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Apr 7th, 2011
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Ill-conceived conflict strategy quietly posted on EBR, comment closes April 11From Ontario Wildlife Coalition April 6 2011  The fate of Ontario’s coyotes and other wildlife will soon be determined.The Minister of Natural Resources is working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affai...
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Apr 5th, 2011
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By Krystyn Tully Waterkeeper.ca Weekly April 5 2011 It finally feels like spring: the sun is out, the crocuses are up, and temperatures are climbing above freezing. It is a time for new life and fresh starts. This spring, we would like to make a pact with you. Let’s never again use the word “NIMBY”. ...
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Feb 18th, 2011
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By Tracy Kibble Yorkregion.com Feb 16, 2011 Georgina residents should pay the estimated $4 million to clean up the former Thane aluminum site even if the task is a provincial responsibility, one citizen said this week. “I’m tired of ongoing discussion on who will clean up the site. If taxes have to b...
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Jan 24th, 2011
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Outdoor cats gone wild, and birds sufferBy RACHEL SA, Toronto Sun January 22 2011Oakville cats are now officially housebound.The city’s new bylaw that prohibits cats from roaming free came into effect Jan. 1. Oakville joins Burlington, Milton and Hamilton, which have similar restrictions....
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Jan 9th, 2011
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News release from the Peaceful Parks Coalition - Jabuary 8 2010 In October 2010, Peaceful Parks discovered the Legislation Act.  http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_06l21_e.htm#BK83 ...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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By Al Lehmann North Terrace Standard January 04, 2011The inadequacies of financial accounting are a more or less open secret today, particularly that aspect of dealing with costs. In the past we were able to get away with taking advantage of externalities (transferring costs of doing business to the ...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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By MARK BITTMAN  New York Times December 31, 2010“Revolutionary” diet books flood the market this time of year, promising a life changed permanently and for the better — yes, in just 10 to 30 days! — but, as everyone knows, the key to eating better begins with a diet of real food. The problem is, [&h...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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By JAMES GORMAN  Reuters December 31, 2010There’s a new shift in the politics of food, not quite a movement yet, more of an eco-culinary frisson. But it may have staying power; the signs and portents are there. Vegans, freegans, locavores — meet the invasivores. Tasty Menace: The lionfish, a destruct...
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Dec 16th, 2010
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Krystyn Tully, Waterkeeper Weekly December 13 2010The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development released his annual report on December 7, and the information is pretty grim for Canadian waterways....
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Dec 16th, 2010
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Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’s Opening StatementFall 2010 Report Press Conference—7 December 2010Good morning. Our Report today examines a number of areas, ranging from oil spills from ships to fresh water monitoring and climate change impacts. It points to some common ...