You may have seen a headline about a recent “study” claiming Ontario’s green-energy plan cost the province almost 75,000 manufacturing jobs, almost twice as many as it created.
Are you enjoying this fall’s warm weather?
Lately, weather-watchers have avidly focused on the series of major hurricanes sweeping across the Caribbean and towards North America, but there have been some other effects from this year’s unusual weather besides catastrophic storms.
A key deadline for public participation has been pushed back to this Friday, meaning you, as a citizen or concerned organization, can still provide feedback and comment to the federal government.
Homelessness is a complicated issue, and generally there are many contributing factors.
Barrie is a wonderful place for a nice walk.
When I first became politically aware, I noticed many pressing social problems: income inequality, housing shortages, urban sprawl, resource depletion, toxins in our air and water, and looming over it all, climate change due to burning fossil fuels.
Barrie’s sixth annual Food Revolution is calling on you to take up your arms (and legs) and make the move to real food.
What does food security mean to you?
Due to my strong concern for the environment, not to mention a decade- plus of heavy Green Party involvement, people often think me a tree-hugger.
Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner recently toured the region to meet local citizens at two events where the main topic of discussion was Ontario’s electricity system and the bills we pay for it.
Over the past decade or more, Ontario’s electricity prices have steadily risen.
Lately, there’s been a lot of ink spilled about the high cost of living, like the cost of electricity and municipal tax and water increases.
Storytelling is as old as humanity itself, perhaps older, a way of learning that reaches us on the deepest levels.
Last week’s column on the NDP’s electricity price reduction plan was no sooner in the hopper than the Liberals released their own plan to lower your power bill.
Ontario New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath’s just-released plan to reduce electricity costs has put the way we generate, distribute, and pay for electricity back on the front page.
Years ago, I wrote a series of Minister Against Portfolio columns, because while a cabinet minister is theoretically appointed to champion a particular area of society, it seemed that under the anti-government Harper administration, many cabinet members were hostile to the mandate of their own ministry, whether it was environment, finance, agricult
A year ago last spring, just before cycling season, I was sidelined by a bout of vestibular neuritis, a nasty inner-ear ailment robbing me of my sense of balance.
I have written before about my patronage of the annual Barrie Film Festival, now heading into its final weekend of this year’s incarnation.
After last week’s discussion of electricity supply, which, letters to the editor show, some still can’t understand, the next big announcement on energy and environment was the federal declaration of a national carbon price, starting at $10 per tonne in 2018 and rising $10 per year to $50 in 2022.