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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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Ontario Needs A Renewed Climate Action Plan

Ontario Needs A Renewed Climate Action Plan If Ontario’s newly minted Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, needed a road map for priority action, it was delivered with ... Read More

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New federal government regulation proposes to kill wild fish to protect fish farms

New federal government regulation proposes to kill wild fish to protect fish farms

This proposed regulation would impact all coastal provinces; Federal regulation of fresh water aquaculture ignored (OTTAWA, ON, Oct 22, 2014) Proposed regulations for the aquaculture industry do not deliver on the responsibilities of Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) to protect wild fish, fish habitat and Canadian fishery waters from the negative impacts of aquaculture, according […]

Guest Blog Post: Pollinators and Your Winter Garden

Guest Blog Post: Pollinators and Your Winter Garden

Are You Getting Ready to Put Your Garden to Bed for the Winter? Kimberley Fellows, Pollination Outreach Co-ordinator for Pollination Canada, a project of Seeds of Diversity, was kind enough to contribute the following guest blog post on preparing your garden for winter. Kimberley shares some tips to keep in mind to keep your soil and […]

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Premier Wynne’s Mandate Letters- Marching Orders in Ontario to Protect Pollinators

Premier Wynne’s Mandate Letters- Marching Orders in Ontario to Protect Pollinators

In a move for transparency, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has made public her mandate letters to the ministers of her cabinet. In this blog post, we are cherry picking points from her letters related to pollinator health. Among her opening statements she says, “The people of Ontario have entrusted their government to be a force for good,” and […]