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Feb 4th, 2020
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Lake Huron – Kevin M Klerks photo It cannot have been easy for a small First Nation to reject $150 million – Let’s find ways (including financial) to show our gratitude by JOYCE NELSON Counterpunch A major victory for Canada’s First Nations has just been won in Ontario. On January 31, the...
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Jan 19th, 2020
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AWARE News Network TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) is holding “public information sessions” on a plan to pump water from Georgian Bay/Lake Huron up the Niagara Escarpment to a reservoir during off-peak hours and releasing the water through turbines when hydro energy is required. The proj...
Jan 17th, 2020
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Is project on federal land in the public’s best interest?   By Donna Baylis AWARE News Network On January 16, 2020, about 150 people braved a snowy blustery night to attend the 2nd public information session hosted by TC Energy (TCE formerly TransCanada Pipelines) at the Meaford & St. ...
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Jan 13th, 2020
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At the helm: Greg Rickford is minister of energy northern development and mines Demand that Premier Ford confirm a plan to decommission Pickering by 2024 From Greenpeace Woken up by the Pickering emergency alert? Or (maybe worse) didn’t even get the alert? Approximately one million people live within...
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Nov 25th, 2019
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Map by TC Energy  By Scott Dunn Owen Sound Sun Times October 23, 2019 It was standing room only at a recent meeting about a proposed hydroelectric pump storage plant on the military training centre in Meaford, a facility with a projected opening date of 2027. More than 200 residents packed the Meafor...
Aug 7th, 2019
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Ontario Environment Minister Jeff Yurek and Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman were joined by local MPP Andrea Khanjin and Attorney General Doug Downey at Innisfil Creek Honey to announce new cost-share funding to support the health of the province’s beekeeping sector. Innisfil Creek owner Brian Sco...
May 6th, 2019
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Maude Barlow  EVENT 2 Women and Water – Kim Wheatley, Maude Barlow, Coco Love Alcorn Date and Time Wednesday, June 19 7:00 p.m. Location St. Paul’s Centre 62 Peter St. N., Orillia Description According to local indigenous teachings, women are the keepers of the water. We know, too, that w...
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Apr 15th, 2019
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Ontario Environment Minister Rod Phillips and Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford apply a “gasoline transparency sticker” to a gas pump in Oakville, Ont. on April 8, 2019. Rickford Twitter Photo By Allison Jones National Observer April 12 2019 Buried in Ontario’s budget bill are f...
Apr 7th, 2019
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Anne Learn Sharpe of AWARE Essa Groups have until mid-July to submit proposals for seed plant property by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The future of the seed plant property in Angus remains as uncertain since the day its closure was announced a year and a half ago. The province says it’s now in the...
Mar 10th, 2019
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Patrick Lane delivered this ‘Open Letter to All the Wild Creatures of the Earth’ to university students in 2013.  AWARE News Network Poet and author Patrick Lane died on March 7, 2019. This is his convocation address to the University of Victoria on November 13, 2013. It is sixty-five yea...