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Dec 10th, 2018
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By Samantha Craggs · CBC News The mayors of both Hamilton and Burlington say they’re not interested in new “open for business” legislation if it means sacrificing land in Ontario’s greenbelt. Fred Eisenberger, mayor of Hamilton, says proposed Ontario PC legislation pits munici...
Dec 10th, 2018
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News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Dec 6th, 2018
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Rudy Turtle  By Kristy Kirkup & Janice Dickson National Observer An Ontario First Nation suffering from generations of mercury poisoning still needs a treatment centre and help for children harmed by the toxic metal, its chief said Wednesday. Until Grassy Narrows gets aid Prime Minister Justin Tr...
Dec 5th, 2018
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Earlier map shows location of Metrus Development project. The company has now rebranded as DG Group. -North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance facebook In exchange, DG would give up its proposed Maple Lake Estates (MLE) project in a Provincially Significant Wetland From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest...
Dec 5th, 2018
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Ontario introduces open season hunt on nesting birds From Peaceful Parks Nowhere in North America are sport hunters permitted to shoot at close range nesting migratory birds and their chicks while still in the nest, but that is exactly what Ontario’s Conservative Premier Doug Ford is proposing for Do...
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Dec 5th, 2018
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Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk speaks to media. -National Observer photo By Fatima Syed National Observer An Ontario cabinet minister is vowing to bring in “more oversight” for the province’s oil and gas pipelines, following a damning audit that found the responsible government agency failed to...
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Dec 4th, 2018
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By Thomas Walkom Toronto Star In Poland, Canada and close to 200 other nations are making a last-ditch effort to save the world from devastating climate change. At home, the Canadian and Albertan governments are trying to salvage an industry that is one of this country’s largest emitters of the...
Dec 3rd, 2018
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From Grassy Narrows Support Grassy Narrows First Nations will soon release a ground-breaking new report in Ottawa. The authoritative report is the first study to link higher rates of health and wellbeing challenges in Grassy Narrows’ children with exposure to mercury, a potent neurotoxin, from local ...
Nov 28th, 2018
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by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus is closing down, the province has decided. The move comes about three months after the government initiated a consultation process involving the public, nurseries and the forestry industry to determine if the historic facility tha...
Nov 27th, 2018
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Anne Learn Sharpe et Janet Lord-Genyk d’AWARE Essa s’inquiètent des conséquences sur la biodiversité des forêts de l’Ontario. Photo : Radio-Canada/Marie-Hélène Ratel Le gouvernement provincial ferme l’Installation de conditionnement des semences forestières de l’Ontario ...