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Le ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts reçoit un prix pour la décontamination d’un site de radar datant de la Guerre froide

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2017 15:43:42 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE February 9, 2017 Le ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts reçoit un prix pour la décontamination d’un site de radar datant de la Guerre froide La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario exprime sa reconnaissance au personnel du ministère pour avoir décontaminé un site de radar abandonné d...... 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



Will Geothermal Heating Replace Natural Gas in Your Ontario Home?

Published Tue, 7 Feb 2017 13:01:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory and Call for Media Credentials Will Geothermal Heating Replace Natural Gas in Your Ontario Home? Low carbon emission heating in a warming climate is focus of Ontario Geothermal Association conference Feb. 21-22, 2017 in Mississauga What: The Ontario Geothermal Association welcomes industry leaders from across North America and Europe to t...... Click here to read this release



2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association - Powering Prosperity Award Winners

Published Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:34:08 EST Read More

Media Release 2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association - Powering Prosperity Award Winners (TORONTO, ON February 2, 2017) The 2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association - Powering Prosperity Awards were presented during the Powering Prosperity Gala & Ceremony. The awards honour the champions of Ontario's sustainable energy sector....... Click here to read this release



Why you should choose a real instead of a fake tree this holiday season

Published Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:42:44 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON, November 23, 2016) - Rob Keen, CEO of Forest Ontario can make the case for why you should choose a Real not Fake Christmas tree this season. - How Christmas trees grown in Ontario provide habitat for birds and animals. - How Ontario-grown Christmas trees soak up carbon dioxide, clean our air and water, and produce oxygen. - How Ontario grown trees are 100% biodegradable. - The ...... Click here to read this release



Faire des cibles de l’Ontario sur le climat une réalité

Published Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:21:09 EST Read More

La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario louange la nouvelle loi sur le climat, mais elle indique que la route à parcourir demeure tumultueuse. Toronto, ON, le 22 novembre 2016 - Le gouvernement de l’Ontario mérite des félicitations pour sa nouvelle Loi sur le climat. Par contre, les pièges potentiels se révèlent au fur et à mesure que la province traduit ses pa...... 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



Urgent Attention Needed to Protect Wildlife and Combat Invasive Species, Reports Ontario's Environmental Commissioner

Published Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:32:28 EST Read More

Moose, bat, and amphibian declines indicate significant environmental problems across the province, tough decisions need to be made Toronto, October 26, 2016 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Dianne Saxe, warned today at Queen's Park that the provincial government must fill several key gaps in its work to conserve Ontario's biodiversity. In her first annual Environmental ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario: Release of Annual Environment Report

Published Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:17:46 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT: This year's report, titled Small Steps Forward, assesses government action on several biodiversity threats facing Ontario: • Wildlife declines in populations of moose, amphibians and bats; • Invasive species and the effectiveness of combatting species like phragmites, Asian carp, and feral hogs; • Forest fire management, including the ecologi...... 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



Province heeds science in commendable wolf and coyote hunt decision

Published Tue, 5 Apr 2016 11:03:45 EST Read More

Ontario, April 5, 2016 - The David Suzuki Foundation and Ontario Nature welcomed Ontario’s decision today to maintain current hunting regulations for Ontario’s northern wolves and coyotes. In December, 2015, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry proposed to address declining moose populations by making it easier to kill wolves, removing any limit to the number of coyotes that could be...... 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



Rally - Ocean Fish Farms, Ticking Virus Bombs?

Published Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:14:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Who: Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance What: Rally - Ocean Fish Farms, Ticking Virus Bombs? When: Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. Where: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, 401 Pender Street, Vancouver A rally will be held at the Department of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard office Thursday, January 14th to raise publi...... Click here to read this release



Feared Atlantic Farm Salmon Virus Identified in British Columbia

Published Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:32:44 EST Read More

(BRITISH COLUMBIA, January 7, 2016) A scientific paper released on January 6, provides the first published evidence that a European variant of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is present in British Columbia, Canada. The study, Discovery of variant infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) of E...... 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



The Fox family rings in the 8th annual Golf Classic in support of the Northern Cancer Fund

Published Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:05:48 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2015 THUNDER BAY, ON: Former Chiefs of Ontario Grand Chief Charles Fox and family are excited to host their 8th Annual Darryl Penasi Fox Golf Classic fundraiser in support of the Northern Cancer Fund and the Darryl Fox “Penasi” Scholars...... 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



Community-owned green energy projects helping to drive new business in Southwestern Ontario

Published Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:18:05 EST Read More

Save the earth - and the economy (April 21, 2015) This Earth Day marks a major turning point for both our planet and our global economy, with a surge in the use of zero emissions renewable energy. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), there was a 31% jump in renewable energy sector investment across Canada in 2014 wi...... Click here to read this release



Community-owned green energy projects helping to drive new business in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario

Published Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:08:06 EST Read More

Save the earth - and the economy (April 21, 2015) This Earth Day marks a major turning point for both our planet and our global economy, with a surge in the use of zero emissions renewable energy. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), there was a 31% jump in renewable energy sector investment across Canada in 2014 wi...... Click here to read this release



Community-owned green energy projects helping to drive new business in Northern Ontario

Published Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:59:26 EST Read More

Save the earth - and the economy (April 21, 2015) This Earth Day marks a major turning point for both our planet and our global economy, with a surge in the use of zero emissions renewable energy. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), there was a 31% jump in renewable energy sector investment across Canada in 2014 wi...... Click here to read this release



Community-owned green energy projects helping to drive new business across the GTA

Published Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:41:41 EST Read More

Save the earth - and the economy (April 21, 2015) This Earth Day marks a major turning point for both our planet and our global economy, with a surge in the use of zero emissions renewable energy. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), there was a 31% jump in renewable energy sector investment across Canada in 2014 wi...... 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



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Ontario

Published Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:23:18 EST Read More

(October 30, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Over half a million homeowners in Ontario get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. While most use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages, many others use it as their primary source of heating. Wisely managed, Ontario’s supply of wood suitable for residential heating is practically...... 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



Wood heat is an efficient and affordable local energy source for much of the Yukon

Published Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:48:32 EST Read More

Yukon residents are eligible for rebates to help replace wood burning stoves with a newer, more efficient one (October 28, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Approximately one-quarter of Yukon homeowners get their space heating from wood stoves. For many, it is their only source of heat while most others use it for supplementary heat as part of an effective zone heating system o...... Click here to read this release



New Polling shows Northern Ontario First Nation residents’ perceptions on energy and mining

Published Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:52:09 EST Read More

(October 16, 2014, Toronto, ON) New polling of Northern Ontario First Nation community residents that explores their attitudes towards renewable energy and resource development was presented today by Oraclepoll Research President Dr. Paul Seccaspina at the Renewables & Mining Summit and Exhibition. Issues surveyed in North...... Click here to read this release



Current Insight from Local Northern Ontario First Nations Residents on Mining and Power Infrastructure - Oraclepoll Research

Published Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:43:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Presentation of new public opinion research on attitudes of Northern Ontario First Nation community residents related to renewable energy and resource development scenarios. This research was completed by phone survey in early October 2014 by Oraclepoll Research and Environmental Communication Options. Who: Dr. Paul Seccaspina, President of Or...... Click here to read this release



Commit to end logging in Algonquin Park

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:44:53 EST Read More

Toronto, 7 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the government should commit to end logging in its flagship provincial park. In his 2013/14 Annual Report Managing New Challenges released today, Gord Miller pointed out that logging is banned in all of the other 338 provincial parks in Ontario. “Algonquin is Ontario’s oldest provincial park,” says Miller...... Click here to read this release



Inaction threatens health at Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:36:03 EST Read More

Toronto, 7 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change must do more to resolve the health crisis at a First Nation community near Sarnia. In his 2013/2014 Annual Report, Managing New Challenges, Gord Miller says the Aamjiwnaang First Nation receives millions of kilograms of air pollution from the nearby petro-chemical ...... 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



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



Wood heat is the efficient and affordable local energy source for much of Canada

Published Tue, 13 May 2014 11:05:24 EST Read More

(May 13, 2014, Huntsville, ON) Roughly one-third of Canadian homes get some or all of their space heat from wood stoves. For some it is their only source of heat, while many others use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages. Wisely managed, Canada's supply of wood suitable for residential heating is practically unlimited. It is ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario energy concerns overview: new polling

Published Wed, 9 Apr 2014 16:26:33 EST Read More

Decided vote intent puts Liberals and Conservatives in near deadlock (April 9, 2014, Toronto, ON) Oraclepoll Research has released omnibus polling results at the All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition today. The survey is about Ontarians’ opinion regarding provincial voter intent, renewable energy and ener...... Click here to read this release



Update from All-Energy Canada Conference

Published Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:27:01 EST Read More

Media Release (April 9, 2014, Toronto, ON) The Plenary session at the All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference was a big success. The Plenary speakers left food for thought for the future of climate change and the future of energy in Canada an...... Click here to read this release



Three days away: Grow your international business in the renewable energy sector

Published Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:29:03 EST Read More

Media Advisory How to do international business in the renewable energy sectorKeynote presentation by Nobel Prize Recipient: Smart Green Cities: Where energy is going in the next 100 yearsFree trade show (...... Click here to read this release



All-Energy Canada Conference in Toronto -- 10 days until conference begins!

Published Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:19:43 EST Read More

Media Release (March 31, 2014, Toronto, ON) All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition (AEC) is a place where business connections in the renewable energy sector are made. It is the third in the All-Energy series, preceded by conferences in th...... Click here to read this release



Made-in-Ontario energy efficient building technology featured at All-Energy Canada conference in Toronto

Published Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:42:25 EST Read More

STEEP Building Systems Canada and Far North Developments will exhibit at Booth # 219 All-Energy Canada (free-to-attend trade show - www.all-energy.ca) on April 9 and 10 at the Direct Energy Centre (Geraldton, ON, March 27, 2014) STEEP Building Systems Canada, an Ontario based manufacturer of energy efficient struc...... Click here to read this release



Media credentials available for All-Energy Canada Exhibition and Conference

Published Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:18:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory Media passes will be available to accredited media at the All-Energy Canada (AEC) Exhibition and Conference, April 9 to 10, 2014. Interview opportunities are available at the conference and trade show for industry experts in the renewable energy sector from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 150 speakers and many networking o...... 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



Nobel Peace Prize winner is Keynote speaker for All-Energy Canada Conference in Toronto

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:17:26 EST Read More

(February 25 2014, Toronto, CANADA) The All-Energy Canada organizers are delighted to announce that Dr. Woodrow (Woody) W. Clark II will make a strategic Canadian appearance as the Keynote speaker on April 9th, 2014. ...... 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



Attention: Event Calendar Editors and Media Sponsorship Coordinators - All-Energy Canada

Published Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:02:01 EST Read More

All-Energy Canada Update Please consider posting or including this within your event calendar directory: All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference April 9 and 10, 2014 Toronto, Canada ...... Click here to read this release



Scotiabank increases investment in Canadian eco innovators with annual awards program

Published Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:22:56 EST Read More

2014 submissions now open for businesses, entrepreneurs and students Toronto, January 28, 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 more ways to show Canadians ne...... Click here to read this release



Adaptability Canada establishes a one-stop accessible construction solution for the consumer, public and private sectors

Published Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:46:43 EST Read More

(January 21, 2014, Toronto, ON) For the first time in Canada, there is a single-source provider for meeting the growing needs of Canada’s large aging population and people with disabilities. Adaptability Canada (ADC), through innovative and strategic partnerships with leading Canadian companies, offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to providing accessibility at home, at work and...... Click here to read this release



MINES campaign reaches milestone as provincial mine safety review announced

Published Wed, 4 Dec 2013 14:54:21 EST Read More

(Sudbury, Dec. 4, 2013) Family and friends of two miners killed in an underground accident expressed gratitude for community support, the efforts of local United Steelworkers (USW), provincial Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle who all contributed to establishing a new provincial mining safety review. Speaking at a media confer...... Click here to read this release



Bee and pesticide die off expert visiting from UK - interview opportunity in Ontario

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:06:38 EST Read More

Friends of the Earth Canada welcomes expert Who: Professor Dave Goulson, a UK biologist who specializes in bees. He has published over 200 scientific articles on the ecology of bees and other insects, and is the author of Bumblebees; their behaviour, ecology and conservation (2010, Oxford University Press) and A Sting in the Tale (2013, Jonathan Cape), a...... Click here to read this release



Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Published Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:11:08 EST Read More

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector (Ottawa, ON, November 7, 2013) A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) commissioned the poll to discover whether or not Ontarian...... 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



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on endangered species

Published Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:56:21 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release a Special Report, Laying Siege to the Last Line of Defence: A Review of Ontario’s Weakened Protections for Species at Risk at a media conference on November 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit ...... 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



Danger Ahead For the Ring of Fire

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:35:45 EST Read More

Toronto, October 10, 2013 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner warns that the Ontario government is risking irreversible damage to wildlife and wilderness by considering major industrial development in the Far North before research is done and environmental protections are put in place. The Far North covers 450,000 km2 in Ontario and includes part of the largest block of bore...... 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



Environmental Commissioner to release 2012/13 Annual Report

Published Mon, 7 Oct 2013 11:15:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 148, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The report will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca coincident with the media conference. The report, entitled Serving the Public, will include substan...... Click here to read this release



Province-wide sustainable energy showcase happening on Saturday, October 5th

Published Sat, 5 Oct 2013 10:29:36 EST Read More

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Energy Doors Open features 66 events (Ontario, Saturday, October 5) Today 66 sustainable energy champions across Ontario are opening their homes, community buildings and businesses to showcase conservation, renewable energy, combined heat and power, green buildings, clean transportation and other green energy projec...... Click here to read this release



Free Energy Conservation Program Focuses on Algoma, Nipissing, Temiskaming, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Districts for Fall Campaign Blitz

Published Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:21:01 EST Read More

Media Release Relief from rising energy costs on its way to qualifying fixed and low income Espanola Hydro, Greater Sudbury Hydro, and Hydro One customers (Sudbury, ON, September 25, 2013) One of Ontario’s most successful home energy conservation programs, the saveONenergy HOME ASSISTANCE Program (HAP), is bringing its Northern Blitz campaign to...... Click here to read this release



On Saturday October 5th come explore Green Energy Doors Open 2013

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:03:29 EST Read More

Over 50 Events Will Take Place across the Province The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is building on the success of its first Green Energy Day that was held in 2011, by hosting a second province-wide renewable energy showcase. Green Energy Doors Open is being held across the province on Saturday, October 5th. There are over 50 exciting events taking place provinc...... Click here to read this release



Regional Fall Energy Conservation Blitz Comes to Districts of Algoma, Manitoulin Island, Nipissing, Temiskaming and Sudbury

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:50:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory The HOME ASSISTANCE Program is funded by the Ontario Power Authority and offered by Greater Sudbury Hydro, Espanola Hydro, and Hydro One Networks. The HOME ASSISTANCE Program provides energy-efficiency upgrades completely free of charge, including delivery and installation. Greater Sudbury Hydro, Espanola Hydro, and Hydro One Networks are deliverin...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:24:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his fourth Annual Energy Conservation Report. The Report explores opportunities for the province to help municipalities reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in their communities. WHEN: Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislati...... 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



Recent severe weather in the GTA is a reminder that home inspections are not just for resale house purchases

Published Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:15:01 EST Read More

(Toronto, July 23, 2013) Contrary to conventional wisdom, a home inspector’s services are not just for when you are choosing a resale home. While there is obvious value in using a home inspector prior to purchasing a resale home, home inspectors can help homeowners protect their investment during ownership. HouseMaster, the oldest home inspection firm in North America, recommends using...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay: site of Sixth Annual Darryl Penasi Fox Memorial Golf Classic 2013

Published Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:41:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors (Thunder Bay, Ontario) - Family and friends will gather at the Whitewater Golf and Country Club on Friday, August 1st, 2013 to raise money for cancer research. The Darryl "Penasi" Fox Memorial Golf Classic is held each year in honour of Darryl Fox, an avid golfer, engineering student and ...... 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



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



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



Polling suggests wild salmon protection is a winning platform in BC

Published Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:56:50 EST Read More

Media Release (Vancouver, BC) A poll conducted by Oraclepoll Research Limited suggests that candidates in the provincial election should take the issue of protecting wild salmon from salmon feedlots seriously. The poll, which interviewed 1000 British Columbia citizens between March 21st and March 28th and has a margin of error of +/-3.1 %, found that over 70 percent of t...... 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



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



Grow Greenstone Expo March 25-26: Explore, Expand, Experience

Published Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:06:26 EST Read More

For Immediate Release The Grow Greenstone Expo, hosted by the Greenstone Labour Market Working Group will be taking place at the Victoria Inn, on Monday and Tuesday (March 25-26, 2013). Featuring over 60 exhibitor booths and an impressive lineup of speakers and dignitaries, the sold out Grow Greenstone Expo is the region’s first business-to-business, workforce attraction expo to...... Click here to read this release



Jacksons Steak and Grill House in Chilliwack to be recognized for business leadership in supporting environmental sustainability

Published Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:55:47 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ noon Where: Jacksons Steak and Grill House, 5725 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC Jacksons Steak and Grill House is the second restaurant in Chilliwack to join the growing movement to save Pacific wild salmon from extinction. “We are proud to join Bravo Restaurant & Lounge in choosing not to serve open net feedlot salm...... 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



Walking with First Nations as a Voice for Wild Salmon

Published Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:27:47 EST Read More

Media Release Feb. 8, 2013, On the Road to Victoria B.C. - Hereditary chief Beau Dick and his family have invited acclaimed salmon spokesperson Alexandra Morton to join their journey from Alert Bay to Victoria. The trek will culminate with a copper-cutting ceremony on the steps of the B.C. Legislature on Sunday, February 10th. The broken copper is slated for display at the B.C. Ro...... Click here to read this release



More Than Idle No More: March from Alert Bay to Victoria, BC

Published Fri, 1 Feb 2013 12:10:46 EST Read More

Media Advisory More Than Idle No More Join hereditary Chief Beau Dick on his march from Alert Bay to Victoria, B.C. In the spirit of cultural preservation, Beau Dick and his family will embark on a journey from their home on the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Legislature building of B.C. in Victoria. There, a copper cutting ceremony will t...... 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



Grow Greenstone Expo Scheduled for March 2013

Published Mon, 7 Jan 2013 10:25:07 EST Read More

Attn: News and Event Page Editors Media Advisory WHAT: GREENSTONE, ON - The Municipality of Greenstone and the Greenstone Labour Market Working Group are partnering to produce the Grow Greenstone Expo on March 25th and 26th, 2013. The Expo’s theme is “Connectivity, Accessibility, Power and People” (CAPP). The event is designed to spotlight developme...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Releases Full Fiscal Plan

Published Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:17:23 EST Read More

Leadership Candidate Takes On “The Elephant” To Protect McGuinty Liberal Legacy For immediate release Toronto - Glen Murray today released his detailed fiscal and economic plan - the comprehensive framework spelling out how he will address "the number one challenge facing the next Premier. "As Liberals, we all know that Ontario is in a ser...... 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



Insulation installation instructions featured on revamped NAIMA Canada website

Published Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:59:29 EST Read More

Media Release Installing insulation is one of the most cost-effective initiatives when it comes to lowering a building’s heating and cooling costs. The key to achieving maximum benefit, however, is proper installation of the product. For anyone considering such an improvement project, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has made it even easier ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray's Understanding of North Comes Through in Thunder Bay Debate

Published Sun, 9 Dec 2012 16:26:15 EST Read More

For immediate release Ontario Leadership Candidate’s Call For Tax Breaks, No-Money-Down Tuition Is Heard THUNDER BAY, December 9, 2012 - Glen Murray used his strong understanding of the new innovation economy to explain to the Ontario Liberal Leadership audience here today his plan, which will include Northern Ontario making its own decisions. ...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray Will Call For Stronger Northern Ontario Voice

Published Sat, 8 Dec 2012 16:32:18 EST Read More

For immediate release Ontario Leadership Candidate Says It’s Time For Northern Regional Government THUNDER BAY - Glen Murray will renew his call for Northern Ontario to have its own regional government when he speaks at the Ontario Liberal Leadership debate here Sunday (Dec. 9). “I want everyone in our party, and all Ontarians, to know that the No...... Click here to read this release



Glen Murray: Time for Northern Ontario's Own Government

Published Sat, 8 Dec 2012 16:28:42 EST Read More

Backgrounder The North Needs Its Own Voice A real voice for the North means it’s time for meaningful administrative devolution. As the next Ontario Liberal Premier, Glen Murray will take the steps for Northern Ontario to have that voice - its own government, representing its own interests. The North is a unique, resource-rich region of Ontario. It must continue to di...... 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



Glen Murray: Time for Northern Ontario to have its own voice

Published Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:40:44 EST Read More

For immediate release As Ontario Liberal Premier, Murray Wants Northern Regional Government THUNDER BAY - Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Glen Murray says it’s time for Northern Ontario to have its own regional government. “Ten years from now, I would like to look back and be able to say ‘I was the Premier when we took the steps to m...... 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



Smitherman Bows out of Liberal Leadership Race

Published Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:54:28 EST Read More

Media Release October 30, 2012 Former Ontario Deputy Premier George Smitherman has bowed out of the race to succeed Dalton McGuinty as the Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and as Premier of Ontario. “On many levels the challenge excites and energizes me, but a return to active politics at this time isn’t compatible with my personal objectives,” Smitherma...... 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



Government has “Nothing to Report” from Required Wildlife Monitoring Program after 18 Years

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:28:16 EST Read More

Toronto, October 2, 2012 - Ontario is blind to the impact forestry is having on wildlife species across the province says Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller today in the release of Part 2 of his 2011/2012 Annual Report, Losing Our Touch. Despite a legal requirement to do so, Miller says the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) does not adequately monitor forest wildlif...... Click here to read this release



Après 18 ans, le gouvernement n’a « rien à déclarer » en lien avec le Programme provincial de surveillance des populations fauniques

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:20:36 EST Read More

Toronto, le 2 octobre 2012 « L’Ontario ne perçoit pas les répercussions de la foresterie à l’échelle provinciale sur les espèces fauniques », déclare le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, M. Gord Miller. Ce dernier publie aujourd’hui la partie II de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012, Perdre la main. Malgré une obligation juridique à cet effet, M. Miller di...... 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



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



Greenstone confirmed as Gateway to the Ring of Fire

Published Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:13:05 EST Read More

(Greenstone, Sept. 12, 2012) “More and more it is becoming clear that the Municipality of Greenstone is emerging as the gateway to the Ring of Fire.” These words were used by Greenstone Mayor, Renald Beaulieu, while briefing Councillors on recent developments concerning the Municipality. The first development is the Noront Resources (NR) announcement that their “base case” is pre...... 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



British Columbia First Nation to present legal strategy addressing impacts of open net-pen fish farms on wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago

Published Mon, 6 Aug 2012 16:49:06 EST Read More

Media Advisory When: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. Where: Union of BC Indian Chiefs (Boardroom), Suite 500 - 342 Water St., Vancouver Who: • KAFN Chief Bob Chamberlin, Representative Plaintiff for the KAFN class- action lawsuit • Grand Chief St...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay: site of Fifth Annual Darryl Penasi Fox Memorial Golf Classic 2012

Published Tue, 3 Jul 2012 15:01:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors (Thunder Bay, Ontario) - Family and friends will gather at the Whitewater Golf and Country Club on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 to raise money for cancer research. The Darryl "Penasi" Fox Memorial Golf Classic is held each year in honour of Darryl Fox, an avid golfer, engineering student and Ojibway-Cr...... Click here to read this release



New public opinion polling shows significant support for First Nations benefiting from Ring of Fire mineral development

Published Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:44:51 EST Read More

Municipality of Greenstone and Aroland First Nation release polling results Media Release (Greenstone, ON, June 22, 2012) Ontario-wide polling indicates that while there is a low level of awareness of the massive Ring of Fire mineral find, Ontarians believe that area First Nations have an important role in shaping the area’...... 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



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



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



Over 50 organizations speak out against the gutting of environmental laws in Ontario’s budget bill

Published Thu, 10 May 2012 09:46:16 EST Read More

Endangered species, provincial parks, and cottage country lakes all put at risk For immediate release Toronto, May 10, 2012 – As debate over the Liberal budget bill (Bill 55, Strong Action for Ontario Act) continues at Queen’s Park, more than 50 Ontario-based environmental and other non-profit organizations have submitted...... Click here to read this release



Ring of Fire decision ill-considered says Greenstone Mayor

Published Wed, 9 May 2012 14:50:33 EST Read More

Media Release (Greenstone, May 9, 2012) Mayor Renald Beaulieu of Greenstone, the closest municipality to the Ring of Fire mineral find, was underwhelmed by today’s announcement from Cliffs Natural Resources to locate the chromite refinery near Sudbury. "It is truly unfortunate that Cliffs and the Provincial Government chose not to meaningfully consult with the directly affec...... 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 Parry Sound on May 8th

Published Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:36:57 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 Best Rates Inn in Parry Sound. 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 projects ...... 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



Canadian homeowners need to know about the cancer risk in their basements

Published Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:53:21 EST Read More

Media Release Can you name the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in Canada? (Toronto, ON April 17, 2012) A new study, The Radon Challenge: Building Awareness and Encouraging Action by The Homeowner Protection Centre (HPC) suggests that only about 8% of Canadians can name radon as the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in Canada, de...... Click here to read this release



Summit of First Nations and Northwestern Municipalities shows alignment on sharing Ring of Fire benefits

Published Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:35:40 EST Read More

Media Release Summit Resolution says Exton is favoured site for Ring of Fire ferrochrome refinery and north/south access (Greenstone, ON, April 17, 2012) A Summit between leaders of Lake Nipigon and Ring of Fire North/South Alliance First Nations met on Saturday April 14, 2012 with Mayors of Greenstone, Nipigon, Hearst and Th...... Click here to read this release



Ring of Fire Resolution - Exton Refinery - Marten Falls First Nation North-South Route

Published Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:19:24 EST Read More

Resolution from: April 14, 2012 ...... 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 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



Harper budget eliminates national ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes Program, devastates energy savings industry; Ontario hardest hit by cuts

Published Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:07:37 EST Read More

Media Release (Vancouver, BC, March 29, 2012) In Budget 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper eliminated the federal ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. This will result in immediate job losses in every Canadian community. Ontario is now the only Canadian province without an active home energy retrofit incentive program. Prime Minister Harper’s cut means that Ontario’s energy...... 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



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association welcomes FIT Review decision expected this week

Published Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:52:14 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Interview Opportunity - Kristopher Stevens Executive Director of Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is neither surprised nor concerned that electricity prices from renewable sources under the Feed-in tariff (FIT) are expected to drop by at least 25%. The Government of Ontario has demonstrated ...... 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



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



Chiefs from Marten Falls and Aroland First Nations outline their expectations related to Ring of Fire development and mineral processing

Published Mon, 5 Mar 2012 16:07:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Resource, Mining and Northern issues reporters and editors WHAT: Chiefs from Marten Falls First Nation and Aroland First Nation outline their expectations related to Ring of Fire development and mineral processing. WHO: Chief Eli Moonias, Marten Falls First Nation Chief Sonny Gagnon, Aroland First Nation WHEN:...... 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



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



MNP staff from Thunder Bay and Vancouver to deliver CANDO First Nations business workshop

Published Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:34:25 EST Read More

Workshop: ESTABLISHING THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS FOR BUSINESS & POLITICS IN YOUR FIRST NATION COMMUNITY What: Attention all Chiefs, Councillors, Senior Management of Development Corporations, Economic Development Officers and Representatives of Business Development Agencies seeking to deliver positive change in your community. Business su...... 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



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



Interview Opportunity - Response to Toronto Hydro planned layoffs and the impact on its services

Published Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:14:00 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Giselle Matin, representing Keep The Lights On (a consortium of labour and private contractors who work with Toronto Hydro to keep the lights on in the City), is available to speak to the consequences of the recent Ontario Energy Board decision that slashed Toronto Hydro capital spending. Ms. Matin can speak to: - Size of layoffs and the types of jobs ...... 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



12 energy-related predictions for 2012 in Canada - Stephen Koch, Executive Director, NAIMA Canada

Published Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:28:36 EST Read More

Does Canada need more energy supply or more insulation? Clearly, this is a gross simplification but it is estimated that almost a third of Canada's current energy consumption is used for heating and cooling buildings and homes. This number could be cut in half with proper conservation initiatives. This is the context for my 2012 Canadian energy conservation predictions - within an insulat...... Click here to read this release



More Words than Action on the Environment

Published Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:20:55 EST Read More

Op Ed By: Gord Miller, The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Most people would agree the Ontario government has a pretty good track record in dealing with the environment. But as we enter 2012, I am concerned that a creeping paralysis is infecting environmental policy in this province, as it is in other jurisdictions. A couple of examples come to mind. Solid waste ma...... 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



Ontario must phase out all power subsidies, says Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

Published Thu, 8 Dec 2011 17:26:54 EST Read More

Media Release Report asks - Nuclear Power: Where is the Business Case? (Toronto ON Dec 08, 2011) Today, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) released "Nuclear Power: Where's the Busin...... 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



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:30:23 EST Read More

DISCOURS Gord Miller, commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010 - Gérer un système énergétique complexe - Résultats Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative Le mercredi 7 décembre 2011 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Au printemps ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement dit qu'il faut redoubler d’efforts en économie d’énergie

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:24:52 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse\ Toronto, le 7 décembre 2011 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que les réalisations du gouvernement en matière d’économie d’énergie sont considérables, mais incomplètes. Au moment où M. Gord Miller publie son deuxième volume du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2010, Gérer un ...... Click here to read this release



Remarks - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:06:11 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Report - "Managing a Complex Energy System -“ Results" Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Check Against Delivery Last spring I released the first volume of my annual energy conservation report to the Legislature entitled M...... Click here to read this release



The Environmental Commissioner says more work is needed on energy conservation

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:01:06 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, December 7, 2011 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says the government’s energy conservation achievements are substantial, but incomplete. In releasing volume two of his 2010 Energy Conservation Progress Report, Managing a Complex Energy System - Results, Gord Miller says "the government achieved two-thirds of an electricity conserv...... Click here to read this release



Special Delivery of over 4,000 letters of concern made to Midland Town Hall

Published Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:39:17 EST Read More

Media Release Opposition to proposed outdoor industrial waste site focus of Midland march November 30, 2011 - Midland, ON) Unpleasant weather did little to dampen the spirits of walkers who trekked from the Martyrs' Shrine to deliver over 4,000 letters of concern to Midland Town Hall. The letters were in opposition to the outdoor waste site proposed to be built at the do...... Click here to read this release



Don't Ignore the Moraine!

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:02:08 EST Read More

Conservation groups ask Province to protect Ontario’s rain barrel For immediate release Toronto, November 29, 2011 - Echoing months of warnings from Ontario conservation organizations, a new report from the provincial environmental commissioner Gord Miller underscores the need for tougher land use and water monitoring r...... 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



« 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



Ontario Government Failing Endangered Species

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:25:14 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) The Government of Ontario is not taking sufficient steps to protect and recover the province’s imperilled species. This warning was issued by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, in his 2010/2011 Annual Report released today at Queen’s Park. “Ontario’s Endangered Species Act is a good law that has th...... 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



Corporate Knights releases its 5th Annual Diversity Report, a ranking of ethnic and gender balance in Canada’s boardrooms

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:29:25 EST Read More

Media Release TORONTO, November 28, 2011 - Today Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, unveiled the annual corporate ranking of ethnic and gender balance in the boardroom. The survey covered a control group of 120 large Canadian corporations, including all the constituents of the S&P/TSX 60. Statistics Canada estimates that, by 2031, the percentage of the Canad...... Click here to read this release



Walk of protest to oppose Midland industrial waste site, scheduled this Wednesday

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:18:46 EST Read More

Walkers from Martyrs’ Shrine to Midland Town Hall will deliver over 2,500 letters of concern about proposal to build waste site next to heritage and religious landmarks When & Where - Midland, Ontario, November 30, 2011 10:30 AM - The Walk of Support begins at the Martyrs’ Shrine (16163 Highway12 West, Midland) ...... 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



The Mining Association of Canada Recognizes Industry Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility

Published Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:26:33 EST Read More

Barrick Gold Receives Towards Sustainable Mining Leadership Award Media Release OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - During its annual Mining Day on the Hill, The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is presenting its 2010 ...... 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



Greenstone meets with Cliffs in Cleveland

Published Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:45:24 EST Read More

Media Release (Cleveland, OH - November 17, 2011) In Cleveland yesterday afternoon, senior management of Cliffs Natural Resources hosted a multi-hour meeting with a delegation from the Municipality of Greenstone. The focus of the wide ranging discussion was the potential for siting a ferrochrome refinery at Exton Siding (between Nakina and the Aroland First Nation). Gree...... 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



Minister of Energy delivers keynote for Community Power Awards

Published Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:28:29 EST Read More

Media Release (TORONTO, ON November 15, 2011) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) 2011 Community Power Awards were presented last night during the Green Connection banquet & awards ceremony. The award winners are individuals who have made significant contributions to the Community Power movement in Ontario and globally. The award presentation followed a keynote s...... 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



Ontario's green energy future to be focus of third annual Community Power Conference

Published Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:45:59 EST Read More

How will the Feed-in-Tariff review shape Green Energy 2.0 in Ontario? Media Advisory WHAT: Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) to host its third annual Community Power Conference. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: • Community and Commercial developers • Lenders and investors • Community Leaders and Delegates...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights releases its 2011 Business Knight Schools Survey

Published Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:57:26 EST Read More

High scores among sustainability leaders leave the majority of schools in the dust Media Release (Toronto, ON - September 22, 2011) The bulk of Canadian schools are blinded by the status quo, the fact that leading schools are mapping out a path to sustainability. Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the eighth-annual Knigh...... Click here to read this release



Technical Analysis: Energy Supply Related to Exton Ferrochrome Refinery Siting

Published Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:02:29 EST Read More

Technical Analysis by: Larry Doran President & CEO Imperium Energy Inc. Imperium Energy Inc. was asked to identify and evaluate from both a technical and an economic perspective a number of proposed electricity supply options in Northwestern Ontario. The most immediate priority was to provide a reliable cost-effective electricity supply for a proposed ferrochrome production facility i...... Click here to read this release



New report concludes Exton is viable site for Ring of Fire Refinery

Published Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:50:11 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE THUNDER BAY - September 20, 2011 - A report released today concludes that siting a ferrochrome refinery at Exton for Ring of Fire minerals is technically, environmentally and economically feasible. George Smitherman and Don Huff were contracted by the Municipality of Greenstone to push for establishing a Chromite refinery at Exton. Exton is located adjacent t...... Click here to read this release



Release of Greenstone sponsored “White Paper” on providing energy to Ring of Fire refinery

Published Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:45:46 EST Read More

Media Advisory There will be a presentation of the White Paper developed by G & G Global Solutions and Environmental Communication Options with a discussion of the Technical Appendix by Larry Doran Imperium Energy Inc. In attendance will be Greenstone Mayor Ron Beaulieu, Aroland First Nation Chief Sonny Gagnon and others. What: Technical Briefing on Greenstone’s f...... Click here to read this release



Willis Energy Services builds on Conservation and Demand Management expertise by entering into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Toronto

Published Wed, 7 Sep 2011 09:18:16 EST Read More

Media Release (TORONTO, ON - September 7, 2011) Willis Energy Services has experience and expertise in the design, development and delivery of conservation and demand management programs and technical capabilities to identify, investigate, and implement energy saving projects. With offices in British Columbia and Ontario, Willis conducts business coast-to-coast in Canada, seve...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) to launch province's first Green Energy Field Day

Published Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:02:35 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: OSEA to host province-wide doors open event on September 24th, 2011. Local businesses, farms, schools, companies and organizations will have the opportunity to showcase their green energy project. Participating locations so far include Toronto, Cobden, Reaboro and Mississauga, with scheduled events ranging from biogas facility tours to a photov...... 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



Cohen Commission Countdown

Published Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:12:19 EST Read More

Media Release Cohen Commission Countdown 30 witnesses over 12 days to testify during hearings on salmon ‘Diseases' & ‘Aquaculture' Echo Bay, B.C., August 8th, 2011 - The Cohen Commission has posted its list of witnesses (www.cohencommission.ca/en/Schedule/) for the evidentiary he...... Click here to read this release



Greenstone bolsters team to help land Ring of Fire refinery

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 15:14:32 EST Read More

Media Release (Greenstone, ON, May 30, 2011) The Council of the Municipality of Greenstone has passed a Motion to retain G & G Global Solutions and Environmental Communication Options (ECO) in order to facilitate a positive decision regarding the establishment of a smelter in the community. To date, Greenstone has worked diligently to build consensus and support for this outco...... 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



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



Canada's leading constitutional expert Peter Russell offers statement of support for Project Democracy's efforts

Published Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:10:58 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (Ottawa, April 28, 2011) Projectdemocracy.ca is an initiative to help foster genuine democracy in Canada. The site offers detailed riding by riding polling summaries for all 308 ridings in the country, in both official languages to assist voters in making strategic decisions in 45 key ridings to block a Harper government -- an electoral outcome opposed by a l...... 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



ProjectDemocracy Launches On-line Tool to Help Progressive Voters Get Beyond Spin and Make Their Vote Count

Published Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:59:48 EST Read More

Immediate Release (Ottawa, April 12, 2011) Stephen Harper’s governments have shown contempt for democratic values and process and scorned action on progressive issues. But vote-splitting among the opposition parties in dozens of Ridings could hand him a majority. ProjectDemocracy.ca, a new initiative launched today, is a dynamic too...... 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



Over 400 wind, solar and biogas industry players expected at Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:45:11 EST Read More

Media Release TORONTO CANADA, MARCH 10, 2011 - Over 400 developers, manufacturers, service providers and scheme administrators are expected at the second Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum on April 19-20 in Toronto. This industry critical conference is a proven must attend event for renewable energy experts. Last year's event sold-out a week in advance and the April For...... 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



Province fails to protect threatened caribou

Published Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:53:13 EST Read More

For immediate release Groups alarmed by new exemption under the Endangered Species Act Toronto, January 25, 2011 – Leading conservation organizations are concerned that the McGuinty government has placed woodland caribou and its own North American-leading species legislation at risk by exempting a swath of industries from accountability under Ontario's Endangered Sp...... 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



BC First Nation won right to launch wild salmon class-action lawsuit

Published Fri, 3 Dec 2010 16:35:15 EST Read More

Media Release A British Columbia First Nation has won the right to launch a class action lawsuit over damage to wild salmon stocks related to salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago (December 3, 2010) Background: Achieving “Certification” is an important milestone for the advancement of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation's (KAFN) class-action law...... 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



NAIMA applauds the intent of Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan for energy efficiency and conservation

Published Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:54:45 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, November 23, 2010) Today, the province of Ontario, through the Minister of Energy Brad Duguid, tabled the Long–Term Energy Plan (LTEP). “The LTEP is an important step in advancing renewable energy, encouraging energy conservation, creating and supporting green jobs and Ontario’s growing green economy. Industry looks to government for long term...... Click here to read this release



2010 Community Power Award winners announced

Published Mon, 15 Nov 2010 19:58:17 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2010 Community Power Award winners announced! (Toronto, ON November 15, 2010) The OSEA 2010 Community Power Awards were presented tonight during the Community Power Awards Banquet & Ceremony. The award winners are individuals who have made significant contributions to the Community Power movement in Ontario and globally. The award presentation fol...... 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



Community Power Grant Recipients Announced

Published Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:50:16 EST Read More

Media Release Financial support for citizens and groups bolsters community investment in green energy projects (Toronto, November 15 2010) - The Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, the London Boys and Girls Club and the Burlington Green renewable energy cooperative are among the first projects to receive a grant under the Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP). CEPP gr...... Click here to read this release



Get ready for the Community Power Conference 2010

Published Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:40:44 EST Read More

Media Advisory Join Ontario’s largest annual gathering of Community Power proponents, producers and supporters The Community Power Conference 2010 is hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). Together with the Power Networking Centre trade show, the conference attracts industry regulators, commercial and community power generators, farmers and First...... Click here to read this release



First Nation speakers and nominees at Community Power Conference 2010

Published Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:30:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory ATT: First Nations News/Environment/Energy Reporters and Editors: First Nation specific aspects of the Community Power Conference 2010 include: WHEN: November 15-17, 2010 WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 700 and 800 Level 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON Canada First Nations Speakers: - Bryon LeClaire, D...... Click here to read this release



Community Power Awards nominees announced

Published Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:46:16 EST Read More

Media Advisory Community Power Awards nominees announced The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is pleased to announce the Community Power Award nominees for 2010. The Community Power Award is presented to individuals and/or organizations, whose work has contributed significantly to the Community Power movement. Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ont...... 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



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



Paddle for Wild Salmon Update (October 20) – “Hope to Skwah (Chilliwack)”

Published Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:07:05 EST Read More

Media Release “Hope for Wild Salmon” – The Journey to Vancouver begins with Sacred Salmon ceremony Salmon Are Sacred’s ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ launches this morning in Hope. The five-day paddle arrives into Vanier Park in Vancouver on Monday (25th) with a march across Burrard Bridge to the opening of the Cohen Commission to support Justice Cohen in his inv...... Click here to read this release



From Hell to Hope - Alexandra Morton rafts through Hell’s Gate

Published Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:48:39 EST Read More

Media Release From Hell to Hope - Alexandra Morton rafts through Hell’s Gate (Hope, B.C., October 18, 2010) – The Wild Salmon People are gathering momentum with a raft through Hell’s Gate tomorrow (19th) and the launch of the ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ from Hope on Wednesday (20th). Salmon Are Sacred’s tour of the Fraser watershed reaches Lillooet tonight...... 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



Le plan du gouvernement ne sauvera pas le caribou des bois

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:44:04 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Le plan du gouvernement ne sauvera pas le caribou des bois Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le caribou des bois de l'Ontario pourrait disparaître de la province », signale M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 publié aujourd’hui. « Le plan de protection du gouvernement n...... Click here to read this release



Le manque de surveillance sur les activités minières met en péril le Grand Nord

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:39:35 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Le manque de surveillance sur les activités minières met en péril le Grand Nord Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario dit que les entreprises d'exploitation minière utilisent le jalonnement des claims, l’exploration et les activités connexes pour circonvenir la promesse du gouvernement visant à ...... Click here to read this release



Sites d'enfouissement vieillissants : les pollueurs oubliés de l'Ontario

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:25:34 EST Read More

Sites d'enfouissement vieillissants : les pollueurs oubliés de l'Ontario Pour diffusion immédiate Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le ministère de l’Environnement a perdu le compte des centaines de sites d’enfouissements vieillissants qui menacent la qualité de l’air et de l’eau en Ontario », indique M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l...... 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



More scrutiny needed for large natural gas plants

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:04:22 EST Read More

For Immediate Release More scrutiny needed for large natural gas plants Toronto, September 22, 2010 - The Ontario government must stop blocking tougher environmental scrutiny of large natural gas power plants, says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. "As we phase-out the use of coal, natural gas - includi...... Click here to read this release



Loophole big enough to truck 160,000 tonnes of sand through

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:58:47 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Loophole big enough to truck 160,000 tonnes of sand through Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Ontario government is ignoring the law, and allowing a sand pit to operate without a licence says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. “The Ministry of Natural Resources is making some quest...... Click here to read this release



Government’s plan will not save caribou

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:53:58 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Government’s plan will not save caribou Toronto, 22 September 2010 –Ontario’s woodland caribou are in danger of disappearing from this province, warns the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. “The government’s conservation plan does little to reduce or eliminate the threats ...... Click here to read this release



Lack of Mining Oversight Jeopardizes the Far North

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:50:31 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Lack of Mining Oversight Jeopardizes the Far North Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says mining service companies are using claim staking, exploration, and related activities to circumvent the government’s promise to protect half the boreal forest in the Far North. In his 2009/2010 annual report released tod...... Click here to read this release



Wanted: One billion more trees for southern Ontario

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:46:07 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Wanted: One billion more trees for southern Ontario Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Ontario government needs to give more direction as to where, what and how many trees should be planted to restore our woodlands in Southern Ontario, says Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 Annual Report released today. “There are ...... Click here to read this release



Province’s air quality standards are not airtight

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:41:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Province’s air quality standards are not airtight Toronto, 22 September 2010 – A recent change to Ontario’s air pollution regulation allows the government to exempt whole sectors of industry from tougher provincial air quality standards, says Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. ...... 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 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



Fish farms operating without valid Crown Land tenures

Published Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:17:01 EST Read More

Fish farms operating without valid Crown Land tenures Biologist applies for expired salmon feedlot licenses (August 23, 2010, Broughton Archipelago) Salmon Feedlots in the Broughton Archipelago are operating on Crown Land tenures that have been expired for years. This week biologist Alexandra Morton has applied for these licences to return them to their natural state to grow wild fis...... Click here to read this release



Retailers close doors to conserve electricity related to air conditioning

Published Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:35:07 EST Read More

Retailers close doors to conserve electricity related to air conditioning (Toronto, August 3, 2010) Doors Closed, the Conservation Council of Ontario's campaign to stop air-conditioned sidewalks, is back. Street teams are being deployed around Toronto again this week to hand out posters and to encourage business owners to save electricity. The message is clear: Ontarians don't like ...... Click here to read this release



Top wind and solar experts to speak at Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum

Published Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:01:11 EST Read More

Top wind and solar experts to speak at Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum Event focuses on building renewable energy supply chains in Ontario Toronto – July 30, 2010 – Over 50 renewable energy experts are confirmed to speak at the upcoming Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum, taking place October 5-6 in Toronto. This industry critical event will bring togethe...... Click here to read this release



Power to the People!

Published Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:23:08 EST Read More

Media Advisory Find out HOW at the Community Power Conference 2010 The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is hosting its second annual Community Power Conference this November. The event is Ontario’s single largest annual gathering of Community Power producers, proponents and supporters. Together with the Power Networking Centre trade show, the conference attracts ...... Click here to read this release



Le secteur ontarien de l’énergie solaire souffre des incertitudes liées au micro-programme de TRG, prévient le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:26:46 EST Read More

Pour publication immédiate Le secteur ontarien de l’énergie solaire souffre des incertitudes liées au micro-programme de TRG, prévient le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario "L'Office de l'électricité de l'Ontario (OEO) doit divulguer en entier les hypothèses financières dont il dispose pour justifier les coupures du micro-programme de tarif de rachat g...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s solar sector being harmed by uncertainty around microFIT, warns Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Published Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:41:51 EST Read More

For immediate release Ontario’s solar sector being harmed by uncertainty around microFIT, warns Environmental Commissioner of Ontario The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) must fully disclose the financial assumptions it used to justify the price cut to Ontario’s renewable energy feed-in tariff ("microFIT") program, says Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario....... Click here to read this release



Freedom Of Information requests - important, but not always easy

Published Fri, 16 Jul 2010 16:02:06 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 and Jackie Campbell are cited as the authors. Dr. Saxe can be contacted at (416) 962 5882 or admin@envirolaw.com. For more information, visit h...... Click here to read this release



Third Annual Darryl "Penasi" Fox Memorial Golf Tournament in Thunder Bay

Published Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:03:10 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors Third Annual Darryl "Penasi" Fox Memorial Golf Tournament in Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay, Ontario) Family and friends will gather at the Whitewater Golf and Country Club on Thursday, July 29th to raise money for cancer research. The Darryl "Penasi" Fox Memorial Golf Classic is held each year in honour of Darryl ...... 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



Get Out Migration Update for Saturday, May 8, 2010

Published Fri, 7 May 2010 16:02:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory-Get Out Migration Update for Saturday May 8th Victoria - The End of the Line for Wild Salmon? First Nations, fishermen, wilderness tourism businesses, schoolchildren, coastal communities, MLAs and MPs are all walking beside Alexandra Morton into Victoria today for the final leg of the 480 km Get Out Migration. The final 30km of Salmon Are Sacred's migration ...... 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



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to report on province's energy conservation performance

Published Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:07:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Local, Environmental, Energy and Political Reporters and Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to report on province's energy conservation performance Environmental Commissioner releases Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report Volume One - an analysis of progress on energy conservation activities in the province. WHEN: Monday, May...... Click here to read this release



Climate Change Awareness Act : Bill 6

Published Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:53:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory Climate Change Awareness Act : Bill 6 Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely will convene a media conference regarding Bill 6, the Climate Change Awareness Act. Date: Wednesday , April 21, 2010 Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Queen’s Park Media Studio – Ontario Legislature – Main Floor West Background • ...... 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



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario wants your stories about energy conservation successes and failures

Published Wed, 7 Apr 2010 14:12:40 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario wants your stories about energy conservation successes and failures New website invites feedback on barriers and incentives (Toronto, April 7, 2010) Gord Miller, Ontario's Environment Commissioner wants to learn more about the barriers and incentives you've experienced when conserving energy in Ontario. He's created a new website at www.o...... Click here to read this release



Oracle Poll expands with new office

Published Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:07:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community and Business Reporters and Editors Oracle Poll expands with new office On its twelfth anniversary, Sudbury owned and operated Oracle Poll is expanding. Oracle Poll will mark the opening of their new local office with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, March 25. The Sudbury office also acts as the Northern Ontario headquarters for Environmental Commu...... 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



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



Le gouvernement McGuinty soutient la nation ojibway de Wabigoon Lake

Published Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:38:55 EST Read More

Un nouveau centre pour petites entreprises crée des possibilités économiques Le gouvernement McGuinty soutient la nation ojibway de Wabigoon Lake Un nouveau centre pour petites entreprises soutient l’économie locale et la création d’emplois dans la nation ojibway de Wabigoon Lake. Le centre a été construit pour aider les entrepreneurs locaux de la Première natio...... Click here to read this release



McGuinty Government Supports Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

Published Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:31:39 EST Read More

New Small Business Centre Creating Economic Opportunities McGuinty Government Supports Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation (Tuesday, February 9, 2010) A new small business centre in Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation is supporting the local economy and job creation. The centre was constructed to help local First Nation entrepreneurs and create employment opportunities for members of the Fi...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature clubs count for conservation - 110th Christmas bird count

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:57:39 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Counting for conservation! The 110th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 15, 2009 - Citizen scientists are grabbing their binoculars and heading outside for the annual Christmas Bird Count, the largest single volunteer conservation movement on behalf of wildlife. The count begins this week and continues until January 5, 2010. ...... Click here to read this release



Canada's climate performance illegal - Friends of the Earth asks Supreme Court to rule on critical points of law (Kyoto and Copenhagen)

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:14:56 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release Canada facing legal challenge for breaking federal global warming law OTTAWA (December 15, 2009) - The Government of Canada is facing a landmark legal challenge in the country's top court for failing to take action on global warming -- specifically for refusing to respect a federal law that requires reductions in greenhouse gas emissions...... 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



News Article - Renewable energy and wood stoves

Published Fri, 11 Dec 2009 17:05:42 EST Read More

Burn Wood? Burn Wise! Increase the heat and reduce the smoke from your woodstove By: Craig Gutowski NOTE TO EDITORS: This piece is available for publication at no charge so long as Mr. Gutowski is cited as the author. Contact information for local and regional woodstove experts is available by contacting the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association of Canada at: 1-800-7...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2008/2009

Published Wed, 2 Dec 2009 11:45:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2008/2009 WHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:00 am WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio WHAT: The Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, will submit to the Legislative Assembly a review of the progress of activities in Ontario to reduce greenhouse ga...... 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



Community Power Conference 2009 Blazes a Trail in Ontario

Published Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:17:03 EST Read More

Community Power Conference 2009 Blazes a Trail in Ontario (Tuesday, November 17, 2009) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) wraps up a very successful 1st Annual Community Power Conference with the creation of a new 'International Community Power working group' with OSEA and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). Dr. Josef Pesch from Freiburg, Germany, said, 'this wi...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunities - Community Power experts to speak at OSEA conference

Published Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:46:19 EST Read More

Interview Opportunities - Community Power experts to speak at OSEA conference The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is hosting its first annual Community Power Conference November 15-16. Community Power and renewable energy experts from around the world will be speaking about current issues and trends in the sector, how it’s growing and how it can be developed. T...... Click here to read this release



Who needs Harper at Copenhagen?

Published Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:43:20 EST Read More

Who needs Harper at Copenhagen? The people of Ontario are building sustainable energy projects on their own (Friday, November 13, 2009) Canada’s inactions regarding climate change are widely known and at the upcoming conference this December in Copenhagen Stephen Harper can expect to be highly criticized. Meanwhile, hundreds of Ontario residents who are fed up with the lack ...... Click here to read this release



Aboriginal issues on agenda for Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Community Power Conference 2009

Published Fri, 6 Nov 2009 17:30:01 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Energy, Environment Reporters and Editors Aboriginal issues on agenda for Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Community Power Conference 2009 The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) will host its first annual Community Power Conference (CP2009) this November 15-16. CPC2009 incorporates themes and issues of particular intere...... Click here to read this release



There is hope for Canada's Wild Salmon - a stunning move by Prime Minister Harper

Published Thu, 5 Nov 2009 15:42:46 EST Read More

Media Release There is hope for Canada's Wild Salmon - a stunning move by Prime Minister Harper (Sointula, British Columbia, November 5, 2009) After months of silence from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today a Judicial Inquiry into how DFO is managing the Fraser River sockeye. "Prime Minister Harper's action is a significant step ...... Click here to read this release



Calling on DFO Minister Shea, End the Silence

Published Tue, 27 Oct 2009 14:14:57 EST Read More

PRESS RELEASE Calling on DFO Minister Shea, End the Silence (October 27, 2009) The UBCIC calls upon the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Minister Gail Shea to get on with the pressing work at hand of developing new Fish Farm regulations with First Nations. The court mandated deadline of February 10, 2010 is fast approaching and the silence from Minister Shea’s office...... Click here to read this release



Fish Farm Escape in Port Elizabeth

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:07:24 EST Read More

Press Release Attn: Environment, Wildlife, Fish Reporters and Editors Fish Farm Escape in Port Elizabeth (Sunday, October 25th, 2009) The Kwicksutaineuk Ah-kwa-mish First Nation is appalled and bitterly disgusted at the recently reported escape of 40,000 Atantic Salmon from the Port Elizabeth Fish Farm in the Broughtan Archipelago. After speaking with Clare Backman of Marin...... 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



Federal Government approves Environmental Assessment for Two Feathers Forest Products, LP

Published Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:42:13 EST Read More

Media Release Federal Government approves Environmental Assessment for Two Feathers Forest Products, LP (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, September 25, 2009) Two Feathers Forest Products, LP (TFFP) is proud to announce the Environmental Assessment (EA) submitted on July 14, 2009 has been reviewed and accepted by the Federal Government. The approval, received this week, is a key mi...... Click here to read this release



Alexandra Morton charges Marine Harvest with illegal possession of wild salmon

Published Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:54:46 EST Read More

Alexandra Morton charges Marine Harvest with illegal possession of wild salmon If government is not going to apply the laws of Canada to fish farms, it is up to the people to do so (Port Hardy, September 16, 2009) Biologist Alexandra Morton laid charges under the federal Fisheries Act against fish farm giant Marine Harvest for illegal possession of wild juvenile salmon from an ...... Click here to read this release



L'ONTARIO APPUIE LES PROJETS D'ÉNERGIE VERTE POUR LES COMMUNAUTÉS DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS ET MÉTIS

Published Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:33:39 EST Read More

L'ONTARIO APPUIE LES PROJETS D'ÉNERGIE VERTE POUR LES COMMUNAUTÉS DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS ET MÉTIS L'honorable George Smitherman, vice-premier ministre et ministre de l'Énergie et de l'Infrastructure, fera une annonce à propos d'initiatives ayant pour but d'aider les communautés de Premières nations et métis qui souhaitent entreprendre des projets d'énergie renouvelable. Les ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario to support First Nations and Metis green energy opportunities

Published Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:29:00 EST Read More

ONTARIO TO SUPPORT FIRST NATIONS AND MÉTIS GREEN ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES The Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure will make an announcement about initiatives to assist First Nations and Métis communities interested in renewable energy projects. The initiatives help address key objectives of the Green Energy Act, including developing r...... Click here to read this release



Conserve the Light energy efficiency and conservation conference begins in Thunder Bay

Published Thu, 3 Sep 2009 09:27:37 EST Read More

Media Release Conserve the Light a Provincial First Nations and Métis Energy Efficiency and Conservation Conference begins in Thunder Bay Minister of Energy and Infrastructure to speak today at 6:30pm (Thunder Bay, ON. September 3, 2009) The Conserve the Light conference, which started today at the Valhalla Hotel, has attracted over 200 First Nations leaders, communi...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay site of historic Gathering of Traditional and Christian First Nation and Métis Elders from across Ontario

Published Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:23:13 EST Read More

Media Release Thunder Bay site of historic Gathering of Traditional and Christian First Nation and Métis Elders from across Ontario Gathering to bring recommendations on Protecting Mother Earth through energy conservation to the Conserve the Light conference (Fort William First Nation/Thunder Bay, ON, September 1, 2009) The Teepees, Sweat and Teaching lodges are now...... Click here to read this release



Two Feathers Forest Products Receives Federal Government Funding

Published Tue, 1 Sep 2009 09:42:23 EST Read More

Media Release Two Feathers Forest Products Receives Federal Government Funding (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Ontario, Sept.1, 2009) Eagle Lake First Nation received $829,000 from the recent Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) announcement. This will support the Two Feathers Forest Products, LP (TFFP) value added initiative. TFFP is a partnership involving Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Na...... 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



Thunder Bay to host Conserve the Light Gathering

Published Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:46:02 EST Read More

Media Advisory Thunder Bay to host Conserve the Light Gathering Province-wide First Nations and Métis energy efficiency conference and Elders gathering (Thunder Bay) A First Nations and Métis Energy Efficiency Conference will take place as a result of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures for Aboriginal Communities (EEMAC) program. The conference will tak...... 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



Conserve the Light Gathering - a First Nations and Métis energy efficiency conference

Published Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:51:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory Conserve the Light Gathering - a First Nations and Métis energy efficiency conference (July 24, 2009) As part of the ongoing Energy Efficiency & Conservation Measures for Aboriginal Communities (EEMAC) program, Charles Fox Consulting Inc. and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) will convene a Gathering of Ontario First Nations and Métis Elders and Leadership and ...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay hosts 2nd annual Darryl “Penasi” Fox Memorial Golf Classic

Published Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:13:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors Thunder Bay hosts 2nd annual Darryl “Penasi” Fox Memorial Golf Classic Deputy Premier and Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure George Smitherman to attend weekend tournament (Thunder Bay, Ontario) Join family, friends, members of the community, and provincial politicians at the Whitewater G...... Click here to read this release



Two Feathers Forest Products (LP) draft Environmental Screening Report is now available for review and comment

Published Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:20:04 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Two Feathers Forest Products (LP) draft Environmental Screening Report is now available for review and comment (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Ontario, July 17, 2009) Two Feathers Forest Products, LP (TFFP) has released a draft Environmental Screening Report (ESR) for public comment and review. The draft ESR will be available for review at w...... Click here to read this release



Canada Goose Resource Centres reduce waste and give back to Northern communities

Published Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:31:46 EST Read More

Canada Goose Resource Centres reduce waste and give back to Northern communities Canada Goose Inc, a Canadian extreme outerwear company, has recently put in place an initiative to furnish Arctic residents with fabrics and accessories they can use to manufacture winter clothing. This project diverts the manufacturer’s high quality surplus materials to populations that have traditionally...... 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



Thunder Bay hosts 2nd annual Darryl “Penasi” Fox Memorial Golf Classic

Published Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:53:12 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors Thunder Bay hosts 2nd annual Darryl “Penasi” Fox Memorial Golf Classic Deputy Premier and Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, George Smitherman to attend weekend tournament (Thunder Bay, Ontario) Join family, friends, members of the community, and provincial politicians at the Whitewater ...... 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



Two Feathers Forest Products - Open Houses in North Western Ontario

Published Thu, 21 May 2009 16:13:14 EST Read More

Media Advisory North-western Ontario Open Houses related to Two Feathers Forest Products Two Feathers Forest Products, LP (TFFP) will convene a series of six Public Open Houses starting on May 25, 2009. These sessions are an opportunity to review information on this proposed value-added forest products initiative. Stantec Consulting Ltd (Stantec), hired by TFFP, is conducti...... 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



TCPLA welcomes the Green Energy Act

Published Tue, 19 May 2009 09:51:55 EST Read More

The Toronto Centre Provincial Liberal Association (TCPLA) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 14th 2009, the Ontario Green Energy Act (GEA) was passed into law by the Ontario legislature.. The Green Energy Act is a bold series of co-ordinated actions motivated by government’s desire to create substantial employment in a green economy and reduce Ontario’s impact on the climate. In ...... 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



New poll shows Ontario’s Green Energy Act (Bill 150) is on the right track with home energy efficiency measurement

Published Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:20:59 EST Read More

Media Release New poll shows Ontario’s Green Energy Act (Bill 150) is on the right track with home energy efficiency measurement A majority of Ontarians support mandatory home energy efficiency labeling and expect it to be common across North America soon says poll done this week (Toronto, April 23, 2009) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) and NAIMA Cana...... 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



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



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



Green Energy Act discussed in Manitoulin Island Event

Published Fri, 27 Feb 2009 16:54:09 EST Read More

Media Release Green Energy Act the Solution to Environmental and Economic Crises is theme of Manitoulin Island Workshop (M’Chigeeng ON., Feb 25, 2009)- Citizens from Manitoulin Island and surrounding areas attended a workshop at the M’Chigeeng First Nation Community Complex today, organized by the M’Chigeeng First Nation and the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSE...... 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



Green Energy Act the Solution to Environmental and Economic Crises is theme of Sault Ste. Marie Workshop

Published Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:10:47 EST Read More

Media Release Green Energy Act the Solution to Environmental and Economic Crises is theme of Sault Ste. Marie Workshop (Sault Ste. Marie ON., Feb 24, 2009) - Citizens from Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas attended a workshop at the Holiday Inn Waterfront today, organized by ULERN and the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). A presentation was made outlining wha...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver applauds Canada's first Green Energy Act

Published Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:34:26 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver applauds Canada's first Green Energy Act (Toronto, ON, February 23, 2009) Today, the province of Ontario tabled legislation that will focus on renewable energy, energy conservation and creating a new, green economy. Premier McGuinty's Green Energy Act manages to address some very important issues. If passed, the legislation will streamline the env...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA hails Green Energy Act as an important step towards a green economy

Published Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:10:45 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario government unveils Canada's first Green Energy Act NAIMA hails legislation as an important step towards a green economy (Toronto, ON, February 23, 2009) Today, the province of Ontario tabled its first Green Energy Act. The legislation is aimed at building renewable energy, encouraging energy conservation and creating green jobs in Ontario. The...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Re-invents the meaning of Energy Efficiency

Published Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:12:52 EST Read More

Ontario Re-invents the meaning of Energy Efficiency (February 23, 2009 – Toronto) “Today’s introduction of a Green Energy Act is about to launch Ontario into a leadership position in the race to be the most Energy Efficient economy in Canada. Perhaps the world,” said Ken Elsey, President of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA). When George Smitherman accepted the...... 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



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases special report on Species at Risk

Published Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST Read More

Media Advisory Release of Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Special Report The Last Line of Defence: A Review of Ontario's New Protections for Species at Risk Monday, March 2, 2009 There are two parts to the release of the Environmental Commissioners Report: a Media Conference at the Queen's Park Media Studio followed by an online briefing session. 9:...... 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



Sault Ste Marie event to discuss proposed Green Energy Act

Published Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:46:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory Sault Ste. Marie 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



Walkerton event to discuss proposed Green Energy Act

Published Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:38:26 EST Read More

Media Advisory Walkerton 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 Ontario residents...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Act the Solution to Environmental and Economic Crises is theme of North Bay Meeting

Published Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:25:02 EST Read More

Media Release Green Energy Act the Solution to Environmental and Economic Crises is theme of North Bay Meeting (North Bay ON., Feb 14, 2009)- Citizens from North Bay and surrounding area attended a workshop at Nipissing University today (February 14), organized by the Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) and the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). The presenta...... Click here to read this release



North Bay event to discuss proposed Green Energy Act

Published Tue, 10 Feb 2009 09:11:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory North Bay 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 Ontario re...... Click here to read this release



Salmon Fish Farm Case - BC Supreme Court decision on Alexandra Morton et al vs AG British Columbia and Marine Harvest Canada

Published Mon, 9 Feb 2009 17:48:13 EST Read More

To view the complete text of the BC Supreme Court decision on Alexandra Morton et al vs AG British Columbia and Marine Harvest Canada, click on Download Original Release. ...... Click here to read this release



One for the wild salmon - BC Supreme Court delivers ruling in fish farming case

Published Mon, 9 Feb 2009 16:27:07 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Wildlife/Environment/Legal/Political/News Reporters and Editors ONE FOR THE WILD SALMON! Vancouver, B.C., February 9, 2009 - Today BC Supreme Court ruled that the BC government does not have the right to regulate salmon farms - the BC regulation of fish farms has become unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid. The fish inside the farm are now considered a f...... 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



North-western Ontario First Nation initiative - Two Feathers Forest Products receives attention in Federal Budget

Published Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:42:51 EST Read More

Two Feathers Forest Products initiative involving Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Pikangikum First Nation, and Eagle Lake First Nation in North-western Ontario receives attention in Federal Budget (Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Ontario, January 28, 2009) “Momentum is growing – and we are well on our way,” are the words used by Terry Favelle (President, Two Feather Forest Products and...... Click here to read this release



EcoEnergy audits to be offered throughout Ontario by GreenSaver and Ontario Association of Home Inspectors

Published Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:44:24 EST Read More

Media Release Greensaver and OAHI - our new province-wide green team (Toronto, December 11th, 2008) GreenSaver and the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) have joined forces to offer EcoENERGY home audits across Ontario. Beginning in January 2009, OAHI members will be trained and integrated into the GreenSaver service areas. This will provide a one stop approach to...... Click here to read this release



Countryside Energy Co-operative supports Green Energy Act

Published Fri, 5 Dec 2008 11:10:21 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Milverton, Ontario (Friday, December 5, 2008) - At Queen’s Park today, during the critically important global climate change conference in Poznan, Poland, the Green Energy Act Alliance released its expectations for the upcoming Ontario Green Energy Act. The Alliance’s recommendations for the Act can bring economic prosperity and new & susta...... Click here to read this release



Efficient Wood Heating is Good for the Environment

Published Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:30:15 EST Read More

Cut greenhouse gas emissions and save money at the same time - heating with wood does not contribute to global warming and climate change the way the "fossil" fuels do Firewood is a renewable energy resource like wind, solar and hydroelectric power. To adequately respond to the global warming challenge, we need to start using more renewables and less oil, gas and coal. Heating with wood ...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Increase the heat and reduce greenhouse gases with wood stoves and gas fireplaces

Published Thu, 20 Nov 2008 09:37:52 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Wood Stoves and Gas Fireplaces - Increase the heat and reduce greenhouse gases Who: John Johnson, President of the Western Chapter of the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association of Canada To schedule interviews call 604-420-4323 or e-mail johnj.bby(at)eccohtg.com What: Mr Johnson can address the following questions: Are wood...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Can clean air and wood stoves co-exist?

Published Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:43:02 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Can clean air and wood stoves co-exist? WHO: John Gulland, Director of the Wood Heat Policy Institute WHAT: Mr. Gulland is available to speak to the following points: • Are wood burning stove bans necessary? • What is the difference between good wood burning (no smoke) and bad wood burning (lots of smoke)? • Why aren't the fed...... 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



New Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Board members represent diversity of sustainable energy sector

Published Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:26:30 EST Read More

Media Release New Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Board members represent diversity of sustainable energy sector TORONTO, November 14, 2008 - Newly elected Board members of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association represent a wide cross-section of people and communities involved in sustainable energy and committed to a Green Energy Act in Ontario. "We are very pleas...... Click here to read this release



Heating With Wood Makes Families and Communities Richer

Published Mon, 10 Nov 2008 11:20:31 EST Read More

To the Editor: This article is written by John Gulland, Director of the Wood Heat Policy Institute. It is available for publication, free of charge. The Wood Heat Policy Institute (WHPI) supports the public interest in wood heating and advocates for the responsible use of this important renewable energy resource. WHPI is a source of credible information and analysis of wood ...... 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



News Article: Learn how to heat with wood without making smoke

Published Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:26:10 EST Read More

To the Editor: This article is written by John Gulland, Director of the Wood Heat Policy Institute. It is available for publication, free of charge. The Wood Heat Policy Institute (WHPI) supports the public interest in wood heating and advocates for the responsible use of this important renewable energy resource. WHPI is a source of credible information and analysis of wood heating ...... Click here to read this release



Wood WORKS! 8th Annual Awards Ontario nominees announced

Published Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:26:26 EST Read More

Wood WORKS! 8th Annual Awards Ontario nominees announced (North Bay /Toronto) Wood WORKS! is pleased to announce the nominees for the 8th Annual Ontario Wood WORKS! Awards. The 2008 awards will be presented during the 8th Annual Awards Gala in Toronto on Wednesday, November 12, in the Cohen Ballroom at the Toronto Congress Centre (award presentation at 6:30 pm). Tickets are available b...... Click here to read this release



Tens of millions of migrant birds are on the move in Ontario

Published Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:13:39 EST Read More

Heading South Tens of millions of migrant birds are on the move in Ontario By: Gregor Beck While cottagers are busy packing up their lakeside retreats and local residents are battening down the hatches, Ontario's songbirds are also making plans in anticipation of winter. Throughout the fall, some of the province's most numerous and familiar bird species are making stealthy exi...... Click here to read this release



Insulating yourself against energy costs

Published Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:23:59 EST Read More

Insulating yourself against energy costs Now is the time to upgrade your home insulation With a Canadian winter right around the corner, it is time again to make sure you're ready. Ensuring you have the proper draft proofing and the right amount of insulation in your home remains one of the best things you can do for the environment and your wallet. Inadequate insulation is 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



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



Opinion Piece: Things to consider before dusting off that old wood stove

Published Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:39:02 EST Read More

High home heating costs Things to consider before dusting off that old wood stove Used stoves are being snapped up at auctions and old stoves that were mothballed years ago are being dusted off and set up to burn again. If you are taking urgent action to control your heating costs this winter, here are some things to consider bef...... Click here to read this release



Strategic Voting Campaign Identifies "Hot Ridings" in British Columbia

Published Thu, 9 Oct 2008 16:53:32 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Strategic Voting Campaign Identifies "Hot Ridings" in British Columbia (Victoria, BC - Thursday, October 9, 2008) - Voters in British Columbia 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. VoteForEnvironment.ca ana...... 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



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



Ontario Nature calls on McGuinty government to reform outdated Ontario Mining Act

Published Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:06:17 EST Read More

Ontario’s Mining Act full of holes! Now is the time to participate in the consultation process and help shape the outdated Ontario Mining Act (Toronto, September 30, 2008) Ontario Nature, a leading conservation and habitat protection organization, is calling on the Province to address the social and environmental holes in Ontario’s archaic Mining Act. The Ontario governmen...... Click here to read this release



The Wood Heat Policy Institute advocates for the responsible use of wood as fuel

Published Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:09:38 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News, Home, Energy, Environment Editors and Reporters The Wood Heat Policy Institute advocates for the responsible use of wood as fuel The merits of one of Canada’s most important renewable energy resources are under appreciated (September 26, 2008) As home heating fuel prices rise, tens of thousands of Canadian householders will be soon turning...... Click here to read this release



VOTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT this federal ELECTION - VOTE smart

Published Wed, 24 Sep 2008 10:49:13 EST Read More

VOTE SMART – GIVE CANADA A CLIMATE FRIENDLY GOVERNMENT VoteForEnvironment.ca offers strategic advice on how to defeat Stephen Harper OTTAWA – Canadians have a powerful new online tool to help them cast a vote for the environment. VoteForEnvironment.ca provides a recommended pick for every riding in the country for the Liberal, NDP, Green or Bloc party candidate m...... 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



Green Energy Act Alliance endorses Minister Smitherman’s directive to prioritize conservation and renewable energy

Published Fri, 19 Sep 2008 14:33:23 EST Read More

Green Energy Act Alliance endorses Minister Smitherman’s directive to prioritize conservation and renewable energy (Toronto, Ontario, September 19, 2008) Yesterday, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure directed the Ontario Power Authority to review and amend its Integrated Power System Plan (IPSP). The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) and other members of the Green E...... 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



Now House opens zero energy 60-year-old wartime home

Published Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:14:24 EST Read More

Now House opens zero energy 60-year-old wartime home Retrofit project transforms decades old home into a leading example of how to make your house environmentally friendly TORONTO, September 10, 2008 - Now House officially opened a 60-year-old wartime home in Toronto that has been retrofitted to require almost no energy and to produce enough energy from renewable sources to pay...... Click here to read this release



Wood WORKS! seeks nominees for 8th Annual Awards Program

Published Tue, 2 Sep 2008 09:51:27 EST Read More

Community Calendar Advisory Awards to recognize excellence and innovation in wood-based design and construction in Ontario (Toronto / North Bay, Ontario) Wood WORKS! has opened the nomination process for the 2008 Wood WORKS! Awards. The program showcases Ontario's best wood designs and wood-based projects and recognizes the people and organizations whose expertise and innovati...... Click here to read this release



Northern Nishnawbe Education Council announces William Dumas as new Executive Director

Published Fri, 15 Aug 2008 09:30:13 EST Read More

Media Release Northern Nishnawbe Education Council announces William Dumas as new Executive Director (Sioux Lookout Ontario, August 15th, 2008) The Interim Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. William Dumas, effective July 15, 2008 as the new Executive Director of the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council. Mr. Dumas is Cree, he is fluent and writes in his lan...... Click here to read this release



Leading Ontario conservation group applauds the Ontario government’s landmark Boreal forest announcement

Published Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:51:52 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Conservation group applauds the Ontario government’s landmark Boreal forest announcement Toronto, July 14, 2008 - Ontario Nature applauds today’s landmark announcement by the Ontario government to implement measures to protect the province's northern boreal region. The announcement delivers on important election promises and will result in t...... Click here to read this release



Thunder Bay hosts 1st annual Darryl “Penasi” Fox Memorial Golf Tournament

Published Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:34:59 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment Reporters and Editors Thunder Bay hosts 1st annual Darryl “Penasi” Fox Memorial Golf Tournament Ontario Minster of Energy and Infrastructure, former North of 60 actress and Churchill MP and Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines, to attend weekend tourney (Thunder Bay, Ontario) Come join family, friends and p...... 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



Canadian law programs rate high on sustainability

Published Wed, 2 Jul 2008 12:17:22 EST Read More

Canadian law programs rate high on sustainability Social justice, human rights and professional ethics essential components in analysis (Toronto, Canada, July 2, 2008) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the fifth-annual Knight Schools ranking. The ranking analyzes how Canadian universities fare in integrating sustainability into the school experience. In reviewing ...... Click here to read this release



World Wind Energy Conference to convene in Kingston, Ontario

Published Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:04:22 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Energy, Business, and Environment Editors and Reporters World Wind Energy Conference 2008 to convene in Kingston, Ontario Conference will deliver an international, national and local perspective on renewable power policy and climate change (Kingston, Ontario) Next week, the World Wind Energy Conference 2008 will take place in Kingston, Ontar...... Click here to read this release



Canada in court for violating federal climate change law

Published Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:48:30 EST Read More

Media Release – For Immediate Release Canada in court for violating federal climate change law Lawsuit demands government obey the will of Parliament TORONTO, June 18, 2008 – Today, Canada became the first country ever to be brought to court for failing to comply with its legal commitments to combat global warming. Pro-bono lawyers from Paliare Roland Barristers and E...... Click here to read this release



Friends of the Earth takes Federal Government to Court over Kyoto failure

Published Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:17:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Environment, Government, Politics Friends of the Earth takes Federal Government to Court over Kyoto failure Lawyers will argue that Kyoto commitment broken TORONTO - Canada will be the first country ever to be brought to court for its failure to comply with domestic law and meet its international commitments to combat global warming. ...... 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



Ontario Nature honours provincial conservation heroes

Published Fri, 6 Jun 2008 14:10:20 EST Read More

Embargoed until Saturday, June 7 Ontario Nature honours provincial conservation heroes City of Orillia and Region of Waterloo, Sudbury area water quality group and residents of Lakefield, Kirkfield, Hamilton, Cobourg, Bright’s Grove, Oakville and Peterborough recognized for leadership in conservation and nature protection (Kirkfield, Ontario, June 7, 2008) – This ...... 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



Moose Deer Point welcomes Provincial Minister Leona Dombrowsky

Published Tue, 6 May 2008 16:52:16 EST Read More

First Nations injection molding business on track for more expansion and upgrades after receiving provincial support to upgrade reliability of electricity supply Moose Deer Point welcomes Provincial Minister Leona Dombrowsky (Moose Deer Point, ON, May 6, 2008) Community leaders and residents of Moose Deer Point First Nation (located south of Parry Sound) welcomed the Minister o...... Click here to read this release



Group challenges BC Government's right to regulate fish farms

Published Tue, 6 May 2008 14:16:51 EST Read More

Noted salmon scientist, tourism operators and commercial fishers file Constitutional challenge in effort to save BC wild salmon fishery Group challenges BC Government's right to regulate fish farms (May 6, 2008, Vancouver, BC) Biologist Alexandra Morton, the Area E Gill-netters Association, the Vessels Owners Association and the Wilderness Tourism Association have filed ...... Click here to read this release



Moose Deer Point First Nation business expansion and upgrades

Published Fri, 2 May 2008 14:44:59 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity: First Nation business expansion and upgrades (Parry Sound/Muskoka region) The community of Moose Deer Point First Nation and Niigon Technologies will host Leona Dombrowsky, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as the Minister makes a funding announcement. Minister Dombrowsky will meet with local dignitaries, community leaders and tour t...... 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 2008 Budget Summary

Published Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:07:00 EST Read More

2008 Ontario Budget Summary “Growing for a Stronger Ontario” March 25, 2008 Prepared by: Environmental Communication Options Budget Theme The Ontario government is anticipating a continued economic slowdown of the Ontario economy due to the high price of oil, a stagnant U.S. economy and the strong Canadian dollar. The government expects a surplus in 20...... Click here to read this release



First Nation leaders jailed for defending traditional lands from exploitation called “Political Prisoners in Canada”

Published Thu, 20 Mar 2008 14:29:23 EST Read More

Media Release – Distributed at the direction of the First Nations of Sachigo Lake, Bearskin Lake, Muskrat Dam, Kasabonika, Wunnimun, Wapekeka, Kingfisher and Wawakapewin. First Nation leaders jailed for defending traditional lands from exploitation called “Political Prisoners in Canada” Police and Fire Department extinguish Sacred Fire tended by Elders in Thunder Bay (...... Click here to read this release



Province-wide distribution of 25,000 energy efficiency kits to Ontario First Nations households nears completion

Published Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:11:48 EST Read More

Six Nations Territory Energy Efficiency Kit distribution guaranteed by involvement of Gil & Essie Martin's Walk with Me for Diabetes program (Oshweken, Ontario, December 10, 2007) This summer and fall an army of students and volunteers fanned out across Ontario First Nations communities to deliver Mana-cha-toon Wash-ti-ni-gun or Conserve the Light (CTL) energy efficiency kits. ...... Click here to read this release



Remote Ontario First Nation Communities get first Energy Conservation Kits

Published Fri, 7 Sep 2007 09:27:42 EST Read More

Media Release – For Immediate Release – Photos Available (Thunder Bay, September 7, 2007) The delivery phase of “Mana-cha-toon Wash-ti-ni-gun,” or the “Conserve the Light” project, began this morning at Thunder Bay Airport. A Wasaya Airways plane was loaded with Energy Conservation Kits (ECK) prepared for delivery to remote First Nation communities without road access. This in...... Click here to read this release



Provincial Aboriginal Energy Conservation Program Launched in Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 8 May 2007 10:23:18 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release - Photos Available (Thunder Bay, May 8, 2007) First Nations delegates from across Ontario came together today in Thunder Bay for a two-day Mana-cha-toon Wash-ti-ni-gun (Conserve the Light) Gathering. The Gathering is both a platform for education about electricity conservation in First Nations communities and the launch of a province-wide electricity con...... Click here to read this release



Major Upgrades to Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Homes Announced

Published Fri, 7 Jul 2006 17:28:24 EST Read More

All 100 homes to undergo energy efficiency assessments and upgrades (Georgina Island, ON, July 7, 2006) Members of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation celebrated the announcement of a major energy efficiency retrofit of the community’s housing, made possible through funding by Hydro One and the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation Bureau. The project, designed by the Windfa...... Click here to read this release