Blue Box arbitration amended Claim
For those following the fascinating public/ private culture clash that is the Blue Box funding arbitration under the Waste Diversion Act, here is the Amended Municipal Claim. You will see that paragraphs 70 and 71 have been amended, to plead that the Cost Containment Plan was never a legally…View the post titled Blue Box arbitration amended Claim
Best practices for wells in Ontario?
Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment continues to adopt “best management practices” documents as guidance for environmental consultants and industries. The proposed draft guidance on Test Holes and Dewatering Wells: Requirements and Best Management Practices Manual is now …View the post titled Best practices for wells in Ontario?
Anti-fracking bylaws: US Lawyer wins green Nobel prize
Helen Slottje, a lawyer in Ithaca, New York, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work “helping towns across New York defend themselves from oil and gas companies by passing local bans on fracking” (the US equivalent of anti-fracking bylaws). Her legal res…View the post titled Anti-fracking bylaws: US Lawyer wins green Nobel prize
Clean Air court win for US Environmental Protection Agency
The US Environmental Protection Agency has won an important court victory that may help clean the air in Ontario. About half of the air pollution in southern Ontario blows in from the US, mostly from coal-fired power generation stations. The EPA has been trying, for many years, to force thos…View the post titled Clean Air court win for US Environmental Protection Agency
Golf Play Day wins $5,000 donation from Sunningdale Golf Club
At Sunningdale Golf Club's 11th annual Charity Reception, the Siskinds Golf Play Day was the recipient of a $5,000 prize donation. The Siskinds Golf Play Day in support of the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre is coming soon. This year, the event will receive a $5,000 …View the post titled Golf Play Day wins $5,000 donation from Sunningdale Golf Club
Wind turbines don’t hurt property values
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has released a new report, again concluding that wind turbines do not adversely affect the value of nearby properties. “MPAC commissioned this study of the effects of industrial wind turbines (IWT) on the current value of property in…View the post titled Wind turbines don’t hurt property values
Waste Diversion Ontario and Stewardship Ontario to arbitrate
Waste diversion in Ontario is spawning an unusual amount of litigation this year. Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO), the delegated administrative authority which oversees several waste diversion programs under the Waste Diversion Act, is sending its breach of contract dispute with Stewardship On…View the post titled Waste Diversion Ontario and Stewardship Ontario to arbitrate
Concussions: No Longer Just “Getting Your Bell Rung”
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. It will most likely occur from a direct or indirect blow to the head, face, jaw, or at the junction of the skull and neck. Stated otherwise, a concussion is caused by either a direct blow to the head or to another body region resulting in an abrupt a…View the post titled Concussions: No Longer Just “Getting Your Bell Rung”
To go or not to go? Left turn obligations
We have all been on one side of this dilemma or the other. You are the first car at a traffic light, patiently waiting to turn left with a sea of opposing traffic approaching. The light turns green. Do you move into the intersection or not? Common practice falls into one of two scenarios: Sc…View the post titled To go or not to go? Left turn obligations
Environment Ministry to loosen law for waste-based alternative fuels that displace coal
Kudos to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for finally coming to grips, at least a little, with the adverse environmental and environmental effects of labeling too many productive activities as “waste disposal”. The ministry’s proposed regulatory changes will remove t…View the post titled Environment Ministry to loosen law for waste-based alternative fuels that displace coal
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