Your Uninsurable Home? What is climate change’s wild weather doing to insurance?
Across Canada, this year has brought severe storms, floods, wildfires and other catastrophic weather. As people in Calgary, Toronto and other hard hit areas try to rebuild their lives, most of them expect that someone should help them pay for the damage. Oil-rich Alberta has promised $1 bill…View the post titled Your Uninsurable Home? What is climate change’s wild weather doing to insurance?
$25,000 fine for dumping auto fluff
Kimco Steel Sales Limited, which operates a Kingston waste transfer site, was fined $25,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $6,250 for depositing auto fluff on an illegal dump site. Auto fluff is a non-hazardous waste left from shredding a vehicle after the metal has been salvaged for recycl…View the post titled $25,000 fine for dumping auto fluff
Siskinds and The London Hunt Club Serve up Aces
Siskinds was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Fowler Kennedy Tennis Classic held at the London Hunt Club. This great event raises funds each year to help support the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic and has raised over $150,000 since it played its first set. Congratulations to everyo…View the post titled Siskinds and The London Hunt Club Serve up Aces
Feds must disclose: will they save the endangered sage grouse?
As we wrote earlier, sage grouse are on the brink of extinction in Canada due to the destruction of their habitat, largely related to oil and gas development. The federal Minister of the Environment has refused to disclose if they will do anything about it. Last week’s Federal Court of Appea…View the post titled Feds must disclose: will they save the endangered sage grouse?
City of Toronto announces Morton Shulman Avenue
Today, the City of Toronto will unveil a very short new street. Morton Shulman Avenue leads south from Wilson to the exciting new Forensic Sciences Centre and Coroner’s Complex that will open this fall. This LEED Silver building will bring together the Ontario Forensic Pathology Servic…View the post titled City of Toronto announces Morton Shulman Avenue
Siskinds and Nazem Kadri Raise Funds with Golf Tournament
This weekend Siskinds is proud to be a Title Sponsor of the Nazem Kadri Golf Classic being held at FireRock Golf Club. The tournament will raise funds for three great causes; St Josephs Health Care London, the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and the Muslim Resource Centre. We would like to…View the post titled Siskinds and Nazem Kadri Raise Funds with Golf Tournament
$40,000 fine for asbestos and other waste offences
KNR Landfill Managers Inc., based at the controversial Vaughan transfer station, operate a landfill in Cayuga, Ontario (perhaps the controversial Edward Street landfill that was rebuilt and reopened several years ago.) They were fined $40,000, plus victim fine surcharges of $10,000, for fail…View the post titled $40,000 fine for asbestos and other waste offences
Fish farm company silences activist opponent with defamation order
The BC Court of Appeal has ordered well-known anti-fish farm activist Don Staniford to pay $75,000 in damages because the mock cigarette packages he had made criticizing Norwegian-owned fish farm companies lacked footnotes or other appropriate citations. The court also granted a permanent in…View the post titled Fish farm company silences activist opponent with defamation order
The silence of the bees – Nix the neonics! Sign the petition…
Bees are dying; we can do something about it. Three thousand or so registered beekeepers manage around 100,000 honeybee colonies in Ontario. In the spring of 2012, bees began to die in record numbers. No one knows, for sure, what’s killing the bees, but one class of pesticides is likely part…View the post titled The silence of the bees – Nix the neonics! Sign the petition…
Few complaints once wind farms start operating
Two recent studies confirm that complaints about wind turbines are much more frequent in areas where the turbines have not been built, than they are near operating wind farms. Wind farms are particularly accepted in Alberta, which has had large wind farms for 20 years. The Pembina Institute …View the post titled Few complaints once wind farms start operating
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