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Screech Owls: Birds of Prey

“A wise old Owl sat on an oak, the more he saw the less he spoke, the less he spoke the more he heard, why aren’t we like that wise old bird?” ― Wisdom Quote Tucked ...

The Facts About Bats

In many parts of the world bats suffer from a bad reputation.  Regarded as carriers of rabies, bats are considered blood-eaters and beasts that tangle themselves in people’s hair. The fact is that bats worldwide provide ...

Give our local wildlife a greater chance to survive

With the province of Ontario reinstating the ‘controversial’ spring bear hunt, it’s critical to recognize the abundance of young that are under the threat of abandonment with the hunting season now taking place. Due to hunting ...

Greenpeace is calling for immediate release of 30 jailed activists in Russia

On September 18th the Greenpeace Arctic ship was seized and 30 members were arrested and charged by the Russian authorities with a possible and irrational sentence of a maximum of 15 years in jail. According to ...

Roundabouts – To LOVE or To HATE

Drivers ‘love’ them or absolutely ‘hate’ them – the roundabout located on Mountain Road near Blue Mountain Resorts and the new roundabouts at High Street, Hwy. 26 and Mosley.  Bring it up in conversation and brace ...

What a difference a day makes!

Canadians have been participating in Earth Day since 1990. Here in the Southern Georgian Bay area we are making a difference and becoming leaders in environmental initiatives. Many people, businesses, and municipalities are supportive all year long, ...

Just the facts about bats

By MELANIE VOLLICK Do you like mosquitoes? Likely not! There are a number of different ways you can mitigate them. You could cover yourself in a repellant that is full of harmful ingredients, try a natural ...

Five things you can do for rivers, lakes and streams

By MELANIE VOLLICK On a “5 Things” bus tour of Collingwood guided by Michele Rich of the Environment Network, and Beth Anne Burnie of RiverSides– a non-profit organization in Toronto that focuses on watershed protection– I ...

Save money on your heating bills — and get paid doing it

By MELANIE VOLLICK Currently, our homes use too much energy, and as residents, we are responsible for a portion of the greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change. The prevalent untapped source of energy in ...

We’re getting left behind in renewable energy research

By MELANIE VOLLICK The debate that energy as a commodity is running out is intensifying, and it is time to take a look at the Earth and realize the need to educate Canadians on the topic ...