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Published on: 19 Jan 2016 By

Cement Manufacturer fined $200,000 for dust discharge

Following a guilty plea in December 2015, Essroc Canada Inc., a cement manufacturer, based in Picton Bay, Ontario, was fined a total of $200,000 plus the 25% victim fine surcharge (an additional $50,000). This was for causing a discharge of dust into the natural environment and for failing t…

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Published on: 31 Dec 2015 By

Expert Panel on Land Use Planning: mainstream climate change

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released Planning for Health, Prosperity, and Growth as part of its co-ordinated review of land use plans in Ontario. The report provided a total of 87 recommendations about building communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe…

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Published on: 30 Dec 2015 By

CCME to Implement Extended Producer Responsibility

In 2015, Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment (CCME) renewed their ongoing commitment to implementing extended producer responsibility (EPR) with the goal of realizing consistent environmental standards and practices. CCME’s Waste Management Task Force (Project Team) is working …

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