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Apr 7th, 2011
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Ill-conceived conflict strategy quietly posted on EBR, comment closes April 11From Ontario Wildlife Coalition April 6 2011  The fate of Ontario’s coyotes and other wildlife will soon be determined.The Minister of Natural Resources is working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affai...
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Apr 7th, 2011
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EU negotiators in Ottawa for CETA talks   Rabble.ca April 5 2011 European Union trade negotiators will be in Ottawa April 11-15 to continue trade talks with the provinces and federal government on the Canada-EU free trade agreement. The deal on the table will have a considerable impact on jobs, farme...
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Apr 5th, 2011
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By Krystyn Tully Waterkeeper.ca Weekly April 5 2011 It finally feels like spring: the sun is out, the crocuses are up, and temperatures are climbing above freezing. It is a time for new life and fresh starts. This spring, we would like to make a pact with you. Let’s never again use the word “NIMBY”. ...
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Apr 5th, 2011
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from NDACT newsletter April 5 2011 Letters of objection to the Highland Company’s proposal for a 2,400 acre 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine are urgently needed. Letters must be signed and contain your return mailing address and be mailed or delivered to both the Ministry ...
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Apr 5th, 2011
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Toronto Star March 31 3011 Port Hope is back in the spotlight. The town’s nuclear past is its legacy and its curse. Eldorado Nuclear Ltd., which refined radium used for treating cancer, and uranium that helped the Manhattan Project develop the first atomic bombs, provided employment to hundreds...
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Apr 3rd, 2011
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Harper pledges deadline to wrap up EU and India trade talks Maude Barlow warns against deals during election period  By Michael Lewis Toronto Star March 31 2011 Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged Thursday to clinch a free-trade deal with the European Union by 2012 and with India in 2013. Read more...
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Apr 3rd, 2011
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By WES KELLER Orangeville Citizen March 31 2011 Shelburne council is joining Melancthon in seeking a 120- day extension to the statutory 30-day time allowed for responses to the quarry application by The Highland Companies, and the township is lobbying other municipalities to follow suit. The Shelbur...
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Mar 31st, 2011
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News release from Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility March 31 2011Three Mile Island taught us all that nuclear power is inherently dangerous.  With Chernobyl the whole world witnessed the awesome power of a total nuclear meltdown.  At Fukushima we are seeing simultaneous partial meltdowns ...
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Mar 31st, 2011
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Minister of Natural Resources tells Melancthon they can "get a nice golf course" out of project By Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe March 31 2011Highland Companies has filed an application for what would be the largest and deepest quarry in Ontario, in the headwaters of five major rivers – the Pine, the Gra...
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Mar 29th, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe March 28 2011 Radiation from the Yukushima disaster has been detected in British Columbia and in 13 U.S. states, including Massachussets. The trace levels present no immediate danger, experts tell the media. Here’s an alternative view. Other sources: Nukefree.org    Beyond Nuclear ...