ontario part of opioid settlement

Ontario part of Opioid settlement

A media release from Ontario’s Attorney General says Ontario is part of a $150 million settlement with Purdue Pharma (Canada) in a proposed class action over the opioid crisis.

feds issue draft assessment that could doom minnesota mine

Feds issue draft assessment that could doom Minnesota mine

Feds issue draft assessment that could doom Minnesota mine

By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service issued a draft environmental assessment Thursday to lay the foundation for a proposed 20-year moratorium on copper-nickel mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Formally, the proposal would “withdraw” from new mineral leasing for 20 years about 352 square miles within the Rainy River watershed in the Superior National Forest around the town of Ely.

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Thompson continues as minister of agriculture in new Ford cabinet

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson is back as the province’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as Doug Ford’s cabinet was sworn in on June 24. The former education minister and minister for government and consumer services was first named to the role in a year ago in June 2021. She replaced longtime agriculture minister […]

Tribute highlights Black men’s fight to serve in First World War

When the federal government formally apologizes to descendants of Black men who served in the First World War’s No. 2 Construction Battalion on July 9, an Owen Sound man will be listening closely. Blaine Courtney’s great uncle, Henry Francis Courtney, served in the battalion and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery’s newly created Military Heritage Trail. […]

great lakes mayors team up to support ontario marine strategy

Great Lakes mayors team up to support Ontario Marine Strategy

A group of Great Lakes mayors say Ontario should prioritize the maritime transport sector. The group, which represents more than 150 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River mayors, says the Ontario government needs to create an effective Marine Strategy. Read the full story by CFLZ – Fort Erie, Ontario. Read the full story Tags: Daily…

Water test: human impact on Great Lakes waters predates quagga mussel invasion

The Lake Michigan and Lake Huron waters governed by an 1836 treaty are at the heart of negotiations between Michigan, the federal government and Native American tribes to determine how much and what kinds of fish can be harvested by recreational, state-licensed and Native American commercial fishers. Much has changed since the treaty was signed, notably because of invasive mussels. But change created by human activity was underway even before the signatories to the Washington Treaty ink dried in Washington D.C. in March 1836. 

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