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Dec 6th, 2023
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By Marco Chown Oved, Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star November 29, 2023 At a meeting on Monday evening, Loyalist Township declined to support a new gas plant. On Tuesday, Napanee council endorsed a bid by Atura power to build a new gas plant in their community. Local municipal councils in Eastern Ont...
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Dec 3rd, 2023
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Ontario doubles down on climate denial The Ford Government is making it clearer than ever that it has no interest in addressing climate change, despite record global temperatures and a summer of fires that blanketed much of this province in choking smoke. Using the “Independent” Electricity System Op...
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Dec 3rd, 2023
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OrilliaMatters Staff, Nov 27, 2023 Plan takes ‘onnovative steps forward to ensure that the county continues to lead in providing a regional approach to environment stewardship,’ says official SIMCOE COUNTY ************************* On Nov. 14, 2023, County Council passed the Corporate Cli...
Nov 15th, 2023
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ONTARIO CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE First the good news: Ontario is now offering free cold-climate air-source heat pumps (ASHP) to income-eligible households that currently have electric baseboard heating. According to the province’s Save On Energy program, switching from electric baseboards to a cold climate...
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Nov 15th, 2023
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GREENPEACE Have you ever felt so angry about a decision made by the government that you wished you could argue your case in court? That’s exactly what seven brave Ontario residents, aged between 12 and 24, decided to do in 2018. They’ve pursued legal action against the Ontario government over its dec...
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Nov 7th, 2023
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Ontario Clean Air Alliance Quebec understands something Ontario doesn’t: How to build a modern energy system. Our neighbours to the east have just announced they are going to meet 100% of their future electricity needs by investing in energy efficiency and renewables (wind, solar, waterpower and biog...
Nov 5th, 2023
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‘This is a generational opportunity for organizations and individuals across the country to show their environmental leadership,’ says Forests Ontario official From BarrieToday Staff Oct 31, 2023 A Barrie-based organization has signed an agreement with Natural Resources Canada’s 2 Billion...
Nov 4th, 2023
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The federal government is about to decide how to move forward a key piece of climate policy – and they need our support to make it as strong as possible. Right now, ministers are developing the contents of a brand-new Green Buildings Strategy – and if enough of us raise our voices, we could convince ...
Oct 31st, 2023
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Letter to the Editor, October 29, 2023 Like proposed Bradford Bypass and 404-Highway 12 extensions, Highway 413 will destroy forests, wetlands, and imperil livelihoods of First Nations and farmers, says letter writer Doug Ford is sorry and wants to forever protect the Greenbelt? Then why is he still ...
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Oct 27th, 2023
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An overhead view of the fall colours in the Ardagh Bluffs Photo supplied From Barrie Today Staff, October 26 NEWS RELEASE THE CITY OF BARRIE ‘This initiative is a groundbreaking step towards preserving our natural environment and enhancing our urban landscape,’ says Mayor Alex Nuttall Bar...