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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.