Jun 19th, 2012
The Associated Press Jun 18, 2012What is a sip of clean water worth? Is there economic value in the shade of a tree? And how much would you pay for a breath of fresh air?...
Jun 13th, 2012
Dogwood Initiative June 07, 2012 by Karl Hardin Canadian Artist Franke James Calls Stephen Harper And Joe Oliver Out In This Hard-Hitting Visual Essay ...
Jun 11th, 2012
The Irish Times - June 11, 2012WORLD LEADERS have received a siren call from the UN Environment Programme (Unep) on the eve of next week’s gathering (June 20-22) in Rio de Janeiro to mark the Earth Summit’s 20th anniversary. Its fifth Global Environmental Outlook starkly spells out the uncomfortable ...
Jun 11th, 2012
Loopholes and exemptions buried in Bill 55 to avoid environmental registry reviewNDACT June 7 2012 NDACT's Second Call to Action (see sample email below) RE Bill 55: This Bill will aid The Highland Companies in obtaining application approval! URGENT: TELL PREMIER McGUINTY TO PROTECT ENDANGERED WILDLI...
Jun 8th, 2012
Ask local councillors to pass resolution in support of ban on snapping turtle huntAWARE SIMCOE JUNE 8 2012 The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resoruces ignored a petition signed by 11,000 people to remove snapping turtles - an at risk species - from hunting regulations. The Town of Essex and the Towns...
Jun 6th, 2012
Uniting progressives at the grassroots level — is Simcoe North alone?By Tim Harper Toronto Star June 5 2012OTTAWA—In its most extreme form, it’s a merger.More commonly, it is known as “loose co-operation,” or collaboration, or “uniting progressives.’’...
May 30th, 2012
Email from North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance May 28 2012On Friday, the Regional Municipality of York informed us that it is postponing introducing its proposed deal with Metrus Developments with respect to the North Gwillimbury Forest until a later OMB prehearing. We also learned that two Town of Ge...
May 25th, 2012
Don’t deal away the North Gwillimbury ForestEmail from North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance March 24 2012It appears that Regional Municipality of York and Metrus Developments may be about to sign a deal that could water down the environmental protections in the new Official Plan for the Regional Municip...
May 17th, 2012
Workshop attempts to find solutionsBy M. Carolyn Black Barrie Examiner May 16 2012TINY TWP. — Last year’s massive bird and fish die-off in Severn Sound along the shoreline of Tiny Township alarmed residents and sparked questions about human and animal safety and the integrity of the water supply....
May 9th, 2012
By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians May 6 2012The Canadian Press reports, “The federal government’s new budget bill sets out a controversial two-step approach to how industry should deal with fish and their habitat — with the second step much more far-reaching than the first. ...