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Jun 28th, 2022
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By Mark Calzavara, Water Campaigner, The Council of Canadians Lying beneath the ground in Tiny Township, Ontario, is an aquifer that contains the purest groundwater ever tested. Despite heroic efforts to protect it, by our friends and allies in Tiny and the surrounding communities, the Ontario govern...
Jun 28th, 2022
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Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Graydon Smith shakes hands with Premier Doug Ford at a cabinet swearing-in ceremony on Friday outside the Ontario Legislature. The minister faces an accusation that he violated the Endangered Species Act while he was mayor of Bracebridge, Ont. (Evan Mitsui/C...
Jun 27th, 2022
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The town of Midland unveiled its newest mural as part of National Pollinator Week. The mural is located in Little Lake Park From MidlnadToday, June 22, 2022 By Andrew Philips Midland has unveiled a new mural to celebrate its spot as one of 63 Bee Cities in Canada. In recognition of National Pollinato...
Jun 23rd, 2022
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Dino DiLaudo, vice-president of Westmoreland Topline Farms in Leamington, Ont., stands in front of a new production line that will help eliminate single-use plastic from cucumbers. (Chris Ensing/CBC) Dino DiLaudo stands beside a conveyor belt stacked with freshly grown cucumbers plucked from leafy, g...
Jun 23rd, 2022
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From The Canadian Press By Mia Rabson OTTAWA – The federal government is banning companies from importing or making plastic bags and takeout containers by the end of this year, from selling them by the end of next year and from exporting them by the end of 2025. The move will also affect most s...
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Jun 23rd, 2022
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By Claire Malcolmson, Executive Director, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition Dear Lake Simcoe Lovers, Summer is upon us! Finally, it’s time for swimming and all the best that Lake Simcoe has to offer! And we still have lots of advocacy to do. We need you to use your voices at the municipal level, and if yo...
Jun 23rd, 2022
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Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner is shown at the Teedon Pit in Waverley – home to the world’s most pristine water. File Photo From MidlandToday, June 20, 2022 A Letter to the Editor The following letter is in response to a story, published June 18, titled ‘Stanley supporter...
Jun 23rd, 2022
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From the Ontario Federation of Agriculture After a campaign where candidates largely avoided discussing the environment, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives won the 2022 Ontario election with a majority. During his victory speech, Ford reiterated his commitments to invest in new highway projects—in...
Jun 23rd, 2022
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From the Toronto Star, June 18, 2022 By Noor Javed Kate Hepworth lives in the Greenbelt. But by her own account, you wouldn’t know it. When she moved here years ago, she thought living in the Greenbelt would mean being surrounded by idyllic landscapes, quiet ravines and sprawling farmers’ fields. But...
Jun 21st, 2022
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Members and supporters of GASP — Grand(m)others Act to Save the Planet — including Pat McKee protested new proposed highways, including Highway 413 last year.  GRAHAM PAINE/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, June 14, 2022 By Mike Schreiner As Premier Doug Ford meets with his newly formed caucus, I ask ...