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Interesting Read: Microbead Science Explained

Interesting Read: Impact of Light Pollution

Interesting Read: What is the Ontario Municipal Board?


In the past we did link to an article that defined the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB); however, this current post from Torontoist may be even more interesting. The Ontario Municipal Board, or OMB, is a quasi-judicial body that hears land-use planning disputes, and is especially controversial in Toronto. In its own words, the OMB is …

I did attend two Highland Gate Golf Development public meetings. It is going to be an interesting development in our community; I think. Majority are not in favour of the proposed residential and high density development on the former Highland Gate Golf Club; closed down November 9th, 2014. If the development goes through, then majority are …

What is social responsibility practice?: “Being Socially Responsible means that people and organisations must behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. Striving for social responsibility helps individuals, organisations and governments have a positive impact on development, business and society with a positive contribution to bottom-line results.” Read More … Social …

Public opinion poll results: “The recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling regarding prayer at public meetings has touched off a national debate over the place of God in civic life, and the possible ways governments should amend the long tradition of starting meetings with heads bowed. The latest public opinion poll from the Angus Reid …

David Suzuki writes interesting article (Good Things Are Growing in Ontario’s Greenbelt) on urban sprawl and Ontario Greenbelt: “In Canada, Ontario has enacted the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to encourage towns and cities to grow upwards through densification rather than outwards through car-dependent urban sprawl. Ontario has also established a two-million-acre greenbelt …

What is the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB): “The Ontario government plays an active role in Provincial land use planning, by the enactment of legislation, policy statements or Provincial Plans, authorized under the Planning Act. Municipalities develop land use planning instruments and local rules which are to conform with Provincial policy. When a dispute arises, certain …

The microbead science explained: “Water treatment plants are not designed to filter out microbeads. A number of studies have found that water treatment plants do not filter all microbeads from the waste water. Moreover, not all waste water gets purified. Following heavy rain, waste water with microbeads can overflow directly into surface waters. Some countries …

Just a simple reminder why trees are important. “The trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving the human condition – both during its life and after harvest. It is not a stretch to believe that without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. In fact, some …

Not three Rs but four Rs now: “In order to design future resilient urban environments, cities will need to rise from the ashes of their own waste.” “An interesting reverse in lifecycle: wood to paper and then back to wood.” Read More … Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover

Steve Paikin wrote: “Well, no politician will ever implement the change I’d recommend because they’d see it as political suicide,” she replies. “But the fact is, no one ever talks about the responsibility of the patient. Patients can come and see me, and if they don’t like what I have to say, they can go …