Land Use

Paris COP21 – Are We There Yet? Not by a Long Shot but There Is Progress

It’s been a surreal two months in Canada. The longest election campaign in recent memory, but on 19th October Canadians elected a new Parliament. While the Liberals had appeared to be edging ahead of the Conservatives and New Democrats, even on the final weekend the outcome was far from clear. However, once results began to … Continue reading »

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Chickens, bees and agribusiness – the need to put the chemical genie back in the bottle.

Let’s start with the chickens I’ve been reading a collection of essays by George Monbiot – Bring on the Apocalypse. Mostly from the early 2000s. His essays paint a brutal world in which the rich and powerful get their way with government as their hand servant. They make me angry, depressed, and unable to believe … Continue reading »

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Loss of Biodiversity – a bigger problem than most of us realize?

Building local understanding One of the wonders of this part of Ontario is the Muskoka Watershed Council – a unique made-in-Muskoka solution to the need for effective environmental management in a region strongly dependent on its natural environment for its economic well-being. Now in its 14th year, the Watershed Council is an on-going, voluntary collaboration … Continue reading »

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