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By John Bennett (OTTAWA, ON) – As you likely know by now, millions and millions of bees and other life-sustaining insect pollinators are being killed-off by neonicotinoid pesticides. Dr Peter Kevan is a professor in biology at the University of Guelph and a member of the Ontario Beehealth Working Group. He recently addressed the Saugeen […]

Province Rolls Out New Energy Plan

By Mark Smith (TORONTO, ON) – Ontario’s updated Long-Term Energy Plan, Achieving Balance, encourages conservation and lays out a plan for clean, reliable and affordable energy for Ontarians, where and when they need it. The 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) balances five principles that will guide future decisions: cost-effectiveness, reliability, clean energy, community engagement, and […]

Province Launches Energy Info Site

By Mark Smith (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Ontario launched emPOWERme, a new, interactive website to help energy consumers take charge of the power they use by better understanding the province’s electricity system. "We’ve heard one consistent message from energy consumers, Ontarians, and partners: improving public energy literacy is vital,” said Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s Minister of […]

Tanker Leaking Diesel Fuel

By Karen German (PORT HOPE, ON) – At approximately 7:50 pm on Tuesday November 19, the Northumberland OPP attended to a dangerous condition on Highway 401 at the County Road 10 off ramp in the Municipality of Port Hope, where a transport truck was leaking diesel fuel. The OPP assisted the Port Hope Fire Department […]

Ontario Considers Energy East Pipeline

(TORONTO, ON) – TransCanada announced its Energy East oil pipeline proposal on August 1 this year. The proposal is an interprovincial undertaking that requires approval from the National Energy Board to proceed. The Energy East pipeline is being designed to carry 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta to Montreal and Quebec City, […]

Jellyfish Project Comes To Windsor

By Armando D’Alessandro (WINDSOR, ON) – As featured on the David Suzuki Report, and presented by ChurcHouse in Windsor, the Jellyfish Project is an environmental awareness initiative developed by Victoria, BC, band Mindil Beach Markets. Targeting youth generations, and with a focus on promoting stability and sustainability in oceanic ecosystems, the Jellyfish Project is being […]

Heat Alert Declared For Toronto

By Kris Scheuer (TORONTO, ON) – Dr David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued a Heat Alert for today. The Heat Alert will be in effect in Toronto until further notice. During a Heat Alert, members of the public are encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and […]

Solar-Powered Vehicles To Hit The Streets

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By Ian Shalapata (TECUMSEH, ON) – The best kept secret in Essex County is moving forward again. In just five short years, Tecumseh’s own Unconquered Sun has become a well-connected manufacturer of premium high efficiency, lightweight photovoltaic modules, designed specifically for the North American climate. The company supplies the home and commercial markets with sustainable […]

Fracking Arrives In England

(BALCOMBE, ENGLAND) – Cuadrilla Exploration has plans to search for oil under the English countryside. After conducting Environmental Risk Assessments, Cuadrilla has sights set upon Lancashire and Sussex areas where the company will carry out fracturing operations. However, about 50 activists have blocked a transport truck carrying drilling equipment near the West Sussex town of […]

Plan Protects Algonquin Park From Logging

(TORONTO, ON) – Ontario is reducing the ecological footprint of logging in Algonquin Provincial Park while still maintaining a healthy forestry sector. Algonquin Provincial Park is known as the crown jewel of Ontario’s provincial park system and is the oldest provincial park in the province. Algonquin Park is 763,459 hectares in size, which is larger […]

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