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Nov 25th, 2021
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Eugene Bourgeois had no concerns about nuclear energy in 1974 when he located his farm next door to the world’s largest nuclear facility – Bruce Nuclear Station in Kincardine, Ontario. There, he and his wife Ann ran a successful wool business and taught generations of people around the world th...
Nov 25th, 2021
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From Friends of Simcoe Forests To our supporters, We thought it was important to touch base and give you a little update on the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) hearing. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing regarding the ERRC has ended. Evidence from all parties has been pre...
Nov 23rd, 2021
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By Becky Smit, Campaign Chair, Ontario Greens On November 22, Ontario’s Auditor General released the Annual Report of Environmental Audits, and unsurprisingly, Doug Ford got an ‘F’ on his report card. The damning report said that for the third year in a row the Ministry of the Environment, Conservati...
Nov 21st, 2021
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault hold a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov. 2.  SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS From the Toronto Star, November 17, 2021 By Linda McQuaig During the Second World War, no Canadian woul...
Nov 11th, 2021
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From the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, October 26, 2021 By Dr John Bacher and Danny Beaton, Mohawk of the Turtle Clan. In Memory of Alicja Rozanska. *Content warning: This post has mention of Residential Schools and cultural trauma. On April 5, 2021, the day after the Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and N...
Nov 11th, 2021
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Bradford/East Gwillimbury/King – Three local groups whose communities will be directly impacted by the Bradford Bypass have officially asked the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to designate the project for further federal study. Although the Federal government refused to designate the highwa...
Nov 10th, 2021
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Stock Image From Orillia Matters, November 7, 2021 Letter to the editor Population growth is coming in Ontario, but the big question is how to plan for it in ways we won’t regret, says letter writer Ontario’s population is expected to grow by almost 5.3 million over the next 26 years. The big questio...
Nov 8th, 2021
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All evidence has now been presented for Part two of the virtual Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing regarding the Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC). Verbal presentations will be held on Monday November 15th and Tuesday November 16th. Please try to tune in for the conclusion of t...
Nov 8th, 2021
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Premier Doug Ford is greeted by London Mayor Ed Holder at Nestle Canada’s ice cream factory in London, Ont. Nov. 5, 2021. On Monday, Ford took a campaign-style swing through Bradford, where he announced the proposed Bradford Bypass would not be tolled when it is scheduled to open in 2024.  NICO...
Nov 4th, 2021
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney, Associate Transportation Minister Stan Cho.  TANIA_PEREIRA / RICK MADONIK, ANDREW FRANCIS WAL From the Toronto Star, November 3, 2021 By Sheila Wang Ontario’s integrity commissioner is being asked to investigate the potential roles...