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Jan 29th, 2011
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By Bruce Hain Innisfil Journal Jan 27, 2011INNISFIL — An Innisfil Heights company once thought to be symbolic of the town’s emerging industrial growth strategy is now in the hands of a court-appointed receiver.Poraver North America Ltd. opened a multi-million dollar plant in June 2007 in the Doral Bu...
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Jan 15th, 2011
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By Jennifer Bain Food Editor Toronto Star January 15 2011Food is so plentiful in Canada that even our garbage cans are full of it.We throw away 40 per cent of our edibles every year according to most recent estimates. If wasting food is shameful, then why aren’t we ashamed? ...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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By Peter Edwards Toronto Star November 25 2010The chair of Durham Region has signed a controversial contract to build the GTA’s first garbage incinerator in 20 years.Roger Anderson told regional council of his move on Thursday with a mass email, igniting furious and saddened reactions from opponents ...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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By David Gonczol, The Ottawa Citizen November 22, 2010 OTTAWA — Opponents of a plan to build the largest waste-diversion and landfill site in Eastern Ontario have banded together to “dump the dump” just days after the project was announced last week.The proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Cente...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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CBC News Tuesday, November 16, 2010 CBC News presents a series of stories that strip the plastic coating from the recycling myth and offers a surprising look at where our so-called reusable products end up. ...
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Nov 20th, 2010
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Letter to Simcoe.com November 14 2010PERKINSFIELD – Why do bean sprouts have to come pre-measured in a plastic bag? Same with sugar peas and snap peas. Why does cauliflower have to be wrapped in plastic, while broccoli doesn’t?I asked one of the store workers. The answer was, “It’s corporate. They de...
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Nov 20th, 2010
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Strict conditions imposed on Courtice facilityBy Keith Gilligan Durham Region.com Nov 19, 2010 DURHAM -- The provincial Environment Ministry has approved the energy-from-waste facility for Durham and York regions. ...
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Aug 5th, 2010
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By Richard Blanchard Innisfil Scope February 10 2010 It appears that Simcoe County’s creation of a new solid waste management policy is going to be an arduous process if Monday night’s first public consultation at the Nottawasaga Inn is any indication. The public information section of meeting, the f...
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Jul 26th, 2010
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Government looks at placing burden of blue box program solely on industryBy Tanya Talaga Toronto Star July 24 2010Plans to fully privatize the province’s blue box recycling program, saving municipalities up to $120 million a year, are in limbo due to the Stewardship Ontario fiasco, the Star has learn...
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Jul 14th, 2010
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Townships need to be kept informed Orangeville Citizen June 26 2010ALTHOUGH WE ACKNOWLEDGE that higher levels of government need to have a measure of control over most things for the common good, we are less than impressed by Queen’s Park’s apparent lack of respect for governments at the ...