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Jan 5th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance With Ontario once again threatening to derail Canada’s efforts to address the growing threat from climate change, it’s time for the federal government to make it clear that every province needs to do its share to prevent a climate c...
Jan 4th, 2022
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Stock image | Photo by picjumbo.com from Pexels From OrilliaMatters, December 17, 2021 A Letter to the Editor I have often pondered over many years as to what our world would be like without the blunders, corruption, the stupidity, the lying, the manipulation, the greed, the lack of transparency, the...
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Dec 14th, 2021
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A development in south-end Barrie is shown in a file photo.  Ian McInroy for BarrieToday From BarrieToday, December 11, 2021 By BarrieToday Staff The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow acknowledged that we’re in the midst of a climate crisis. The crisis is fuelled by many things: by excess consumeri...
Dec 13th, 2021
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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is a one-man environmental disaster. He’s greenlighted illegal mining and logging in Indigenous lands, sabotaged environmental laws, and now the destruction of the Amazon has risen by more than 20% in a year — a loss equi...
Dec 10th, 2021
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By Donya Ziaee, Communication Officer (Research and Analysis), The Council of Canadians Today, we are releasing a report that has huge implications for how we think about climate policy and democracy in Canada. As the world grapples with a growing climate crisis, the report reveals that wealthy forei...
Dec 9th, 2021
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A map of the problem at Big Bay Point, showing the province’s NHS in green hatching. The red hatching indicates areas recommended for removal from the NHS in Simcoe County’s map. December 9th, 2021 By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Media statement – Re...
Dec 3rd, 2021
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance Ontario Power Generation (OPG) publicly announced at an event this morning that it has selected US-based GE Hitachi to build a new $3 billion reactor at the Darlington Nuclear Station in Canada’s largest urban area. As usual with these so...
Nov 30th, 2021
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Premier Doug Ford arrives for a media briefing at Queen’s Park on Oct. 15, 2021.  CHRIS YOUNG / THE CANADIAN PRESS From the Toronto Star, Nov. 27, 2021 By Martin Regg Cohn If there is a climate emergency on planet Earth, it appears to have gone unnoticed in Doug Ford’s Ontario. In Glasgow this month,...
Sep 6th, 2021
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York-Simcoe candidates in the federal election will debate matters related to the environment on Wednesday, September 8th, from 7 – 8:30 PM. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition is co-hosting this debate, online on Zoom. Media are invited to attend! Registration is required via this link https://us...
Sep 2nd, 2021
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Midland resident and chair of AWARE Simcoe, Don Morgan From Simcoe.com, August 31, 2021 By Andrew Mendler The preservation and protection of Georgian Bay, local aquifers and the region’s diverse woodlands and wetlands is top of mind for many area residents heading into the federal election. “Unfortun...