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City approves upgrades to splash pad at Porcupine Lake

Thomas Perry Publishing date: Apr 07, 2021 City council has approved a contract with Elmvale-based Diamond Head Sprinklers for upgrades to the White Water Park splash pad in South Porcupine.The work, given the green light during Tuesday night’s meeting, will cost the...

Canada is drowning in plastic waste — and recycling won’t save us

For the first 50 years after plastic was invented, the idea of only using the long-lasting material once was blasphemous, an affront to values of frugality honed over years of war and economic strife. Then, in the late 1950s, the plastics industry launched a massive...

To pave way for wetland development, Ford government retroactively changing law

Move would nullify clause in Ontario's Planning Act limiting scope of ministerial zoning orders Mike Crawley · CBC News · Posted: Mar 05, 2021 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 5, 2021 A ministerial zoning order issued by the Ford government would allow the Triple...

Calling all anglers!

Do your part to stop the spread of invasive species by learning more about the bait you can use in Ontario. Remember to: • use local bait: collect or purchase your bait as close as possible to where you plan to fish • know your fishing hole: you can’t use bait in some...

Road Salt: Researchers look at vegetables and juices for alternatives to salt

      By: Kathy Johnson Salt-speckled sidewalks, driveways and highways are synonymous with winter in the Great Lakes region. But while road salt is highly effective at deicing surfaces, the safety that salt provides for humans places a heavy burden on...

Ontario Government undermines protection of watersheds and natural areas

November 17, 2020 Maitland River. Photo credit: Maitland Conservation Authorit In spite of public outcry, including the mass resignation of half of the provincially appointed Greenbelt Council, the Ontario Government passed another budget omnibus bill (Bill 229) in...
City approves upgrades to splash pad at Porcupine Lake

City approves upgrades to splash pad at Porcupine Lake

Thomas Perry Publishing date: Apr 07, 2021 City council has approved a contract with Elmvale-based Diamond Head Sprinklers for upgrades to the White Water Park splash pad in South Porcupine.The work, given the green light during Tuesday night’s meeting, will cost the...

Calling all anglers!

Calling all anglers!

Do your part to stop the spread of invasive species by learning more about the bait you can use in Ontario. Remember to: • use local bait: collect or purchase your bait as close as possible to where you plan to fish • know your fishing hole: you can’t use bait in some...

Swim Drink Fish Canada

Swim Drink Fish Canada

Did you know that? Every year, more than 150,000,000 cubic metres of untreated sewage and stormwater enter Canadian waterbodies like the Great Lakes. Join us Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (5:30pm EST) for a special webinar on the...

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