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Who Speaks for Canada’s Wild Bees?

Who Speaks for Canada’s Wild Bees? The news for honey bees is grim. Again. The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) delivered their national report on winter-kill of honey bees. Ontario’s loss at 58 %, a ... Read More

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Kill wild fish to protect farmed fish? I don’t think so

Kill wild fish to protect farmed fish? I don’t think so The proposed regulation for the aquaculture industry misses the mark by a mile (well, a kilometre) – and what is the mark you ... Read More

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Saving Bees Promotes Harmony

Saving Bees Promotes Harmony

What does it mean when people of every political persuasion feel that the government of the day is on the right track in limiting the use of neonics by 80% in treated corn and soy seed in an effort to save bees? Of those who would vote Liberal today, 85% think that the government is […]

Filed in Blog, The Bee Cause by on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Poll Shows Strong Support for Government Action on Pesticides

Poll Shows Strong Support for Government Action on Pesticides

    Nearly 8 out of 10 Say Ontario Government “On Right Track” Poll Shows Strong Support for Government Action on Pesticides   For Immediate Release December 16, 2014 A poll released today by Friends of the Earth Canada, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association shows nearly 8 out […]

Filed in 2014 Media releases, The Bee Cause by on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Ontario’s New Neonicotinoid Phase Down

Ontario’s New Neonicotinoid Phase Down

In a North American first, the Ontario government has introduced their plan to permanently reduce use of systemic neurotoxin pesticides by 80% by 2017.  They’ve picked the biggest opportunity in Ontario to make change to protect pollinator health. Of the almost seven million acres of field crops planted each year in Ontario, the two largest […]