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In Waste
Jun 25th, 2010
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By Guy Crittenden Solid Waste Recycling Magazine June 21 2010Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government in Ontario has capitulated to lobby pressure from regulated industry and postponed (possibly permanently) one of the most important pieces of constructive environmental legislation in a generation.The le...
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In Water
Jun 14th, 2010
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Simcoe.com June 3 2010We have reason to cheer and reason to worry.It’s good news the federal government is promising to help municipalities across the country to upgrade water delivery systems and rebuild more than 25 per cent of our wastewater treatment infrastructure.Environment Minister Jim Prenti...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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The Toronto Star June 8 2010Disposal of what we no longer want or need — our garbage — tends to follow the path of least resistance: cost. Greener alternatives would never see the light of day if not for government regulations that push people beyond the cheapest, dirtiest options.So it’s disappointi...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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By Chris Fell Simcoe.com May 25 2010To say that opposition to industrial wind turbines invading our rural landscape is growing would be an understatement.Several municipalities in Grey and Bruce counties are now pondering the possibility of challenging the McGuinty government’s draconian Green ...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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Phinjo Gombu Toronto Star May 12 2010A controversial Markham plan to become the first GTA municipality to freeze expansion on prime farmland to make way for a permanent food belt has been narrowly defeated after one last debate at council that ended late Tuesday.The final 7-6 vote in support of a sta...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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Georgian Bay Forever is raising the alarm about unexpected increases to the outflow of Lake Huron into the st. Clair River. The implications of a continuing drain from Lake Huron on the lake, its wetlands and islands, its native species and recreational facilities are ominous. Georgian Bay Forever is...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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Developers play a disproportionate role in financing municipal politics. Through seeking out and funding pro-development candidates, they are able to fill municipal councils across the GTA with supporters of sprawl. Pro-environment candidates for municipal office do not have access to developer money...
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Apr 12th, 2010
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As a quick fix for waste issues, burning can do more harm than goodBy Catherine Porter Toronto Star April 4 2010DETROIT —Just off the city’s main strip, beyond a row of decaying car plants, a parade of dump trucks rumbles into a sprawling grey and red building with four smokestacks. Inside, a Dickens...
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In Water
Mar 11th, 2010
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Toronto – The Council of Canadians is deeply concerned with the McGuinty government’s support for policies that put water in Ontario and abroad at risk, following today’s Throne Speech and is questioning whether the Premier is actually committed to protecting water, given his emphasis on privatizatio...
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Dec 20th, 2009
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Martin Mittelstaedt Globe and MailTrent Hills, Ont. Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 Wendy Deavitt remembers the day in 2001 when she spotted her dream home in the country. At the end of a tree-dotted gravel driveway stood the farmhouse and adjacent horse barn that turned her fantasy about rural living into a r...