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London lawyer appealing suspension by law society tribunal

A controversial London lawyer is appealing his suspension by an oversight tribunal, saying Ontario’s law society is biased against him and engages in “defamation and doxing.” The Law Society of Ontario calls him “a pseudo-intellectual, a racist and a misogynist with bizarre views without evidence or a trial,” Oussama Hamza wrote in his appeal. That […]

Phone data used to analyze Sauble Beach visitors over three-year period

According to cell phone data collected from Sauble Beach visitors over a three-year period, those who visit the lakeside town are often middle-aged Facebook users with six-figure incomes, pick-up trucks and traditional views on politics and religion. The Town of South Bruce Peninsula received the Sauble Beach Geofence Project report during a delegation from employees […]

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Great Lakes Moment: The imperiled mussels of the Detroit River

Great Lakes Moment: The imperiled mussels of the Detroit River

Great Lakes Moment is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor John Hartig. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television.

Native freshwater mussels have experienced dramatic population declines in the Great Lakes due to habitat degradation, water pollution and the introduction of invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels.

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Great Lakes Moment: Rewilding Metropolitan Detroit

Great Lakes Moment: Rewilding Metropolitan Detroit

Great Lakes Moment is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor John Hartig. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television.

The practice of rewilding is frequently carried out in wilderness areas, but cities like Detroit are beginning to reintroduce native species of plants and animals to enhance biodiversity and reap all the benefits of making nature part of everyday urban life.

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Great Lakes Moment: Historic Great Lakes agreement reaches golden anniversary

Great Lakes Moment: Historic Great Lakes agreement reaches golden anniversary

Great Lakes Moment is a monthly column written by Great Lakes Now Contributor John Hartig. Publishing the author’s views and assertions does not represent endorsement by Great Lakes Now or Detroit Public Television.

The Great Lakes represent one-fifth the standing freshwater on the Earth’s surface, provide ecosystem services or benefits to approximately 34 million people living in the basin, and serve as the foundation for the $5 trillion regional economy that would be one of the largest in the world if it stood alone as a country.

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Developer wants to build eight apartment buildings on RCA site

The new owner of the former eastside RCA lands in Owen Sound wants to “get shovels in the ground as quickly as possible” to build more than 700 rental apartment units with views of the bay. SkyDev, part of the Guelph-based Skyline Group of Companies, purchased the 37.7-acre site at 3195 East Bayshore Road in […]

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