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Ontario Launches New Cleantech Strategy to Combat Climate Change

Today, the Ontario Government announced a new Cleantech Strategy that will help business in the cleantech sector bring their products and services to market, while also helping the province achieve its greenhouse gas pollution targets.
Plastic Bag Ban

Victoria’s Progressive Plastic Bag Ban Heads for Court

A Canadian city's plans to ban plastic bags this summer could be reversed after a court challenge was launched.
Toronto Waterfront

Google Building Smart City in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. has just signed a deal with Waterfront Toronto to create a new kind of neighborhood demonstrating how data-driven technology can improve city life.$50 million...
Barack Obama

North American Politicians Talk a Lot About Environmentalism, But Certainly Don’t Show It

The most powerful man on the planet, and his next-door neighbor have given numerous speeches talking about the need for environmental policies and practices. However, neither act on those ideas.Fist-pumping American President Barack Obama...
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What’s With Anti Wind Farmers?

Long before we even knew we could capture the Sun’s rays to power our gadgets, someone clever discovered the power of the wind.Windmills were used as early as 200 BC in what is now...
Thames River, London, Ontario

Stop Pouring Infrastructure Money Down the Drain

Almost every time it rains, the City of London, Ontario dumps raw sewage into the Thames River.Which means human waste flows into the Great Lakes, from where Londoners and many other Ontario residents get...

San Francisco, Ottawa lead over Vancouver in Sustainability

The Pressure’s on: Will Vancouver Be Greenest City by 2020? You can almost hear Mayor Robertson’s pressured gulp echoing against the city’s North-facing mountains.A Toronto-based media and research company for clean capitalism just ranked Vancouver...
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Eggonomics: How Hopping the Border to Buy U.S. Eggs Impacts the B.C. Economy

Living along the border edge like the majority of Canadians do, we become accustomed to taking  opportunity to skip down to the States for the advantage of cheaper shopping. But to what degree does...

#WaterWeek in Canada

March 18-24 is Canada Water Week.Not only is this precious commodity essential for life and the make-up of at least 60% of the human body, but it is embedded in the core of almost...

Hip-Hopolitical: Video Compares Food Industry to Drug Dealers

Making the web rounds is this video “What Up, Steve?” by Halifax rapper Kyle McKenna, blasting Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a number of shoddy political moves against Canadians.Another recent politically-themed hip-hop video from...