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Dec 10th, 2023
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Kinga Surma, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, trade places at the podium during a news conference at Ontario Place, in Toronto on April 18, 2023Chris Young/The Canadian Press Value-for-money reports critique province on Ontario Science Centre, health care, the environ...
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Dec 10th, 2023
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Community organizations are calling on the provincial government to reinstate all protections for the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve. Pictured are community members rallying in front of Ajax MPP Patrice Barnes’s office more than one year ago. Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland Local groups head...
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Dec 6th, 2023
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Join Stacy Brenner, Senior Policy Advisor for Maine Farmland Trust’s land access programs, and Krisztian Varsa, Georgia Farms Fund Program Manager for the Conservation Fund to learn about their organizations’ unique approaches to land access for farmers. Tuesday January 16th, 12 pm – 1 pm, online Thi...
Dec 6th, 2023
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Municipal planners and land trusts often work independently and use different systems towards their conservation goals. Both systems have their strengths and challenges and yet the two groups rarely collaborate to effect significant, long-term protection. In this webinar, Ian Attridge, Denise Van Ame...
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Dec 6th, 2023
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Ontario Clean Air Alliance Napanee takes the bait Last night, Greater Napanee Town Council decided to sell its residents’ right to clean air and a safe climate to Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Town Council endorsed OPG’s plan to build a third massive gas-fired power plant in Napanee in exchange for...
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Dec 6th, 2023
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Susan Kao / Toronto Star illustration using Dreamstime photos By Kevin Jiang, Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star November 29, 2023 Ontario dispenses nearly half of the 5 million tonnes of road salt spread across Canada each year and experts say it’s changing our environment. Winter is coming, and with ...
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Dec 6th, 2023
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By Marco Chown Oved, Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star November 29, 2023 At a meeting on Monday evening, Loyalist Township declined to support a new gas plant. On Tuesday, Napanee council endorsed a bid by Atura power to build a new gas plant in their community. Local municipal councils in Eastern Ont...
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Dec 3rd, 2023
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Ontario doubles down on climate denial The Ford Government is making it clearer than ever that it has no interest in addressing climate change, despite record global temperatures and a summer of fires that blanketed much of this province in choking smoke. Using the “Independent” Electricity System Op...
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Dec 3rd, 2023
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OrilliaMatters Staff, Nov 27, 2023 Plan takes ‘onnovative steps forward to ensure that the county continues to lead in providing a regional approach to environment stewardship,’ says official SIMCOE COUNTY ************************* On Nov. 14, 2023, County Council passed the Corporate Cli...
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Dec 3rd, 2023
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Peak power demand management or gas plants? Technologies like heat pumps and electric vehicles are taking off. That’s good news for our climate but concerns have been raised about the impact of this trend on electricity supplies. There’s no question that here in Ontario the Ford Government has been c...