Watershed Management under threat of dilution

In early April, Ontario posted notices to amend the Conservation Authority Act and its regulation. Prior to the deadline for comments, the Government tabled Bill 108, which impacts both notices. While many details remain vague, the Government did not offer public...

Aggregate Review

MNRF recently announced a review of aggregate operations in Ontario, with an emphasis on “engaging our partners to identify ways we can cut red tape, create jobs and build a sustainable aggregates industry.” The announcement can be found at...

Review of Growth Plan

The OHI supports the detailed submission from the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, but also urges the Province to counter-balance its quantitative focus on housing and employment lands with a qualitative approach founded on ecological protection, food security, sustainable...

Climate and Ontario’s Fresh Water

While access to clean water is a pressing global health and security issue, and while fresh water protection is a key focus of international for both for climate change and biodiversity, those in Ontario who think that water, climate, and biodiversity concerns are far...

How Things Knit Together

Light summer reading?  No. But WWF Global’s most recent edition of their Living Planet Report, from 2016, is well worthwhile. It combines insightful data with valuable insights and practical observations. Those of us working in the trenches need the sort of global...