NTREE: who understands climate risks?
In its Advisory Report – Facing the Elements: Building Business Resilience in a Changing Climate, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy provides a fascinating insight into the way different business sectors perceive, and disclose, the risks associated with climate…View the post titled NTREE: who understands climate risks?
Repair Cafe- real waste diversion
Here’s a great idea for waste diversion: repair cafes, where people bring things that need fixing to volunteers who like to fix things, and to teach others how to fix them too. This is the concept of the fast growing Dutch Repair Cafes:View the post titled Repair Cafe- real waste diversion
$40,000 fine for firing whistleblower
On March 22, 2012, Carica Construction Inc. was convicted on two violations under the Environmental Protection Act. The company failed to report a spill of hydraulic oil, and fired the employee who did report it.View the post titled $40,000 fine for firing whistleblower
Siskinds is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming exciting Windows of Opportunity event which has engaged members from all corners of the community and challenged them to take a door or window from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and turn it into a piece of art or furniture for the home, office or garden.
The event is taking place on June 14th at the Delta London Armouries and tickets are $75.00 each and include two drinks and fantastic, delicious hors d’oeuvres created from a seasonal, locally produced menu at the Delta London Armouries.View the post titled Siskinds is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming exciting Windows of Opportunity event which has engaged members from all corners of the community and challenged them to take a door or window from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and turn it into a piece of art or furniture for the home, office or garden.
Federal contaminated sites
In the 2012 Spring Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, the Commissioner focuses on the relationship between economic growth and environmental protection, the continuing debate often misdescribed as “jobs versus the environment.” He again concludes that…View the post titled Federal contaminated sites
Now You Too Can Be An Employment Lawyer!
Or maybe not. But there is a new resource that is freely available to anyone with access to the internet which provides interesting reading for anyone with an interest in employment law. CanLII (it’s short for the “Canadian Legal Information Institute”) maintains a searchable database of ca…View the post titled Now You Too Can Be An Employment Lawyer!
Obstacles to waste diversion
Ontario’s Minister of the Environment says that it is his second highest priority to increase waste diversion from landfill. Can he do it? Yesterday, Dianne gave a well-received keynote address to the Municipal Waste Association on Obstacles to Waste Diversion.View the post titled Obstacles to waste diversion
New rules on soil movement
Ontario has struggled for many years to provide clear, consistent, effective rules to govern the huge amount of soil that contractors move from place to place. Is it a product? a waste? Where can it go? How clean is clean? There is so much confusion that municipalities, such as Clarington, a…View the post titled New rules on soil movement
Comments on the Mining Act changes
The Ontario Bar Association has submitted extensive comments on the proposed changes to the Mining Act. The OBA calls on the province to provide greater clarity on who must do what, especially in the area of aboriginal consultation: “Clarifying the requirements for proponents, the role…View the post titled Comments on the Mining Act changes
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