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Environment

Jan 15th, 2015
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AWARE News Network Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) will host a webinar on January 22 at 1:00pm to highlight his report, Managing New Challenges. In this one-hour session, he will present his perspective and his advice to ministries on several issues in the news this past year...
Jan 14th, 2015
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EcoJustice news release TORONTO- Ecojustice lawyers are in court today challenging an Ontario government regulation that allows major industrial sectors to kill species at-risk and destroy their habitat. The regulation provides broad exemptions from prohibitions in Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (E...
Jan 10th, 2015
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By Jacob Kearey-Moreland Orillia Packet & Times More than 100 nations on Earth recognize the right to live in a healthy environment. Canada does not, yet. The Blue Dot Tour, launched by geneticist and grandfather David Suzuki, seeks to enshrine this right in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, fu...
In Energy
Jan 1st, 2015
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Letter to the Orillia Packet & Times In the latest incarnation of the Harper government’s absurd conviction that it, and it alone, knows what’s best for the Canadian economy comes the statement that regulating greenhouse gases in the oil and gas sector makes for “crazy economic policy.” Perhaps i...
Dec 26th, 2014
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By David Suzuki I recently travelled across Canada with David Suzuki Foundation staff, from St. John’s to Victoria and up to Yellowknife, joined by friends and allies along the way. Besides our Blue Dot Tour evening events featuring some of Canada’s best-known musicians, writers, artists ...
Dec 19th, 2014
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Grain Farmers of Ontario Delivers United Message to Minister Leal News release from Grain Farmers of Ontario Grain Farmers of Ontario’s commitment to pollinator health and environment stewardship is unyielding. The farm sector will be at the table with government to secure a future for Ontario’s fami...
Dec 17th, 2014
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By John Bacher Niagara at Large Tragically few seem to appreciate the wonders of our relatively well ecologically restored landscape around the eastern edge of Lake Ontario where most of the province’s population lives. In the 1950s, part of what is now the core of Ontario’s Greenbelt, the Oak Ridges...
In Barrie
Dec 13th, 2014
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advamce  Barrie is poised to rezone open space and environmental protection lands (EP) to allow 131 homes to be built on a former golf course on the city’s western boundary. Without a word of debate, councillors gave initial approval for a plan that will create a subdivision on ...
Dec 10th, 2014
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Report from Day 1 of the hearing By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press TORONTO — An expert tribunal was entitled to conclude a proposed wind farm would devastate a population of already threatened turtles, Ontario’s top court heard Monday. The case, which pits turtles against turbines, coul...
In Energy
Dec 8th, 2014
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y Matthew Sitler 103.3 Moose FM A local tree service company employee is taking a stand against Swift River Energy Ltd’s plans at Bala Falls. The company’s District Manager for Muskoka North Kyle Vincent says Swift River approached the company recently about getting an arborist report and tree remova...