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Jul 13th, 2010
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Comments in Toronto Star "the consumer is none the wiser” are a setback for all who rely upon public trustZero Waste Simcoe Chair Gord McKay has contacted  Gemma Zecchini, CEO of Ontario's Stewardship Ontario program regarding her comments in this news item Toronto Star Article – July 10, 2010  “Bury...
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Jul 13th, 2010
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CBC News July 12, 2010 Green bin material from other cities may be shipped to Ottawa. (CBC) The temporary closure of an organics recycling plant in southwestern Ontario could have an impact on Ottawa.Orgaworld has voluntarily shut down operations at its London, Ont., facility while it performs upgrad...
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Jul 12th, 2010
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Treating Lake Simcoe “like a toilet bowl”By Brett Popplewell Toronto Star July 11 2010The Bruce Nuclear Generating Station plans to ship 1,760 tonnes of radiation-laced steel through Lake Ontario — a precedent-setting project that has officials worried on both sides of the Canada-U.S. bor...
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Jul 12th, 2010
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Province hopes to quell ‘strategic lawsuits against public participation,’ but devil may be in the detailsBy Jeffrey Grey Globe and Mail July 6 2010It was perhaps the most down-and-dirty development fight in Ontario’s recent memory: An eight-year battle pitting environmentalists and some well-heeled ...
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Jul 10th, 2010
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By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner July 10 2010Long-term provincial efforts to reduce phosphorus levels in the lake will go a long way to restoring fish populations, experts say. ...
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Jul 9th, 2010
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News release from the Council of Canadians July 8 2010 Ottawa – Canada should be denied the seat it is seeking on the UN Security Council if the Harper government obstructs a crucial upcoming vote on the right to water at the General Assembly, says Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow.The UN...
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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...