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Jul 28th, 2021
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Rob Mccullough, Simcoe County’s  Director for Solid Waste Management From Simcoe.com, July 28, 2021 By Talha Hashmani With various landfills across Simcoe County nearing capacity, calls for alternative means to dispose of garbage are at the heart of the county’s new waste management strategy. A...
Jul 25th, 2021
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Bruce Nuclear Station, Kincardine, ON – world’s largest nuclear station By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance There are more stunning revelations in the Globe and Mail this week about the precarious state of Ontario’s aging nuclear reactors. The Globe reports that inspe...
Jul 14th, 2021
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Helicopter spraying glyphosate over newly growing forest By Reykia Fick, Nature and Food Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada It is known as the “rain of death”. Every summer, helicopters spray vast quantities of glyphosate over newly growing forests. This herbicide poison — key ingredient in Monsanto’s Rou...
Jul 10th, 2021
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This is the proposed location for the Bradford Bypass, which would be built through the East Holland River shown here Read this article by Joel Wittnebel on The Pointer here: https://thepointer.com/article/2021-07-02/we-can-t-keep-doing-this-pc-government-speeds-ahead-with-bradford-bypass-advocates-s...
Jul 8th, 2021
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Perspectives on Bill C-28 and the Proposed Changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) By Mark Butler, Senior Advisor at Nature Canada As Canada continues to see the impacts and risks to biodiversity and human health from toxic substances and geneticall...
Jul 5th, 2021
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A sign at the site in Goldboro, N.S., of a proposed $13-billion liquefied natural gas plant. The company behind the project, Pieridae, has set June 30 as its deadline for whether to move forward. By Patrick Bonin, Climate & Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada Following pressure from thousands of...
Jul 5th, 2021
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A word from donors Paul McKay and Mike Brigham By Angela Bischoff, Director and Jack Gibbons, Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance “As safe energy advocates and green power project builders, we have long admired and supported the stellar campaigns of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) to ...
Jun 24th, 2021
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This image of a massive tree being hauled north from Nanaimo, B.C., was shared online by Lorna Beecroft and sparked outrage from Japan to Denmark. [1] By Shane, Head of the Nature and Food, Greenpeace Canada A massive old-growth tree was caught on camera barrelling down a highway in Nanaimo, B.C. Wit...
Jun 16th, 2021
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Dr. Charles Gardner, medical officer of health for Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, enjoys cycling and hiking and believes climate change needs to be tackled like the world tackled the pandemic. From OrilliaMatters June 15, 2021 By OrilliaMatters Staff ‘Climate change will have a much bigge...
Jun 14th, 2021
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Chlorpyrifos sprayed on the fruits and vegetables we eat By Devon Page, Executive director of Ecojustice We’ve just filed a lawsuit to ban the selling and use of the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos in Canada. Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that is sprayed on staple food crops like wheat and potatoes. I...