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In Energy
Mar 2nd, 2011
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By Nancy Robinson Simcoe Solar Farm Awareness Project March 1 2011 There have been four new proposed industrial solar projects announced for Simcoe County. One is in Tay Township, one in Springwater and two in Severn Township. ...
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Mar 2nd, 2011
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Ontario taxpayers take the waste and then pay for half the recycling costsNews release from Zero Waste Simcoe March 1 2011Local grassroots organization Zero Waste Simcoe thinks that since Ontario taxpayers subsidize one-half of the costs of provincial recycling then maybe they should have some say in...
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In Waste
Mar 2nd, 2011
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By J. Keith  Ritchie Zero Waste Simcoe February 28 2011Zero Waste Simcoe’s newest member is a “green company” and is a major contributor to our cause.  Atlas BLOCK is a Victoria Harbour business, family held for 60 years and now operates also in Brockville, and their new “state of the art” plant in H...
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Mar 1st, 2011
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Plus  Good Neighbours: Winning Community Support for a Composting Plant in GuelphBy Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe March 1 2011There are two good articles in the current digital edition of Solid Waste & Recycling: One is an editorial by Guy Crittenden on how Nestle and Coca-Cola are trying to redefine Ext...
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Feb 28th, 2011
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By JOHN LORINC Globe and Mail Feb. 24, 2011 Just four years ago, Paul Ghezzi bought into Ontario’s green-energy dream. But today the founder of the Ontario Solar Income Fund calls the province’s much-touted solar strategy “an absolute disaster.” His beef is specific—narrow, even—but it joins a widesp...
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Feb 27th, 2011
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By Sharon Weatherall Midland Free Press Feb 24 2011Beausoleil First Nation council is in the pre-approval stage for funding assistance to upgrade the water treatment plant on Christian Island. Without $100,000 for improvements the system could let in impurities that would taint water quality in the c...
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Feb 27th, 2011
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By Sharon Weatherall Midland Free press Feb 22 2011The days are numbered for 'Sandy Graham' - a 98 passenger/28 vehicle vessel purchased in 1998 by Indian & Northern Affairs (INAC) as an 'interim' solution to service Christian Island....
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In Water
Feb 26th, 2011
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Finite, vital, much wanted, little understood, water looks unmanageable. But it needn’t be, argues John Grimond (interviewed here) A special report on water  The Economist May 20th 2010 WHEN the word water appears in print these days, crisis is rarely far behind. Water, it is said, is the new oil: a ...
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In Waste
Feb 19th, 2011
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ROHES also manages nine lacoons in Simcoe CountyBy Chris Halliday Orangeville Banner Feb 16, 2011 The second punch in the dispute over a lagoon purchase agreement has the Town of Orangeville calling its opponent’s case without merit.  Claiming the town’s termination of a $7 million lagoon purchase on...
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In Lakes
Feb 19th, 2011
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Port Huron Times Heradl editorial February 18 2011 The International Joint Commission, which oversees the boundary waters on the U.S.-Canadian border, has thrown away its credibility. It no longer can be trusted. In an outrageous display of poor judgment, the IJC has been circulating an “articl...