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Apr 29th, 2019
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By Chris Hedges Truthdig THE BEAVER LAKE CREE NATION, Treaty No. 6 Area, Canada. I am driving down a rutted dirt road with Eric Lameman, a member of the Cree nation. “Over there,” he says, pointing out where he was born in a tent 61 years ago. We stop the car and look toward a […]...
Apr 26th, 2019
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Fred Somerville Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen says province is ‘dismantling’ agency’s capacity to plant trees by Brad Pritchard  Alliston Herald Somerville Nurseries in Everett is going to feel the brunt of the province’s decision to end the 50 Million Trees Program. The nurser...
Apr 26th, 2019
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Does this look like an arterial inter-county road to you? A very, very BAD idea. Help us defeat it on May 8 From Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Clearview sells County Road 91 to gravel pit, proposes to turn 26/27 – a summer road with a 14% grade – into a year-round thoroughfare. *** ATTEND...
Apr 25th, 2019
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Ontario cuts tree planting By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Ontario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told Forests Ontario the da...
Apr 23rd, 2019
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News release from the Nature Conservancy of Canada The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners applaud a new federally-funded $100 million program to safeguard important habitats for species at risk. The Natural Heritage Conservation Program (NHCP), announced today by Catherine McKenna, C...
Apr 23rd, 2019
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World Migratory Bird Day spotlights plastic pollution impact on migratory birds and their habitats From Ontario Nature With the snow starting to melt and the days getting longer, we’re starting to think about spring and all of the migratory birds returning to Canada! World Migratory Bird Day is happe...
Apr 19th, 2019
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The Golden Eagle is endangered in Ontario, which means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. -San Diego Zoo photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition It is becoming a pattern with this government to hear, once again, that Ontario’s most se...
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Apr 19th, 2019
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Last month, the Ford government issued a discussion paper on reducing waste and litter. It was an attempt to launch an important debate that unfortunately got lost in the tsunami of legislative and regulatory change that has crashed over this province. Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities Dis...
Apr 17th, 2019
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Claire Malcolmson ‘We really need to see a much more inspiring picture,’ says Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition official Orillia Matters The new provincial budget has a “contradiction” between words and policies, says Claire Malcolmson, executive director of Rescue Lake Simcoe Coal...
Apr 16th, 2019
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Kirtland’s Warbler News release from County of Simcoe The County of Simcoe continues to invest in our forests through its largest tree planting effort in decades. Starting on April 15, the county’s Forestry Department will contribute to Simcoe County’s #greenandgrowing forests through the plant...