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There’s still time: Stop Enbridge’s Risky Pipeline

There’s still time: Stop Enbridge’s Risky Pipeline | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it

The Conservative party has 143 days to decide whether they will accept the National Energy Board’s proposal on the Northern Gateway pipeline.

That means there is STILL TIME to speak up for a forward-thinking resource development plan that promotes energy security and protects our land & water from needlessly reckless development.

But, this is our last chance. Please sign + share this petition to let the Harper Administration know that this risky pipeline and tanker scheme is not in our economic or environmental interest: http://greenparty.ca/stop-the-pipeline

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Help ShitHarperDid.com hit the Conservatives where it hurts most: the backseat of their limos!

Help ShitHarperDid.com hit the Conservatives where it hurts most: the backseat of their limos! | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it
We pay cabinet ministers 6x more than the average Canadian makes in a year. This generous salary ranks them in the top 1% of Canadian income earners. And yet, in a single year, Canadian taxpayers covered a $600,000 bill for Conservative cabinet ministers' limo drivers -- and that was just the overtime hours!
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Enbridge oilsands pipeline plan raises chilling issues for Toronto & GTA

Enbridge oilsands pipeline plan raises chilling issues for Toronto & GTA | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it
Line 9B, which if reversed could carry diluted bitumen, passes within metres of sensitive spots like Finch station, creating the spectre of a disastrous spill.
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City of Toronto Eco-Roof Incentive Program

City of Toronto Eco-Roof Incentive Program | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it

The Eco-Roof Incentive Program promotes the installation of green and cool roofs on Toronto’s new and existing buildings. Incentives have recently increased and residential projects are now eligible for funding.

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City of Toronto: Emergency Preparedness Guide & 72-hr Checklist

City of Toronto: Emergency Preparedness Guide & 72-hr Checklist | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it

The recent events in our City have highlighted the need to be prepared for at least 72 hours.  Many homes were without power during the severe weather events for hours and even days.  How prepared would you be?  Our personal preparedness guide can help you learn how you can prepare to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours after an emergency.

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Confirmed: Toronto dumped 1-billion litres of sewage after July storm

Confirmed: Toronto dumped 1-billion litres of sewage after July storm | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it

Official documents released by the City of Toronto confirm sewage treatment plants released more than 1-billion litres of untreated sewage into Lake Ontario during the July 8 storm.

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If you would like to see forward-thinking green infrastructure in Toronto, write your City Councillor: http://app.toronto.ca/wards/jsp/wards.jsp

If you're interested in the current state/future of storm response in Toronto, the TRCA will be hosting a free info session on Jan. 21: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lake-ontario-evenings-weathering-the-storms-edition-tickets-9769343369

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Ontario Government: Respect the request from Toronto City Councillors for ranked ballots

Ontario Government: Respect the request from Toronto City Councillors for ranked ballots | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it

Toronto City Council has formally asked the province for permission to use ranked ballots for municipal elections. It's a small, simple change that would make Toronto's elections more fair, diverse, inclusive and friendly. Please call on the Premier and your MPP to support Toronto City Council's request!

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City of Toronto Offers Basement Flooding Protection Subsidies

City of Toronto Offers Basement Flooding Protection Subsidies | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it

To assist homeowners, the City offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of up to $3,200 per property to install flood protection devices including a backwater valve, a sump pump, and pipe severance and capping of the home's storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.

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City of Toronto offers up to $25k in grants for green projects

City of Toronto offers up to $25k in grants for green projects | Toronto, Canada | Scoop.it

The Live Green Toronto Community Grant program provides partial financial support to community groups who develop and initiate projects and services that benefit the natural environment, reduce greenhouse gas and smog-causing emissions, and help neighbourhoods adapt to changes caused by climate change. It is our intent to support innovative grassroot initiatives that maximize public involvement, provide clear measurable benefits and create lasting assets that make Toronto a greener and healthier city.

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