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Jan 20th, 2022
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Canada’s nuclear industry plans to send up to 30,000 shipments of toxic radioactive waste by truck or rail to either Ignace or South Bruce in Ontario. Some of those shipments would travel through densely populated communities. (NWMO) From CBC News, January 18, 2022 By Colin Butler A proposed tr...
In Barrie
Jan 19th, 2022
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The City of Barrie’s wastewater treatment facility on Bradford Street. | Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, January 16, 2022 By Peter Bursztyn Organic waste is everything which started out as either plant or animal matter. It includes wilted cabbage, banana peel, corn stubble, excess fa...
Jan 16th, 2022
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Keurig K-Cup pods By Devon Page, Executive Director, Ecojustice We’re pleased to kick off the new year with good news: Keurig Canada has been fined $3 million for misleading consumers about the recyclability of its single-use plastic K-Cup pods. This victory comes following a 2019 submission by Ecoju...
Jan 11th, 2022
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From The Council of Canadians, December 21, 2021 By Dylan Penner Double standards of racism and colonialism Canada has a climate double standard. While land and water defenders face serious criminalization, repression, and police brutality, we’re continuing to witness in Wet’suwet’en territory, corpo...
Dec 29th, 2021
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Beginning in February 2022, Orillia residents are to place garbage in a clear plastic bag instead of a black or green plastic bag as part of the new clear garbage program. Residents can place up to two small privacy bags, such as regular sized shopping bags, to hide private items in their clear bag. ...
Dec 21st, 2021
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A protest against the Bradford Bypass protest is shown in a file photo.Natasha Philpott/BradfordToday From BarrieToday, December 18, 2021 By Joseph Quigley Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition executive director Claire Malcolmson says she’s happy about the headway her organization has made in the fight...
Dec 20th, 2021
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By Alienor Rougeot, Program Manager, Climate & Energy, Environmental Defence Tailings lakes are large industry-created reservoirs that contain wastewater from oil production. For decades, oil companies have been prohibited from releasing tailings into the environment because they are toxic, harmf...
In Barrie
Dec 14th, 2021
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An angler tests his luck on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie. | Photo submitted From BarrieToday, December 12, 2021 By Peter Bursztyn Our lovely corner of Lake Simcoe — Kempenfelt Bay — is truly the jewel in Barrie’s crown and much loved by the citizenry. Citizen groups patrol the shore to coll...
Dec 13th, 2021
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Simcoe County Warden George Cornell compares the old recycling bin with the new wheeled cart. – Janis Ramsay/Metroland Opinion piece by Bill French Why does the County of Simcoe seem to always miss the target with its Waste Management system? First it was Site 41, the ill-fated landfill that wa...
In Energy
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...