50 years of mercury pollution: Grassy Narrows
Fifty years ago last month, in March 1962, Dryden Chemicals began dumping an estimated 10 metric tonnes of mercury into the Wabigoon River, contaminating the fish which formed the subsistence and economy of three Indigenous communities Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows), Wabaseemoong (Wh…View the post titled 50 years of mercury pollution: Grassy Narrows
Siskinds LLP has launched a class action regarding alleged price fixing in the market for gas.
For more information on this action, please click here.View the post titled Siskinds LLP has launched a class action regarding alleged price fixing in the market for gas.
Siskinds is pleased to announce that Paul Strickland will be on the cabinet for United Way London & Middlesex.
As a member of the Campaign Cabinet, he will be leading a team of volunteers, and helping make a positive difference in the community. For more information, please visit http://www.uwlondon.on.ca/campaign-cabinet.html.View the post titled Siskinds is pleased to announce that Paul Strickland will be on the cabinet for United Way London & Middlesex.
Residents get leave to appeal landfill closure
Where evidence indicates that the landfill may be causing contamination, a precautionary approach requires that the harm be presumed to be occurring unless and until there is concrete evidence that it is not. In situations where scientific uncertainty exists as to whether an activity is …View the post titled Residents get leave to appeal landfill closure
More MOE cuts from Ontario Budget
The Ministry of the Environment will make some more changes, as announced in the Addendum to last week’s provincial budget. Drive Clean will be spun out to a fee-based Delegated Administrative Authority. The bridge financing for household hazardous waste disposal that hastily plugged t…View the post titled More MOE cuts from Ontario Budget
Siskinds is a proud sponsor of the Venture London Business Competition.
Venture London is a business competition fostering the thriving entrepreneurial culture in our city. The contest Launched on October 26, 2011 and the awards celebration took place on April 4, 2012. Siskinds wishes a congratulations to all finalists. For more information, please visit http://…View the post titled Siskinds is a proud sponsor of the Venture London Business Competition.
Provincial budget: environmental fees going up more
Here are some excerpts from last week’s Ontario provincial budget, promising further increases in fees relating to the environment. Contaminated sites fees, water taking charges, fees for environmental compliance approvals and for hazardous waste will all go up by almost $10 million. T…View the post titled Provincial budget: environmental fees going up more
Wind Controversy Research Report
the considerable volume of independent research that exists demonstrates that the arguments made in favour of wind are considerably more supported than those against it.View the post titled Wind Controversy Research Report
Attacks escalating on environmental charities
Just as the Federal Budget spends $8 million to increase the burdens on charities to prove that they are staying away from political activities, the oil industry is trying to get Environmental Defence’s charitable registration revoked. The lobby group that calls itself Ethical Oil has …View the post titled Attacks escalating on environmental charities
Mine or hauler: Who's responsible for Waste PCB Oil?
In Enviro West Inc. v. Copper Mountain Mining Corp. a waste hauler was hired to remove waste oil from a transformer at a mine. Despite several oral and written warnings, the hauler didn’t realize the oil was heavily contaminated with PCBs. As a result, the hauler mixed the PCBs with ot…View the post titled Mine or hauler: Who's responsible for Waste PCB Oil?
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