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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...
In Energy
Jul 18th, 2020
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‘The scale of this is staggering,’ said member of Save Georgian Bay; Potential $3-billion project pitched as a ‘better use’ of Ontario’s ‘wasted’ renewable energy By: Erika Engel Collingwood Today A plan to store electricity using Georgian Bay water is either...
Jul 16th, 2020
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Letter to Pierre Béland, Chair of the International Joint Commission, from Rene and Danny Vistoli,  Tiny Township We are sending this email to formally request the assistance of the IJC in conjunction with the federal/provincial governments and OPG to manage the high water level crisis occurring in t...
Jul 7th, 2020
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By Lori ThompsonLocal The Manitoulin Expositor Overall, the Great Lakes water quality is assessed as ‘fair and unchanging.’ Only Lake Erie’s ecosystem is in poor condition, with the trend unchanging. Lake Ontario is in fair condition with an unchanging to improving condition while Lake Superior is as...