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Commissioner critical of sprawling cities

Unchecked urban sprawl in southern Ontario is becoming hugely expensive and unsustainable, says Ontario’s environmental watchdog in his annual report. Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller levelled criticism in his Nov.

Invasive species centre has first tenant

Sault Ste. Marie – The first tenant for a proposed research park on Sault Ste. Marie’s waterfront is set to start building next summer.

New database to help mines track impact

New environmental regulations requiring Canadian mines to monitor the downstream effects of their effluent have prompted Laurentian University researchers and a number of partners to produce an online reference database.

Hearst wood waste plant would create 150 jobs

The head of a California eco-energy company, eager to build Ontario's first forest biomass-to-ethanol fuel plant in Hearst, says they may be kick starting an emerging green fuel industry in the North. Company president Dr.

Hydro rates put ‘writing on the wall’ for northwestern industry (10/05)

Frustration heightens as northwestern communities try to make sense of current and future energy initiatives.

Biorefinery targets energy in forest waste (10/05)

Hidden within Northern Ontario’s boreal forest is a wealth of potential energy known as biomass. Advanced Biorefinery Inc.

OMB puts brakes on recreational development (9/02)

The Ontario Municipal Board has said no to the development of Eagle Mountain Resort, a 70-unit recreational-vehicle campsite at Cloud Bay near a fragile wetland.

Going Green (9/02)

A German-Canadian wind turbine joint venture may herald the first phase of an emerging eco-industrialism sector in Sudbury.

Wind farm part of a larger vision for Sudbury (9/02)

The City of Greater Sudbury has taken another significant step forward in its quest to develop a wind farm. City council passed a motion in July authorizing staff to negotiate a memorandum of understanding with REpower Wind Corp.

Geothermal idea heats up (9/02)

The City of Timmins has selected FVB District Energy of Toronto to conduct a feasibility study to take mine waste water from the abandoned McIntyre and Hollinger mines and convert it into a possible heat source for municipal buildings.