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Mar 3rd, 2014
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AWARE Essa is hosting a viewing of the documentary VANISHING of the BEES  Saturday March 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Utopia Hall 8396 6th Line Utopia ON Discussion to follow with local beekeepers. Refreshments will be served....
Mar 1st, 2014
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Write your MPP and ask for action by Earth Day From Gillian McEachern Environmental Defence Speaking out to protect the environment can be a tough haul sometimes. Big industries with deep pockets can afford to overwhelm community groups with technical experts and jargon. They can buy slick TV and new...
Mar 1st, 2014
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Comment closes April 25 on province’s new land use policy for rural Ontario The Ontario government released its Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) 2014 on February 24, which goes into effect on Aprl 20, 2014, replacing the PPS 2005. It also released two draft documents for discussion dealing with the ...
Feb 28th, 2014
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By Bob McDonald, Quirks & Quarks A plume of radioactive contamination from the damaged Fukushima Nuclear plant in Japan has reached the coast of North America earlier than expected. But while concerns for the plume are making headlines, a far more serious effect of human activity is already havin...
Feb 21st, 2014
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Ontario NDP should support efforts to pass four environmental bills before a spring election Toronto Star Editorial  Partisan antics are threatening innovative “green” laws at Queen’s Park. And since this procedural silliness is instigated by the supposedly dollar-conscious Progressive Conservatives,...
Feb 20th, 2014
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Countylive.ca Turbines have toppled turtles in Ontario Divisional Court and Gilead Power has regained its go-ahead to build nine industrial wind turbines on the south shore of Prince Edward County. The court met for three days in Toronto at the end of January and delivered its 40-page report Thursday...
Feb 3rd, 2014
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Increasing community consultation in urban forest issues and addressing the environmental toll of plastic waste were among the themes discussed at the Huronia Woodlot Owners Association’s Annual General Meeting at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus on Saturday. At a time of cutbacks in government, ...
Jan 23rd, 2014
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By Cheryl Anderson Prince Edward County Field Naturalists  This report only deals with the first part of the day today. The PECFN counter appeals and cross appeals and the intervener South Shore Conservancy was completed in the late morning and the afternoon was devoted to the APPEC appeal. Your PECF...
Jan 17th, 2014
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Blue Rodeo singer issues a statement of solidarity with Young’s calls for responsible oilsands development on the “Honor the Treaties” tour By: Ben Rayner Toronto Star Jim Cuddy has joined Neil Young in calling for a curb on the rapid development of the Alberta oilsands. The Blue Rodeo singer issued ...
Jan 17th, 2014
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Info from Huronia Woodland Owners Association The Huronia Woodland Owners Association, the oldest Woodland Owners Association in Ontario, is having its Annual General Meeting at Simcoe Hall, Lakehead University in Orillia On Saturday February 1st, 2014. Where: LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY ORILLIA CAMPUS, 500 ...