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Jul 28th, 2021
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Rob Mccullough, Simcoe County’s  Director for Solid Waste Management From Simcoe.com, July 28, 2021 By Talha Hashmani With various landfills across Simcoe County nearing capacity, calls for alternative means to dispose of garbage are at the heart of the county’s new waste management strategy. A...
Jul 28th, 2021
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A aerial view of the Teedon Pit on Darby Road in Tiny Township From Orillia Matters, July 27, 2021 By Derek Howard ‘We’ve had too many proposals that have gone forward in Tiny that have contaminated the groundwater sources,’ says Anne Nahuis There is no water under the bridge so long as t...
Jul 25th, 2021
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Bruce Nuclear Station, Kincardine, ON – world’s largest nuclear station By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance There are more stunning revelations in the Globe and Mail this week about the precarious state of Ontario’s aging nuclear reactors. The Globe reports that inspe...
Jul 23rd, 2021
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Kiss the Ground Movie Thursday, July 29 – 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET On Fire Drill Fridays Movie Nights we come together (virtually) to watch a film with themes of climate change and activism. Jane Fonda curates the films, and everyone is welcome to join the community chat during the screening and a Q&A m...
Jul 21st, 2021
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Ontario Energy Minister, Todd Smith By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance This fall, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is planning to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 75O megawatts (MW) of generation commencing in 2026. The purpose of this RFP is...
Jul 21st, 2021
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Andrea Khanjin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and MPP for Barrie-Innisfil speaks at the launch of the New Youth Environment Council with Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks David Piccini in Barrie on Wed., July 21, 2021. (Courtesy: Andr...
Jul 14th, 2021
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Helicopter spraying glyphosate over newly growing forest By Reykia Fick, Nature and Food Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada It is known as the “rain of death”. Every summer, helicopters spray vast quantities of glyphosate over newly growing forests. This herbicide poison — key ingredient in Monsanto’s Rou...
Jul 14th, 2021
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The proposed highway systems included in the Master Transportation Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Jul 13, 2021 Earlier this month, the province released its Master Transportation Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  Its purpose is to outline the future “vision” of what transportation planni...
Jul 11th, 2021
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Teedon Pit – Community Liaison Tour 2019 A Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Hearing is being held this month on Friday July 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM on the proposed expansion of the Teedon Pit by CRH Canada Inc. on French’s Hill in Tiny Township. They intend to remove gravel to a depth of 10 [&helli...
Jul 10th, 2021
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This is the proposed location for the Bradford Bypass, which would be built through the East Holland River shown here Read this article by Joel Wittnebel on The Pointer here: https://thepointer.com/article/2021-07-02/we-can-t-keep-doing-this-pc-government-speeds-ahead-with-bradford-bypass-advocates-s...