT November 22 2010Dr. David Suzuki brought his Message from an Elder to Moncton Saturday, and the message from Canada's elder statesman for the environment was we ...
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Nov 20th, 2010
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"In nature, growth always slams up against non-negotiable constraints sooner or later"by Richard Heinberg postcarbon.org Nov 12, 2010 ...
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Sep 7th, 2010
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CATCH News – September 6 2010 — A study warning that farming is disappearing in the Halton area mirrors earlier findings in Hamilton on the impact of urbanization and speculation by land developers. It comes in a summer that has seen global food baskets battered by climatic extremes that ...
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Aug 22nd, 2010
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AWARE Simcoe - August 22 2010The province's plan for growth in Simcoe County places urbanization in the worst possible areas - Bradford, Alliston and the Highway 400 corridor, with dire consequences for Lake Simcoe and the Nottawasaga basin. That was the conclusion articulated by Ontario's senior pla...