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In Lakes
Jul 12th, 2010
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Treating Lake Simcoe “like a toilet bowl”By Brett Popplewell Toronto Star July 11 2010The Bruce Nuclear Generating Station plans to ship 1,760 tonnes of radiation-laced steel through Lake Ontario — a precedent-setting project that has officials worried on both sides of the Canada-U.S. bor...
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Jul 12th, 2010
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Province hopes to quell ‘strategic lawsuits against public participation,’ but devil may be in the detailsBy Jeffrey Grey Globe and Mail July 6 2010It was perhaps the most down-and-dirty development fight in Ontario’s recent memory: An eight-year battle pitting environmentalists and some well-heeled ...
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Jul 10th, 2010
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By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner July 10 2010Long-term provincial efforts to reduce phosphorus levels in the lake will go a long way to restoring fish populations, experts say. ...
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In Water
Jul 9th, 2010
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News release from the Council of Canadians July 8 2010 Ottawa – Canada should be denied the seat it is seeking on the UN Security Council if the Harper government obstructs a crucial upcoming vote on the right to water at the General Assembly, says Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow.The UN...
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Jul 9th, 2010
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Letter writer responds to three articles Orangeville Citizen July 8 2010Please accept this as my response to “Unhelpful Criticism” , “County vigilantly investigating proposal” from June 17, 2010, as well as “Sounds like a good deal” from June 24, 2010. It is unfair of your paper to say my analysis is...
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Jul 6th, 2010
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Ontario and Quebec homes needlessly wasting over 580 billion litres of water annuallyNewa release from Environmental Defence — July 2 2010 — Toronto – More than 580 billion litres of drinking water, the equivalent of 236,000 Olympic swimming pools, are being wasted every year by hom...
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In Water
Jul 4th, 2010
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Study advises national plan to prevent crunchBy Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service June 10 2010Natural resource industries in Canada are consuming about five times more water than the rest of the country, leaving the nation vulnerable to a looming scarcity challenge in the absence of a new national ...
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Jun 27th, 2010
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Ontario Farmland Preservation is a group formed in response to a number of solar farm proposals in Simcoe County by Recurrent Energy, a corporation headquarted in San Francisco.Ontario Farmland Preservation flyerOntario Farmland Preservation websiteRecurrent Energy website Recurrent Energy projects...
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In Waste
Jun 25th, 2010
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Ontario government postpones environmental legislation News release - Zero Waste Simcoe - June 24 2010 --Legislation created by Ontario Minister of the Environment, which planned to revise Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act, and which was ready for parliamentary introduction in June, has been postponed. ...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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By Guy Crittenden Solid Waste and Recyling Magazine June 14 2010In May an argument resurfaced between the Composting Council of Canada (CCC) and Stewardship Ontario (SO) over the definition of compost as a fertilizer and negative implications from its inclusion in Ontario’s stewardship program for mu...