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Bringing back nature to the cottage

Enhancing and maintaining a natural shoreline is one of the best things landowners can do to protect lake ecosystems. Ontario Nature’s conservation biologist, Jessica Middleton, and her sister Colleen began restoring their cottage waterfront two years ago by establishing a no-mow zone and allowing native plants to grow.

Chemical cutbacks

Chemical cutbacks

by Sharon Oosthoek A City of Toronto bylaw requiring that small and medium-sized businesses report the use and release of certain toxic chemicals would, if it passes, be precedent setting. Federal regulations demanding accountability for the use and release of chemicals exist but pertain only to large companies. This means that less than 3 percent […]