Feb 25th, 2016
By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Clearview Township and the Town of Collingwood have a new ally in their fight to get a wind turbine development blown off course. County of Simcoe council voted Thursday to join the municipalities in their appeals of Fairview wind project, which propos...
Feb 6th, 2016
Letter to The Honourable William Francis Morneau, Minister of Finance Government of Canada Re: Pre-budget consultation 2016 Thank you for seeking input into Canada’s federal budget for 2016-17. This budget provides a great opportunity for Canada to shift to a cleaner, greener economy. I support the r...
Feb 4th, 2016
By John Edwards Collingwood Connection Salaries paid to executives and employees of Collus Powerstream may soon be divulged, after Collingwood council passed a motion, Wednesday, asking for the information. While Collus Powerstream – and Collus prior to that – are publicly-owned, the companies fall ...
Jan 29th, 2016
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...
Jan 28th, 2016
Environmental Commissioner also looking for numbers on construction, forestry and mining exemptions By Keith Leslie The Canadian Press TORONTO — Ontario’s new environmental commissioner says she’s not trying to target farmers by asking questions about the provincial tax exemption th...
Jan 19th, 2016
From Sierra Club Canada Foundation The new year began with one of Canada’s leading daily newspaper taking heat from two of its readers for its lukewarm coverage of the climate change crisis. The readers’ letters, published in the Toronto Star January 1, point to one of the steps you can take—today, n...
Jan 7th, 2016
from Ontario Clean Air Alliance While Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli crows about what a great deal the new contract with Bruce Power is, his government is simultaneously refusing to make public the key clauses in the deal that will determine the real price that we will pay for the next 49 years for po...
Dec 19th, 2015
By Michael Pollan and Debbie Barker, The Washington Post December 4 2015 When Will Allen is asked to name the most beautiful part of his Vermont farm, he doesn’t talk about the verdant, rolling hills or easy access to the Connecticut River. Though the space is a picturesque postcard of the agrarian i...
Dec 14th, 2015
News release from OEAC The Oxford Environmental Action Committee (OEAC) applauds the recent passage of Bill 52 in the Ontario Legislature, and calls for reform of the Ontario Municipal Board to further encourage public participation. “Passage of Bill 52, the Protection of Public Participation Act, is...
Dec 14th, 2015
Voices from Paris AWARE News Network Helen Szoke Oxfam International This deal offers a frayed life-line to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Only the vague promise of a new future climate funding target has been made, while the deal does not force countries to cut emissions fast enoug...