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Jul 9th, 2010
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Letter writer responds to three articles Orangeville Citizen July 8 2010Please accept this as my response to “Unhelpful Criticism” , “County vigilantly investigating proposal” from June 17, 2010, as well as “Sounds like a good deal” from June 24, 2010. It is unfair of your paper to say my analysis is...
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Jul 6th, 2010
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Ontario and Quebec homes needlessly wasting over 580 billion litres of water annuallyNewa release from Environmental Defence — July 2 2010 — Toronto – More than 580 billion litres of drinking water, the equivalent of 236,000 Olympic swimming pools, are being wasted every year by hom...
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Jul 4th, 2010
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Study advises national plan to prevent crunchBy Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service June 10 2010Natural resource industries in Canada are consuming about five times more water than the rest of the country, leaving the nation vulnerable to a looming scarcity challenge in the absence of a new national ...
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Jun 27th, 2010
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Ontario Farmland Preservation is a group formed in response to a number of solar farm proposals in Simcoe County by Recurrent Energy, a corporation headquarted in San Francisco.Ontario Farmland Preservation flyerOntario Farmland Preservation websiteRecurrent Energy website Recurrent Energy projects...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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Ontario government postpones environmental legislation News release - Zero Waste Simcoe - June 24 2010 --Legislation created by Ontario Minister of the Environment, which planned to revise Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act, and which was ready for parliamentary introduction in June, has been postponed. ...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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By Guy Crittenden Solid Waste and Recyling Magazine June 14 2010In May an argument resurfaced between the Composting Council of Canada (CCC) and Stewardship Ontario (SO) over the definition of compost as a fertilizer and negative implications from its inclusion in Ontario’s stewardship program for mu...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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By Guy Crittenden Solid Waste Recycling Magazine June 21 2010Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government in Ontario has capitulated to lobby pressure from regulated industry and postponed (possibly permanently) one of the most important pieces of constructive environmental legislation in a generation.The le...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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Simcoe.com June 3 2010We have reason to cheer and reason to worry.It’s good news the federal government is promising to help municipalities across the country to upgrade water delivery systems and rebuild more than 25 per cent of our wastewater treatment infrastructure.Environment Minister Jim Prenti...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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The Toronto Star June 8 2010Disposal of what we no longer want or need — our garbage — tends to follow the path of least resistance: cost. Greener alternatives would never see the light of day if not for government regulations that push people beyond the cheapest, dirtiest options.So it’s disappointi...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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By Chris Fell Simcoe.com May 25 2010To say that opposition to industrial wind turbines invading our rural landscape is growing would be an understatement.Several municipalities in Grey and Bruce counties are now pondering the possibility of challenging the McGuinty government’s draconian Green ...