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May 25th, 2012
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Don’t deal away the North Gwillimbury ForestEmail from North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance March 24 2012It appears that Regional Municipality of York and Metrus Developments may be about to sign a deal that could water down the environmental protections in the new Official Plan for the Regional Municip...
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May 17th, 2012
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Workshop attempts to find solutionsBy M. Carolyn Black Barrie Examiner May 16 2012TINY TWP. — Last year’s massive bird and fish die-off in Severn Sound along the shoreline of Tiny Township alarmed residents and sparked questions about human and animal safety and the integrity of the water supply....
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May 9th, 2012
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By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians May 6 2012The Canadian Press reports, “The federal government’s new budget bill sets out a controversial two-step approach to how industry should deal with fish and their habitat — with the second step much more far-reaching than the first. ...
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May 3rd, 2012
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Province green lights hunting at-risk turtleOntario Nature April 24 2012In complete disregard of a petition signed by more than 11,000 people and a report jointly released by Ontario Nature, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) tol...
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Apr 27th, 2012
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AWARE Simcoe April 27 2012The Tories implemented their budget implementation bill yesterday. The omnibus bill amends more than 50 acts of Parliament and dismantles much of the process that protects Canada's land, water and air....
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Apr 27th, 2012
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Email from Friends of NDACT April 26 2012Tuesday, Apr-24 was disappointing because the Ontario budget passed with only a few modifications to appease the NDP including a wealth surtax, extra daycare help and corporate tax cut freeze. The hidden environmental amendments were ignored. ...
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Apr 24th, 2012
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Voice Your Concern regarding MOE Proposal to Exempt Transportation of Hazardous Waste from Licensing RequirementsAction Alert from the Canadian Environmental Law Association April 23 2012The Ontario Ministry of Environment is proposing to exempt waste haulers transporting hazardous waste from the req...
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Apr 22nd, 2012
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 Critics accuse Tories of ‘abdicating’ government’s responsibility to protect environment By Andrew Davidson, CBC News April 17 2012The federal government is reducing the number of departments and agencies that can do environmental reviews from 40 to just three to speed up approvals...
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Apr 10th, 2012
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Massive call-in needed to NDP and PCs to urge rejection of amendments to environmental legislationAWARE Simcoe is passing on two alerts about the Liberal government's Omnibus Bill 55 which amends a number of environmental bills while circumventing normal posting under the Environmental Bill of Rights...
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Apr 9th, 2012
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What's growing around you?AWARE Simcoe news release - April 8 2012A meeting being held this Saturday April 14 at the Elmvale Arena is aimed to be the start of a county-wide effort to control and eradicate invasive alien plant species. ...