Community Resilience

Oil and Fresh Water New research at the Experimental Lakes Area is studying the impact of oil spills in fresh water. November 20, 2017
Act or be Acted Upon Dr. Laxer's new report outlines how the Alberta Tar Sands oil production can be phased out by 2040. November 11, 2017
Some implications of Bill 139 - Land Use Decisions This article by Karen Peterson discusses resource capacity of local planning boards for assessing complex social and environmental impacts of resource extraction proposals. September 1, 2017
The Price of Power in Ontario Learn more about the role of nuclear power in Ontario electricity rate increases: article, reports, and A PETITION TO CLOSE THE AGING PICKERING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT June 6, 2017
GRAVEL PITS AND LOCAL PLANNING BOARDS A local controversy regarding a gravel pit highlights concerns surrounding decision-making by local planning boards for projects that can have major impacts for nearby residents and the environment. May 22, 2017
Precious Water Board member Scott Harris asks,"How much usuable water do we have?" April 21, 2017
Cool Clear Water March 21-27, 2016 is Water Week in Canada. Read the article by Scott Harris talking about precious freshwater, not to be taken for granted. March 24, 2016
Green Building - the Why and the How Energy efficient buildings can help reduce carbon emissions. There is growing interest in making the investment! April 26, 2015
Grass-roots Environmental Activism Can citizens make their voices heard? Scott Harris takes a look at past successes and future challenges for environmental protection and sustainability in Northwestern Ontario. January 14, 2015
Social Enterprise A community-based approach to promoting local food. November 27, 2014