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Sep 9th, 2021
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See the original Water Watcher’s request for endorsement of their moratorium on gravel extraction here: gravel_moratorium_paper_aug-17-2021. The Climate Crisis Threatens Our Homes Everyone wants to feel safe and secure at home. Home is where we live, a community and natural environment that sur...
Aug 23rd, 2021
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Linda Wells By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Support clean water and local artists during international water week  Oro-Medonte, ON –  Linda Wells has spent the summer meeting Lake Simcoe area artists and has brought many of their works together in on...
Aug 7th, 2021
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Line 5 By Michelle Woodhouse, Program Manager for Water at Environmental Defence Did you know, a 68-year-old pipeline lies in the heart of the Great Lakes? Line 5 carries 87 million litres of oil and gas per day through the Straits of Mackinac— a six km wide connection between Lakes Michigan and Huro...
Jun 17th, 2021
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Partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada helping conserve provincial wetlands June 16, 2021 Environment, Conservation and Parks ST. THOMAS — The Ontario government is partnering with Ducks Unlimited Canada to enhance and restore approximately 60 local wetlands across the province over the next year, a...
Mar 10th, 2021
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Roughly half of this property in Pickering, owned by Triple Group, is classed as a protected wetland. If approved for development, commercial real estate analysts say it would skyrocket in value, potentially to more than $100 million. This view looks northwest from the corner of Bayly Street and Squi...
Dec 23rd, 2020
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A recent study found that extreme ice‐free years are becoming more frequent in lakes across North America, bringing ecological impacts and affecting the livelihoods of the people who rely on them. -CBC photo Ice-free years have become more than three times more frequent since 1978 By Nicole Mortillar...
Sep 2nd, 2020
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“Minister Yakabuski, we call on you and the MNRF to provide a science-based, detailed and peer-reviewed approach to resolve conflicts with cormorants.” Open Letter Regarding Fall Harvest of Double-crested Cormorants To: Minister John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (...
Aug 3rd, 2020
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MP fails to stand up for Lake Huron Georgian Bay constituents Letter to Tiny Township Council from Frank Dunnigan, Tiny Township On behalf of the Bluewater Community Action Group (BCAG), we congratulate you for passing the two high water resolutions this week. July 27 2020 Tiny Township Council resol...
Jul 27th, 2020
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The TC Energy project has faced a backlash from some residents near the pumped storage site, forcing the company to modify its plans. -Don Pittis/CBC photo Pipeline company turns its skills to pumped hydro to create new value from existing power plants By Don Pittis · CBC News On the face of it, the ...
Jul 19th, 2020
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The Critical Value of Wetlands – Ecology Ottawa photo Tories ram  through omnibus bill AWARE News Network July 23 2020 On Tuesday the Ford government passed Bill 197, amending 20 existing laws and making pivotal changes to environmental law. The new measures include: -Sweeping changes to the En...