Compost v soil: which is “clean”?
The oddest things breach MOE soil cleanup standards. Compost, for example.View the post titled Compost v soil: which is “clean”?
Siskinds is excited to have a team participating in the 35th Annual H.W. Coulson Swim-A-Thon at the London Boys & Girls Club.
The goal of the Swim-A-Thon is to raise funds for children and youth programs in London. The event is taking place on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00pm.View the post titled Siskinds is excited to have a team participating in the 35th Annual H.W. Coulson Swim-A-Thon at the London Boys & Girls Club.
Northern Gateway, oil tankers and spills
One of the issues in the Northern Gateway pipeline hearing is the threat that oil tankers will pose in the dangerous channels and sensitive ocean environments near the proposed port, Kitimat. Enbridge soothingly predicts that major spills will be inconceivably rare:View the post titled Northern Gateway, oil tankers and spills
Offshore wind moving ahead… in the US
Off shore wind turbines in designated Wind Energy Areas have cleared a major environmental review, according to the US Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).View the post titled Offshore wind moving ahead… in the US
YOU’RE FIRED…I’M QUITTING! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
We’re all familiar with the classic scenario when the response to a termination by an employer prompts the response, “You can’t fire me. I quit!”. But after the dust settles from the initial blow-up, what happens next? A recent case from the British Columbia Court of Appeal is instructive. I…View the post titled YOU’RE FIRED…I’M QUITTING! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Alternative fuels breach zoning?
In St. Mary’s Cement v. Clarington (Municipality), 2011 ONSC 4631, an industrially zoned, operating cement company proposed to supplement its fuel with alternative fuel derived from recycled materials. Alternative fuels are used as fuel extensively in US and UK cement kilns, but they are not…View the post titled Alternative fuels breach zoning?
Environmental Assessment: Foreigners keep out?
According to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, “Anyone looking at the record of approvals for certain major projects across Canada cannot help but come to the conclusion that many of these projects have been delayed too long. In many cases, these projects would create thousands upon th…View the post titled Environmental Assessment: Foreigners keep out?
Municipal liability for flooding?
As climate change increases the intensity of storms, and as insurers become more reluctant to insure basements that are known to flood, we notice more and more lawsuits against municipalities for basement floods. Municipalities generally benefit from statutory immunities against lawsuits in …View the post titled Municipal liability for flooding?
The Limits to Growth: looking good at 40?
Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth explored what would happen if we allowed the world’s population and industry to continue to grow rapidly. They compared humanity’s use of energy and materials to the globe’s long-term, sustainable capacity, and concluded that urgent ac…View the post titled The Limits to Growth: looking good at 40?
Class actions for historic contamination
Class actions for historic contamination: Sydney Tar Ponds and Smith v. Inco The class action by neighbours of the notorious tar ponds in Sydney, Nova Scotia, is going ahead, although neighbours of Inco’s Port Colborne plant have lost theirs.View the post titled Class actions for historic contamination
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