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Dec 10th, 2023
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Kinga Surma, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, trade places at the podium during a news conference at Ontario Place, in Toronto on April 18, 2023Chris Young/The Canadian Press Value-for-money reports critique province on Ontario Science Centre, health care, the environ...
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Dec 10th, 2023
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Community organizations are calling on the provincial government to reinstate all protections for the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve. Pictured are community members rallying in front of Ajax MPP Patrice Barnes’s office more than one year ago. Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland Local groups head...
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Dec 6th, 2023
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Ontario Clean Air Alliance Napanee takes the bait Last night, Greater Napanee Town Council decided to sell its residents’ right to clean air and a safe climate to Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Town Council endorsed OPG’s plan to build a third massive gas-fired power plant in Napanee in exchange for...
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Dec 6th, 2023
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By Marco Chown Oved, Staff Reporter, The Toronto Star November 29, 2023 At a meeting on Monday evening, Loyalist Township declined to support a new gas plant. On Tuesday, Napanee council endorsed a bid by Atura power to build a new gas plant in their community. Local municipal councils in Eastern Ont...
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Dec 3rd, 2023
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Ontario doubles down on climate denial The Ford Government is making it clearer than ever that it has no interest in addressing climate change, despite record global temperatures and a summer of fires that blanketed much of this province in choking smoke. Using the “Independent” Electricity System Op...
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Dec 3rd, 2023
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OrilliaMatters Staff, Nov 27, 2023 Plan takes ‘onnovative steps forward to ensure that the county continues to lead in providing a regional approach to environment stewardship,’ says official SIMCOE COUNTY ************************* On Nov. 14, 2023, County Council passed the Corporate Cli...
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Dec 3rd, 2023
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Peak power demand management or gas plants? Technologies like heat pumps and electric vehicles are taking off. That’s good news for our climate but concerns have been raised about the impact of this trend on electricity supplies. There’s no question that here in Ontario the Ford Government has been c...
Nov 15th, 2023
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ONTARIO CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE First the good news: Ontario is now offering free cold-climate air-source heat pumps (ASHP) to income-eligible households that currently have electric baseboard heating. According to the province’s Save On Energy program, switching from electric baseboards to a cold climate...
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Nov 15th, 2023
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Township of Springwater / November 15, 2023 – The CPKC Holiday Train is returning to the rails to bring holiday cheer to hundreds of communities across Canada. The train will roll into Springwater at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at the railway crossing at Anne Street North and Wenden Co...
Nov 15th, 2023
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WILDERNESS COMMITTEE Doug Ford’s plans to build new gas plants for electricity generation would be a disaster for the climate and affordable energy. There are cleaner and cheaper options to build a net-zero power grid for the province by 2035, in line with Canada’s target for 100 per cent clean...