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Line 5 shutoff would have ‘devastating effects’ for eastern ON

Brockville Newswatch / 13 February 2021

A business recruiter and job creation group for seven Leeds-Grenville municipalities is warning a potential shut down of an oil pipeline will have “devastating effects” on the regional economy and Eastern Ontario.

In an open letter to the prime minister, the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission is calling on Justin Trudeau to make the issue of Line 5 a priority.

Enbridge Line 5 is a major pipeline that delivers crude oil from western Canada to eastern Canada through the Great Lakes.

The commission says Enbridge Line 5 delivers just over half a million barrels of crude oil to Ontario and Quebec. It could be shut down on May 12 after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer moved to revoke a 1953 easement for operating the pipeline in her state.

[ FULL ARTICLE ]  [ ‘Enbridge Line 5’ on Wikipedia ]

Climate change, water quality, indigenous collaboration priorities for IJC Watersheds Initiative

International Joint Commission / Kevin Bunch / 16 February 2021

Ensuring that all boards are aware of how climate change may impact their responsibilities and work in the decades to come is another priority for the IJC. A Climate Change Guidance Framework developed as part of the IWI program is being used to help all IJC boards determine what climate-related risks may impact their mandates in coming years and how they can be addressed. As of January 2021, the St. Croix River Watershed Board has completed its assessment. Other assessments are in process for the Souris River Board, Osoyoos Lake Board of Control, Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board of Control and Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board.

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City procurement of dried bio-solids disposal

City of Brockville / Council Notice & Agenda / 9 February 2021

7.  SR2021-17  Sole Source Procurement of Dried Bio-solids Disposal – WPCC

THAT Report SR2021-17 Sole Source Procurement of Dried Bio-Solids Disposal – WPCC be received; and

THAT the procurement of services from Terrapure Organic Solutions (Formerly Third High Farms Ltd.) in Iroquois Ontario, for the disposal of the dried bio-solids produced at the City’s Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC) be authorized.

[ FULL ARTICLE ]  [ Terrapure Organic Solutions ]

Couple eyes composting program for Gananoque

Recorder & Times / Heddy Sorour / 2 February 2021

The town of Gananoque does not currently have a municipal composting program. One young entrepreneur is proposing to change that deficit.

Tikvah Mindorff is a Gananoque resident who would like to open up a composting business in partnership with the town.

“The program would run according to the same recycling schedule in town, and there would be a membership initiation fee, in order to provide a curbside green bin and smaller kitchen caddy and fridge magnet explaining what can and can’t go into the bins,” said Mindorff.

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Deep Roots Food Hub and its off-grid root cellar

Art Hunter / 25 November 2020

Food Security is a major concern in Canada and globally. This presentation describes the research and development project directed at low cost food preservation over a long and cold Canadian winter and located in Carp, Ontario.

Local creamery goes back to basics

Recorder & Times / Heddy Sorour / 30 January 2021

He’s the visionary; she’s the facilitator who helps get things done, she says.

Ellen and Josh Biemond are the brains and the brawn behind Biemond Upper Canada Creamery, a small dairy production and processing business in Iroquois that has taken North Grenville by storm.

“It’s organic, grass fed and local and it’s good value,” said Jim Beveridge, owner of B&H Your Community Grocer in Kemptville, the first retailer to carry Upper Canada Creamery products. “We actually do quite well with their products; they have a loyal following.”

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