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Nov 18th, 2014
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From Maude Barlow Council of Canadians I have big news to share with you this morning. Internal company documents leaked by Greenpeace just hours ago reveal oil giant TransCanada has teamed up with the world’s largest public relations firm, Edelman, to smear the Council of Canadians and build p...
Nov 18th, 2014
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from Cheryl Anderson Prince Edward County Field Naturalists On Dec 8-9, PECFN will be defending the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) ruling that overturned the Ministry of the Environment’s approval of the Gilead wind turbine project. We are appealing to the Appeal Court of Ontario because, subseq...
Nov 16th, 2014
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From Ontario Nature Strawberry Island in Lake Simcoe is under threat of development and local groups want your help to stop it. Trans America Investments Ltd is asking Ramara Township Council to rezone the 10-hectare island so they can build 120 condominium units. If approved, the development would i...
Nov 11th, 2014
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Experimental Lakes Area researcher Michael Rennie speaks to CBC’s As It Happens CBC News  The federal government is hurting itself by not letting its scientists speak, says a researcher at the Experimental Lakes Area research station in Northern Ontario. Up until recently, the research station ...
Nov 5th, 2014
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Protecting Ontario Against Invasive Species Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry news release  Ontario is taking action to protect communities from invasive species through prevention, early detection, rapid response and eradication of invasive species in the province. Today, Ontario will re-in...
Oct 6th, 2014
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Environment Walk on Sunday October 19 at 3 pm – 5pm From Climate Action Now – Barrie Meadow Mouse Trail 2234 George Johnston Rd Minesing, Ontario L0L 1Y0 Canada Google map and directions CONTACT Adam Ballah · aballah@gmail.com On this walk we will learn about the important ecological role...
Sep 29th, 2014
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Opportunity to ‘develop sustainably’ must be seized, WWF director says By Tom Miles, Thomson Reuters  The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 per cent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said ...
Sep 25th, 2014
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By Sara Carson, Orillia Packet & Times  An Alberta-based development company is pursuing plans to build a community including up to 120 units on Strawberry Island in northern Lake Simcoe. Trans America Group, based in Edmonton, acquired the 25.6-acre Ramara Township island in 2007 with plans to b...
Jul 18th, 2014
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Significant deficiencies in Highland’s studies point to gaping flaw in province’s developer-driven process From NDACT website AWARE News Network Recently, a peer review study of the Melancthon mega-quarry was released. Commissioned by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority in response to...
Jul 6th, 2014
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Letter to the Toronto Star July 6 2014 Re: Pollinators in peril, Editorial June 29 Right on. I applaud you for the editorial. However, not only the bees are threatened with extinction. Add to that list the Monarch Butterflies, the soil micro-flora of our best agricultural lands and the vast aquatic s...