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Feb 19th, 2022
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Steel pipe to be used in the oil pipeline construction of the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project lies at a stockpile site in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Dennis Owen This morning we received some huge news. First, the government-owned Trans Mountain co...
Feb 19th, 2022
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An Equinor project in the Tampen area of the North Sea. | Equinor/Bo B. Randulff & Even Kleppa By Conor Curtis, Digital Communications Coordinator, Sierra Club Canada Foundation Right now the Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault and the Federal Cabinet are considering a controversial oil and ga...
Feb 19th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance Energy Minister Todd Smith’s proposal to establish a lower overnight electricity rate for electric vehicle charging will reward Ontario families that purchase electric cars and pick-up trucks. But we also need a zero-carbon electricity gr...
Feb 14th, 2022
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From Return of the Native, December 30, 2021 By Kate Harries I requested this book for Christmas after hearing the author interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Current. Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs and the Improbable World of Peat is by Edward Struzik, a writer who focuses on a wide range of sci...
Feb 13th, 2022
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Premier Doug Ford was in Bradford last year to announce the official go-ahead for the Bradford Bypass. From OrilliaMatters, February 10, 2022 By OrilliaMatters Staff The federal government has declined, for a second time, to intervene on Ontario’s plans to build the Bradford Bypass, a proposed ...
Feb 13th, 2022
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Madeleine Fournier is a member of Stop Sprawl Orillia, a new group that is opposed to the potential expansion of the city’s boundary. From OrilliaMatters, February 10, 2022 By Nathan Taylor The possibility of the city expanding its boundary has led to the creation of a group that plans to fight...
Feb 4th, 2022
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Ukraine’s reactors could be in the line of fire The World Ukraine’s 15 reactors could be in the line of fire A conflagration of aggression in the region could engulf Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, literally. Why Nuclear Power Is Bad for Your Wallet and the Climate Amory Lovins explains why nuc...
Jan 27th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance There is no question that Ontario must end the use of gas-fired electricity generation. With less than a decade left to slash climate-wrecking emissions, gas simply has to go. There is also no question that we can phase-out gas use in the...
Jan 27th, 2022
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Danny Rodgers is the chief building official for the Town of Wasaga Beach.  WASAGA BEACH PHOTO From The Toronto Star, January 19, 2022 By Ian Adams Wasaga Beach is taking steps to minimize its carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of climate change. However, said chief building official Danny Rod...
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...