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Oct 27th, 2023
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ONTARIO CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE Capital Power is seeking permission from the Ford Government to increase the smog and greenhouse gas pollution from its Goreway gas-fired power plant in Brampton by more than 80% by 2032. If Capital Power’s request is approved, Goreway’s air pollution in 2032 will be equal ...
Oct 27th, 2023
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REFORMED GRAVEL MINING COALITION Deregulation is dangerous. The Ministry of Environment is currently considering the expansion of the permit-by-rule framework in Ontario. These changes would enable companies to obtain permits for activities that could harm the environment without first going through ...
Oct 27th, 2023
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Ontario has a new environment minister and we need to make sure she keeps the momentum on introducing a deposit-return program for non-alcoholic beverage containers. Send a message to Andrea Khanjin to urge her to implement an affordable and transparent deposit-return program to reduce Ontario’s plas...
Oct 25th, 2023
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Ontario Power Generation wants to build a large new gas plant (265 megawatts) in Halton Hills. This new gas plant could produce as much air pollution as 250,000 cars each year. This will lead to more illnesses (e.g., asthma attacks, heart and lung diseases) for GTA residents and more climate damage e...
Oct 22nd, 2023
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Living Green Barrie is hosting a Halloween community tree-planting event Oct. 28.Photo supplied by Living Green Barrie Event taking place Oct. 28 at Pringle Park in Barrie’s west end BarrieToday Staff a day ago NEWS RELEASE LIVING GREEN BARRIE ************************* Living Green Barrie, a de...
Oct 22nd, 2023
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Margaret Prophet, the executive director of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, is shown in a file photo.Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters From Barrie Today, by Margaret Prophet, 1 day ago. This is the third in a three-part series of guest columns from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition leading up to ...
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Oct 18th, 2023
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High water levels are shown in Brentwood.Photo supplied by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority From Barrie Today, by Ben Krul, October 17, 2023 ‘The biggest climate change-related threats to development are precipitation and wildfires,’ conservation authority official explains T...
Oct 15th, 2023
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Around 100 people gathered out front of Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop’s office earlier this year to protest the Ford government and Greenbelt scandal. Tyler Evans/OrilliaMatters File Photo There was a vacuum of leadership from local and provincial elected officials that was filled by passionate ...
Oct 15th, 2023
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Margaret Prophet about 12 hours ago This is the second in a three-part series of guest columns from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition leading up to An Evening with Margaret Atwood, a sold-out fundraising event slated for Oct. 28. The second instalment will be published next Saturday. In my last c...
Sep 26th, 2023
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A seagull flies past two men as they take in a setting sun as smoke from wildfires fills the sky on the Ottawa River on June 29, 2023 in Ottawa.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press...