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Jan 20th, 2022
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Canada’s nuclear industry plans to send up to 30,000 shipments of toxic radioactive waste by truck or rail to either Ignace or South Bruce in Ontario. Some of those shipments would travel through densely populated communities. (NWMO) From CBC News, January 18, 2022 By Colin Butler A proposed tr...
In Barrie
Jan 19th, 2022
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The City of Barrie’s wastewater treatment facility on Bradford Street. | Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, January 16, 2022 By Peter Bursztyn Organic waste is everything which started out as either plant or animal matter. It includes wilted cabbage, banana peel, corn stubble, excess fa...
Jan 19th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance It seems too good to be true. Switching to an air-source heat pump can cut your electricity costs by more than $2,000 a year and you will be slashing the greenhouse gas pollution that results from heating and cooling your home at the same...
Jan 16th, 2022
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Keurig K-Cup pods By Devon Page, Executive Director, Ecojustice We’re pleased to kick off the new year with good news: Keurig Canada has been fined $3 million for misleading consumers about the recyclability of its single-use plastic K-Cup pods. This victory comes following a 2019 submission by Ecoju...
Jan 16th, 2022
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A man who goes by Xavier Bergeron, an alias used to protect his identity, was protesting RBC’s involvement with the fossil fuel industry on Monday afternoon at the bank’s branch in west Orillia. | Contributed photo Orillia OPP officers were called to the RBC Royal Bank in west Orillia on ...
Jan 13th, 2022
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It’s been just over 50 days since the federal government’s new cabinet was sworn in. Last month, the Council of Canadians issued four mandate letters – on water, trade, the climate crisis, and health – that lay out a progressive agenda for the new federal government. Two days later, Prime Minister Tr...
In Barrie
Jan 11th, 2022
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The Bradford Bypass debacle now has the attention of the federal government. Let’s give them a nudge! Thank you to the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition for initiating this parliamentary petition. Unlike other petitions, if a parliamentary petition gets 500 signatures, it is presented in the Ho...
Jan 11th, 2022
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Bob Bowles is an award-winning writer, artist, photographer and naturalist and the founder and co-ordinator of the Ontario master naturalist certificate program at Lakehead University. From Simcoe.com, January 8, 2022 By Bob Bowles Usually, resolutions for the coming year involve eating less, exercis...
Jan 10th, 2022
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Keeping Wasaga Beach’s beaches clean is just one aspect of protecting the environment for Wasaga Beach Climate Action Team members Ilona Matthews (left) and Kathleen Caswell.  IAN ADAMS/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, January 10, 2022 By Ian Adams A warm breeze from the southwest whips up the ...
Jan 10th, 2022
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Special Council Meeting regarding Climate Change Action Plan, Friday, January 28 at 9 a.m. ...