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New construction financing solutions for non profit organizations serving seniors and persons with disabilities

Published Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:08:18 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON, October 23, 2014) Adaptability Canada has partnered with Northwood Mortgage to create targeted financial solutions for consumers and non-profit organizations that serve seniors and persons with disabilities--along with their families. The Accessible Community Loan Program, the first of its kind, is designed to allow Canadian non-profit organizations that own and operate b...... Click here to read this release



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

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

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



How a high-performing building envelope can reduce your monthly heating bill

Published Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:26:09 EST Read More

Condensation around windows, drafts, and cold floors are often warning signs that you’re paying too much to heat your home (Ottawa, ON, October 20, 2014) Last winter many Canadians were caught off guard by extreme cold weather, power outages or gas shortages. As this year’s winter season approaches and many Canadians plan to spend an increased amount of time ind...... Click here to read this release



Last 15 Days

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



Environmental Commissioner Boosts Energy Literacy

Published Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:09:40 EST Read More

Toronto, 15 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner today released Smart from Sunrise To Sunset, to alert the public and decision makers to the ability of the Smart Grid to change how they think about electricity. The report is a non-technical primer that describes how a 24-hour day will be different with the widespread adoption of the Smart Grid. Politicians, stakehold...... 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



Last 30 Days

Op-Ed: “Neonic” Pesticide Ban Vital for Bee Health --and Our Own

Published Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:01:34 EST Read More

By Gideon Forman, Caroline Schultz, and Faisal Moola In a few short days many of us will gather among family and friends for a thanksgiving feast, and as we thank our hard-working farmers we must not forget about their petite partners in food production -- honey bees and other pollinators! But these vital creatures are now in peril, threatened by a new class of pesticid...... Click here to read this release



Survey shows Canadian manufacturers used over 136 million kilograms of recycled materials in the production of fibre glass, rock and slag wool insulation

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:47:08 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, October 7, 2014) The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) announced the results of a recent survey of its U.S. and Canadian members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products for 2013. NAIMA Canada members used more than 136 million kilograms of recycled material in the production of their mineral fibre product...... Click here to read this release



Commissioner questions Growth Plan’s effectiveness

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:54:48 EST Read More

Toronto, 7 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner is concerned that Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe is not on track to meet its goal of curbing urban sprawl in this rapidly growing region. In his 2013/14 Annual Report Managing New Challenges, Gord Miller says the 2006 Growth Plan was intended to reverse the pattern of unsustainabl...... 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



Mettre fin à l’exploitation forestière dans le parc Algonquin

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:40:18 EST Read More

Mettre fin à l’exploitation forestière dans le parc Algonquin Toronto, le 7 octobre 2014 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement devrait s’engager à mettre fin à l’exploitation forestière dans son parc provincial phare. Dans son rapport annuel de 2013-2014 publié aujourd’hui, Gérer de nouvelles difficultés, M. Gord Miller souligne...... 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



Fashion Takes Action Hosts Canada’s 1st Sustainable Fashion Conference: WEAR, World Ethical Apparel Roundtable

Published Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:15:22 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Kelly Drennan, FTA Founding Executive Director kelly@fashiontakesaction.com | 416-458-1491 | @ecofashionista September 30, 2014, Toronto ON - Fashion Takes Action (FTA) presents the World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (WEAR) set to take place on November 3 and 4, 2014 at Evergre...... Click here to read this release



Reid’s Heritage Homes first builder to break ground in national Net Zero Energy homes demonstration project

Published Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:20:00 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE For Release: IMMEDIATELY Location: Guelph, Ontario (September 29, 2014, Guelph, ON) Today, Reid’s Heritage Homes hosted the first groundbreaking ceremony for a national Net Zero Energy (NZE) homes demonstration project. Present to mark the occasion was Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga (Ontario), on behalf of the Ho...... Click here to read this release



Reid’s Heritage Homes first to break ground in national Net Zero Energy demonstration project

Published Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:33:50 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY For Release: IMMEDIATELY Location: Guelph, Ontario Reid’s Heritage Homes first to break ground in national Net Zero Energy demonstration project What: Reid’s Heritage Homes invites members of the media to the inaugural groundbreaking event for a national demonstration project that will almost double the amoun...... Click here to read this release



Last 60 Days

Op-Ed: Time for Ontario to seize far-offshore wind opportunities in the Great Lakes

Published Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:25:12 EST Read More

Over three and a half years ago, a cancellation, publicly referred to as a moratorium, on offshore wind was announced. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) is perplexed by the lack of action in advancing a far-offshore wind sector in Ontario. The original February 2011 decision was made ostensibly to allow time to conduct more studies. Almost nothing has happened since...... Click here to read this release



Experts visiting Ajax waterfront to examine algae issue first hand

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

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



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