Dec 2016

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Ontario Rivers Alliance featured in environmental film

The contributions of the Ontario Rivers Alliance are being featured in an online series of short film documentaries dedicated to conservation issues.  Check out the short film here.
Please Sign ORA's Petition - Re: Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan

ORA needs your help to protect Ontario rivers from new hydroelectric development!  The Ministry of Energy is undertaking a review of Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan, and comments are due by this Friday, 16 December 2016.   Please sign the petition here.
A Breach of Trust - the EE Pipeline

A presentation made by Dr. Alan Hepburn, PhD., P.Eng., representing the Ontario Rivers Alliance at the Breach of Trust event, hosted by Stop Energy East, at Nipissing University, on Thursday, October 27, 2016.  Check it out here.
Take A Flight over the Energy East Pipeline in Ontario

Take a 3-D Flyover of the Energy East Pipeline corridor across Ontario to see the number of waterbodies that would be at risk if a leak were to occur.  To provide perspective, the thick white lines indicate a 15 km area on either side of the pipeline.  Check it out here.
Where the river begins

On Friday November 18th, Dr. Suzuki toured the site of the Makami river derailment. He was astounded at the fact that after almost two years, he had not heard of this environmental disaster. A heated discussion with a CN representative ensued and Dr Suzuki did not mince words as he shouted to this individual that he could not repair this damage, “it would take a thousand years to repair what was done here”. “I am surprised no one has gone to jail for the crimes against Mother Earth” he stated..... more.
Beyond Brook Trout

A presentation made by Mike Wilton of Algonquin EcoWatch at the Canadian Water Resources Association's 2016 Annual Conference.  Check out Mike's presentation here.
Climate Watch Shorts - An Elder's Perspective

Indigenous communities who have fished, hunted, and lived in Ontario's north for generations have a unique understanding of how their environment is changing. Elders pass down environmental knowledge... Watch video here.
Be Septic Smart

Find out why maintaining your septic system is a good idea that can save you money and protect water quality!  More here.
La Grande Chute, by Aleta Karstad

The Dumoine is the last undammed wild river in southern Quebec, and its drainage basin is the largest area of unfragmented southern boreal forest in Quebec.  An oil on canvas by Aleta Karstad - read about her impressions here

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