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Jan 25th, 2022
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The World Nuclear is not a Practicable Means to Combat Climate Change according to 4 Former Heads of Nuclear Regulation and Governmental Radiation Protection Committees Why nuclear power can never be green The world must ponder whether it is worth tackling the poison in the air that is carbon by spre...
Jan 25th, 2022
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Keurig K-Cup pods, which were the focus of an investigation by Canada’s Competition Bureau, are not allowed in Orillia’s recycling program.  | FRANK MATYS/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, January 24, 2022 By Frank Matys A popular single-use coffee pod that was at the centre of an investig...
Jan 24th, 2022
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Please sign the petition. Please sign the OHI Petition on Land Use Planning:  The Toronto Star this morning ran an OHI Op-ed on the need for a one-year extension to the July 2, 2022 deadline for Municipal Comprehensive Reviews and draft new official plans across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. You can ...
Jan 24th, 2022
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‘The general public, when they are part of these committee meetings, I’m not so sure they’d all be comfortable having their face available on archive,' says Harry Hughes...
Jan 24th, 2022
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From MidlandToday, January 21, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Tay also needs to be more vigilant when it comes to the “Miracle of Nature” water. I only just learned about a new housing development: ‘WAVERLEY HEIGHTS’ (32 estate homes) going up in Tay Township. I am i...
Jan 24th, 2022
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Stock Image From OrilliaMatters, January 24, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I can understand why so many of my fellow citizens presume that adding highways makes sense as a way to accommodate more people and more vehicles. This is the template that many of us have grown up with and that we have been [&h...
Jan 21st, 2022
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File photoErika Engel/CollingwoodToday From OrilliaMatters, January 17, 2022 By OrilliaMatters Staff As of Jan. 17, Simcoe County residents can now submit online requests to exchange their existing garbage and recycling carts for a smaller size. This does not pertain to Orillia residents, but applies...
Jan 21st, 2022
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Former Environmental Commissioner says time to stop Ford’s dismantling of environmental protections. By Gord Miller The time has come to put the brakes on the Ford government’s rampant dismantling of the environmental laws, policies, and approvals that have protected Ontario for 50 years. This ...
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Jan 20th, 2022
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Join former Ontario Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, and Ecojustice environmental lawyer, Laura Bowman, for a discussion about the Bradford Bypass aka “Holland Marsh Highway”. This webinar will also feature a call to action phone zap led by Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbel...
Jan 20th, 2022
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During the Holidays the Environment Minister Guilbeault announced a ban on some select plastic items in Canada. At the time we approached this announcement with cautious optimism. Now we have learned that, given the way these regulations are written, it will actually take another two years before eve...