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Nov 29th, 2021
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Paulette Dennis, Gillian, Frank McEnaney, and Peter Dennis protest at Simcoe-Grey MP Terry Dowdall’s office against the pending purchase of fighter jets by the federal government. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday From BarrieToday, November 24, 2021 By Erika Engel A group of Collingwood-area residen...
Nov 29th, 2021
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The groundwater in Elmvale, Ont., is believed to be the cleanest in the world, but some residents and scientists are worried about the impact of nearby quarries. They are fighting for answers and accountability. 9:08 From CBC News, November 27, 2021 By Ioanna Roumeliotis & Brenda Witmer Bonnie Pa...
Nov 29th, 2021
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From The Council of Canadians, November 16, 2021 TORONTO – The Ontario government announced late yesterday that it is renewing two controversial permits that allow the extraction and bottling of billions of litres of groundwater by Blue Triton Waters, the corporation that bought Nestle’s North Americ...
Nov 27th, 2021
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Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney and Associate Transportation Minister Stan Cho.  FACEBOOK From the Toronto Star, November 26, 2021 By Robert Benzie Queen’s Park Bureau Chief Premier Doug Ford has started seeking bids to build sections of the controversial Bradford bypass freeway. Ford...
Nov 27th, 2021
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RCMP raid a camp and arrest Wet’suwet’en opponents, of a 670-kilometre natural gas pipeline and freelance photographer Amber Bracken.  YINTAH FILM SCREEN GRAB From the Toronto Star, November 24, 2021 By Jeremy Nuttall Vancouver Bureau and Kieran Leavitt Edmonton Bureau Footage of the RCMP...
Nov 27th, 2021
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Grassy Narrows youth Rodney Bruce listens to a speaker during a press conference calling on the federal government to take action at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.  ADRIAN WYLD / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO By Adriana and Claire for L...
Nov 26th, 2021
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Bonnie Pauzé says the water from her artesian well is ‘some of the best stuff on the planet’. Photograph: Cole Burston/The Guardian From The Guardian, November 25, 2021 By Layland Cecco The people of Tiny and neighboring First Nations are fighting the expansion of the quarry pits to keep their water ...
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 25th, 2021
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Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood is a researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and author of Roadmap to a Canadian Just Transition Act, and will be a keynote speaker at the workshop. In the last five weeks, Council of Canadians supporters across the country have been talking to neighbours,...
Nov 23rd, 2021
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By Mike, Huiting, Noor, Mat, Caro, Leon and the whole team at Avaaz Over 1,400 dolphins, including pregnant mothers and calves, were slaughtered in the Faroe Islands. Dolphins are one of earth’s most intelligent species. They understand joy… and grief. Imagine the terror they faced in tha...