Is public consultation a political activity forbidden to charities?
With the launch of Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton’s inquiry into the “Involvement of Foreign Foundations in Canada’s Domestic Affairs”, increased scrutiny is being focused on the activities of Canada’s charitable environmental groups. In particular, is participating in public consultation…Continue reading the post titled Is public consultation a political activity forbidden to charities?
Bitter bedbug battle
Over the past decade, North America and western Europe have seen an alarming resurgence of bedbugs in homes, university dormitories, apartments and hotels. Although the reason for the proliferation of bedbugs is not clear, some attribute this to the increase in international travel, use of…Continue reading the post titled Bitter bedbug battle
ERT rejects neighbours' plea re 22 year old spill
Should it really take more than 22 years to clean up a domestic fuel spill?Continue reading the post titled ERT rejects neighbours' plea re 22 year old spill
How much cadmium in your dinner?
Would you like to know how much cadmium is in your can of lunchmeat? Or lead in your chocolate chip cookie? Health Canada has just the table you need. The levels are generally low, but provide another reason to prefer to eat local, less processed food….Continue reading the post titled How much cadmium in your dinner?
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…Continue reading 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…Continue reading the post titled Water infrastructure crumbling?
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…Continue reading 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, …Continue reading 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?Continue reading 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.Continue reading the post titled Recycler gets $112,000 fine and probation