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Jun 6th, 2022
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Stan Mathewson, President of Sustainable Orillia. From Simcoe.com, June 6, 2022 By Andrew Mendler, Frank Matys Residents have mixed feelings about the Progressive Conservatives’ landslide election victory, which saw Premier Doug Ford’s government capture an 83-seat majority. Stan Mathewson was yearni...
May 25th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director, Ontario Clean Air Alliance We asked the leaders of Ontario’s provincial parties if Ontario Power Generation (OPG) should create 16,000 person-years of employment at its Pickering Nuclear Generating Station site by immediately dismantling the station after it is shut down...
May 25th, 2022
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Clockwise from top left: Brian Saunderson for the PCs, Keith Nunn for the NDP, Ted Crysler for the Liberals, and Allan Kuhn for the Greens. From BarrieToday, May 24, 2022 The four main provincial candidates in Simcoe-Grey were asked a series of six questions via email. The following responses were su...
May 25th, 2022
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Participants of a climate strike are shown in front of the Orillia City Centre. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo From OrilliaMatters, May 22, 2022 As readers know, Sustainable Orillia has now, for over three years, been sharing tips and ideas on how to make our lives more sustainable here in...
May 21st, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director, Jack Gibbons, Chair, Ontario Clean Air Alliance During last night’s provincial leaders’ debate, Doug Ford said that he will not be happy until Ontario achieves a 100% zero-carbon electricity grid. We couldn’t agree more! By following our plan, the PC leader can mak...
May 14th, 2022
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From the Ontario Clean Air Alliance By Angela Bischoff, Director We asked the leaders of Ontario’s provincial political parties if they support phasing out gas-fired electricity by 2030. Andrea Horwath (NDP), Steven Del Duca (Liberal Party) and Mike Schreiner (Green Party) have all promised to achiev...
Apr 27th, 2022
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Todd Smith By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance On April 14, 2022 Ontario’s Energy Minister, Todd Smith, directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to take a pass on its opportunity to cancel the re-building of two of the Bruce Nuclear Station’s aging reacto...
In Barrie
Apr 26th, 2022
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Stock image From BarrieToday, April 22, 2022 The City of Barrie has established a plan with actions and strategies for improving energy efficiency and reducing community-wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. On March 28, 2022, Barrie city council approved the Community Energy & Greenhouse Gas Redu...
Apr 17th, 2022
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By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance As reported in today’s Globe and Mail, thanks to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request filed by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA), we now know that the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) fully understood that its re...
Apr 15th, 2022
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Trees/shrubs for sale for the “1000 TREES” project Here are 4 things that you can do to help reduce climate change: Get a RAIN BARREL, for as low as $15 (after the $30 rebate from the town) Help plant 1000 TREES on May 14. Plant a tree/shrub in your yard in support of the “1000 […]...