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  1. Sierra Club Helps Rescue Green Life Line

    Anonymous's blog   On March 23, 2015 the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), Susan de Aveller Schiller issued a historic ruling. By her denial of Amendment 106 of the Niagara Falls Official Plan, it rescued what the Sierra Club of Ontari ...

    2015-04-05 11:18

  2. We've Submitted a Response on the Great Lakes Protection Act!

    Anonymous's blog Official Submission to the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR): Sierra Club Ontario Chapter and the SCCF Great Lakes Committee support the GL Protection Act [GLPA] because the proposed legislation creates significant new legal and pol ...

    2015-05-12 11:54

  3. Greenbelt Survives Niagara Meeting

    Anonymous's blog In St. Catharines a meeting was held for the provincial plan review for the Ontario Greenbelt on April 15th, and was attended by about 350 people. This large attendance was quite important, since the meeting attracted around 80 oppon ...

    2015-05-19 21:37

  4. Abolish White Belt

    Anonymous's blog One of the key weaknesses in the reformed land use planning system in Ontario that was developed around 2005 and is now subject to review through public meetings is the planning black hole known as the “White Belt.” This is an area b ...

    2015-05-19 21:38

  5. Mohawk Environmentalist Speaks Out For Greenbelt

    Anonymous's blog   Unusual for the participants in the Ontario government’s 2015 Co-Ordinated Review of the Growth Plan, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan is the perspective of the Mohawk env ...

    2015-05-21 13:23

  6. Make Toronto into World's Coolest City: Turn White Belt into Forest

    Anonymous's blog While Toronto may be famous for having green life veins flowing through its heart of forested ravines, the city is surrounded by a vulnerable mass of farmlands leased by developers and the federal government, (as a reserve for the Pi ...

    2015-06-09 10:24

  7. Leaders Promise a 40% Reduction of Phosphorus in Lake Erie by 2025

    Anonymous's blog   By: Alyssa Beurling   Beginning in the 1960’s as a result of algal blooms and nutrient management issues, Canada and the US began collaborating efforts to reduce the underlying problem- elevated phosphorus concentrations within the ...

    2015-06-19 11:13

  8. Ontario Passes Regs to Protect Pollinators

    Anonymous's blog   By Kristina Jackson   This month Ontario passed the first North American regulations on neonicotinoid pesticides that are tied to pollinator loss. “Neonics”, as they are often called, are a synthetic pesticide first created in the ...

    2015-06-19 11:14

  9. Fixed utility rates will provide no incentive for conserving energy consumption

    The Star published an article Energy board proposal for fixed hydro rates called “Robin Hood in Reverse” in the Business section on Tuesday.   In a recent draft report, the Ontario Energy Board proposes a fixed monthly rate for utilities rather than charg ...

    2016-02-03 12:49

  10. Pickering Nuclear: A Cracking Bad Idea

    Extending the operations of the Pickering Nuclear plant for up to an additional 10 years beyond its designed life of 2014-2016 is a Cracking Bad Idea. This is the position of Sierra Club Canada’s Ontario Chapter as it participates in the current Canadian ...

    2016-02-09 13:38