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Mar 27th, 2013
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from North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance March 27 2013On Monday night Mayor Grossi and Georgina Town Council failed to approve our request for an Interim Control Bylaw to prevent development on the North Gwillimbury Forest’s (NGF) wetlands and significant woodlands.Despite excellent deputations by Paul...
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Mar 24th, 2013
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From Peaceful Parks Coalition March 24 2013Wabakimi Wilderness ParkWabakimi is classified as a wilderness park.  There are only eight wilderness parks in Ontario: Kesagami, Killarney, Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater, Opasquia, Polar Bear, Quetico, Wabakimi, Woodland Caribou. Wilderness class parks are large ...
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Mar 17th, 2013
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Canadian political leaders remain in thrall to gaudy casino economies, like prisoners suffering from an economic Stockholm syndromeBy Ian Gill Toronto Star Mar 17 2013Several years ago, sitting in my office in Vancouver where I was heading up Ecotrust Canada — a west coast conservation and community ...
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Feb 24th, 2013
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By ELIZABETH RENZETTI Globe and Mail Feb. 22 2013Freedom to Read Week begins on Feb. 24, bringing with it the perfect opportunity to kick the tires of democracy and make sure the old jalopy’s still running as she should.What’s that you say? The bumper fell off when you touched it? The engine won’t tu...
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Feb 23rd, 2013
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Political leaders must end sprawl, create higher-density communities surrounded by greenbelts of protected farmlandBy David Suzuki and Faisal Moola Toronto Star Feb 21 2013 Despite its huge area, Canada has relatively little dependable farmland. Good soil and a friendly climate are hard to find. So i...
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Feb 23rd, 2013
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From NGFA February 22 2012An Interim Control Bylaw (ICB) to restrict development in wetland and significant woodland areas of the North Gwillimbury Forest, including the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) property, can be f ully justified on legal grounds, according to our lawyer, Leo Longo....
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Feb 16th, 2013
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Deadline for comment extended to February 25Email from Ontario Nature February 14 2013 Recently, we told you about the government’s proposals to water down its own Endangered Species Act (ESA).We have since found out that the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has added more details about these prop...
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Feb 14th, 2013
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By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians  February 13th, 2013 Michael Harris writes in iPolitics today, “Good science is what saves us from disastrous policy and the astronomical costs associated with getting it wrong. After the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) denied that there had been any c...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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Ministry of Natural Resources needs to protect species at risk, while allowing resource development to thriveToronto Star editorial February 9 20113It’s a sad state of affairs when a government that once touted the merits of its Endangered Species Act is trying to undo the same rules a few years late...
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Jan 30th, 2013
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By GLORIA GALLOWAY THE GLOBE AND MAIL Jan. 29 2013,Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says senior sources who would lose their jobs if they went public have told her that the Conservative government is planning to eliminate the federal environment department and merge any remaining functions with Natur...