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Loopholes threaten Ontario Greenbelt

The Greenbelt Alliance wants better protection for the ecologically sensitive area, which remains at risk from sprawl, mega-highways and contaminated soil. SOUTHERN ONTARIO’S 7,200 square kilometre Greenbelt and the prime farmland and headwaters it contains remain at significant risk from expanding urban development despite protective legislation in place for a decade. Ontario’s Greenbelt at Risk, a … Continue reading

Ontario and Ottawa face off over fate of Rouge Park lands

A STANDOFF IS BREWING east of Toronto in the Rouge Valley between Queen’s Park and the federal government over the proposed Rouge National Urban Park. Ontario Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid made it clear to federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that the province would not hand 5,400 acres of land it owns, stretching from Lake Ontario … Continue reading

Enbridge’s GTA pipeline project gets greenlight

The Ontario Energy Board gave approval late Thursday afternoon to Enbridge Gas Distribution’s $686.5 million GTA Project aiming to carry natural gas across the top of Toronto. The project, consisting of two segments of pipeline stretching 50 kilometres from a compressor station in Milton into Scarborough where it will link up with other Enbridge pipelines, … Continue reading

National Energy Board commenting rules ‘undemocratic’

Federal opposition MPs and environmental groups are crying foul over what they see as the government’s attempt to curtail public comment on Enbridge’s proposed 639-km Line 9 reversal pipeline route through southern Ontario and into Quebec. Tucked away in last spring’s Bill C-38 omnibus budget bill from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is a requirement that … Continue reading

The Chemical Cocktails in Men’s Body Care Products

The latest report from Environmental Defence outlining the myriad of toxic chemicals in men’s personal care products shouldn’t surprise anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of the chemical cocktails swimming around in women’s care products for the past five decades – likely more. But in The Manscape: The Dirt on Toxic Ingredients in Men’s Body Care … Continue reading

Great Lakes Fund Lacks Public Participation, Environmental Groups Say

In June, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment stood at the shoreline of Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto to announce the introduction of Bill 100, the Great Lakes Protection Act, 2012. This broad new legislation would allow ministries to better cooperate on Great Lakes initiatives – water quality, wastewater treatment, algae blooms, wetland restoration, etc. – … Continue reading

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