Sep 15th, 2021
By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance The Liberal, New Democratic and Green parties are all calling for the creation of a zero-carbon electricity grid for Canada. These are important commitments since one of the best ways to fight climate change is to move to a 100% renewable...
Sep 11th, 2021
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government has lost a string of court challenges against its legislation. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) From CBC News, September 11, 2021 By Mike Crawley Premier Doug Ford’s government lost yet another court case this week. It has become a bit of a trend. Sin...
Sep 9th, 2021
See the original Water Watcher’s request for endorsement of their moratorium on gravel extraction here: gravel_moratorium_paper_aug-17-2021. The Climate Crisis Threatens Our Homes Everyone wants to feel safe and secure at home. Home is where we live, a community and natural environment that sur...
Sep 9th, 2021
By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance One of the most important things we can do to reduce our climate impact is to “electrify everything.” Switching to electric vehicles and heat pumps for heating and cooling buildings can help us rapidly reduce our greenhouse gas pollution....
Aug 23rd, 2021
Plans are underway to close and transfer ownership of County Road 91 – between County Road 31 and Clearview Concession 10 – from Clearview Township to Walker Aggregates. From CollingwoodToday, August 20, 2021 By Jennifer Golletz An ongoing dispute in Clearview Township related to the clos...
Aug 12th, 2021
Gerard Dusastre has launched a website raising concerns over the number of residential units planned for the west end of Wasaga Beach along Beachwood Road. – Ian Adams/Metroland From Simcoe.com, July 14, 2021 By Ian Adams A group of west-end residents opposed to a 214-unit development in their ...
Aug 8th, 2021
By the Cheif Directors of the Simcoe County Environmental Youth Alliance Are you passionate about climate justice? Do you live in or around Barrie, and want to see your city changed for the better? Do you want to support a group of ambitious youth? Learn more and get involved with SCEYA’s Imagine Bar...
Aug 7th, 2021
Line 5 By Michelle Woodhouse, Program Manager for Water at Environmental Defence Did you know, a 68-year-old pipeline lies in the heart of the Great Lakes? Line 5 carries 87 million litres of oil and gas per day through the Straits of Mackinac— a six km wide connection between Lakes Michigan and Huro...
Aug 2nd, 2021
London Mayor Ed Holder accepts the city’s ‘Blue Community’ certification on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Daryl Newcombe / CTV News) This week, London, Ontario, was officially recognized as a Blue Community! The Council of Canadians London chapter presented a certificate to the city’s ...
Jul 28th, 2021
By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean air Alliance In the wake of revelations about dangerous conditions discovered in the critical pressure tube system in two Bruce Nuclear reactors, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has ordered Bruce Power and OPG to not restart any shutdown...