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Environment

Winter’s first real snowstorm hits central, east Canada

It was bound to come, but millions of Canadians were lulled into complacency by relatively mild weather so far this season. However, winter has suddenly arrived in Canada’s most populous areas, and with a good winter wallop. Until this week,» 

Society

Marijuana impairment a concern for drivers

Drivers in Ontario believe there will be an increase in marijuana-impaired driving and there may be more collisions once the drug is legalized in Canada in July 2018. That is one finding from a survey conducted for the Canadian Automobile» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Energy sold at a loss: Ontario engineers say bad idea for the province

Excess energy sold to U.S at a loss, while prices here increase Ontario is Canada’s most populous province, and with massive renewable hydro-electric power, a major reason for the province’s historic industrial success. In fact, with abundant hydro, and added» 

Lifestyle, Society

Ontario province doubles spending to improve cycling

As part of its climate change action plan, the province of Ontario is going to double its spending on bike lanes and other infrastructure bringing it to $93 million over the next four years. Canada’s largest city, Toronto, will get» 

Economy, Environment, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Missing the target: Ontario’s “green” plan for electric vehicles

It was in 2009 that the government in Canada’s most populous province announced an ambitious “green” plan to promote electric vehicles. It was a main plank in the Liberal government “green plan” to reduce pollution. The plan envisioned one in» 

Protests continue over Nestle pumping and sale of ground water

(comments open: to read or post comments scroll to bottom of page) Permit expired, but pumping continues People in and around the west-central Wellington County in Ontario held a protest this weekend at the controversial Nestle wellsite of the Middlebrook» 

Work & Labour

Ontario reforms labour law, boosts minimum wage

The province of Ontario is raising its minimum wage from $11.60 per hour to $14 on January 1, 2018 and $15 in January 2019. It is also making other changes seen as good for workers, but criticized as expensive for» 

Education

Striking college teachers forced back to work

About half-a-million college students in the province of Ontario will be able to return to class Tuesday after the government passed a law forcing striking staff back to work. Some 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians walked off the job» 

Education, Politics, Society

The longest college strike in Ontario will continue

It’s been a rough few weeks for students and college professors in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. Some 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians at 24 community colleges have been on strike since October 16. Several colleges and contractors such» 

Economy, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Public services over private interests. The “We Own It” campaign.

There have been many instances around the world of public services being sold off to private companies. Another version is known as public-private partnerships or 3P in which building costs are shared by the taxpayer and a private company which»