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Mar 2nd, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times City council isn’t chicken and will let the public have its say about hen coops in the city. Staff reported to council committee on a citizen inquiry from earlier this year about the possibility of allowing hen coops in residential backyards. “We need ...
Feb 29th, 2016
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by Naomi Klein TheLeap-ThisChangesEverything AWARE News Network Naomi Klein delivered the following remarks in Ottawa on February 29, at the Leap Day launch of Delivering Community Power, a proposal to turn postal offices into green community hubs to power Canada’s next economy. Leap Day is the offic...
Jul 3rd, 2015
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By Dr. Trevor Hancock Times Colonist For the past three years, I have been leading an important project for the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), which led to the release on May 25th of our Discussion Paper and a 100-page technical report on global change and public health. In these document...
Mar 15th, 2015
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today Orillia holds untapped potential as a destination for cyclists and a share of the substantial dollars they bring to communities, council heard this week. “Orillia has amazing trails,” said Brendan Matheson, of Cycle Simcoe. “They have an amazing network, but they have a g...
Mar 13th, 2015
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By Andrew Philips Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin A major municipal Internet project could bring high-speed broadband to shutout areas while improving existing service elsewhere. That’s the main goal behind SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), according to project lead Geoff Hogan. “We’r...
Mar 6th, 2015
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By Dr. Trevor Hancock Times Colonist For the past three years, I have been leading an important project for the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), which led to the release on May 25th of our Discussion Paper and a 100-page technical report on global change and public health. In these document...
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Apr 9th, 2012
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Posted April 9 2012A small but vibrant movement that began in France in 2001, and has now crossed the ocean into Canada, challenges the hitherto unquestioned belief that endless economic growth is sustainable, that any and all constraints can be overcome, and that producing and buying more is the roa...
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Feb 13th, 2012
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“On a finite planet you cannot have an economy based on or requiring growth” By Derrick Jensen The Occupied Wall Street Journal 12 February, 2012 We hold these truths to be self-evident: That the real, physical world is the source of our own lives, and the lives of others. A weakened plan...
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Feb 12th, 2012
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Unsustainable Consumption  Huffington Post January 2012 From Jim Harris report at Davos World Economic Forum: I feel like someone on the sinking Titanic while the band played on. Few participants that I have talked to understand the depth of threats that I perceive we are facing globally and tectonic...
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Jun 6th, 2011
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There are ways of raising material prosperity without destroying the earth – but these tend to reduce the potential for economic accumulation and profit Sunday 05 June 2011 by Derek Wall June 5 2011 UK Morning Star The recent figures on CO2 emissions are sobering. Despite the fact that the worl...