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Apr 24th, 2011
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Water Remunicipiliization Tracker April 24 2011  In 2004, a decade-long fight against water privatization ended in a major victory for the citizens of Hamilton in Canada. In September of that year, the city council voted to take back the operation and maintenance of the city’s water and wastewater tr...
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Apr 24th, 2011
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Farmers and First Nations on third day of a five day march against hedge fund mega-quarryOrangeville - Shelburne - Jim Black's potato farm, Melancthon 24 April 2011 Orangeville, ON-A group of protestors on a five day march against a proposed mega-quarry passed the half-way mark of their 119 kilometre...
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Apr 24th, 2011
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By John Goddard Toronto Star April 24 2011 An American-backed company that assembled farmland north of Orangeville to grow potatoes has applied to develop one of Canada’s biggest rock quarries. But neighbouring farmers are warning of environmental and community consequences if it’s allowed to proceed...
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Apr 23rd, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe April 22 2011Links to Goldhawk Fights Back podcastsPeter Tabuns MPP Who gets stuck with the impact?  7 mnsNDACT Huge amounts of money 35 mns     Highland Companies An area witth few natural environmental features  21 mns Sylvia Jones MPP  –  to come...
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Apr 22nd, 2011
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… prospects for the Northern Spotted Owl seem bleak indeed By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR Counterpunch April 2 2011 Back in the good old days, a corporation with an unappetizing relationship to the natural world would often try to burnish their image by luring an executive or top staffer from an environm...
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Apr 21st, 2011
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Youngsters taking green ideas to national fair By Cheryl Browne – Special to the Examiner April 21 2011 Barrie’s growing a veritable petri dish of green, young scientists. To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, when one billion people are expected to remember to appreciate all things environ...
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Apr 21st, 2011
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National Geographic sends us this rem    With spring beginning to bloom, there is no better time to celebrate the wonders of the world.  Earth Day reminds us of the fragile balance between people and nature, and how each of us must do our part to protect the earth’s natural resources and ensure that ...
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Apr 21st, 2011
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By Amanda Persico yorkregion.com Apr 20, 2011  The province is willing to gamble millions of your dollars on a new plan to provide sewage services to northern York Region. The region told East Gwillimbury council this week about a new turn in the sewage system project that involves discharging into L...
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Apr 19th, 2011
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From Simcoe County Citizens Engaging Democracy (Facebook) April 19 2011Simcoe County Citizens Engaging Democracy attended the debate Monday April 18th at Grace United Church. We believe that debates are an important part of engaging in the democratic process. No other part of the election procedure a...
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Apr 18th, 2011
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Highland Companies head office address is a mailbox in Hamilton  Letter to AWARE Simcoe April 18 2011 Ladies and Gentlemen,You will be aware of the massive open pit mine application in Melanchton Township, the biggest one ever filed in Ontario, likely the second biggest in North America.Not only does...