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121 Canadian business leaders endorse statement on climate action policies of parties

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:40:22 EST Read More

Clean50 members ask Canadians to consider climate action as the key motivator for their vote List includes Former Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, 22 cleantech CEOs, executives from 11 renewable energy providers, 9 venture capitalists and 54 CEOs / Presidents (October 10, 2019) - Last Thursday, On October 3rd, 120 business, academic, and environmental leaders from acros...... Click here to read this release



100 Debates put Environment front and centre in Federal Election

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2019 07:42:50 EST Read More

Last night saw unprecedented support for environmental leadership Toronto, October 4, 2019 -- Large crowds at last night’s 100 Debates on the Environment across the country demonstrated that concern about the environment is fueling a powerful force that no party and no candidate can ignore in this election. Of the 104 confirmed debates nation-wide, 95 have taken plac...... Click here to read this release



Today, All-Candidates Environment Debates no Canadian voter should miss

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2019 08:33:46 EST Read More

Attention: Assignment and political editors and other journalists (October 3, 2019) - In roughly a third of Canada’s federal ridings, a locally organized environment focused debate will be held today. Coordinated by GreenPAC under the banner of 100 Debates on the Environment, voters will hear directly...... Click here to read this release



Clean50 Summit to Host Sustainability Leaders in Toronto

Published Wed, 2 Oct 2019 11:04:06 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY (Toronto, October 2, 2019) - The Canada’s Clean50 List for 2020, which honours 50 individuals from every segment of Canadian life who have done the most over the past two years to advance Canada’s sustainability, will be released tomor...... Click here to read this release



Canadians Say Politicians Need to Tackle Plastics Pollution

Published Tue, 1 Oct 2019 08:28:04 EST Read More

October 1, 2019, Ottawa - Half way through the federal election, Friends of the Earth Canada has a message for Canadian politicians. The electorate wants action to stop plastics pollution: 86% of Canadians want you to take more action on plastics as a way of reducing climate harmful greenhouse gases. And 8 out 10 Canadians will support you to ban production and use of single-use disposable plasti...... Click here to read this release



It takes a forest to fight climate change: How a made-in-Canada national tree planting strategy can help

Published Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:31:09 EST Read More

By, Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada Good news is rare, though it seems like nearly every day for the past few weeks there have been new commitments by global leaders to fight climate change by planting huge numbe...... Click here to read this release



Ignoring Environmental Debates Will Cost Candidates at the Polls

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:57:49 EST Read More

60% of voters say skipping environmental debates will affect their vote TORONTO - With one week before 100 all-candidates debates on the environment take place in communities across Canada, a Mainstreet Research poll shows 60% of Canadians say they are less likely to vote for a candidate that skips a candidates’ debate on the environment. A majority would also consider such a c...... Click here to read this release



Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Legacy and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society outline solutions to BC plastic waste crisis at World Clean-up event on Kitsilano Beach

Published Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:49:53 EST Read More

– A National and provincial 9% recycling rate is absolutely not sustainable – Banning unnecessary single-use plastics such as bags and straws in a manner consistent with the bans ratified by the European Union in May 2019 – British columbians can refer to the complete ...... Click here to read this release



Surfrider Foundation to release position on BC plastic waste at International Coastal Clean-up event on Kitsilano Beach

Published Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:31:14 EST Read More

What: Surfrider Foundation will announce recommendations on how the Province of BC can respond to plastic waste. Surfrider will discuss the B.C. Minister of Environment’s public consultation deadline for addressing plastic pollution, Surfrider’s policy reco...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Tree Planting Teens Participate in UN Climate Action Summit

Published Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:25:10 EST Read More

15-year-old Grierson twins to present their Global Forest Project in New York New York, NY [September 10, 2019] - Long time Forests Ontario’s youth ambassadors, 15-year-old twins Lauren and Kaitlin Grierson, will be presenting at the Nature’s Climate Hub in New York on Sunday, September 22. Nature’s Climate Hub will coincide with the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit ...... Click here to read this release



Toronto Youth Climate Action Summit - September 22

Published Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:30:39 EST Read More

Toronto, ON (September 10, 2019) - Join the Youth Climate Action Summit on September 22nd as young Canadians learn about climate science and advocacy from leading Canadian experts. The full agenda can be found at YouthClimateActionSummit.eventbrite.ca. In addition to the development and learning wo...... Click here to read this release



Debates Commission Forces 117 Community Debates to Move

Published Fri, 9 Aug 2019 07:15:52 EST Read More

Debates on the Environment will now take place on October 3 TORONTO, August 9, 2019 - “100 Debates on the Environment,” an unprecedented initiative to provide voters with an opportunity to engage their candidates on the environment, has been forced by the actions of the National Leaders’ Debates Commission to switch the date of 117 community all-candidates debates across eve...... Click here to read this release



La Commission aux débats des chefs compromet la réalisation de plus de 100 débats sur l'environnement déjà confirmés à pareille date 100debates.ca

Published Thu, 1 Aug 2019 17:09:36 EST Read More

Toronto, le 1er août 2019 - Aujourd’hui, le CPPEnvironnement et Équiterre expriment leur profonde déception à la suite de l’annonce de la Commission aux débats des chefs. Cette dernière a fait savoir que le débat national en anglais aura lieu le lundi 7 octobre 2019, soit le même jour où plus de 100 débats sur l'environnement sont déjÃ...... Click here to read this release



Good news for Canadian bees, other pollinators and gardeners Major garden centres shut down use of neonic pesticides

Published Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:21:56 EST Read More

(June 12, 2019, OTTAWA) - A Friends of the Earth Canada survey has revealed a major victory for bees and pollinators. Canada’s big box stores are reporting they have almost eliminated the sale of neonicotinoid-contaminated flowering plants. ...... Click here to read this release



Recycling Council of Ontario Applauds Government of Canada’s Action on Plastic Waste

Published Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:15:40 EST Read More

Toronto, June 10, 2019: Plastic pollution is a serious global threat to the environment and economy. Today's announcement that Canada will ban single-use plastics, make companies responsible for plastic waste, and invest to grow recycling across t...... Click here to read this release



Twelve environmental organizations call on the Canadian government to take immediate regulatory action on plastic waste and pollution

Published Thu, 6 Jun 2019 10:18:19 EST Read More

(British Columbia) - Twelve leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups have requested that Canada’s environment and health ministers take immediate regulatory action on plastic wastes and pollution, under the Canadian Environmental Protection...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario Tree Planting Expertise Recognized with Multi-Year Federal Funding

Published Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:43:40 EST Read More

Ottawa, ON (June 05, 2019) - Funding for the next stage of Forests Ontario’s tree planting program was announced today by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the office of Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi. This new funding fills the void created after the Ontario government cancelled funding for the 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) th...... Click here to read this release



IJC Commissioners to hold news conference at Toronto’s Harbour Front Square

Published Tue, 4 Jun 2019 12:50:18 EST Read More

The International Joint Commission (IJC) will hold a news conference at Harbour Front Square on June 5, 2019 after inspecting flood impacts on the Toronto Islands. The new Canadian and US Commissioners, who started on May 17 and May 20 respectively, are focusing...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada national poll finds majority of Canadians do not trust Flushable Wipes manufacturers’ claims

Published Mon, 3 Jun 2019 09:21:59 EST Read More

June 3, 2019, Ottawa - As leaders from the Canadian wastewater management sector gather in Ottawa to discuss issues like plastics in water and the impacts and costs associated with “flushable” wipes on municipal sewer systems operations and reliability, Friends of the Earth is releasing its new poll on flushable wipes. With municipal expenditures to clean up wipes estimated in the past ...... Click here to read this release



Bill 108 Open Letter to Minister Steven Clark

Published Fri, 31 May 2019 13:07:54 EST Read More

BILL 108 OPEN LETTER 31 May 2019 Honorable Minister Steven Clark Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 777 Bay Street, 17th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2E5 Minister Clark, On behalf of the millions of Ontarians that we represent as municipal governments, housing advocates, and environmental leaders, we are writing to request that your government provide additional time to cons...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario holds 10th Community Tree Planting Event in Windsor

Published Thu, 9 May 2019 11:52:39 EST Read More

Enhance your urban greenspace by planting trees this spring WINDSOR, ON (May 9, 2019) - Join Forests Ontario for our tenth annual Community Tree Plant in Windsor! Planters of all experience levels are invited to join us in creating a greener and healthier future. Since 2008, Forests Ontario’s Community Tree Plant has brought communities together for a free day of tree plant...... Click here to read this release



Sleeman Breweries is Canada’s First Brewery to Achieve 3RCertified Gold

Published Tue, 7 May 2019 09:49:08 EST Read More

May 7, 2019 (Guelph, ON): In today’s climate, incorporating sustainability is a crucial aspect for any business to thrive. It is also increasingly important for organizations to have third-party review to verify its achievements. That’s exactl...... Click here to read this release



PlasticActionCentre website is Canada’s First National Resource for Knowledge and Action on Plastic Waste

Published Mon, 6 May 2019 11:00:24 EST Read More

TORONTO, May 6, 2019 – Canada understands the consequences of plastic waste and is fully engaged like never before: governments at all levels are initiating new policies; organizations are improving business models; and individuals are eager to learn more. To fully e...... Click here to read this release



Ecojustice and Friends of the Earth ask Competition Bureau Canada to investigate and levy $230 million in fines against wipes manufacturers

Published Wed, 1 May 2019 09:48:21 EST Read More

Photo: Garbage caught on a storm sewer outlet Environmental groups say “flushable” wipe based on false and misleading claims (OTTAWA, May 1, 2019) - Today, Friends of the Earth Canada, represented by Ecojustice, filed an application seeking an investig...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario Intends to Continue to Plant Trees and Speak for the Forest

Published Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:32:52 EST Read More

(TORONTO, April 29, 2019) - Despite the recent Ontario government announcement to cut the 50 Million Tree program, Forests Ontario expects to find a way, with existing and new partners, to plant trees, educate Ontarians and speak for the forest and all forest users. Forests Ontario, Canada’s largest tree planting charity, remains optimistic that now that the provincial government better under...... Click here to read this release



It’s Earth Day: 100 business leaders, scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists & environmental leaders from across Canada teamed up to send an urgent message to Canadians: Demand a thought out climate action plan from your politicians!

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:56:25 EST Read More

Over 100 past recipients of Canada’s Clean50 Awards shared a message today in an open letter to all Canadians: - Climate change is real, and needs to be treated as the emergency it is, at every level of government - On a per-capita basis, Canadians are amongst the very worst GHG polluters in the world and worst in the G7. We cannot expect others to act when we do not. - Canadians need...... Click here to read this release



Ford government’s judicial challenge to Canada’s New Climate Change Control Act starts April 15 - remarkably broad support for federal law in pre-filed arguments

Published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:13:07 EST Read More

By David Estrin and Isabel Dávila Pereira Canada has remarkably broad support from unlikely allies for its new law to fight climate change in the April 15 -18 Ontario Court of Appeal judicial challenge brought by the Ford government. Even major carbon emitters are joining with environmental groups to support the Federal law. Ontario’s original argument complained that the Federal...... Click here to read this release



Broad support for new Canada climate law in upcoming Ford judicial challenge

Published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 12:47:09 EST Read More

By David Estrin and Isabel Dávila Pereira The Ontario Court of Appeal has scheduled four days, starting in mid-April, to address Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constitutional challenge of Canada’s new Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). The Act took effect April 1. It aims to ensure effective action is taken across Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG...... Click here to read this release



As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:16:26 EST Read More

(March 20, 2019, Queen's Park) Today, Forests Ontario released The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario, a new report by Guelph-based consulting firm Green Analytics. Committed to re-greening Ontario through tree planting, education and awareness efforts, Forests Ontario is the not-for-profit charity that delivers the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP)...... Click here to read this release



New Coalition says East-West route to Ring of Fire needed now

Published Tue, 5 Mar 2019 11:39:30 EST Read More

(Toronto, March 5, 2019) - The East-West Ring of Fire Road Coalition (EWRFC) is a new organization at the world’s largest mining conference, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference (#PDAC2019) advocating for an “East - West road” to access the Ring of F...... Click here to read this release



25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux de l’Ontario

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:40:28 EST Read More

Nous célébrons aujourd’hui le 25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux (CDE) de l’Ontario. Cette loi, unique au Canada, donne aux Ontariens le droit de participer aux décisions importantes du gouvernement provincial sur le plan environnemental. Ses outils facilitent l’accès pour le public à des renseignements sur les nouvelles lois et autres propositions qui ont ...... Click here to read this release



Celebrating 25 years of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:37:48 EST Read More

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions of the provincial government. Its tools provide the public with easier access to information about new laws and other proposals that affect...... Click here to read this release



The 25th Anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights - Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:35:36 EST Read More

The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) is 25 years old on February 15, 2019. This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions. Better environmental outcomes result when Ontarians know and use their environmental rights. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontar...... Click here to read this release



Phrag fighting in Ontario - Phragmites Working Group Summit in Waterloo, January 29th 2019

Published Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:17:50 EST Read More

Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity Who: The Ontario Phragmites Working Group (OPWG) Annual Meeting Where: RIM Park: Room 207/208, 2001 University Park Ave. E., Waterloo, ON When: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Phragmites is a very aggressive, invasive plant species impacting shoreline and wetland across Ontari...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Pesticide Regulators refuse calls for glyphosate pesticide review

Published Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:37:42 EST Read More

Briefing by leading US lawyers who won $289M Monsanto Roundup verdict on what Canadians need to know about glyphosate and Roundup to protect themselves Ottawa Media Conference Time: 10 am Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Location: 135B West Block, Parliament Hill Presenters: Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of Earth Canada (Ottawa) Meg Sears,...... Click here to read this release



Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste Report

Published Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:02:49 EST Read More

New research shows 58% of food produced in Canada is wasted Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada - amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes - is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 percent - equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food - is avoidable and is edible food that could be redirected to support people in our communities. The total financial value of this potential...... Click here to read this release



Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International release ground-breaking research on the food waste crisis in Canada on January 17th in Toronto

Published Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:03:49 EST Read More

• 58% of all food produced - 35.5M metric tonnes - is lost or wasted • Only 42% of all food produced in Canada ever makes it to market • 11.2M metric tonnes of lost food could be rescued, but isn’t Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, is releasing The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste on January 17, 2019, in partnership with Value Chain Manage...... Click here to read this release



The Business Case for Keeping Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner

Published Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:18:58 EST Read More

Ellen Schwartzel served three Environmental Commissioners over her career, and was Deputy Environmental Commissioner from 2013 till retiring mid-2018. With a new Climate Change Plan just released by Queen’s Park, Ontarians will naturally look for expert and independent analysis of its merits. Until now, they could reliably turn to Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner for non-partis...... Click here to read this release



Premier Ford subjugating Independent Officers of the Legislature

Published Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:30:11 EST Read More

Gord Miller served as Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner for three terms and four different Premiers. He currently resides in North Bay, Ontario. Like many jurisdictions with parliamentary traditions, the Legislature of Ontario appoints Legislative Officers (sometimes called Parliamentary officers) to oversee and review activities of government that warrant special concern. Their d...... Click here to read this release



Les eaux usées brutes et le ruissellement toxique polluent les lacs et les rivières de l’Ontario

Published Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:17:16 EST Read More

La perte continue des zones naturelles qui filtrent la pollution aggrave le problème Le gouvernement de l’Ontario permet toujours que les débordements d’eaux usées brutes dans les lacs et les rivières de l’Ontario se poursuivent à un rythme alarmant, indique le nouveau rapport de la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe. Le rapport sur la protection de l...... Click here to read this release



Raw sewage, toxic runoff plague Ontario’s lakes and rivers

Published Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:12:20 EST Read More

Continuing loss of natural areas that filter pollution compounds the problem The Ontario government continues to allow raw sewage to overflow into Ontario lakes and rivers at an alarming rate, says a new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Back to Basics, Saxe’s 2018 Environmental Protection Report, outlines how Ontario’s waters are being poisoned by raw sew...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publie son rapport annuel sur la protection de l’environnement

Published Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:56:17 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, est sur le point de publier son rapport annuel sur la protection de l’environnement. Ce rapport traite des sujets suivants : • la pollution de l’eau et l’eau potable; • les maladies de la faune et la surveillance; • la perte des forêts et des terres humides dans le Sud de l’Ontario; • les bulletins d’évalu...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Published Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:51:29 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her annual environmental protection report. This report includes: • Water pollution and drinking water • Wildlife disease and monitoring • The loss of forests and wetlands in southern Ontario • Ministry report cards on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00 ...... Click here to read this release



Canada’s Sustainability Leaders honoured at Clean50 Summit in Toronto

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:47:01 EST Read More

Toronto, September 27, 2018 - Today, the 2019 “Canada’s Clean50” awards celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders. The award winners were selected from a field of 600 plus nominees and competed in 16 widely different categories. The Clea...... Click here to read this release



Half of All Canadian Charities Report Not Being Able to Keep up with Today’s Tech-Driven Society

Published Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:19:37 EST Read More

Inaugural Capital One® Digital For Good™ Summit brought together top charity leaders and digital experts, working to close the digital divide. Shiza Shahid, founder of mission-driven funding platform NOW Ventures and co-founder of th...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2018 12:36:32 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will release Volume One of her annual energy conservation progress report. This report includes information about: • electricity prices in Ontario • demand for electricity, the surplus and what we do with it • electricity market changes, and impacts on costs and greenhouse gas emissions • sources of electricity, and impacts o...... Click here to read this release



Report: Focus on water tech for reliable, cost effective GHG reductions

Published Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:15:06 EST Read More

Vancouver, BC (March 14, 2018) - Released today at GLOBE Forum 2018, WaterTAP’s newest report Water: The next frontier on the path to a low carbon economy assert...... Click here to read this release



Release of new report highlights water tech’s contribution to reliable, cost-effective GHG reductions

Published Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:15:14 EST Read More

What: WaterTAP, at GLOBE Forum 2018 in Vancouver, will release its new report, Water: The next frontier on the path to a low carbon economy, detailing untapped potential of clean water technology to reduce carbon emissions while returning a profit. When: Wednesday, March 14th 11:45am - 12:15pm PT Where: Ontario Pavilion, Expo Floor, Vancouver Convention Centre, Ea...... Click here to read this release



The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:28:14 EST Read More

Now, the Government of Ontario needs to step up to the plate Ontario, February 27, 2018 - A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best f...... Click here to read this release



Initial success with carbon pollution pricing in Ontario

Published Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:34:39 EST Read More

Much work needed to meet climate change targets January 30, 2018, TORONTO - The province’s first year of cap and trade went well says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The cap and trade system provides a clear carbon price framework and decreasing caps on allowable levels of carbon pollution that will help achieve Ontario’s ...... Click here to read this release



Will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the Planet and your Wallet?

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:41:44 EST Read More

As the head of Friends of the Earth in Canada, Bea Olivastri, is often asked around this time of year about the most important things someone can do to help protect people and the planet. Bee health is at the top of her list - Canadians are very concerned about the welfare of bees and their important role in food security. Olivastri suggests joining Frien...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit s’attaquer à la pollution que les communautés autochtones subissent

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:04:46 EST Read More

La commissaire à l’environnement demande également à la province de mieux protéger les espèces menacées et de lutter contre les algues dans les lacs de l’Ontario Toronto, le 24 octobre 2017. ― La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO), Dianne Saxe, a sommé aujourd’hui le gouvernement provincial d’intégrer la justice environnementale dans ses effort...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government must tackle pollution affecting Indigenous communities

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:27:09 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner also calls on the province to better protect threatened species and fight algae in Ontario’s lakes Toronto, October 24, 2017 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, today called on the provincial government to make environmental justice part of its reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. From species at risk, to algae, to enviro...... Click here to read this release



Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario’s waste-free future

Published Wed, 4 Oct 2017 10:46:07 EST Read More

Toronto, October 4, 2017 - Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, Ontario produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. The new Waste-Free Ontario Act sets an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill. A special report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, examines the new law an...... Click here to read this release



Energy conservation: a wise investment in Ontario’s future

Published Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:23:14 EST Read More

Increased conservation of fossil fuels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Toronto, August 11, 2017 - A new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), shows that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario's future. Every Joule Counts, Volume Two of the E...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario a devant elle une occasion qui ne se présente qu’une fois par génération de réduire l’empreinte énergétique et environnementale de ses réseaux municipaux d’eau et d’eaux usées

Published Tue, 30 May 2017 12:38:31 EST Read More

La consommation d’énergie des réseaux d’eau et d’eaux usées représente près de 40 % de la facture énergétique déclarée par les municipalités de la province Toronto, le 30 mai 2017 - En Ontario, les réseaux d’eau et d’eaux usées ont une consommation énergétique inutilement élevée. Heureusement, une formidable occasion se présente maintenant pour réduire ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario has once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce the energy and climate footprint of municipal water use

Published Tue, 30 May 2017 12:34:26 EST Read More

Water and wastewater systems account for almost 40% of reported municipal energy use in the province Toronto, May 30, 2017 - Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater systems use unnecessarily large amounts of energy. Thankfully, there is a huge opportunity to reduce the energy and greenhouse gas footprint of delivering these services to residents. That was the message delivered ...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario examine le lien entre l’énergie et l’eau dans son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Thu, 25 May 2017 09:04:55 EST Read More

Avis aux médias La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario examine le lien entre l’énergie et l’eau dans son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe, est sur le point de publier le volume un de son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie. Le rapp...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Volume 1 of annual Energy Conservation Progress Report Tuesday May 30 - Media accreditation available

Published Thu, 25 May 2017 08:57:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario examines connection between energy and water in annual energy conservation progress report Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, will release volume one of her annual energy conservation progress report. The report reviews the major energy, climate, environmental and financial impacts of Ontari...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in Central Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 12:05:13 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in North Eastern Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 12:03:38 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in North Western Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 12:01:26 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in South Eastern Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 11:59:07 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 11:56:56 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



A fast invading plant threatens your favourite beach, fishing spot and wetlands in South Western Ontario

Published Tue, 23 May 2017 11:50:09 EST Read More

May 23, 2017 - Summer, beaches, and swimming are just around the corner, but what if we told you that favourite areas are under siege. Yes, even your favourite sandy beach is likely under threat. Ontario’s most invasive plant, Phragmites, is a tall reed, that is spreading fast along shorelines taking over wetlands and beaches and obstructing your views and destroying habitat. The spread of Phra...... Click here to read this release



The Province’s coordinated land use review is on the right track, but questions remain

Published Thu, 18 May 2017 10:45:28 EST Read More

For immediate release Bolder action needed to grow the Greenbelt, protect species at risk and halt urban sprawl for good TORONTO-May 18, 2017 After a 26 month review, the Government of Ontario is generally heading in the right direction with update...... Click here to read this release



Former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, joins GreenSaver Board

Published Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:21:06 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE April 25th, 2017 Hazel McCallion putting her energy into saving energy: Former Mayor of Mississauga joins GreenSaver Board (Toronto, April 25th, 2017) Hazel McCallion, the long serving former Mayor of Mississauga continues to make her mark. Her most recent effort is to advocate for energy conservation and related programs for familie...... Click here to read this release



GreenPAC endorses British Columbia environmental champions for the provincial election

Published Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:10:05 EST Read More

March 16, 2017 GreenPAC endorses B.C. environmental champions for the provincial election Candidates endorsed from three major parties VANCOUVER - GreenPAC, Canada’s non-partisan organization committed to building environmental leadership in politics, has endorsed six candidates with strong environmental track records in British Columbia’s 2017 provincial ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster on Tuesday March 21st to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:13:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will be speaking at McMaster Centre for Climate Change’s Spring 2017 Public Lecture about climate change in Ontario ̶ the critical thresholds that have been exceeded, the province’s current greenhouse gas (GH...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference

Published Thu, 2 Mar 2017 09:12:23 EST Read More

Ontario Geothermal Advancement Highlighted at the OGA Annual Conference On February 21-22, the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) hosted their 7th annual OGA Conference - Spotlighting Geothermal Energy - which welcomed local and international leaders in the geothermal industry. The first day of the conference began with a welcome address from Jim Bolger, OGA Presiden...... Click here to read this release



Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2017 15:20:22 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE February 9, 2017 Cleanup of Cold War radar site earns Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry award Environmental Commissioner of Ontario recognizes ministry staff for remediation project in Polar Bear Provincial Park Toronto, ON, February 9, 2017 The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government proposes continued hunt of at-risk snapping turtles

Published Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:06:48 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE January 25, 2017 Ontario Government proposes continued hunt of at-risk snapping turtles Environmental groups dismayed by disregard of scientific evidence ONTARIO - After years of dithering, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is poised to make a critical decision abou...... Click here to read this release



Evidence of poisonous mercury dump found upstream from Grassy Narrows

Published Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:12:19 EST Read More

Fri. Jan. 13, 2017 Advisory Toronto - Earthroots has found evidence of a poisonous mercury dump behind the Dryden paper mill, upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation where many people suffer from mercury poisoning. A soil sample from the site collected by Earthroots volunteers contains hundreds of times the level of mercury found in a nearby uncontaminated site. The locatio...... Click here to read this release



Il faut de toute urgence porter attention à la protection de la faune et à la lutte contre les espèces envahissantes, selon la commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario.

Published Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:42:58 EST Read More

Les déclins des populations d’orignaux, de chauves-souris et d’amphibiens mettent en évidence des problèmes environnementaux considérables partout dans la province; de difficiles décisions s’imposent. Toronto, le 26 octobre 2016 - La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe, a lancé un avertissement aujourd’hui à Queen’s Park sommant le gouvern...... Click here to read this release



Innovative Water Game Being Launched Across Canada in a Collaborative Approach with Youth from Fifteen Communities

Published Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:22:14 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE (Toronto, July 5 2016) An online participative game about water opens for registration today. It has been developed by Waterlution supported by the Government of Canada, in a collaborative approach harnessing the imagination of eighteen exceptional youth advisors selected from across Canada. This game, The Great Waters Challenge, inspires youth to un...... Click here to read this release



Focus on What Matters

Published Tue, 31 May 2016 10:05:01 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May 2016 - At Queen’s Park today, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe, in her first report, Conservation: Let’s Get Serious, called for public bodies to be accountable for the energy they use. Right now, it’s hard for taxpayers to find out which public buildings are energy hogs. The Environmental Commissioner calls for this information to be easi...... Click here to read this release



Ocean Fish Farms - ISA Virus Bombs?

Published Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:08:22 EST Read More

Press Release January 14, 2016 Ocean Fish Farms - ISAV Virus Detected Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance www.farmed-salmon-boycott.com Ocean Fish Farms - ISA Virus Bombs? News of the first published evidence that a European variant of the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is pr...... Click here to read this release



Government not charging full cost for water

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:43:27 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, November 3, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel, says the provincial government is recovering only a tiny fraction of its management costs for the water supplied to many industries. In her Annual Report, “Small Things Matter,” released today, Schwartzel noted there’s been no progress by the government on recovering the full ...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement ne facture pas le plein coût de l’eau

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:36:59 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, le 3 novembre 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire de l’Ontario, Ellen Schwartzel, dit que le gouvernement provincial ne récupère qu’une petite portion des frais qu’elle assume pour la gestion de l’eau fournie à de nombreux types d’industries. Dans son rapport annuel publié aujourd’hui, Chaque détail compte, madame Schwartzel ind...... Click here to read this release



Ontario needs more and better parks

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:33:51 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, November 3, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel is calling on the provincial government to step up its protection of environmentally sensitive lands. In her Annual Report “Small Things Matter” released today, Schwartzel pointed out it’s been years since the Ontario government spent any significant money to acquire new conser...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit améliorer ses parcs et en créer de nouveaux

Published Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:28:48 EST Read More

Queen’s Park, le 3 novembre 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire de l’Ontario, Ellen Schwartzel, fait appel au gouvernement provincial pour qu’il renforce la protection des terres environnementales fragiles. Dans son rapport annuel publié aujourd’hui, Chaque détail compte, madame Schwartzel souligne que bien des années ont passé depuis la dernière f...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2014/15 Annual Report

Published Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:29:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario Acting Commissioner Ellen Schwartzel will release this year’s Annual Report. The report, entitled Small Things Matter, will include substantive reviews of ministry decisions, ministry responses to applica...... Click here to read this release



Manitoba Hydro selects ThermoDrain as exclusive supplier

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:32:24 EST Read More

ThermoDrain to supply drain water heat recovery units for provincial program (October 26, 2015, Winnipeg, MB) Hot water from your shower is your energy and money going down the drain. Next year in Manitoba (April 2016), an amendment to the Manit...... Click here to read this release



Media Availability -- Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:54:27 EST Read More

Mayor Steve Parish, Town of Ajax Date: October 6, 2015 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Location: Queen’s Park Mayor Steve Parish is one of 20 elected officials attending the first Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park. As it has been well documented, the Ajax Waterfront is in crisis due to annual algae outbreaks caused by SRP (Soluble Reactive Phosphorus) released fro...... Click here to read this release



PACT POW tells province ignoring Ajax’s algae plague threatens credibility of proposed Great Lakes Protection Act

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:13:10 EST Read More

News Release September 25, 2015 On September 24, Pickering Ajax Citizens Together to Protect Our Water (PACT POW) delivered a strong message to the provincial committee reviewing the proposed Great Lakes Protection Act (Bill 66): “Save the Ajax Waterfront”. Committee members, including Vice-Chair Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson, heard from PACT POW Chair, Ajax Councillor Joanne Dies ...... Click here to read this release



Sea Shepherd Canada issues statement of support for Ahousaht salmon farm blockade near Tofino British Columbia

Published Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:22:56 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Calls on government to revoke permits for Yaakswiis site, rallies today in Vancouver 18 September 2015, Vancouver, BC - Sea Shepherd Canada has issued a statement expressing its full support for the Yaakswiis Ocean Camp, now entering its tenth day occupying a salmon feedlot in Ahousaht First Nation territory in Clayoquot Sound....... Click here to read this release



Let’s get serious about salmon before Election Day

Published Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:36:16 EST Read More

When a post to Stephen Harper’s Facebook page featuring an Atlantic salmon announced the Conservatives are “Protecting British Columbia’s Natural Environment” it was a textbook example of Canada’s reckless management of wild salmon. Atlantic salmon are the fish o...... Click here to read this release



Stephen Harper makes wild salmon a BC election issue

Published Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:03:54 EST Read More

Social media gaffe suggests government priority is farmed, not wild salmon, says biologist Sointula, 24 Aug 2015 -- Stephen Harpers’ recent announcement of $15 million for wild salmon habitat restoration was met with ridicule on social media after a facebook gaffe highlighted Harper disastrous record on wild salmon. A post to Harper’s facebook site featuring...... Click here to read this release



100,000+ signature petition to stop salmon farms to be presented in B.C. legislature today

Published Wed, 27 May 2015 12:06:42 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE Citizens, First Nations, conservation groups and business leaders call on premier to stop salmon farm expansion (May 27, 2015, Victoria, B.C.) - More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the B.C. government to halt federal government and B.C. salmon farming industry plans to expand open-net salmon farming in B.C. water...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Confidential: the ugly truth about Canada's open-net salmon farms

Published Tue, 12 May 2015 09:39:31 EST Read More

(May 12, 2015, Sointula, BC) A 24-page booklet released today by Pacific Coast Wild Salmon Society provides an overview of the serious negative environmental and economic implications of open-net salmon farms on Canada's west and east coasts. Salmon Confidentia...... Click here to read this release



Victory for wild salmon as Federal Court strikes down aquaculture licence conditions

Published Thu, 7 May 2015 14:49:27 EST Read More

For Immediate Release May 7, 2015 Department of Fisheries and Oceans needs to err on the side of caution in regulating fish farms, Court rules VANCOUVER - The Federal Court has struck down aquaculture licence conditions that allowed private companies to transfer f...... Click here to read this release



Testimony at Senate shows fish farm industry held the pen on writing Canadian Fisheries Act changes

Published Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:08:59 EST Read More

(Sointula, BC, March 12, 2015) Alexandra Morton a biologist who has studied the impact of industrial open net salmon farming and become a vocal opponent of the industry in British Columbia, stated she was very "encouraged that the senators realize that aquaculture lobbyists were author...... Click here to read this release



Oil spills in Northern Ontario should be a wakeup call

Published Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:26:19 EST Read More

A statement from Grand Chief Lawrence Martin March 10, 2015 We have reached a turning point when it comes to looking after the environment in Northern Ontario. There are numerous examples of how things are changing, but here are three...... Click here to read this release



Groups urge public involvement in review of Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt plans

Published Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:50:23 EST Read More

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 Toronto, ON - This afternoon the provincial government launched the much anticipated public review of the plans that protect the Oak Ridges Moraine, Niagara Escarpment and Greenbelt. This review is an important opportunity to strengthen these plans to further protect water, nature and communities in the Greater Gol...... Click here to read this release



Last minute reflections on how being a conscious consumer makes for a great holiday season and a better New Year

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:06:04 EST Read More

Prepared for submission free for your publication to use with proper credit By Don Huff, Founder of Environmental Communication Options A green Christmas can be as easy or a difficult as you are willing to make it. Personally, I am in favour of things that make a busy and complicated time of the year, simpler. Some of my green Christmas conscious consumer thoughts, include:...... Click here to read this release



This holiday season, bring sparkling water to a tap near you

Published Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:52:03 EST Read More

(December 11, 2014, Toronto, ON) Increasingly, Canadian consumers are giving more thought to purchasing environmentally friendly gifts. This holiday season, whether it’s by way of the packaging, manufacturing or construction, these products ar...... Click here to read this release



Canada must learn to live better with less

Published Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:20:28 EST Read More

Report challenges Canada’s leaders to focus on solutions people want For immediate release: November 28, 2014 Canada is poorly equipped to deal with the inevitable environmental and economic challenges that lie ahead, says “The Next Wave”, a report on the future of the environmental and sustainability movements in Canada. The report summarizes the downward envi...... Click here to read this release



SodaStream Active Green Environmental Factsheet

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:11:47 EST Read More

Supplementary Information to Canadian SodaStream users can take credit for reducing waste SodaStream’s “Active Green" approach to making sparkling water or flavoured sparkling water, benefits the e...... Click here to read this release



Canadian SodaStream users can take credit for reducing waste

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:01:50 EST Read More

(November 18, 2014, Toronto, ON) Many Canadians currently use SodaStream’s sparkling water makers to create sparkling water and flavoured sparkling water beverages. In the last 12 months, Canadian SodaStream users have avoided the env...... Click here to read this release



New report links Algae problem along the Ajax waterfront to Duffin Creek WPCP

Published Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:37:18 EST Read More

Report concludes that problem could be remediated through management actions A team of scientists from Michigan Technological University have definitively linked the algae problem plaguing the Ajax waterfront for years to the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The Michigan Tech team, led by Dr. Martin Auer, undertook field and laboratory studies in relation to the Ajax...... Click here to read this release



Two years later: Why is Fisheries and Oceans Canada still ignoring the $37 million Cohen Commission?

Published Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:44 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity October 31, 2014 marks the two year anniversary of the release of the Cohen Commission’s final report: The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye What: Alexandra Morton, British Columbia based independent biologist and wild salmon advocate, can comment on the following: Pending changes to federal Fisheries Act...... Click here to read this release



New federal government regulation proposes to kill wild fish to protect fish farms

Published Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:15:45 EST Read More

This proposed regulation would impact all coastal provinces; Federal regulation of fresh water aquaculture ignored (OTTAWA, ON, Oct 22, 2014) Proposed regulations for the aquaculture industry do not deliver on the responsibilities of Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) to protect wild fish, fish habitat and Canadian fishery waters from the negative impacts o...... Click here to read this release



Film featuring impacts of salmon farming on the Pacific coast to premier at the Vancouver International Film Festival

Published Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:10:49 EST Read More

The Pristine Coast, a documentary written, produced and directed by BC film maker Scott Renyard, focuses on the impact of current salmon farming practices on wild salmon and beyond. Renyard explores the history and science of declining fish populations in the North Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including the collapse of the cod population. He also captures stories of real people who have ...... Click here to read this release



Experts visiting Ajax waterfront to examine algae issue first hand

Published Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:02:46 EST Read More

Excellent visuals of researchers gathering algae When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Rotary Park Pavilion, Rotary Park, 177 Lake Driveway W., Ajax. What: A team of researchers will be completing fieldwork on the Ajax waterfront - site of some of the most extensive build-up of algae in the Great Lakes. Who: Dr. Marty Auer, an expe...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Are Fraser sockeye found downstream from the Mt Polley mine tailings spill safe to eat?

Published Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:06:20 EST Read More

Opinion piece by Alexandra Morton The latest Canadian mine tailing pond spill into a BC waterway occurred last week near Likely, BC. Prior to April 4th, Imperial Metals’ Mt Polley gold and copper mine tailing pond was contained behind a gigantic wall of sand. There were warnings by employees and government that the tailing pond was over-filled and could rupture. The warnings we...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia salmon farm proposals go forward despite contradicting Cohen Commission

Published Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:32:42 EST Read More

(Sointula, BC June 26, 2014) An open house for two new salmon farm applications will convene today at the Port Hardy Airport Inn despite conflicts with recommendations #15 to 17 from the Cohen Commission. These recommendations call for the protection of wild salmon migration routes from the placement of salmon farms. The Cohen Commission was an inquiry set up by the Canadian government t...... Click here to read this release



Town eager to work with Province immediately to fix Ajax algae problem

Published Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:57:24 EST Read More

Calling for full EA of Duffin Creek WPCP Outfall The Town of Ajax is looking forward to working with the Wynne government and Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson to clean up the excessive algae on the Ajax Waterfront, and require the Regions of Durham and York to undertake a full Environmental Assessment of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). MPP Dickson ...... Click here to read this release



Fish farm licences challenged in Federal Court

Published Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:56:55 EST Read More

For immediate release: June 11, 2014 Transfer provisions are unlawful and must be struck down, Ecojustice lawyers to argue VANCOUVER -- Aquaculture licences issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans that allow fish farms to transfer farmed Atlantic salmon carrying disease agents into waters shared with wild salmon are unlawful and must be struck down, Ecoj...... Click here to read this release



Council releases video plea to Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to save the Ajax Waterfront

Published Fri, 30 May 2014 14:26:20 EST Read More

May 30, 2014 Town of Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Councillors released a video plea today regarding the state of the Ajax Waterfront. View the Save our Waterfront -- A call for Action from Ajax Council. In the video, Ajax Council calls on Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to commit to directing th...... Click here to read this release



New poll: Ajax-Pickering voters want sewage treatment plant fix to eliminate algae on waterfront

Published Mon, 26 May 2014 14:06:16 EST Read More

NEWS RELEASE www.ajax.ca May 26, 2014 (Ajax, Ontario) A new poll by OraclePoll Research, commissioned by the Town of Ajax, clearly indicates that Ajax residents believe the Province of Ontario must act to fix the output of the Duffin Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. The treated sewage flow...... Click here to read this release



Hello two new open-net salmon farms and a 100% increase in production by 2025? Goodbye public process and transparency

Published Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:55:56 EST Read More

(Vancouver, B.C., April 2nd, 2014) The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association recently announced their intent to increase open-net farmed salmon production in B.C. waters by 43% (to 100,000 metric tonnes) by 2020 with a further increase to 150,000 metric tonnes by 2025. That’s a 100% increase over today’s current production levels. This expansion process has already begun. Government decisi...... Click here to read this release



Cyberspace opposition to British Columbia fish farm expansion

Published Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:49:04 EST Read More

Over 100,000 petition BC Premier to say NO to fish farms (Sointula, BC, March 13, 2014) As the Province of British Columbia considers two new fish farm applications, the milestone of over 100,000 signatures on a petition has passed. The petition asks BC Premier Christy Clark to not issue the new fish farm licenses. The Change.org petition is at: ...... Click here to read this release



Northern Gateway tanker shipping flawed, risks are poorly understood

Published Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:40:17 EST Read More

Professional Engineers claim risk of tanker spill too high; will likely leave Canadian taxpayers and environment paying the bill (Vancouver, BC, March 12, 2014) A flawed assessment of risk, potential burden to taxpayers, and environmental uncertainty have led a group of Professional Engineers to question the National Energy Board’s approval of the Northern Gatewa...... Click here to read this release



Submit your home energy innovation to win $15,000 from Scotiabank

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:40:49 EST Read More

EcoLiving Awards an opportunity for energy efficiency innovation to be recognized by industry experts Toronto, February 25, 2014 - As the country goes through a cold swing, finding ways to reduce energy bills this winter is top of mind. With the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards becoming an annual event, businesses, entrepreneurs and students across the country have mor...... Click here to read this release



Conservation groups call on Auditor General due to lack of action on $26 million salmon inquiry recommendations funded by taxpayers

Published Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:34:17 EST Read More

Media Release February 24, 2014 Vancouver--Watershed Watch Salmon Society and SOS Marine Conservation Foundation today filed Environmental Petitions with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. While the federal government is to be commended for initiating the ...... Click here to read this release



BacTech turns to Crowdfunding for Bolivian Acid Rock Drainage Remediation Project

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:00:09 EST Read More

Toronto, Canada, November 12, 2013 -- BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech", CNSX: BAC, OTC: BCCEF, WKN: A1H4TY) announced today that it is launching a Crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for testwork for the Telamayu tailings remediation project in Bolivia. The acid rock drainage (ARD) runoff from the abandoned Telamayu tailings has been impacting the drinking water in downstream...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government's Actions Threaten the Protection of Endangered Species

Published Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:18:35 EST Read More

Toronto, November 6, 2013 - In a special report to the legislature, Laying Siege to the Last Line of Defence, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner warns that new regulation changes under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA) threaten the protection of the province’s species at risk. The ESA prohibits the harming, harassing or killing of endangered and threatened...... Click here to read this release



One year after $26 million sockeye inquiry ended and still no government action--Experts fear government is retreating instead

Published Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:30:45 EST Read More

Media Release October 30, 2013 Vancouver--A media conference today marked a full year since Justice Bruce Cohen released the Final Report of the $26M “Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.” Despite the impressive strength of Cohen’s findings and the solid 75 recommendations tabled to protect Fraser River sockeye, government has taken no mean...... Click here to read this release



NEWS CONFERENCE-Government response still missing one year after sockeye inquiry final report-scientists, First Nations and conservationists call for action

Published Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:16:41 EST Read More

Media Advisory October 29, 2013 Location: Vancouver - Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings St., Segal Room, (room number 1400) Time: 10 am, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 It’s been one year since Justice Bruce Cohen completed his $26 million federal inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in t...... Click here to read this release



Gutting MNR: Lowered Standards, Dangerous Risks

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:22:44 EST Read More

Toronto, October 10, 2013 --Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says the Ontario government is deliberately dismantling environmental protection that’s been built up over the past decades under the guise of what’s been called “MNR transformation.” In his 2012/13 Annual Report “Serving the Public,” Gord Miller says the changes to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MN...... Click here to read this release



Queen’s Remote Engineering Initiative moves forward

Published Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:15:42 EST Read More

OWA Members Supporting Tomorrow’s Waterpower Engineers (August 12, 2013, Toronto) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) congratulates Queen’s University on their success in receiving support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Resource Council of Canada (NSERC) for the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. The multi-year in...... Click here to read this release



Norwegian virus devastating to farmed salmon spreads to Canada and Chile: paper published

Published Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:05:07 EST Read More

Piscine reovirus previously reported only in the Atlantic Ocean (Sointula, BC, July 16, 2013) The first scientific publication on the occurrence of piscine reovirus outside of Norway was published on July 11 in Virology Journal. The report, Whole-genome analysis of piscine reovirus (PRV) shows PRV represents a new genus in family Reoviridae and its genome segment S1 sequences g...... Click here to read this release



One of Eastern Canada’s leading scientists and his lab stripped of international credentials after reporting a controversial virus in British Columbia salmon

Published Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:51:00 EST Read More

Media Release (July 3, 2013 Vancouver, B.C.) Beginning in October 2011, Dr. Fred Kibenge’s lab at the Atlantic Veterinary College located at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has found that some wild British Columbia salmon and a number of Atlantic farm salmon are testing positive for segments of the Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv), a lethal salmon virus...... Click here to read this release



ISA virus: conflicting results a public risk

Published Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:10:52 EST Read More

Media Release (BC, June 11, 2013) Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the same organization that allowed fecal splatter on beef going for human consumption (XL Foods scandal1), announced that they can't find the ISA virus in 4,175 salmon tested in British Columbia. ISA is an Atlantic virus in the influenza family that has appeared in every region of t...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Abandons Endangered Species

Published Fri, 31 May 2013 13:58:58 EST Read More

Environmentalists decry Cabinet decision to gut law protecting imperilled wildlife Toronto, May 31, 2013 - The provincial Cabinet announced today its approval of sweeping exemptions for industry under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA). Environmental organizations are incensed at the government’s abdication of its responsibility to protect and recove...... Click here to read this release



1 in 3 Ontario families have had a negative experience with a door-to-door water heater salesperson

Published Wed, 22 May 2013 11:29:27 EST Read More

Media Release (May 22, 2013, Toronto) Recent polling undertaken by the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) shows that more than 1 in 3 Ontario families (almost 36%) have had a negative experience with a door-to-door water heater salesperson. The news should come as little surprise given that complaints about door-to-door water heater rentals have been the second most frequ...... Click here to read this release



No positive action for wild salmon 6 months after Sockeye Inquiry Final Report

Published Mon, 13 May 2013 13:53:03 EST Read More

Media Release Government moving backwards? No positive action for wild salmon 6 months after Sockeye Inquiry Final Report On October 31, 2012, the $26 million Cohen Inquiry Final Report, “The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye” was released. It included 75 recommendations to government and has been quoted as a “blueprint” for ...... Click here to read this release



Waterpower Industry Supporting Environmentally Responsible Facility Construction

Published Tue, 7 May 2013 11:30:49 EST Read More

Best Management Practices Workshops for Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facilities scheduled in Markham For immediate release (May 7, 2013, Toronto) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) will host two workshops focused on the Best Management Practices (BMP) Guide for the Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facility Construction. The guide w...... Click here to read this release



Muskoka Celebrates Waterpower Facility Upgrades

Published Fri, 3 May 2013 11:04:15 EST Read More

Official Re-Opening of the Wilson’s Falls and Bracebridge Falls Generating Stations (May 3, 2013, Peterborough, ON) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) congratulates Bracebridge Generation Ltd. on the completion of the upgrades to the Wilson’s Falls Generating Station and the Bracebridge Falls Generating Station. Today in Bracebridge Ontario, the OWA, com...... Click here to read this release



Ontario consumer protection website launched

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:11:36 EST Read More

Quick passage of Bill 55 needed to protect Ontarians from door-to-door water heater sales Media Release (Toronto, Ontario, April 18, 2013) The Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) has launched a new website (waterheaterdoortodoor.com) to help encourage the province to pass today’s introduced legislatio...... Click here to read this release



Op-Ed: Is Ontario blowing its chance to be an offshore wind winner?

Published Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:43:02 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Why is Ontario intent on squandering its “first mover” advantage in the renewable energy field? Huge steps on developing offshore wind are being made globally and by our neighbours to the south and yet in Ontario we are, at best, stuck in neutral. Why are the Americans agg...... Click here to read this release



Elizabeth May, Jane Sterk and Alexandra Morton host Salmon Confidential screening in Sidney on April 20th

Published Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:11:20 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Sidney, BC) On April 20 Elizabeth May (MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and national Green Party leader), and Jane Sterk (BC Green Party leader and candidate for Victoria-Beacon Hill) join biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton in presenting the new bio-political documentary Salmon Confidential in Sidney, BC. The film will be a launch pad for a lively discussion about s...... Click here to read this release



OWA Releases New Documentary “Our Heritage Our Future - the Kapuskasing River Waterpower Project”

Published Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:54:37 EST Read More

Film Highlights First Nation and Industry Partnerships For immediate release (April 9, 2013, Toronto, ON) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to announce the public release of the documentary Our Heritage, Our Future - the Kapuskasing River Waterpower Project. This documentary chronicles the development of partnerships between thre...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Confidential: Upcoming Film Showings in BC

Published Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:46:24 EST Read More

Biologist and filmmaker tour BC with controversial new documentary Media Advisory Below is a list of upcoming screenings of Salmon Confidential in BC communities. You can also watch Salmon Confidential online at http://salmonconfidential.ca. For more details about each screening date and location,...... Click here to read this release



BC takes small but important step in right direction to remove salmon feedlots from the migratory routes of wild salmon

Published Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:33:04 EST Read More

Media Release (Victoria, BC, March 22, 2013) - Alexandra Morton, speaking on behalf of Salmon are Sacred (salmonaresacred.org), observed, “I am glad that the Christie Clark Liberals (with today’s Discovery Islands announcement) recognize there is a problem with salmon feedlots on wild salmon migration routes. This small but i...... Click here to read this release



Homeowners paying for lack of regulation in water heater rental industry, study says

Published Tue, 5 Mar 2013 08:46:16 EST Read More

Regulation and information necessary for consumers to benefit from increased competition (Toronto, ON, March 5, 2013) Resolving issues with water heaters, the second most frequent complaint received by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services, is the topic of a new study from the Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC). The study, Domestic Hot Water Tanks and Other ...... Click here to read this release



New Premier, new legislative session, new features on OntarioMonitor.ca

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:20:12 EST Read More

Free three-week trial available Media Release (February 13, 2013, Toronto, ON) Just in time for Premier Wynne’s debut in the Legislature, OntarioMonitor.ca is announcing new features and a free three-week trial for new users. OntarioMonitor.ca provides keywor...... Click here to read this release



Winter Storms Come With Long-Term Environmental Impacts

Published Fri, 8 Feb 2013 14:18:07 EST Read More

Toronto - When residents and governments react to winter storms with toxic products applied to roads, sidewalks, and driveways, the impact on the environment includes significant long-term and expensive irreversible impacts, said Kevin Mercer, founding executive director of the RiverSides Stewardship Foundation, and a contributing author of the Government of Canada’s Code of Practice for the ...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Feedlot Boycott at Walmart Eagle Landing Shopping Centre in Chilliwack

Published Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:19:10 EST Read More

Media Advisory Salmon Feedlot Boycott at Walmart Eagle Landing Shopping Centre Date: Friday, February 1, 2013 Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Location: Walmart, 8249 Eagle Landing Pkwy The Chilliwack chapter of the Salmon Feedlot Boycott is urgently asking the store manager at Walmart to remove Atlantic farmed salmon from their shelves. As we speak, Fraser River salmon smolts a...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Government Must Prevent the Spread of Deadly Salmon Virus

Published Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:25:08 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Friends of Shelburne Harbour - Mayday Shelburne County - St. Mary’s Bay Coastal Alliance CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MUST PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DEADLY SALMON VIRUS Insist on adherence to DFO guidelines and postpone Jordan Bay stocking Shelburne, NS - In the wake of four recent major outbreaks of the deadly infectious salmon anemia (ISA) ...... Click here to read this release



Eastern Shore Group Rolls Out Anti-Salmon Feedlot Campaign on Metro Buses

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:23:05 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Halifax, NS - For the next two months, seven metro bus lines will carry a message from residents of the Eastern Shore that says “Save Our Coastal Waters and Economy. Tell Premier Dexter to Stop Open Pen Fish Farming,” along with directions to two websites, NSapes.ca and salmonw...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it cannot eradicate salmon virus as quarantined fish sent to New Brunswick processing plant

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:20:12 EST Read More

What: Experts available to address the impacts, technical aspects and consequences of ISA Virus and farmed salmon feedlots in context of CFIA statements about ISA Virus and salmon from quarantined Nova Scotia fish farm sent to New Brunswick for processing. Sample questions: • Has the CFIA lost control of the ISA Virus? • What are the human health consequences? • Whe...... Click here to read this release



Waterpower industry continues to advance environmental measures

Published Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:41:39 EST Read More

Best Management Practices Guide for Waterpower Facility Construction added to series For immediate release January 25, 2013 - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to announce the completion of the “Best Management Practices Guide for the Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facili...... Click here to read this release



Algonquin Park Waste Management System Recognized by ECO

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:50:30 EST Read More

Media Release Every year, the ECO recognizes a government program or project that best meets the goals of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993. Ministries are invited to submit nominations, and an arms-length panel reviews them and selects the winner. Today, the 2012 ECO Recognition Award is being presented to staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources for their waste managem...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Announces Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations at World Economic Forum in Davos

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:25:00 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights Announces the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (under embargo until 2:01 am EST), January 23rd, 2013 Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research company, announced today its Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corpora...... Click here to read this release



Why you should make participating in the farmed salmon feedlot boycott your New Year’s resolution

Published Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:13:46 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity - December 28, 2012 What: SalmonFeedlotBoycott.com has speakers available for interviews on the impacts and consequences of farmed salmon feedlots on the marine environment on Canada’s east and west coasts. They can also address why you should participate in a boycott of salmon feedlot products as you...... Click here to read this release



2013 New Year's Resolution: Salmon Feedlot Boycott

Published Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:05:05 EST Read More

Canada-wide campaign launched to stand up for wild salmon and the marine environment Media Release (December 27, 2012) Days before the end of 2012, a campaign has been launched that calls for Canadians to stop purchasing and consuming salmon that has been raised in open-net feedlots. SalmonFeedlotBo...... Click here to read this release



ALUS is in Grey and Bruce Counties - Interview Opportunity

Published Thu, 6 Dec 2012 14:21:32 EST Read More

Attn: Radio, print and agriculture editors - December 6, 2012 Who: Keith Reid is a farmer from the Owen Sound area and coordinator of the Grey-Bruce Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program. He appeared in the recent ON Nature magazine article on the topic (http://www.vdocshop.com/d...... Click here to read this release



ALUS is in Norfolk County

Published Wed, 5 Dec 2012 13:23:32 EST Read More

Attn: Radio, print and agriculture editors - December 5, 2012 Interview Opportunity - ALUS is in Norfolk County Who: Lindsay Bennett is the coordinator of the Norfolk County - Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program. Many area farmers were featured in the recent ON Nature magazine article on the topic (...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Retreats on Climate Change

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:00:39 EST Read More

December 4, 2012 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says the Ontario government is backing away from its plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Gord Miller today released "A Question of Commitment," the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government's Climate Change Action Plan. The 2007 plan established province-wide targets for reducing GHG e...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l'Ontario fait un pas en arrière en matière de changement climatique

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 09:59:29 EST Read More

Le 4 décembre 2012 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario (CEO), dit que le gouvernement de l'Ontario s'éloigne de son plan visant à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES). Aujourd'hui, M. Gord Miller, publie son rapport intitulé Une question d’engagement. Il s'agit de l'édition 2012 de la revue annuelle du Plan d'action contre les ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling

Published Mon, 3 Dec 2012 09:03:05 EST Read More

Opinion poll released as solar industry meets at convention in Toronto Ottawa, December 3, 2012 - A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario, and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians. The survey conduc...... Click here to read this release



German sustainable energy experiment successes and challenges: Is a similar transition possible in Ontario?

Published Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:15:49 EST Read More

Media Technical Briefing What: Media Technical Briefing with Arne Jungjohan Director for the Environment and Global Dialogue Program, Heinrich Boell Institute (Washington office) Where: OSEA office, 156 Front Street West, Suite 201, Toronto Ontario Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am (EST) To confirm participation or ...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth calls for investigation into Canadian Food Inspection Agency's silencing of Canadian salmon scientist

Published Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:09:46 EST Read More

Request seeking immediate action sent to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Ottawa, November 23, 2012 - Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a petition and requested an investigation in response to recent actions by a federal agency to silence a researcher that has played a key role in investigating inf...... Click here to read this release



Updated: Kingcome Inlet Dzawada’enuxw First Nation community members to deliver message to B.C. Premier about opposition to open net-pen fish farms

Published Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:18:39 EST Read More

Media Advisory (Updated November 14, 2012) When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ NOON. Where: Christy Clark, Premier and MLA for Vancouver Point Grey Constituency Office, 3615 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. What: First Nation community members from the Broug...... Click here to read this release



Kingcome Inlet Dzawada’enuxw First Nation community members to deliver message to B.C. Premier about opposition to open net-pen fish farms

Published Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:34:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ noon. What: Community members from the Broughton Archipelago and supporters will deliver a message to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark at her Vancouver Constituency office, that they do not support any rene...... Click here to read this release



Trillium Power Appeals Offshore Wind Motion Decision

Published Mon, 5 Nov 2012 15:47:29 EST Read More

Media Release Notice of Appeal cites errors in both points of law and evidence (November 5, 2012, Toronto, Canada) Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) has served its Notice to Appeal regarding the Rule 21 Motion decision (a mechanism to summarily dispose of an action) delivered by Mr. Justice Robert Goldstein last month. The Trillium Power ...... Click here to read this release



Cohen Commission Final Report to be Made Public on October 31st - Scientists available to interpret findings of the Cohen Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Published Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:52:16 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity October 29, 2012 Today, the much-anticipated Cohen Commission Final Report was released to government. It will be made public on Wednesday, October 31st at a media conference held by Justice Bruce Cohen ...... Click here to read this release



Northwest Kick Start plan featured at the Ontario Waterpower Conference in Niagara-on-the Lake

Published Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:03:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Northwest Kick Start plan featured at the Ontario Waterpower Association’s Power of Water Canada Conference in Niagara-on-the Lake, October 23, 2012. Background: The Northwest Kick Start plan, unveiled by the Municipality of Greenstone on September 20, 2011, continues to influence the evolution of electricity-related planning in Northwest Ontario. ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Needs to Better Prepare for Increased Dry Spells and Droughts

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:04:29 EST Read More

Toronto, October 2, 2012 - Following a summer of relentless hot and dry weather, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario warned today the Ontario government is not doing enough to protect our water resources against the threat of continued dry spells and drought. Gord Miller made the comments during the release of Part 2 of his 2011/2012 Annual Report, Losing Our Touch. “Desp...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit mieux se préparer aux périodes sèches et aux sécheresses plus fréquentes

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:01:21 EST Read More

Toronto, le 2 octobre 2012 - Compte tenu de l’été extrêmement chaud et sec que nous avons connu, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario met aujourd’hui le gouvernement de l’Ontario en garde contre le fait qu’il ne fait pas suffisamment de choses pour protéger nos ressources en eau contre la menace des périodes sèches et des sécheresses continues. M. Gord Mille...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011/2012 Annual Report, Part 2 - Losing Our Touch

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:00:11 EST Read More

Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Check Against Delivery There are some positive developments to report in this Part 2 of our Annual Report to the Legislature. We have some improvements in fisheries management and MNR has even discovered in Algonquin Park a surviving population of a species of fish thought extinct. Fire management in p...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part II

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:37:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part II), Losing Our Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. ...... Click here to read this release



Countdown to Cohen - Scientists available to interpret the Final Report of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:11:29 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity The much anticipated Final Report of the $26 million Cohen Commission is expected to be released by September 30th, 2012. In reporting on Canada’s first inquiry into the plight of Pacific salmon, Justice Bruce Cohen will lay out his findings and recommendations from 18 months of public hearings, 15 technical reports, and mountains of crucial an...... Click here to read this release



Ministries Playing Games with the Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:24:51 EST Read More

Toronto, September 19, 2012 - “ Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says officials in the provincial government are defying the will of the Legislature and ignoring the public’s right to be involved in the development of environmental policy. In Part I of his 2011/2012 Annual Report released today, Gord Miller highlighted the government’s obligations under Ontario’s Environmental ...... Click here to read this release



Le petit manège des ministères avec la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:17:06 EST Read More

Toronto, le 19 septembre 2012 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que les agents du gouvernement provincial ne respectent pas la volonté de l’Assemblée législative et qu’ils ignorent le droit du public de participer à l'elaboration des politiques environnementales. Dans la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 qu’il publie aujourd’hui, M. Gord Miller met e...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:48:39 EST Read More

Avis aux médias M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera la première partie de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012, Perdre le contact, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 9 h le mercredi 19 septembre 2012. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part I

Published Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:49:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part I), Losing Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. Acc...... Click here to read this release



Reed Exhibitions and OSEA collaborate in newest All-Energy exhibition and conference series

Published Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:02:31 EST Read More

Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser, has now announced the first All-Energy Canada, which is being held on October 2nd and 3rd 2013 at Exhibition Place, Toronto. Having acquired All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, in July 2011 and bought a majority share in All-Energy Australia in early 2012, Reed Exhibitions is now expanding into the ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government intent on derailing offshore wind legal action

Published Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:11:49 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: August 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Where: 393 University Avenue, Court Room 804 What: Ontario government lawyers will seek to dismiss a legal action (Rule 21 Motion) filed by Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium Power) after the Province cancelled all offshore wind projects in February 2011. Trillium Power was well advanced in developi...... Click here to read this release



No choice but to go forward to the Supreme Court of Canada to protect wild salmon

Published Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:03:25 EST Read More

Government attack on environment increases the urgency of First Nations’ access to Class Action Proceedings Media Release (VANCOUVER, BC, August 8, 2012) The Supreme Court of Canada is where the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) of the Broughton Archipelago expect to continue their quest to protect the wild salmon in their Territory. The KAFN...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Bobcaygeon on July 12th, 2012

Published Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:09:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Municipal Service Centre in Bobcaygeon. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments will be served. Topics of discussion will include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop wate...... Click here to read this release



2012 Green Provincial Report Card released

Published Fri, 8 Jun 2012 09:31:10 EST Read More

(Toronto, Ontario, June 8th, 2012) Corporate Knights released today its third bi-annual Green Provincial Report Card, with Ontario and British Columbia leading the pack in the race to become Canada’s greenest province or territory. The highest grade in the 2012 report went to Ontario, which received an A-. The province has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 6.5 per cent since 1...... Click here to read this release



Where is Ontario’s “Culture of Conservation”?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:34:49 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, June 5, 2012 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Ontario government appears to have forgotten one of the important goals of its own Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEGEA). Gord Miller made the observation today as he released the Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One) which reviews the government’...... Click here to read this release



Où est la « culture de conservation » en Ontario?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:14:56 EST Read More

Toronto, le 5 juin 2012 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement de l’Ontario semble avoir oublié l’un des importants buts de sa propre Loi de 2009 sur l'énergie verte et l'économie verte (LEVEV). M. Gord Miller a souligné ce fait aujourd’hui lorsqu’il a publié le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’éne...... Click here to read this release



Reporting disease in fish a crime? Proposed British Columbia law condemned by Friends of the Earth Canada

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 15:05:43 EST Read More

New legislation to muzzle journalists and scientists may have serious implications for food health and safety and freedom of speech Media Release (Ottawa, May 30, 2012) With the anticipated passage of Bill 37 – 2012 Animal Health Act tomorrow, British Columbia Minister of Agriculture Don McRae will be responsible for...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third annual energy conservation report

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 10:26:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his third annual energy conservation report. This year’s report focuses on the government's progress on the conservation promises of the Green Energy Act in the three years since the Act became law. WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Med...... Click here to read this release



What is Harper afraid of?

Published Tue, 29 May 2012 09:27:57 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (TORONTO, ON - May 29, 2012) What is Stephen Harper afraid of? Rivers that turn black and run into the sea? Birds falling from the sky? People fleeing a toxic land? Or maybe Harper is most afraid of this...Tar Sands Oil being labeled dirty. ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to tour environmental initiatives in Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 10:02:48 EST Read More

Interview and photo opportunity The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will visit the newly LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant – Administration Building where he will help the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston unveil the plaque celebrating this achievement. Commissioner Miller will be in...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario fera le tour des projets environnementaux à Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 09:50:23 EST Read More

Occasion d’entrevue et de photo Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, M. Gord Miller, visitera l’édifice administratif de l’usine de traitement des eaux usées Ravensview qui s’est vu décerner récemment la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Pour cette occasion, il aidera la Ville et les services publics de Kingston à dévoiler...... Click here to read this release



Martyrs’ Shrine thrilled about agreement to re-locate proposed Midland recycling facility

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 09:30:02 EST Read More

Media Release (May 28, 2012 - Midland, ON) An agreement has been reached with Recycling Specialties Inc. to relocate a proposed outdoor recycling facility in Midland, initially slated to be built next to the heritage and religious sites of the Martyrs’ Shrine and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. The original plan was met with an enormous outpouring of public concern last...... Click here to read this release



This gardening season, don’t forget your trees

Published Wed, 16 May 2012 13:58:32 EST Read More

Top Five Things You Can Do Media Release ATTENTION: Editors, Home and Garden Editors, Environment Writers (Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Toronto ON -- For immediate release) With the gardening season underway, the Urban Forest Stewardship Network (UFSN) is calling on residents in communities across Ontario to help trees ...... Click here to read this release



Is Supreme Court of Canada the next step to save wild salmon?

Published Wed, 16 May 2012 10:21:53 EST Read More

First Nation class-action on impacts of open net-pen salmon farms in British Columbia may head to highest Court Media Release (Alert Bay, May 16, 2012) An appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada may be the next stage in a long running class-action lawsuit focused on the devastation caused by open net-pen salmon farming on the ...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan - Ten Years Later

Published Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:53:23 EST Read More

Media Release April, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary for the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP). Hailed as one of Ontario’s most successful and innovative “environment-first” pieces of legislation, the ORMCP has provided a pathway to better planning on the Oak Ridges Moraine. It has been a major catalyst for protecting the drinking water of more than 250,000 peopl...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government gives go-ahead to hunting species in decline

Published Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:44:04 EST Read More

Environmental group shocked that science is ignored (April 25, 2012 - TORONTO, ON) Despite submitting a petition to the Ontario Legislative Assembly signed by 11,000 people calling for an end to the snapping turtle hunt, the Ontari...... Click here to read this release



Application made to reopen Cohen Commission into the decline of Fraser River salmon

Published Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:38:27 EST Read More

Discovery of Salmon Heart Virus Threat to Fraser Sockeye April 24, 2012 (Vancouver, BC) Today, the Aquaculture Coalition, which includes Alexandra Morton represented by Gregory McDade, submitted an application to the Cohen Commission into the decline of the Fraser Sockeye seeking to reopen hearings and examine new and significant disease find...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Sudbury on May 9th

Published Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:35:04 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sudbury. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power project...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in North Bay on May 10th

Published Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:31:58 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in North Bay. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power proje...... Click here to read this release



Are Ontario municipalities winning or losing with the new Feed-in Tariff rules?

Published Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:26:23 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Municipal officials, economic development officers, developers, planners, policy makers and community stakeholders Webinar, April 26, 2012 - The role of municipalities in local renewable energy projects Have municipalities been stripped of the right to have a voice in what happens in their backyards? How much say do municipalities hav...... Click here to read this release



The Oak Ridges Moraine Trail - From Dream to Reality

Published Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:02:34 EST Read More

“Once Around the Ridge” ribbon cutting ceremony to be held in Mono Mills (KING CITY, ON, April 20, 2012) On Saturday, April 21st, 2012, the Oak Ridges Trail will celebrate the opening of its western gateway in Mono Mills, thus realizing a dream that started almost 40 years ago. The Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) is quick to clarify,...... Click here to read this release



New virus found in farm salmon sold in Canadian supermarkets

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:17:20 EST Read More

Press Release - For Immediate Release Sointula, BC (April 13, 2012) - Test results report 44 out of 45 farm salmon purchased from several Vancouver Superstore and T&T markets on February 4 & 28, 2012 tested positive for a newly identified Norwegian virus. The seafood departments at these markets informed us these were fresh BC-raised farm salmon. The piscine reovirus weake...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Norwood on April 30th

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:07:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Norwood. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power project...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Lindsay on May 1st

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:03:16 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lindsay. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power project...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Bracebridge on May 2nd

Published Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:46:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bracebridge. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power pro...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) supports Province's new Feed-in Tariff rules and pricing

Published Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:06:05 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, March 22, 2012) The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program update announced today is a positive and natural progression of the FIT program and a victory for communities, First Nations and progressive renewable energy developers. "The Government's re-engagement and willingness to improve the program is both very important and timely. This renewed commitment wi...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Bancroft on March 28th

Published Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:55:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bancroft. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power proje...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Napanee on March 27th

Published Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:53:02 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Napanee. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power project...... Click here to read this release



Small scale water power experts to hold information session in Smiths Falls on March 26th

Published Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:46:37 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: The Water Power Group (WPG), developers of small scale community water power projects, will hold an information session at the Royal Canadian Legion in Smiths Falls. There is no cost for admission; coffee and other refreshments served. Topics they will discuss include: • How community organizations can work with the WPG to develop water power p...... Click here to read this release



World Water Day 2012: Water Stewardship Key to Sustainable Food Production

Published Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:17:55 EST Read More

Attention Editors - This article about World Water Day 2012 can be reproduced no charge. Please credit Brian Zeiler-Kligman, Director of Sustainability, Canada’s National Brewers. For any questions about World Water Day (on March 22, 2012) or about this article, please contact Brian Zeiler-Kligman at bz-k@nationalbrewers.ca or 905-361-4193. ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government needs to "Climate-Proof" Ontario

Published Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:25:30 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, March 7, 2012 - In his report Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario’s climate change adaptation strategy released today at Queen's Park, Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, said the Ontario government is off to an encouraging start in preparing the province for the impacts of climate change. This is good news, says Mille...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Special Report - Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario's climate change adaptation strategy

Published Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:15:01 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Special Report - “Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario's climate change adaptation strategy” Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Check Against Delivery The Ontario government needs to climate proof the province. We are now experiencing the climate alteration...... Click here to read this release



Alliance formed between Aroland and Marten Falls First Nations to ensure their rights and interests are protected in the development of the Ring of Fire

Published Tue, 6 Mar 2012 16:18:20 EST Read More

Media Release (Queen’s Park Media Studio, March 06, 2012) Today, Chief Eli Moonias of Marten Falls First Nation and Chief Sonny Gagnon of Aroland First Nation outlined to the Ontario government their position on mining development in their Territory. Chief Moonias and Chief Gagnon are founding members of the North-South Alliance. The two Chiefs are in Toronto to mon...... Click here to read this release



Toronto City Hall Stands Up for Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Tue, 6 Mar 2012 15:30:05 EST Read More

Conservation Groups Urge Province to Follow Suit Media release (March 6, 2012) - In response to urgent calls from three environmental organizations about contaminated soil dumped on one of the pro...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie le rapport spécial sur l'adaptation au changement climatique

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:43:20 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie un rapport spécial qui passe en revue le rapport Faire face au changement climatique : Stratégie d’adaptation et plan d’action de l’Ontario 2011-2014. Le rapport Faire face est un plan que le gouvernement de l’Ontario a publié. Il décrit les mesures que le gouvernement a prises pour pr...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on climate change adaptation

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:36:53 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is releasing a Special Report to review Climate Ready: Ontario's Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, 2011 - 2014. Climate Ready is a plan released by the Ontario government. It outlines measures that the government is taking to prepare the province for warmer temperatures, and more severe weather events, due to clima...... Click here to read this release



Is the Oak Ridges Moraine protected?

Published Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:16:47 EST Read More

Media Advisory Coalition fears consequences of dumping, development and draining on the moraine Attention: Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters/Media photo-op Event: The Moraine Can’t Wait campaign is hosting a presentation on the biggest threats to drinking water on the Oak Ridges Moraine. The event is open ...... Click here to read this release



Report reveals Ontario snapping turtles in peril; Demands end to hunt

Published Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:03:24 EST Read More

Media Release Prehistoric turtles face triple threat from hunting, road kill and toxins TORONTO - The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature and the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre released a new...... Click here to read this release



Keeping An Eye On Queen’s Park

Published Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:24:15 EST Read More

OntarioMonitor.ca makes monitoring Ontario Legislature easy and affordable Media Release (February 14, 2012 - Toronto, ON) Today was the official launch of OntarioMonitor.ca, an online service that makes the Ontario Legislature more transparent and accessible. OntarioMonitor.ca allows users to easily monitor material from Ques...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Wetlands Conference highlights southern Ontario eco-treasures

Published Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:39:15 EST Read More

Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2012 Media Release (Toronto, ON) - Ontario Nature, along with partner conservation organizations, is celebrating World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2012, by bringing together 11 leading experts...... Click here to read this release



Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO Nomination Off to Paris, France

Published Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:51:48 EST Read More

Media Release (January 18, 2012) Representatives from the Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO World Heritage Site project partnership gathered in Winnipeg today to celebrate the send-off of their nomination package to the Paris, France headquarters of UNESCO. “This is the completion of many years of effort by our partnership,” noted Alex Peters, who is a co-chair of the Pimachiow...... Click here to read this release



Ministry of Transportation earns Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's Recognition Award

Published Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:11:58 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, January 16, 2012) Today, staff at the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) received the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s (ECO) 2011 Recognition Award for using two environmentally beneficial innovations: bioretention cells and rubber modified asphalt (RMA). The innovations are used at the carpool lot in Beamsville, Ontario, located at the Queen ...... Click here to read this release



Biodiversity Decline on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:04:02 EST Read More

Media Release (King City, January 15, 2012) More than 23 municipalities located on the Oak Ridges Moraine are calling on the Government of Ontario to continue funding the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, a non-profit agency that serves as the eyes and ears of the moraine, often described as the rain barrel for southern Ontario. Financial support for the Foundation runs out at...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Missing in Action to Halt the Loss of Biodiversity

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:10:30 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, January 10, 2012 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says the Government of Ontario must come up with a new strategy to stem the continuing decline in Ontario’s species and natural spaces. In a special report released today, “Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario,” Gord Miller says unless Ontario and ...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Special Report - Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:04:59 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Special Report - “Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, an Obligation for Ontario” Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Check Against Delivery Do we mean it when we as a nation make a promise to the rest of the world? Are Canadians sincere or is it our new practice to ma...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario n’agit pas pour mettre un terme à la perte de la biodiversité

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:02:06 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse Toronto, le 10 janvier 2012 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit trouver une nouvelle stratégie pour mettre fin au déclin continuel des espèces et des espaces naturels de l’Ontario. Dans son rapport spécial publié aujourd’hui, La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une ...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport spécial - La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une obligation pour l’Ontario

Published Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:00:10 EST Read More

DISCOURS Gord Miller, commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport spécial - La biodiversité : l’engagement d’une nation, une obligation pour l’Ontario Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative Le mardi 10 janvier 2012 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Le pensons-nous vraiment lorsque nous faisons, à titre de ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publiera un rapport spécial

Published Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:49:23 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publiera un rapport spécial le 10 janvier 2012 à 10 h au cours d’une conférence de presse. La conférence sera diffusée sur le Net. Si vous souhaitez écouter la webémission en direct, veuillez visiter le site http://www.eco.on.ca/. Veuillez prendre note que ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release special biodiversity report

Published Wed, 4 Jan 2012 09:43:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release a special report at a media conference on January 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking questions via ...... Click here to read this release



Downspout disconnection - What’s the point?

Published Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:35:18 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article form a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Ms. Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962-5882 or ...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act celebrates ten year milestone but tough road still ahead

Published Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:18:27 EST Read More

Media Release (KING CITY, ON, Dec.15, 2011) The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act (the Act), passed December 14, 2001, was enacted to control the aggressive urban sprawl of the mid-to-late eighties that threatened the fragile hydrogeology, geomorphology and ecology of the Oak Ridges Moraine - a source of drinking water for millions of people. The Act was passed afte...... Click here to read this release



First Nation students picket John Duncan Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development in Thunder Bay

Published Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:35:10 EST Read More

Media Release (Thunder Bay, December 15, 2011) The elected Grand Chief, Marsha Kennedy of the Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and the school leadership group are showing their support for Chief Theresa Spence and the Attawapiskat First Nation. This support is evidenced by the demonstration of the student pickets at the Thunder Bay regional office of Indian and Nort...... Click here to read this release



Scientists available to assist with understanding the evidence presented at the Cohen Commission’s evidentiary hearings on Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA)

Published Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:09:39 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity On December 15, 16 and 19, evidence related to Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv) will be presented to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon. Watershed Watch Salmon Society’s Executive Director Dr. Craig Orr and Fisheries Biologist, Stan Proboszcz are participants in the inquiry and will be present throughout these evide...... Click here to read this release



10 years after - on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Thu, 8 Dec 2011 10:27:36 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation will recognize the 10th Anniversary of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act and mark the start of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony. The celebration recognizes the passage of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act in 2001 that protects a wealth of natural habitats, safeguards an enormous groundwater recharge s...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth Canada releases “Plug and Play” model regulation to help Canada reduce greenhouse gas pollution

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 17:26:12 EST Read More

For immediate release Friends of the Earth donates its services to help Canada in its time of embarrassment (Ottawa, December 8, 2011) With Canada's international environmental reputation at rock bottom at the Durban climate negotiations, Friends of the Earth Canada has decided to donate its services to help Canada. "Canada's Minister of the Environment showing up i...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner applauds work of Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and questions lack of government support

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:25:08 EST Read More

Media Release See below for page 122 of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s 2011/2012 Annual Report, Engaging Solutions, released on November 29, 2011 at the Ontario Legislature: To view the entire Environmental Commissioner’s 2010/2011 Annual Report, E...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:47:46 EST Read More

DISCOURS M. Gord Miller, commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario Rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative 10 h, le jeudi 29 novembre 2011 Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Les élections sont terminées, et nous devons tous maintenant continuer les affaires d...... Click here to read this release



« Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit agir », dit le commissaire à l’environnement

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:36:09 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse (Toronto, le 29 novembre 2011) Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario s’inquiète du fait que l’Ontario a perdu de la vitesse dans les enjeux environnementaux provinciaux criants. M. Gord Miller dit dans son rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre, qu’il publie aujourd’hui qu’on ne cesse de parler des prob...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:32:35 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report - "Engaging Solutions" Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Check Against Delivery The election is over and now we all have to get on with the business of the Province. So I am here to release the first of a series of reports that have been wa...... Click here to read this release



MOE and MNR Can’t Handle Core Responsibilities

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:20:10 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) Capacities are stretched dangerously thin at the two ministries mandated to protect Ontario’s environment and natural resources. This warning was issued today by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, as he released his 2010/2011 Annual Report. Research has found that at a time when their core businesses have beco...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Needs to Act: Environmental Commissioner

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:11:39 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner is worried that Ontario has lost momentum when it comes to the province’s pressing environmental issues. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report “Engaging Solutions” released today, Gord Miller says there’s no shortage of talk about the problems such as climate change, waste diversion, and...... Click here to read this release



Latest Lethal Threat to the Great Lakes Must Be Halted

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:45:40 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada Supports U.S. States’ Case on Invasion of Asian Carp For immediate release (Ottawa, November 28, 2011) Friends of the Earth Canada joins U.S. States in the fight to stop the Asian Carp invasion of the Great Lakes citing the mutual obligation of Canada and the U.S. under the Boundary Waters Treaty to pre...... Click here to read this release



Publication du Rapport annuel de 2010-2011 du commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:18:29 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera son rapport annuel de 2010-2011, Mettre des solutions en oeuvre, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 10 h le mardi 29 novembre 2011. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca a...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010/11 Annual Report

Published Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:00:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2010/11 Annual Report, Engaging Solutions, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. The report will be made available online at www.eco.on.ca at the start of the conference. Accre...... Click here to read this release



Proposed waste site casts shadow over Midland’s First Light event

Published Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:20:06 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT: First Light, one of Midland’s signature tourism events, will have a shadow cast over it this year because an outdoor waste transfer and processing site may soon be located at its doorstep. The proposal, by Recycling Specialties Inc., is before Midland Town Council for site plan approval on December 7th. First Light is an annual festi...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth, Ecojustice ask Supreme Court to respect Polluter Pays Principle

Published Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:23:45 EST Read More

For immediate release Newfoundlanders shouldn't have to pay to clean up Abitibibowater's pollution (OTTAWA, November 16, 2011) Ecojustice, representing Friends of the Earth, appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada today to argue that insolvent corporations cannot shift the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination to the t...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth, Ecojustice fighting for Polluter Pays Principle at Supreme Court

Published Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:47:20 EST Read More

For immediate release Should Newfoundlanders have to pay to cleanup Abitibibowater’s pollution? Why: This is the first time Canada’s insolvency procedure is challenged to deal with the polluter pays principle, in this case, for historic contamination by Abitibibowater’s mining, shipping and pulp and paper operations in New...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation - a two time winner

Published Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:55:06 EST Read More

Media Release ORMF conservation contribution applauded by experts (KING CITY, ON, Nov. 4, 2011) In just one week, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) has been twice recognized for its vital contribution to the preservation, protection and restoration of the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM). The ORM is a geological landform extending ac...... Click here to read this release



Upcoming conference to address future of environmental assessment in Ontario

Published Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:28:28 EST Read More

Conference to be held at the Ontario Science Centre on October 26th and 27th Media Advisory What: The Ontario Association for Impact Assessment (OAIA) will host its Annual Conference: "Making the Most of Ontario's Environmental Assessment Process." The program can be reviewed on the Conference website at: ...... Click here to read this release



Locally produced RiverSafe RainBarrels boost Chesapeake Bay stormwater programs

Published Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:43:49 EST Read More

Media Release (September 29, 2011) RiverSides ( www.riversides.org), the urban stormwater social marketing and residential rain harvesting company, has started production of 750 RiverSafe RainBarrels at the Ellicott City, Maryland facilities of CR Daniels, for the District of Colombia's RiverSmart Homes program. The Distric...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's Environmental Commissioner asked to review protection and management of Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:32:41 EST Read More

The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (Foundation) has requested an immediate review of the existing policies, legislation, regulation and technical guidance relating to the protection and management of the Oak Ridges Moraine pursuant to section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights. Currently, a review is scheduled for 2015, but the Foundation feels immediate review is needed on pressing Morain...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature’s Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:08:30 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Release September 21, 2011 - Today, Ontario Nature, one of the province's most prominent conservation organizations, held a Rally for Nature at Queen's Park where the organization announced its ...... Click here to read this release



Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine report released by Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation

Published Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:30:08 EST Read More

Media Release ORMF requests Environmental Commissioner to review Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (Toronto, September 15, 2011) Today, in keeping with its commitment to voicing Moraine issues, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) released its timely and important Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine reports. ...... Click here to read this release



The Oak Ridges Moraine Ten Years Later: Is It Really Protected?

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:08:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Breakfast Forum - The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) will release Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine and explain why it will file an Application for Review under Section 61 of the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights. Who: David Miller (Former Mayor, City of Toronto), Kim Gavine (Executive Director, Oak Ridges Moraine Fo...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:36:04 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Advisory/Photo Op - Attention: Photo/Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters Event: Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature Date and time: September 21, 2011; 11:00am - 1:00pm. Locat...... Click here to read this release



Saving the Oak Ridges Moraine Again

Published Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:58:33 EST Read More

Environmental Groups Launch New Campaign to Protect the Rain Barrel of Southern Ontario Media Release (September 12, 2011) On the 10-year anniversary of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, Save the Oak Ridges Moraine (STORM), Earth...... Click here to read this release



"Ottawa: Step Away from Our Fish!"

Published Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:19:19 EST Read More

Alexandra Morton issues ‘Wild Salmon People's Manifesto' At 9:00 am, September 6, Salmon Are Sacred supporters wearing ‘Wild Salmon Warrior' tattoos gather outside the courtroom at 701 W. Georgia with ‘Stop Fish Farms' signs to demand salmon farms GET OUT! (Vancouver, B.C. Sept 6, 2011) - Alexandra Morton today issued the ‘Wil...... Click here to read this release



The Ogichidaakwe (Grand Chief) and Chiefs of Treaty 3 file Judicial Review related to five north west Ontario hydro generating plants.

Published Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:32:13 EST Read More

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Grand Council Treaty #3 to initiate legal action related to power generation in its Territory

Published Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:10:23 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Announcement of details related to legal action being initiated by Grand Council Treaty #3 on behalf of the members of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty 3. The Grand Council's request for a Judicial Review asks the Court to set aside Ontario's award of power contracts to hydro generation dams in Treaty 3 territory that will cause new and continuing adve...... Click here to read this release



New Study Confirms Lice from Farmed Salmon Imperil Wild Salmon, Refutes Flawed Study and Related Media Spin

Published Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:47:26 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (August 22, 2011) A new study on the impacts of lice on wild salmon published today by an independent team of academic researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) confirmed what many previous and unbiased studies have also shown, namely, that lice on farmed salmon can multiply and spread to wild salmon and decrease ...... Click here to read this release



GreenTech and CleanTech Speakers in Toronto Monday June 6

Published Sun, 5 Jun 2011 12:47:26 EST Read More

Media Advisory VerdeXchange Canada to feature over 90 speakers from Canada, U.S., U.K., and Asia VerdeXchange 2011 Canada is taking place June 6, 2011 at The Allstream Centre 105 Princes' Blvd, Exhibition Place, Toronto. For full conference program, please go to: http://vxcanada.ca/program/. Feature speakers include: Roland Aurich President and Chief Executive Off...... Click here to read this release



More Work Needed if Ontario to Meet Climate Change Responsibilities

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 10:05:29 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May, 2011 - The Ontario government will not, with its current programs, meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs). This is one conclusion from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's 2011 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, released today. "Recently released federal government data indicate that Ontario's GHG emissions in 2009 were at the l...... Click here to read this release



Toronto conference - VerdeXchange Clean tech and Green Tech conference finalizes agenda for early June event

Published Mon, 30 May 2011 10:26:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory -30- For media contact, request interview and/or to request a media pass, contact: Rayissa Palmer, Marketing Director, VerdeXchange 2011 Canada rpalmer@vxcanada.ca T: 905-877-4528 C: ...... Click here to read this release



Shell 'apologises' for worldwide damage in "erratum" to annual report

Published Tue, 17 May 2011 11:21:38 EST Read More

For Immediate Release New report displays 12 cases of environmental and social wrongdoing (THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2011) During the Shell annual general assembly (AGM) in The Hague, today, Friends of the Earth International presented an "erratum" [1] to Shell’s 2010 annual report. In this spoof "erratum", which was distributed among shareholders, Shell 'admit...... Click here to read this release



Future Innovations Marketing Announces Partnership with Environmental Communication Options

Published Mon, 9 May 2011 13:16:54 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE Alliance forged to service Green conscious businesses (Toronto, May 9, 2011) Future Innovations Marketing, Canada's first membership-based environmental and health & wellness marketing firm, announces its new partnership with Environmental Communication Options (ECO). Successful executives know that their businesses must become more environmentally susta...... Click here to read this release



Mayday Mayday Mayday for Wild Salmon!

Published Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:29:26 EST Read More

Media Advisory A walk from Saanich to Victoria on May Day (May 1, 2011) and rally at the BC Parliament. Start at 9am from Tsawout First Nation in Saanich (7728 Tetayut Rd) - or meet at 12.30pm at Lana Popham's constituency office (4085 Quadra St) ...... Click here to read this release



Alexandra Morton returns fish farm manure to aquaculture site

Published Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:21:26 EST Read More

Media Release (Campbell River, B.C., April 26, 2011) This morning, Alexandra Morton delivered fish farm manure back to Marine Harvest before visiting the head offices of Mainstream and John Duncan MP as part of a peaceful 'Fish Farm Crime Scene' tour. Later today (1pm), a flotilla protest and swim around a salmon farm operated by Grieg Seafood will take place in Conville Bay in t...... Click here to read this release



ONTARIO NATURE CELEBRATES EARTH MONTH: Young environmental leaders lead conservation events in Mississauga, Kingston, Barrie, Markham and Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:56:27 EST Read More

MEDIA/PHOTO OP ADVISORY WHEN: All events are taking place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and all are free! Celebrate the last day of Earth Month with Ontario Nature’s youth brigade! Ontario Nature’s Youth Council is co-hosting five concurrent environmental events with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for Earth Month, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundatio...... Click here to read this release



50 years of environmental law in Canada

Published Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:08:45 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article form a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Ms. Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962-5882 or ...... Click here to read this release



Alexandra Morton begins campaigning for wild salmon today

Published Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:03:31 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity (Sointula, B.C., April 13, 2011) The VoteSalmon.ca campaign kicks off today in Campbell River at Spirit Square at 12 noon. From there, in the days leading up to the federal election, Morton will travel to campaign offices throughout Vancouver Island and southern BC to ask federal candidates whether they stand for wild salmon and our communities. Candidates wi...... Click here to read this release



BC voters need to know: Which federal candidates have the backbone to stand up and protect wild salmon

Published Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:08:21 EST Read More

Media Release Alexandra Morton begins election education campaign (Broughton Archipelago, B.C., April 05, 2011) Alexandra Morton has launched a "Vote Salmon" campaign. It is designed to help voters make a more informed decision on Election Day. Beginning April 13th, Morton will visit numerous candidate campaign offices in British Columbia seeking the candidates who s...... Click here to read this release



MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY for Wild Salmon

Published Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:58:38 EST Read More

Media Release Alexandra Morton echoes distress call to stop feedlots spreading diseases Rally at BC Legislature (Echo Bay, B.C. March 31, 2011) Following revelations at the Cohen Inquiry that government suppressed information on critical viral infections in Fraser sockeye, the Get Out Migration marches on with 'Mayday for Wild Salmon.' Starting on 14th April in V...... Click here to read this release



Effectiveness of the Oak Ridge Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP) and health of the Oak Ridges Moraine assessed by the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF)

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:40:03 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, Ontario March 10, 2011) A series of eight reports prepared under the Measuring Success banner by the non-profit Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation were distributed to MPPs at a Queen's Park briefing yesterday. Today, the documents are available to the public and stakeholders on the ORMF website (...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Children, toxins, energy, and renovations

Published Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:05:25 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article form a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Ms. Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962-5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more informati...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Communication Options - March 2011 Newsletter

Published Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:16:01 EST Read More

MARCH 2011 NEWSLETTER It has been a busy past few months at Environmental Communications Options (ECO), with files from Newfoundland to British Columbia landing on our desks. In addition to our retainer client files, we have ...... Click here to read this release



New research shows sea lice from salmon farms infect Fraser River sockeye salmon

Published Tue, 8 Feb 2011 18:12:36 EST Read More

Media Release Sidney, B.C. - A new study published yesterday in the journal Public Library of Science ONE by researchers from Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, and the Universities of Victoria and Simon Fraser provides the first link between salmon farms and elevated levels of sea lice on juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon. The article,...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations announced in Davos

Published Sat, 29 Jan 2011 10:55:04 EST Read More

Media Release List of Global 'Good Guys' beating benchmark by substantial margin DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, (embargoed until 2.01 a.m. EST) January 29, 2011 Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, announced its seventh annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. From its inception on February 1 2005, the Global 100 ...... Click here to read this release



Potential virus killing Fraser sockeye

Published Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:26:18 EST Read More

Media Release What is it and where did it come from? (Sointula, BC, January 14, 2011) A study published in the prestigious journal, SCIENCE, by lead author Dr. Kristina Miller of Fisheries and Oceans Canada reports on genetic evidence that a virus maybe killing up to 95% of some Fraser sockeye stocks just before spawning. "Our hypothesis is that the genomic signa...... Click here to read this release



Federal and Provincial Governments seek to overturn BC Supreme Court ruling on Certification for First Nation fishing rights class-action

Published Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:56:45 EST Read More

Media Release (Alert Bay, January 11, 2011) Representatives of the Attorneys General of Canada and British Columbia have filed Appeals to overturn a decision by the Honourable Mr. Justice Slade of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Mr. Justice Slade's December 1, 2010, 87 page decision supported the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) application for Certificatio...... Click here to read this release



Conservationists commend sockeye inquiry judge for ordering the release of data for salmon farm disease, sea lice and stock

Published Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:16:51 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (VANCOUVER, December 9, 2010) The Conservation Coalition, a participant group in the federal sockeye inquiry, applauds Justice Bruce Cohen’s order instructing the salmon farming industry and the federal and provincial governments to release farming data from120 farms, dating back 10 years. The information requested includes disease, sea lice and stocki...... Click here to read this release



Two thousand people call on the BC government to concede that they have failed to renew salmon feedlot land tenures - it is time to remove the pens

Published Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:23:55 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate release – Echo Bay, B.C. – Six days ago “A Digital Gathering” began and 2,098 people have signed. “Out of respect for the law of this land, the Broughton First Nations and future generations, we recognize that the land tenures under the salmon feedlots in Broughton have expired. We the under-signed affirm that the region known as ...... Click here to read this release



Energy Services Association of Canada - promoting fiscally and environmentally responsible initiatives for Canadian organizations

Published Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:07:19 EST Read More

Media Release List of case studies by city attached TORONTO, Ontario, December 1, 2010 – The Energy Services Association of Canada (ESAC) today announced their newly formed advocacy organization which has been created to actively promote government policies and regulatory support for greater use of guaranteed performance based solutions to upgrade Canada’s aging infr...... Click here to read this release



Superheroes Promote Safe Salmon Farming in Campbell River

Published Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:04:59 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Captain Condom delivers ‘French Letters’ to heads of industry (Campbell River, B.C., November 18, 2010) – Superheroes 4 Salmon yesterday (17th) delivered a ‘Safe Salmon’ message to the head offices of Marine Harvest, Cermaq, Grieg and BCSFA in Campbell River urging the industry to adopt closed containment protection. At the same time, the H...... Click here to read this release



Superheroes Fight for Disclosure of Disease Data

Published Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:05:59 EST Read More

Media Release (Broughton Archipelago, B.C., November 15, 2010) Superheroes 4 Salmon this week launched a new campaign – 'Justice for Wild Salmon' - to unmask the salmon farming companies responsible for harbouring infectious diseases. Superheroes 4 Salmon will be inspecting feedlots throughout B.C. in the run up to the transfer of powers away from the Province on 18th December. ...... Click here to read this release



International program announced to accelerate land conservation in Canada

Published Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:53:05 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Long-time barrier to protection of American-owned land in Canada removed (Whitby, Ontario, October 29, 2010) - The American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts (AFoCLT) and the Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, jointly announced a new environmental initiative on Friday that has opened the door to enhanced protection of countless outstanding natural areas...... Click here to read this release



Joint Conservation Announcement by Canada’s Finance Minister and local MP, Jim Flaherty, and American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts

Published Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:42:35 EST Read More

Media Advisory Joint Conservation Announcement by Canada’s Finance Minister and local MP, Jim Flaherty, and American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts What: Joint Conservation Announcement by Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area, Jim Flaherty and the American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts. Where: ...... Click here to read this release



Justice for Wild Salmon

Published Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:53:29 EST Read More

Media Release Cohen Commission challenged to open the can of worms of salmon farming (Jericho Beach, Vancouver, October 25, 2010) – The Wild Salmon People will stream to the opening of the Cohen Commission later today at the end of a 7-day journey which began by rafting through Hell’s Gate. Justice Cohen will be presented with a Sacred Salmon scroll signed by peopl...... Click here to read this release



Once-in-a-lifetime “unconference” on water ends with new connections and opportunities

Published Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:44:27 EST Read More

Media release 250 water-passionate Canadians from all over the country demonstrate their commitment to a healthy water future with a photographic message from the Rockies (Exshaw, Alberta, October 25, 2010) Engaged young Canadian leaders representing every corner of the country are exhilarated after an once-in-a-lifetime learning event focused on protecting our most prec...... Click here to read this release



Paddle for Wild Salmon Update (October 24) – Musqueam to Jericho Beach

Published Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:54:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Wild Salmon People muster in English Bay/Jericho Beach Salmon Are Sacred’s ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ launches from Musqueam at 11am this morning destined for Jericho Beach in Vancouver (2pm arrival). If the weather is hostile the paddlers will walk from Musqueam down one of the Lost Creeks of Vancouver to False Creek and paddle to Jericho Beach. ...... Click here to read this release



Paddle for Wild Salmon Update (October 23) – Pitt Meadows to Musqueam via New Westminster

Published Sat, 23 Oct 2010 09:24:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory Fraser River Discovery Centre and Musqueam Indian Band hosts the paddlers Salmon Are Sacred’s ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ launches from Katzie First Nation (Pitt Meadows) at 8am this morning destined for Musqueam this afternoon (4pm arrival). A Musqueam boat will welcome the paddlers into Musqueam territory at the Port Mann bridge. At 10am the pa...... Click here to read this release



Paddle for Wild Salmon Update (October 22) – Matsqui to Katzie

Published Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:14:42 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Wild Salmon People pass half-way in their journey to Vancouver Salmon Are Sacred’s ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ launches from Matsqui (Abbotsford) at 10am this morning destined for Pitt Meadows where they will be hosted by Katzie First Nation. The paddlers will be joined by a canoe team at the confluence of the Stave River and will pull into Katzie ...... Click here to read this release



Cohen Commission challenged to open the can of worms of salmon farming

Published Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:26:41 EST Read More

Media Release It is time for the salmon feedlots to prove they are not killing wild salmon (Chilliwack, B.C., October 21, 2010) - Salmon Are Sacred released a new film today – “Salmon Farm Diseases and Sockeye” – and called on the Cohen Commission to order the release of the disease records of all the salmon feedlots discharging pathogens into the migration route o...... Click here to read this release



Once-in-a-lifetime water learning “unconference” begins today

Published Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:54:07 EST Read More

Media Release 250 young leaders converge in Alberta; Vancouverite cycling to Lab (Exshaw, Alberta, October 21, 2010) Today, engaged young Canadian leaders representing every corner of the country are arriving in Alberta for a once-in-a-lifetime learning event that focuses on protecting our most precious natural resource: water. The Canadian Water Innovation Lab (CWIL), ...... Click here to read this release



250 “water-passionate” Canadians attending once-in-a-lifetime water learning opportunity

Published Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:36:02 EST Read More

Media Release Bus departing from Winnipeg on Wednesday, October 20 and arriving at event in Alberta the following day (Exshaw, Alberta, October 19, 2010) On Thursday, engaged young leaders from all over the country will converge in Alberta for a once-in-a-lifetime learning event that will turn their good intentions into concrete actions to protect our most precious natural...... Click here to read this release



250 “water-passionate” Canadians attending once-in-a-lifetime water learning opportunity

Published Sun, 17 Oct 2010 14:49:30 EST Read More

Media Release One Canadian so passionate he is cycling from Vancouver to Exshaw on a “wing and a prayer” (Exshaw, Alberta, October 17, 2010) In just a few days, engaged young leaders from all over the country will converge in Alberta for a once-in-a-lifetime learning event that will turn their good intentions into concrete actions to protect our most precious natural ...... Click here to read this release



250 “water-passionate” Canadians to attend once-in-a-lifetime water learning opportunity

Published Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:00:08 EST Read More

Media Advisory First-ever Canadian Water Innovation Lab “unconference” kicks off Monday, October 18 with the Pre-Lab (Exshaw, Alberta, October 14, 2010) In just a few days, engaged young leaders from all over the country will converge in Alberta for a once-in-a-lifetime learning event that will turn their good intentions into concrete actions to protect our most preci...... Click here to read this release



WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE?

Published Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:21:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE? The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation will convene a briefing session on Moraine related issues. This short session, complete with a light lunch, will focus on past successes put in the context of current and persistent issues. The session will take place on Wednesday, October 20th at Ontario Nature’s headquarters lo...... Click here to read this release



A people’s movement to change the course of BC politics

Published Mon, 4 Oct 2010 14:16:59 EST Read More

Media Release A people’s movement to change the course of BC politics (Adams River, Oct. 4) After 18 years of decline, the 2010 Fraser River Sockeye return was so big it fed whales, eagles and a $500 million commercial fishery as the fish moved down the coast. They are now transporting 45 million kilograms of ocean nutrients deep into the interior of the provinc...... Click here to read this release



La province permet de drainer les terres humides d'importance provinciale

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:54:52 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate La province permet de drainer les terres humides d'importance provinciale « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario n’arrive pas à protéger les terres humides d'importance provinciale contre les travaux de drainage agricole », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009 2010 publié aujou...... Click here to read this release



Grande faille capable d’engloutir 160 000 tonnes de sable

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:46:57 EST Read More

Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario ignore la loi et permet l’exploitation d’un puits d’extraction de sable sans permis », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 publié aujourd’hui. « Le ministère des Richesses naturelles prend certaines décisions politiques discutables qui permet...... Click here to read this release



Assainir les eaux usées ne suffit pas

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:28:32 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Assainir les eaux usées ne suffit pas Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Les systèmes municipaux d'assainissement des eaux usées empirent la pollution de nos Grands Lacs », signale M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario. Dans son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 publié aujourd’hui, il dit qu’il s’agit d’u...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement publie son rapport annuel de 2009-2010

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:21:59 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement ne respecte pas ses promesses environnementales », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario. « Ce gouvernement s’enorgueillit, et avec raison, des progrès qu’il a accomplis en adoptant une loi pour protéger l’environnement », précise M. Miller, « mais les geste...... Click here to read this release



Province allows provincially significant wetlands to be drained

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:09:28 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Province allows provincially significant wetlands to be drained Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Ontario government is failing to protect environmentally significant wetlands from agricultural drainage activities, says Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. “We found that landowners...... Click here to read this release



Sewage Treatment – Not Good Enough

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:37:02 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Sewage Treatment – Not Good Enough Toronto, 22 September 2010 - Municipal wastewater systems are worsening the pollution of our Great Lakes, warns the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. In his 2009/2010 annual report released today, Gord Miller says it’s a consequence of the rapidly growing population of southern Ontario, and the Ministry of...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Forgotten Polluters: Aging Landfills

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:28:10 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Aging Landfills: Ontario’s Forgotten Polluters Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Ministry of the Environment has lost track of hundreds of aging landfills that threaten Ontario’s water and air quality, says the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. “Without proper protective measu...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases 2009/2010 Annual Report - Refining Conservation

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:02:14 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Environmental Commissioner releases 2009/2010 Annual Report Toronto, September 22 2010 – The government is failing to follow through on all of its environmental promises, says Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller. “This government rightly prides itself on the progress it has made in passing legislation to protect the environment,” says Mille...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report - Redefining Conservation

Published Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:27:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Media conference and webcast on September 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (September 16, 2010, Toronto) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2009/2010 Annual Report at September 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the report, Redefining Conservation, will be available an hour earlier at ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report

Published Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:12:22 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report Toronto, Thursday September 16 , 2010 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2009/2010 Annual Report at 10:00 am on September 22nd, 2010. Copies of the report, Redefining Conservation, will be available an hour earlier on-line at www.eco.on.ca, or at the Legislative Press Gall...... Click here to read this release



Opinion Piece: Salmon Aquaculture – The Real Opportunity

Published Wed, 30 Jun 2010 10:17:59 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an opinon piece by Eric Hobson of the SOS Marine Conservation Foundation. It is available for free use so long as Mr. Hobson is credited as the author. Salmon Aquaculture – The Real Opportunity With a growing human population and overfished oceans, there is an ever-increasing global demand for aquaculture products like farmed salmon. In re...... Click here to read this release



Government memos reveal fish farmers pressure government to keep sea lice treatment secret, six years before biologist Alexandra Morton made it public

Published Wed, 26 May 2010 16:24:08 EST Read More

Government memos reveal fish farmers pressure government to keep sea lice treatment secret, six years before biologist Alexandra Morton made it public (May 26, Sointula) A series of government memos reveal a heated debate in 1995 over a sea louse outbreak on a farm salmon on the Fraser sockeye migration route (Okisollo Channel). In 1995, a salmon farm requested permission to use hydrogen...... Click here to read this release



Federal Government Silent on Biodiversity Treaty Negotiations

Published Mon, 10 May 2010 10:02:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Federal Government Silent on Biodiversity Treaty Negotiations (May 10, 2010) Ottawa isn't talking as negotiations begin today in Nairobi among the parties to the global biodiversity treaty. In the wake of the failure of countries to stop the disintegration of ecosystems, substantive targets have been proposed for national governments to adopt . The feder...... Click here to read this release



Three Days to Victoria - Schooling for Wild Salmon

Published Thu, 6 May 2010 10:49:17 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Get Out Migration Update (Thursday May 6th) Three Days to Victoria - Schooling for Wild Salmon The Get Out Migration is massing together for the final push to the BC Legislature (and a rally at 4 pm on May 8) with public events in Ladysmith, Duncan and Sidney. Today (May 6), Alexandra Morton will speak to schoolchildren at Ladysmith Primary School f...... Click here to read this release



Land-based closed containment salmon aquaculture report released

Published Thu, 6 May 2010 09:35:11 EST Read More

Land-based closed containment salmon aquaculture report released (Port McNeill; British Columbia; May 6th, 2010) The SOS Marine Conservation Foundation (SOS Foundation) has released a technology report concluding that land-based closed containment salmon aquaculture is technically and economically feasible. The Report, entitled "Technologies for Viable Salmon Aquaculture", has been...... Click here to read this release



Stand Up for the Backbone of BC's Coast

Published Tue, 4 May 2010 13:30:50 EST Read More

Stand Up for the Backbone of BC's Coast Show some spine, Mr Campbell, by showing up on May 8 in Victoria Snaw-Naw-As, May 4th, 2010 - The Premier of British Columbia was today challenged to stand up for B.C.'s premiere wilderness tourism business economy and #1 icon: Pacific wild salmon. In a letter sent today (May 4) to Gordon Campbell, Alexandra Morton made a personal plea fo...... Click here to read this release



Get Out Migration Update - Five Days to Victoria!

Published Mon, 3 May 2010 13:40:41 EST Read More

Media Advisory - Get Out Migration Update Five Days to Victoria Streams of Support Picking up Steam The Get Out Migration enters the final leg of the long walk to the BC Legislature (and a rally at 4 pm on May 8) this week with public events and opportunities to join Alexandra Morton and her growing band of supporters on the road. Note: Multiple events ...... Click here to read this release



OAK RIDGES MORAINE FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO CHAMPION THE MORAINE

Published Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:01:15 EST Read More

The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation is approaching an important milestone. With a new and recently approved strategic plan, the Foundation will see the co-ordination of data collection for the 2015 Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Review and continue its environmental activities to support the preservation, protection and restoration of the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Oak Ridges Moraine is on...... Click here to read this release



What's toxic in consumer products? A law we should have

Published Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:57:55 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more in...... Click here to read this release



Important “Certification” step in BC First Nations Class-Action law suit to save Broughton Archipelago wild salmon begins today in Supreme Court of British Columbia

Published Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:12:07 EST Read More

Important “Certification” step in BC First Nations Class-Action law suit to save Broughton Archipelago wild salmon begins today in Supreme Court of British Columbia (Vancouver, April 13, 2010) A Certification Hearing, a critical stage in the advancement of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) class-action law suit against the British Columbia Government for devastatio...... Click here to read this release



Certification Hearing begins for First Nation Class-Action law suit against British Columbia Government to address negative impacts of salmon farming

Published Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:45:08 EST Read More

Certification Hearing begins for First Nation Class-Action law suit against British Columbia Government with the aim of addressing negative impacts of salmon farming WHO: Chief Bob Chamberlin, Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) & Chairman of the Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council (MTTC) accompanied by Hereditary Chiefs and Regional First Nation Leaders will attend t...... Click here to read this release



New water awareness project launched in Manitou, Manitoba in celebration of World Water Day

Published Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:57:50 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Friends of the Earth Canada, Pembina Valley Conservation District, Manitoba Department of Water Stewardship and Royal Bank of Canada celebrates world water day with launch of Be True to Be Blue (Manitou, Manitoba/Ottawa, Ontario, March 18, 2010) In celebration of World Water Day, Friends of the Earth Canada is launching its new water awareness proje...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Keeping drugs out of our drinking water - an update

Published Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:48:33 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more inf...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Communication Options (ECO) passes ten year milestone

Published Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:41:54 EST Read More

Environmental Communication Options (ECO) passes ten year milestone Canada’s oldest Environmental Relations firm celebrates a decade in business (Toronto/Sudbury ON, February 23 2010) For ten years, Don Huff has done what he loves running: Environmental Communication Options (ECO’s), Canada’s pioneering Environmental Relations firm. The firm has been successful thanks to...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights unveils list of Canada's most sustainable cities

Published Wed, 3 Feb 2010 09:13:43 EST Read More

Vancouver tops list of Canada's most sustainable cities Toronto and Yellowknife take top spots in large and small city categories (Toronto ON, Feb. 3, 2010) Vancouver, BC gets a gold medal for its leadership in urban sustainability. The fourth annual Corporate Knights Most Sustainable Cities Ranking recognizes Toronto, ON as first in the Big City category, Vancouver, BC as...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Announced in Davos

Published Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:17:27 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Announced in Davos Over 70% of top companies on sustainable path a full list of the Global 100 is available by clicking on Download Original Release to the right DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, (embargoed until 12.01 a.m. EST) January 27, 2010 – Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, an...... Click here to read this release



News Article - Lead in Drinking Water

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:12:39 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world, and Jackie Campbell. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. She can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more infor...... Click here to read this release



Canada's top ten innovative charities honoured by Tides Canada

Published Mon, 14 Dec 2009 09:11:06 EST Read More

HONOURING CANADA'S MOST INNOVATIVE CHARITIES TIDES CANADA'S TOP 10 VANCOUVER, BC, Monday December 14 -- Tides Canada, a national leader in forward-thinking philanthropy, announced the recipients of its prestigious annual Tides Top 10 award today. The Tides Top 10 recognizes the nation's most ground-breaking projects and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leade...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Not On Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Published Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:22:25 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario Not On Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets (Tuesday, December 8, 2009, Toronto - The Ontario government's plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions does not have the tools necessary to meet its GHG emission targets. The government is projecting that it will fall short of its goals, even though the future reductions projected by the governme...... Click here to read this release



BC Supreme Court will not delay KAFN salmon fishery class action law suit

Published Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:22:25 EST Read More

British Columbia Supreme Court judgment means Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) salmon fishery class action law suit will not be delayed by provincial government efforts (Vancouver, Nov. 25, 2009) In February 2009, representatives of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) launched a Class Action law suit involving the B.C. Government's regulation of open net-cage...... Click here to read this release



Dr David Suzuki School in Windsor has chosen GTA based Bioroof to design and plant green roof

Published Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:03:53 EST Read More

Media Release Dr. David Suzuki School in Windsor has chosen GTA based Bioroof to design and plant green roof (Burlington, Ontario, October 15, 2009) Designed to be the most environmentally friendly school in Canada, the Dr. David Suzuki Public School in Windsor will incorporate a host of green features, including a planted green roof, a grey water recycling system and a solar a...... Click here to read this release



Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2008/2009 Annual Report - Building Resilience

Published Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:48:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2008/2009 Annual Report - Building Resilience There are two parts to the release of the Environmental Commissioners Report - a Media Conference at the Queen's Park Media Studio followed by Web-based Briefing session. Queen's Park Media Conference 1:00 pm, October 6, 2009 Queen's Park Media Studio Note:...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book in Halifax September 29

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:58:55 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' comes to Halifax Sept. 29 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management early next week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks, a ...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book

Published Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:19:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Environmental, News, Community Editors and Reporters Friends of the Earth launches David Brooks' new book 'Making the Most of the Water We Have' to be released September 25 Friends of the Earth will release Making the Most of the Water We Have: The Soft Path Approach to Water Management later this week. The book is co-edited by David Brooks...... Click here to read this release



MTTC Open Letter in response to Minister Gail Shea, PC, MP

Published Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:17:26 EST Read More

August 31, 2009 Minister Gail Shea, P.C., M.P Fisheries and Oceans Canada 200 Kent Street Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E6 VIA FACSIMILE: 613-990-7292 Dear Minister Shea: We write in response to your letter to Don Staniford, Global Coordinator for the Pure Salmon Campaign, dated August 26, 2009. As you are aware, I was a signatory to that letter in my capacity as Chief of the Kwicksuta...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Bottled water – Do you know what you’re drinking?

Published Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:37:12 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe is cited as the author. She can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more information, visit http://envirolaw.com. Bottl...... Click here to read this release



PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan to be launched in Niagara Region

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2009 17:28:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan to be launched in Niagara Region (Welland, August 17, 2009) GreenSaver has partnered with PenFinancial Credit Union to offer the new PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan, the first of its kind in the Niagara Region. GreenSaver customers who conduct an ecoENERGY assessment are eligible to app...... Click here to read this release



Government officials promote “sustainable” aquaculture in Norway while wild salmon stocks crash at home

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:27:12 EST Read More

Media Release Government officials promote “sustainable” aquaculture in Norway while wild salmon stocks crash at home (August 17, 2009) Where is Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Gail Shea, at a time when one of Canada’s most important commercial runs of salmon is experiencing a catastrophic collapse? She is showcasing Canada’s aquaculture industry at...... Click here to read this release



Open letter to King of Norway to stop the killing of wild fish by Norwegian-owned open net cage salmon farms in British Columbia

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:07:11 EST Read More

King Harald V The Royal Palace Drammensveien 1 N-0010 Oslo Norway 14th August 2009 Your Royal Highness, Protecting wild salmon from open net cage salmon farms Further to our letter of 15th December 2006 (re-enclosed here), we appeal to you as the King of Norway to stop the killing of wild fish by Norwegian-owned open net cage salmon farms. We ask that you take time duri...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Wild salmon stocks in crisis

Published Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:15:14 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Wild salmon stocks in crisis British Columbia's wild salmon stocks have shrunk dramatically this year. 10.6 million salmon were expected to flow through the Fraser River; only 1.7 million came. This precipitous decline represents a serious danger to the future of BC's wild salmon, as well as the ecosystem and industries that rely on them. Biologists A...... Click here to read this release



Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council responds to Marine Harvest Canada and Costal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform

Published Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:06:28 EST Read More

August 6, 2009 For Immediate Release Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council responds to Marine Harvest Canada and Costal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform The Musgamagw-Tsawataineuk Tribal Council (MTTC) issues this press release in response to the joint announcement of Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) and the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) that the “preliminary results f...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Play it cool and save big this summer with some simple tips to reduce your energy use

Published Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:17:17 EST Read More

Play it cool and save big this summer with some simple tips to reduce your energy use With many Ontarians looking forward to another hot summer at the cottage relaxing by the lake, GreenSaver wants to remind homeowners that summer time doesn't mean you should take a holiday from energy conservation. Before departing, there are a number of things you can do to make your home 'energy secur...... Click here to read this release



Hydro One Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2009

Published Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:48:24 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Hydro One Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2009 New in 2009: Top Foreign Corporate Citizens in Canada (Toronto, Ontario, June 22, 2009) Corporate Knights has released the 8th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada's top corporate citizens. Citizenship ...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to be investigated for violation of federal PCB regulations

Published Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:13:48 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to be investigated for violation of federal PCB regulations Allan Williams of New Harbour, Newfoundland, is successful in using his environmental rights to request a federal investigation of alleged violations of the federal PCB regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The circumstances th...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Does Canada do enough to regulate toxic chemicals?

Published Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:55:35 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe, one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe is cited as the author. She can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more information, visit http://envirolaw.com. ...... Click here to read this release



Observations on closed containment fish farm in Norway

Published Fri, 29 May 2009 13:14:32 EST Read More

Observations on closed containment fish farm in Norway (May 29, 2009) There is a closed containment Atlantic salmon fish farm operating in Norway, just a little east of Bergen. And it is little surprise the developer/operator has received little if any support from the major fish Farm Companies whom call Norway home. "It is difficult to put to words how I felt standing on an operating...... Click here to read this release



KAFN urge Cermaq to embrace the spirit and intent of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Published Tue, 19 May 2009 16:23:56 EST Read More

Media Release First Nations leaders confront Norway's hypocrisy KAFN urge Cermaq to embrace the spirit and intent of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Oslo, Norway - May 19, 2009) First Nations leaders, and Alexandra Morton from the Broughton Archipelago, are in Norway this week. The will meet with MPs in the Norwegian Parliament (Storting), repr...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nations file Class-Action Motion to save wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago

Published Wed, 6 May 2009 12:29:12 EST Read More

Devastation of Broughton Wild Salmon leaves British Columbia First Nations no alternative Class-Action Motion filed (Vancouver, May 6, 2009) The next step has been taken in the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) Class-Action law suit against the British Columbia Government for the devastation caused by open net-cage salmon farming in their Territories. The KAFN lau...... Click here to read this release



Cities and Province Affirm Commitment to Restoring and Protecting the Great Lakes

Published Tue, 5 May 2009 14:06:47 EST Read More

Cities and Province Affirm Commitment to Restoring and Protecting the Great Lakes First-ever Great Lakes Summit held in Toronto May 5, 2009, Toronto - The Ontario Government and the mayors of municipalities around the Great Lakes have strengthened their commitment to coordinate efforts to restore, protect and promote the Great Lakes. Ontario mayors and provincial cabinet min...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Mayors and Ministers to meet at first Great Lakes Summit

Published Tue, 5 May 2009 09:35:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory Ontario Mayors and Ministers to meet at first Great Lakes Summit Mayors to release 5-point Action Plan to protect Great Lakes What: Provincial-Municipal Great Lakes Summit and Release of Mayors Great Lakes Action Plan • Press Conference and Teleconference on outcomes from the Great Lakes Summit and details of the Mayors' Great Lakes Action Plan • Me...... Click here to read this release



Letter demanding Fisheries Act be applied to salmon farms attracts 9,000 signatures in one month

Published Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:57:00 EST Read More

British Columbia Fisheries critic, NDP MLA Robin Austin tables Letter addressed to Federal Minister of Fisheries and Premier Campbell demanding Fisheries Act be applied to salmon "farms" Letter written by biologist Alexandra Morton, signed by 9,758 citizens in less than one month (March 26, 2009, Victoria, B.C.) Robin Austin MLA for Skeena and Opposition Critic for Fisheries "t...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Canada compares skylines of three Canadian cities - photos from ten years ago and today

Published Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:10:21 EST Read More

Winnipeg, Halifax & Montreal Media Opportunity with Visuals Earth Hour (March 28th) related Lights burning into the night in high-rise office towers annoy many people - but why are the lights on and what efforts to reduce energy use are being made in these structures? BOMA Canada has collected three pairs of photographs of Canadian cities (Halifax, Montreal and Winnipeg...... Click here to read this release



OPA, ENERGY MINISTER TO UNVEIL NEXT STEPS FOR FEED-IN TARIFF

Published Wed, 11 Mar 2009 14:26:46 EST Read More

Media Advisory For Immediate Release OPA, ENERGY MINISTER TO UNVEIL NEXT STEPS FOR FEED-IN TARIFF George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, and Colin Andersen, CEO, Ontario Power Authority, will discuss details of the proposed feed-in tariff program for renewable energy projects contemplated under the Green Energy Act. When: ...... Click here to read this release



Landowners attend tree planting workshop in Eganville

Published Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:10:56 EST Read More

Ontarians Eager to Help Find Homes for Tree Seedlings Landowners attend tree planting workshop in Eganville to learn about incentives in place to help reach tree planting goals Eganville, ON - March 5, 2009 - Ontarians are enthusiastically stepping up to help the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources meet its 2009 goal to plant 50 million trees by 2020 - the largest single com...... Click here to read this release



Landowners attend tree planting workshop in Strathroy

Published Wed, 4 Mar 2009 13:36:28 EST Read More

Ontarians Eager to Help Find Homes for Tree Seedlings Landowners attend tree planting workshop in Strathroy to learn about incentives in place to help reach tree planting goals Strathroy, ON - March 4, 2009 - Ontarians are enthusiastically stepping up to help the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources meet its 2009 goal to plant 50 million trees by 2020 - the largest single com...... Click here to read this release



Ontario must show courage in defending species at risk, urges Environmental Commissioner

Published Mon, 2 Mar 2009 09:43:23 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Ontario must show courage in defending species at risk, urges Environmental Commissioner (March 2, 2009, Toronto) – The fate of Ontario’s 183 species at risk depends on the courage of the Ontario Government in making their protection a priority. This is one conclusion found in a Special Report released by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of ...... Click here to read this release



Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nations feedback on the Pacific Salmon Forum report

Published Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:34:50 EST Read More

BC Pacific Salmon Forum Attention: John Fraser, Chair info@pacificsalmonforum.ca February 23rd, 2009 Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nations feedback on the Pacific Salmon Forum report I provide my feedback to the Pacific Salmon Forum's (PSF) report as chief of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation (KAFN) whose Territories encompass the Broughton Archipelago. We applaud...... Click here to read this release



Open Letter from BC Wilderness Tourism Association to Pacific Salmon Forum

Published Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:12:25 EST Read More

February 19, 2009 Open Letter to Pacific Salmon Forum Dear Forum Members, Re: Wilderness Tourism Association response to the Pacific Salmon Forum’s Final Report and Recommendations, and statement of serious concerns. The BC Wilderness Tourism Association (WTA) has prepared this response to the February 5, 2009, release of the long anticipated report and recommendations from the Pa...... Click here to read this release



Manitoulin Island event to discuss proposed Green Energy Act

Published Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:00:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory Manitoulin Island event to discuss legislation that would make renewable energy a provincial priority Frustration is growing in parts of rural Ontario where farmers, municipalities, First Nations, and local owners of green energy projects are unable to fully contribute to the future of Ontario's green electricity. A Green Energy Act that would empower all On...... Click here to read this release



KAFN Statement of Claim

Published Wed, 4 Feb 2009 15:44:06 EST Read More

To view the complete Statement of Claim related to the KAFN lawsuit against the provincial government of British Columbia, please click Download Original Release....... Click here to read this release



British Columbia Wilderness Tourism Association applauds BC First Nation for going to court over salmon farming

Published Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:23:27 EST Read More

Media Release British Columbia Wilderness Tourism Association applauds actions of the Broughton Archipelago First Nation (Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish - KAFN) for going to Court over impacts of open-net farm farms on wild salmon and shellfish (February 4, 2009 Campbell River, BC) News that the KAFN had filed a Class Action Law Suit related to the relationship between open-net sa...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nation launches Class-Action lawsuit against provincial government to address impacts of salmon farming

Published Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:16:17 EST Read More

Media Release Class-Action LawSuit launched by Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish against the British Columbia Government to address the impacts of aquaculture on wild salmon in their territory (Vancouver, February 4, 2009) Today, representatives of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish (kwik wasoo tea noox & ha kwa meesh) First Nation (KAFN) gathered at the Union of B.C. Indian Chief...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nations to release details of class action law suit adressing impacts of wild salmon farms

Published Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:53:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory Class-Action Law Suit to be launched by the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish against the British Columbia Government to address the impacts of salmon farms on wild salmon in their territory What: Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish (kwik wasoo tea noox & ha kwa meesh) First Nation (KAFN) will release details of a Class-Action Law Suit responding to the harm done to wild salm...... Click here to read this release



BC First Nations to launch class action law suit addressing impacts of aquaculture on wild salmon

Published Mon, 2 Feb 2009 17:11:50 EST Read More

Media Advisory Class-Action Law Suit to be launched by the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish against the British Columbia Government to address the impacts of salmon farms on wild salmon in their territory What: Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish (kwik wasoo tea noox & ha kwa meesh) First Nation (KAFN) will release details of a Class-Action Law Suit responding to the harm done to wild salm...... Click here to read this release



Tree seedlings urgently need new homes - free tree planting workshop in Brockville

Published Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:19:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory - For Immediate Release Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Tree Seedlings Urgently Need New Homes Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources puts out call to action to Brockville residents - hosting free tree planting workshop to help reach provincial goals Brockville - The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Trees Ontario, a...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Magazine announces Canada’s most sustainable cities

Published Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:35:56 EST Read More

Attention: News/National/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights Magazine announces Canada’s most sustainable cities (Toronto, Canada, January 29, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveiled the third-annual Corporate Knights Most Sustainable Cities in Canada list. The comprehensive ranking identifies Canadian cities whose practices leave the smalle...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights -Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list unveiled in Davos

Published Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:39:05 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights -Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list unveiled in Davos (DAVOS, Switzerland, January 28, 2009) Corporate Knights Inc. and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors today announced the fifth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. The Global 100 includes companies from 15 countries encompassing all sectors of the...... Click here to read this release



Nestlé accused of Greenwashing – Complaint Filed Today

Published Mon, 1 Dec 2008 14:03:36 EST Read More

Nestlé accused of Greenwashing – Complaint Filed Today Advertising Standards Canada asked to probe Green Advertisement Ottawa – Friends of the Earth Canada, Ecojustice, the Polaris Institute, the Council of Canadians, and Wellington Water Watchers filed a complaint this morning under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards alleging that Nestlé Waters North Americ...... Click here to read this release



News Article: How Canadian is our food?

Published Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:48:13 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe and Jackie Campbell. Dr. Saxe is one of the top 25 environmental lawyers in the world. These articles are available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Ms. Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. ...... Click here to read this release



Eastern Ontario restaurant recognized by Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario

Published Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:36:55 EST Read More

Eastern Ontario restaurant recognized by Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario (Maberly, November 17, 2008) Lauded as Canada's Green Restaurant, the Fall River Restaurant in Maberly, Ontario (between Sharbot Lake and Perth on Highway 7, West of Ottawa) has been recognized for its commitment to energy conservation and environmentally responsible operations by Ontario's Chief Energy...... Click here to read this release



RANCHERS CALL FOR MORATORIUM ON SOUTHEASTERN SLOPES

Published Tue, 4 Nov 2008 11:03:38 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RANCHERS CALL FOR MORATORIUM ON SOUTHEASTERN SLOPES Survey shows 74 per cent of Albertans in favour Calgary, Alberta (Tuesday, November 4, 2008) - Ranchers of the Pekisko area south of Longview are calling for a moratorium on oil and gas development on the Southeastern Slopes of the Rockies. They are concerned about potential, irreparable damage that will...... Click here to read this release



Metropolitan Towers in Vancouver certified as BOMA BESt Level 1

Published Tue, 4 Nov 2008 09:44:00 EST Read More

Metropolitan Towers in Vancouver certified as BOMA BESt Level 1 First multi-residential building accepted into enhanced green building certification program (Vancouver, Nov. 4, 2008) Metropolitan Towers at 930 Seymour in Vancouver is the first multi-unit residential building to receive the BOMA BESt Level I certification in the Lower Mainland by the Building Owners and Managers ...... Click here to read this release



International Declaration Against Unsustainable Salmon Farming sent to United Nations

Published Mon, 3 Nov 2008 10:09:55 EST Read More

Media Release Fish farm opposition - the gathering storm goes international International Declaration Against Unsustainable Salmon Farming sent to United Nations (Norway, Chile, U.S., U.K., Canada) November 3, 2008 - International environmentalists, First Nations, scientists, tourism operators and owners, fishermen/women met in Chile, Norway and Canada on the impact o...... Click here to read this release



Land Trusts from across Ontario meet in London

Published Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:22:31 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Land Trusts from across Ontario meet in London • Minister of Natural Resources to speak Thursday, October 23 • Field trip open to media participation – shuttle bus leaves Lamplighter Inn at 9 AM Saturday, October 25 London (Monday, October 20. 2008) – The Ontario land protection community will hold their annual conference...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario livrera son rapport annuel pour 2007-2008, L'Importance d'an(Non)cer

Published Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:14:44 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario livrera son rapport annuel pour 2007-2008, L'Importance d'an(Non)cer La publication du rapport annuel du commissaire à l'environnement comporte deux volets : une conférence de presse qui se déroulera à Salle des médias de Queen's Park, suivie d'une cyberconférence au cours de laquelle le commissaire passera en revue...... Click here to read this release



Lindsay Tree planting workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes and help fight climate change

Published Mon, 20 Oct 2008 08:59:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory - For Immediate Release Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change Lindsay Tree planting workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes and help fight climate change Lindsay - Trees Ontario and its partners, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and the Victoria Land and Water Stewardship...... Click here to read this release



Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2007/2008 Annual Report - Getting to K(NO)W

Published Fri, 17 Oct 2008 14:59:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory For Immediate Release Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2007/2008 Annual Report - Getting to K(NO)W There are two parts to the release of the Environmental Commissioners Report - a Media Conference at the Queen's Park Media Studio followed by Web-based Briefing session. Queen's Park Media Conference 1:00 pm, October 21, 200...... Click here to read this release



Strategic Voting Campaign Identifies Hot Ridings in Ontario

Published Thu, 9 Oct 2008 16:41:05 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Strategic Voting Campaign Identifies "Hot Ridings" in Ontario (Toronto - Thursday, October 9, 2008) - Voters in Ontario ridings where vote-splitting could elect a Conservative are being offered specific, transparent advice on how to vote strategically to ensure a pro-environment outcome. Twenty-three Ontario races have been identified ...... Click here to read this release



Canadian Federal Party Leaders plans for Great Lakes and St Lawrence River protection

Published Thu, 9 Oct 2008 15:28:44 EST Read More

Canadian Federal Party Leaders plans for Great Lakes and St Lawrence River protection Toronto, (October 10, 2008) – The following commitments to protect the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River were provided by four of the five federal political parties in response to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI) questionnaire sent to Federal party leader on September 22. T...... Click here to read this release



Strategic Voting Site Releases Advanced Interactive Election Prediction Tool

Published Thu, 9 Oct 2008 08:44:23 EST Read More

For Immediate Release October 9, 2008 Strategic Voting Site Releases Advanced Interactive Election Prediction Tool VANCOUVER - The highly successful strategic voting site VoteForEnvironment.ca released an advanced version of their strategic vote modeling tool. The new tool allows journalists, pundits, and bloggers to delve more deeply into the numbers in order to better und...... Click here to read this release



Federal Party Leaders have their say on Great Lakes and St Lawrence protection

Published Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:32:06 EST Read More

News Release For Immediate Release Federal Party Leaders have their say on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence protection Great Lakes and St. Lawrence mayors’ survey prompts responses from Federal parties Toronto, (October 8, 2008) - Mayors representing over 7 million Canadians in Ontario and Quebec today made public the responses they have received from four of the five ...... Click here to read this release



HOW THE OIL SANDS GOT TO THE GREAT LAKES BASIN

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2008 09:43:10 EST Read More

HOW THE OIL SANDS GOT TO THE GREAT LAKES BASIN PIPELINES, REFINERIES AND EMISSIONS TO AIR AND WATER Presentation and Expert Panel Discussion Wednesday, October 8, 2008 9:00 am to 4:30 noon Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility Munk Centre for International Studies 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, Ontario The Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, Canada are b...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation celebrates funding milestone

Published Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:41:24 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn. Community, Environment and Conservation Reporters and Editors Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation celebrates funding milestone $46 million goes into preserving the Oak Ridges Moraine (Toronto, October 6, 2008) The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) is thrilled to announce the allocation of grants totaling $13 million dollars to 148 conservation proje...... Click here to read this release



Commerce Place in Edmonton certified by BOMA Canada

Published Thu, 2 Oct 2008 12:10:45 EST Read More

Commerce Place certified by BOMA Canada Updated green building certification program unveiled at BOMEX 2008 (Vancouver, October 2, 2008) Commerce Place, at 10155 102 Street in Edmonton was recognized last night as a BOMA BESt Level 3 certified building by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada. BOMA’s newly integrated program, which combines the Go G...... Click here to read this release



Brandon Federal Building in Brandon certified by BOMA Canada

Published Thu, 2 Oct 2008 11:04:14 EST Read More

Brandon Federal Building certified by BOMA Canada Updated green building certification program unveiled at BOMEX 2008 (Vancouver, October 2, 2008) The Brandon Federal Building, at 1039 Princess Street in Brandon, was recognized last night as a BOMA BESt Level 3 certified building by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada. BOMA’s newly integrated prog...... Click here to read this release



Visez vert avec la nouvelle certification de BOMA Canada

Published Thu, 2 Oct 2008 10:29:41 EST Read More

BOMA BESt Visez vert avec la nouvelle certification de BOMA Canada Vancouver, le 2 octobre 2008 - BOMA Canada a dévoilé BOMA BESt, son nouveau programme de certification pour les immeubles verts. Au cours d’une conférence présentée dans le cadre de BOMEX 2008, douze immeubles de partout au Canada ont été reconnus pour leur engagement envers une gestion écologique d...... Click here to read this release



Go green with BOMA Canada’s new certification

Published Thu, 2 Oct 2008 10:25:17 EST Read More

BOMA’s BESt Go green with BOMA Canada’s new certification (Vancouver, October 2, 2008) BOMA Canada has unveiled its newly integrated green building certification program, BOMA BESt. At a presentation during BOMEX 2008, twelve buildings from across Canada were recognized for their commitment to operating in an ecologically responsible manner. The past top scoring Go Gree...... Click here to read this release



Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada to unveil improved certification program at annual conference

Published Tue, 23 Sep 2008 09:18:58 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Business, Environment and Real Estate Reporters and Editors Going green at Bomex Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada to unveil improved certification program at annual conference BOMEX 2008, hosted by BOMA Canada, takes place September 30 to October 2 in Vancouver, BC. Details of an improved green building certification program wi...... Click here to read this release



Canadian mayors call on Canadian federal party leaders to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

Published Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:14:28 EST Read More

Canadian mayors call on Canadian federal party leaders to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Presidential candidates in the United States have already raised the Great Lakes as national election issue Toronto, Ontario, September 22, 2008 - Mayors representing over 7 million Canadians in Ontario and Quebec issued a letter today calling on the five federal political leaders...... Click here to read this release



Low salmon returns hurting British Columbia's nature based tourism!

Published Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:17:53 EST Read More

Low salmon returns hurting British Columbia's nature based tourism! (Campbell River, British Columbia, September 18, 2008) The Dept of Fisheries & Oceans numbers are in: Pink salmon returns to the Broughton Archipelago and Knight Inlet (east of Port Hardy and Port McNeill) are at record lows - worse than the collapse of pink stocks in 2002, when the fish farms were forced to fallow (temp...... Click here to read this release



BOMA Canada will unveil improved certification program at BOMEX

Published Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:33:31 EST Read More

Going Green with BOMA BOMA Canada will unveil improved certification program at BOMEX BOMEX 2008, (September 30 to October 2 in Vancouver, BC) will see the unveiling of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada's new environmental performance standards and certification program. An evolution of BOMA Canada's Go Green and Go Green Plus, this initiative wil...... Click here to read this release



Get an eco-education at the Green Building Festival

Published Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:18:28 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Energy Efficiency/Green Building/Lifestyle/City Reporters and Editors Get an eco-education at the Green Building Festival Festival returns with must-attend workshops Canada's largest annual green building event is gearing up for another year with an expanded seminar program. Festival organizers are very excited to introduce two innovative worksho...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Municipal Water Association salutes City of London's ban on sale of bottled water

Published Wed, 20 Aug 2008 09:13:12 EST Read More

Ontario's water providers salute City of London's ban on sale of bottled water Sudbury, Ontario, August 20, 2008 - Today, Nick Benkovich, President of the Ontario Municipal Water Association, congratulated London City Council for its ban on the sale of bottled water. "The City of London's actions remind us once again- only municipal tap water delivers," said Nick Benkovich, "At about...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature Calls for Volunteers to Protect the Niagara Glen

Published Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:03:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar and Event Listing Trailblazing the Niagara Glen! Volunteers Needed to Help Protect the Niagara Glen Experience the Niagara River and help the Niagara Parks Commission and Ontario Nature mark hiking trails, update interpretive signage and close unsanctioned spur trails throughout the spectacular Niagara Glen Nature Reserve,...... Click here to read this release



Ralph Nader coming to Toronto for campaign event

Published Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:55:18 EST Read More

Ralph Nader coming to Toronto for campaign event Washington, DC, - Ralph Nader will hold a press conference in Toronto on Monday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Design Exchange on the Trading Floor, 234 Bay Street, to discuss the US Presidential election, and what’s at stake for Ontario and Canada, including a North American green electricity grid, NAFTA’s renegotiation, stickiness of...... Click here to read this release



Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) will announce new green initiative and awards at Annual Meeting in Vancouver

Published Wed, 6 Aug 2008 17:44:33 EST Read More

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) will announce new green initiative and awards at Annual Meeting in Vancouver Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment, Home, Reporters and Editors - Event Page and Calendar Editors BOMEX® 2008, BOMA Canada\'s Annual National Conference and Exposition at Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, September 30 – October 2, 2...... Click here to read this release



Volunteer for Nature participants explore the St Lawrence River and its invertebrate inhabitants

Published Wed, 6 Aug 2008 14:25:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Crawling for Crayfish Volunteer for Nature participants explore the St. Lawrence River and its invertebrate inhabitants Join us on the mighty St. Lawrence River for a weekend of exploration and fun. Experts from the Bishop Mills Natural History Centre will teach you how to identify and moni...... Click here to read this release



The Green Building Festival returns with innovative, market-ready solutions

Published Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:11:19 EST Read More

It’s Easy Being Green The Green Building Festival returns with innovative, market-ready solutions Canada’s largest annual green building event is gearing up for another year. The Green Building Festival is happening September 9 – 10 2008 at the Toronto Convention Centre on Dixon Road. The show features high-quality, in-depth programming for building professionals w...... Click here to read this release



Great Lakes and St Lawrence Cities Initiative to sign Great Lakes Pact with Ontario at annual conference in Toronto

Published Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:38:49 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment and Environment Reporters and Editors Mayors call on Federal government to reinvest in “Cities as the Solution” to advance Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Protection Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and Ontario to sign Great Lakes Pact at annual conference in Toronto WHAT: Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities ...... Click here to read this release



Majority of Caledon residents support municipal growth plan

Published Tue, 8 Jul 2008 16:44:16 EST Read More

EMBARGOED until 9:00 pm, Tuesday July 8, 2008 Majority of Caledon residents support municipal growth plan 85% of respondents questioned believe municipal officials should resist development pressures (Caledon, Ontario, July 8, 2008) The findings of a public opinion poll released today by the Caledon Countryside Alliance (CCA) confirm environmental issues remain a high...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: World’s largest salmon producing river threatened by escape of 30,000 farmed fish

Published Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:49:12 EST Read More

Attention: News, National, Reporters and Assignment Editors Interview Opportunity British Columbia – World’s largest salmon producing river threatened by escape of 30,000 farmed fish Who: Alexandra Morton What: On Canada Day, a Marine Harvest fish farm net released 30,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into the Campbell River putting them right in the path of wild juvenile ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature invites residents to participate in Lawson Nature Reserve boardwalk

Published Wed, 2 Jul 2008 17:12:54 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Ontario Nature invites residents to participate in Lawson Nature Reserve boardwalk (Ingersoll, Ontario) Ontario Nature conservation staff and members of the Ingersoll District Nature Club are hosting a day of boardwalk building on the Lawson Nature Reserve, a project that began in 2007 to help protec...... Click here to read this release



Devils Lake: Friends of the Earth and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce petition the Auditor General of Canada

Published Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:56:22 EST Read More

Government of Canada must deal with the Devil Friends of the Earth Canada and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce petition Canadian Auditor General for answers on Devils Lake Outlet, before permit to pollute is re-issued (Ottawa / Winnipeg – June 12, 2008) The Devil’s in the details - especially when it comes to enforcing an environmental safeguard agreement establishe...... Click here to read this release



Green$aver teams up with WISE to provide affordable solar water heating solutions

Published Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:01:54 EST Read More

A WISE move for Toronto residents Green$aver teams up with WISE to provide affordable solar water heating solutions (Toronto, Ontario, June 11, 2008) Green$aver, Ontario’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental energy efficiency, has been awarded the contract for project management and implementation of a solar water heating initiative by WISE—...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature calls on provincial government to protect Lake Simcoe Watershed

Published Mon, 9 Jun 2008 17:01:48 EST Read More

Natural heritage designation seen as key to stopping large scale developments (Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2008) This past weekend, members of Ontario Nature passed a resolution at their Annual General Meeting calling for increased protection for the Lake Simcoe Watershed. The resolution contains 5 parts, all of which focus on pressuring the Ontario government to end development in the...... Click here to read this release



First Nations Chief invites Norwegian King to British Columbia to witness the devestating effects of Norwegian fish farms on wild salmon

Published Fri, 6 Jun 2008 10:08:38 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity: Chief Bob Chamberlin from the Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwa-mish First Nation in British Columbia will deliver a letter inviting Norwegian King to see the operation of Marine Harvest fish farms on the Canadian west coast. WHEN: Friday, June 6, 2008 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Norwegian Central European Summer Time) Friday, June 6, 2008 from 5:00 am to 11:00 am...... Click here to read this release



Volunteer for Nature to support revitalization of East Don River

Published Wed, 4 Jun 2008 15:38:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory: Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing and News and Assignment Editors Volunteer for Nature to support revitalization of East Don River Native wildflower planting part of province-wide campaign to engage public in conservation efforts (Toronto, Ontario) Join Volunteer for Nature participants and Friends of the Don East for a native wildflower pl...... Click here to read this release



One millionth Atlantic salmon begins journey to Lake Ontario

Published Wed, 28 May 2008 10:53:00 EST Read More

Attention: News, Assignment, Outdoor, Conservation Editors and Reporters Ontario Minister of Natural Resources joins representatives from Banrock Station Wines to mark historic moment (Toronto, Ontario, May 28, 2008) Ontario's Minister of Natural Resources joined representatives from Banrock Station Wines, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Liquor Cont...... Click here to read this release



City of Greater Sudbury Director of Water and Wastewater Services named President of Ontario Municipal Water Association

Published Tue, 20 May 2008 17:26:31 EST Read More

News Release – For immediate Release Nick Benkovich named OMWA’s 2008 President Belleville, May 19, 2008 - At the Ontario Municipal Water Association’s recent annual general meeting in London, Nick Benkovich, Director of Water & Wastewater Services for the City of Greater Sudbury, was elected OMWA’s 2008 President. “I am familiar with the unique geographic, climatic,...... Click here to read this release



Energy saving tips for the cottage from Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer

Published Tue, 13 May 2008 12:17:48 EST Read More

Every Kilowatt Counts – Even at the cottage! Easy ways to stay comfortable and save money this summer When you take off for cottage country this summer, don’t leave energy conservation behind! Remember, you’re essentially running two households, so make sure you use energy wisely both at home and the cottage. With over half a million cottages across Canada, cottagers can ma...... Click here to read this release



Dryden Mayor Anne Krassilowsky honoured with OMWA Award of Exceptional Merit

Published Mon, 12 May 2008 11:33:47 EST Read More

News Release Mayor Anne Krassilowsky honoured with OMWA Award of Exceptional Merit Belleville, May 12, 2008 - At the Ontario Municipal Water Association’s annual general meeting in London on April 28th, Director Mark Howson, Chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Public Utilities Commission, proudly announced that Dryden Mayor Anne Krassilowsky is the recipient of the 2008 OMWA Award of Exce...... Click here to read this release



Over 600 people turn out for 15th Annual ‘Paddle the Don’

Published Mon, 5 May 2008 09:40:04 EST Read More

Over 600 people turn out for 15th Annual ‘Paddle the Don’ Portion of 2008 pledges show nearly $40,000 raised so far for rehabilitation of historic Toronto river (Toronto, May 5, 2008) Sunny skies helped brighten the spirits for 600 paddlers as they gathered yesterday morning to set off down Toronto’s Don River. The annual event is an occasion for individuals and corporat...... Click here to read this release



Over 600 people to paddle the Don River in support of important clean up efforts for historic Toronto waterway

Published Fri, 2 May 2008 08:29:48 EST Read More

Attention: News, Assignment and Outdoor Reporters and Editors Over 600 people to paddle the Don River in support of important clean up efforts for historic Toronto waterway Corporate teams to participate in the Banrock Station Corporate Canoe Challenge as ‘Paddle the Don’ celebrates 15th anniversary (Toronto, May 2008) This Sunday, hundreds of people will grab a ...... Click here to read this release



Water, water, everywhere - but should we drink it?

Published Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:43:19 EST Read More

To the Editor: This is an article from a series of monthly columns by Environmental Law Specialist Dianne Saxe. This article is available for publishing at no charge, provided Dr. Saxe and Jackie Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more information, or to arrange and interview, visit http://envirolaw.ca. Wat...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Municipal Water Association announces recipient of the 2008 OMWA Student Bursary

Published Wed, 9 Apr 2008 15:45:09 EST Read More

Ontario Municipal Water Association announces recipient of the 2008 OMWA Student Bursary BELLEVILLE, April 9, 2008 - Today, the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) announced the very first recipient of its OMWA Student Bursary. Congratulations Kimberley Orr! Kimberley, of Parry Sound, is a chemical engineering student specializing in laboratory process and control at Cambrian ...... Click here to read this release



Scientific report says sea lice has spread to British Columbia’s most lucrative fish stock

Published Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:27:08 EST Read More

*High resolution images of juvenile salmon infected with sea lice are available Scientific report says sea lice has spread to British Columbia’s most lucrative fish stock Campbell River Salmon and Herring worth nearly $80 million to province last year Echo Bay, British Columbia, March 31, 2008 - The latest scientific paper on sea lice reports that infestations have ...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia fish farms - Interview Opportunity

Published Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:25:19 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity: Alexandra Morton, Director of the Salmon Coast Field Station - Echo Bay, British Columbia North coast farm-free, south coast more farms On March 27, 2008, Pat Bell, British Columbia's Agriculture Minister, announced that there would be an immediate moratorium on any finfish farms north of Aristazabal Island, 150 kilometres south of the mo...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature and the Ontario College of Family Physicians team up to promote the positive health aspects of the Greenbelt

Published Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:30:28 EST Read More

*High-resolution images available Green group works with doctors to promote health benefits of the Greenbelt Booklet series describes how Greenbelt cleans our air and water and provides activities to keep active (Toronto, March 6, 2008) Today, doctors' offices across the GTA and Niagara have another tool to help inform Ontarians on how to stay healthy in their daily lives. ...... Click here to read this release



Interview opportunity - Toronto Mayor David Miller, Town of the Blue Mountains Mayor Ellen Anderson

Published Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:45:41 EST Read More

Attention: News, Business and Environment Editors Interview opportunity – Immediate - January 28, 2008 Premier McGuinty’s focus on climate change and the Great Lakes at Premier’s Conference in Vancouver Who - Mayor David Miller of the City of Toronto and Mayor Ellen Anderson of the Town of the Blue Mountains are available to comment. ...... Click here to read this release