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Green power comes to Caledon

Coal power plant

By Shannon Wilmot Last June’s announcements by Ontario energy minister Dwight Duncan left many questioning what role conservation and green power will play in the province’s energy future. The goal of closing Ontario’s four remaining coal-fired plants by 2009 was scrapped, and the government is about to invest more than $40 billion in building two […]

The dark side of light

The dark side of light

As our cities grow (and grow), people must travel further afield to gaze upon a starry sky. But this is more than an inconvenience. New research reveals how light pollution hurts plants, animals and even human health by Shannon Wilmot On a clear night on Ontario’s Manitoulin Island, you can crane your head back and […]