Journalist Greg McMillan of TheGreenHub.ca scours the internet daily for up-to-the-minute green stories that are important to you. His compilation of news items from around The Green Hub plus quirky tidbits and trends makes sure you are in the loop …. without doing the time-consuming legwork.
LET’S HOPE Dunnville residents weren’t holding their breath this week. You can forgive them if they were, because all eyes were on Lake Erie, waiting for the arrival of Griffon, the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaking boat assigned to clear up the ice at the mouth of the Grand River in Port Maitland. Still a no-show.
…. By the end of February, shoppers at the farmers market in Simcoe will notice something new – something that has not changed in the past 26 years. And we’re not talking fruits and vegetables.
…. Why is Norfolk council feeling the heat about a townhouse development planned for 5.7 acres at the Norfolk Golf and Country Club? Why are councillors being questioned about their lack of a clear vision?
…. In March 2008, the Ontario Society of Prevention of Cruelty to animals found 57 dead cattle, many intermingled with live cattle, on a 38-hectare Princeton-area farm. Owner John Beulenkamp has finally had to face the music.
…. In Wainfleet this week, residents got a sight for sore eyes. Sticking out of the giant snowbanks were brand new composters. And all this on the heels of a recent bio-diesel workshop. Talk is all about preserving the planet.
…. Last but not least: Have you noticed any kind of bright auroras in the sky this week? You might have if you had been looking. The biggest solar blast in four years erupted and scientists figured we would notice something as a solar flare and its accompanying radiation were supposed to hit the Earth’s magnetic field. Well?