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Oct 26th, 2017
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From Angela Bischoff,  Ontario Clean Air Alliance In its just released Long Term Energy Plan, the Wynne government has doubled down on its plan to rebuild 10 aging nuclear reactors. The price tag for this dubious plan is a whopper — a 55% increase in residential electricity rates by 2032 (pg. 2...
Jul 7th, 2017
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News release from Keep Hydro Public After months of community involvement, on July 7, 2017, Wasaga Beach council voted unanimously to keep Wasaga Distribution Inc. (WDI) public. With the help of the Keep Hydro Public Coalition, local residents successfully pressured their municipal council to retain ...
Jul 6th, 2017
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Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin After months of research and public consultation, Wasaga Beach council unanimously decided to retain and grow Wasaga Distribution Inc. Council wasn’t slated to make a decision about the utility provider until a special meeting on July 18. However, during another specia...
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Jun 27th, 2017
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By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press A proposal to bury tonnes of radioactive waste in a bunker near Lake Huron has moved a step toward a decision on whether the multibillion-dollar project can proceed. Federal authorities say they are satisfied Ontario Power Generation has provided additional informa...
Apr 22nd, 2017
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in Counter Solutions — by Samuel Alexander What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever. But what is a steady-state econom...
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Jan 20th, 2017
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by John Nicholson hazmatmag The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has finalized the Excess Soil Management Policy Framework (the “Framework”). The goal of the Framework is to protect human health and the environment from inappropriate relocation of excess soil. The other ...
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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...
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Aug 21st, 2016
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Shoutout to Eden Mills ON – mentioned in last paragraph By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG New York Times ASHTON HAYES, England — This small village of about 1,000 people looks like any other nestled in the countryside. But Ashton Hayes is different in an important way when it comes to one of the world’s m...
Apr 30th, 2016
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By Mehreen Shahid, Orillia Packet & Times A Port Severn gas station could soon become an electric-car charging point. Jagdish Kang, owner and operator of Jag’s Petro-Canada Fuel and Convenience, applied for a grant through Ontario’s Green Investment Fund and has been approved for $130...
Apr 20th, 2016
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        Coal-Free Ontario with Morgan Freeman From the Ontario Clean Air Alliance The leadership of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance in helping Ontario to become the first jurisdiction to end the use of coal-fired electricity for health and environmental reasons has not gone unnotic...