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Sewage spill on Christmas Eve the result of wipes and rags clogging pipes: town official

The flushing of rags and wipes are what led to an overflow at the wastewater treatment facility in Collingwood on Christmas Eve. During Monday night’s strategic initiatives standing committee meeting, Director of Public Works, Engineering, and Environmental Services...

Pirie highlights city’s progress and prospects for 2022

George Pirie has been impressed with the resilience and determination of the people of Timmins throughout another very challenging year, and feels the city is poised for a prosperous 2022. Heading into the fourth year of his term as mayor, two of which have been...

Sewer capacity would support new apartments on Crawford, council assured

Concern about the potential impact on the sewer system was initially raised during an earlier meeting when council approved a rezoning application for a development proposed at 185 Crawford St. in South Porcupine. ANDREW AUTIO/The Daily Press jpg, TDDiscussion...

Ontario ignoring public’s rights to environmental consultation, public info: audit

18:40 Nov 22, 2021 BCI 24 News Network TORONTO — The Ontario government is ignoring the public’s right to consultation on environmentally significant decisions as it allows companies off the hook for pollution costs and harm to at-risk species, according to a new set...

Caught on camera: Trio dumps trash bags on side of road in Essa Township

    BARRIE | News Rob CooperCTV News Barrie Videographer @robcooperctv Contact Published Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:02PM EDT ESSA TOWNSHIP, ONT. -- One week after a slew of trash bags were left dumped on the side of a road in Oro-Medonte, a group of men were...

A new way to splash in South Porcupine

Bob McIntyre, staff Thursday, May. 20th, 2021 Photos by: Mark Rogers, Near North Video Productions The splash pad at White Waterfront Conservation Area in South Porcupine is being ripped out. The good news is that it’s being replaced by one that’s bigger and better....
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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