Draft mining regulations posted for comment
Ontario is proposing an second set of amendments to Mining Act, 2009 regulations. One key feature of the amendments is better Aboriginal consultation, better protection of Sites of Aboriginal Cultural Significance, and more control of “early exploration”, which has led to much r…View the post titled Draft mining regulations posted for comment
Water infrastructure crumbling?
Water infrastructure costs will double from roughly $13 billion a year today to almost $30 billion (in 2010 dollars) annually by the 2040s, according to the American Water and Wastewater Association. This means the investment needed for buried drinking water infrastructure in the United Stat…View the post titled Water infrastructure crumbling?
Temporary Layoffs – Another Lesson for Unwary Employers
In July 2011, I posted a blog on Temporary Layoffs – A Lesson for Unwary Employers. Since then, on December 23, 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal released an important decision dealing with temporary layoffs. This decision can be found at Elsegood v. Cambridge Spring Service (2001) Ltd. Th…View the post titled Temporary Layoffs – Another Lesson for Unwary Employers
Siskinds is pleased to announce that five of our lawyers have been named to the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
These lawyers have been chosen directly by their peers to be published in the directory as leading practitioners. The html from this item is horrible and didn’t come out cleanView the post titled Siskinds is pleased to announce that five of our lawyers have been named to the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
I can’t resist telling you that geotechnical engineer Shoshanna Saxe and web developer Micah Zarnke have released a new app that uses the GPS, camera and other features of an iPhone to improve the ease and accuracy of field logging of boreholes. iBorehole is available through the iTune…View the post titled iBorehole
Anti-nuclear litigation in Japan
One year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, evidence continues to accumulate of the widespread distribution of radioactive elements, including plutonium, which pose significant threats to human health and the environment. Meanwhile, environmental groups in Japan are launching litigation, …View the post titled Anti-nuclear litigation in Japan
Municipal responsibility for cycling safety
As the number of cyclists increases, what must municipalities do to keep them safe?View the post titled Municipal responsibility for cycling safety
Recycler gets $112,000 fine and probation
Rancor Wood Recycling Inc. and Randy Corfield were fined a total of $112,000 for failing to comply with Ministry of the Environment orders and with the certificate of approval for their glass and wood waste recycling site.View the post titled Recycler gets $112,000 fine and probation
Zephyr Wind REA Appeal dropped
To date, every Renewable Energy Approval for a wind farm has been appealed to the Environmental Review Tribunal. The Environmental Review Tribunal rejected the first appeal, for the Kent Breeze wind farm, but ruled that it will allow the same or similar evidence in subsequent cases.11-208 MI…View the post titled Zephyr Wind REA Appeal dropped
Sino-Forest certification hearing set
The Financial Post reports on the Sino-Forest certification.To view full post, please click here.View the post titled Sino-Forest certification hearing set
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