Monthly Archives: February 2013

This is Crerar Forest, on the city side – Feb 28 2013

So beautiful this morning while the snow gently fell… Photos © Anita Thomas, All rights reserved.

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Rouge Park deal guarantees environmental protections, insider says

The Ontario government has finalized a deal to transfer a large tract of land on Toronto’s eastern border to the federal government, clearing one of the last hurdles before the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. READ MORE at … Continue reading

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Urban sprawl is destroying Ontario’s farmland

Despite its huge area, Canada has relatively little dependable farmland. Good soil and a friendly climate are hard to find. So it seems like good news that on a clear day you can see about half the best agricultural land … Continue reading

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Nice to see the province doing the right thing.

Province leases land near Eramosa Karst to conservation authority for $1 a year The lands adjacent to Eramosa Karst Conservation Area have been leased for a dollar a year by the province to the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA), meaning the … Continue reading

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A beautiful frosty Sunday morning looking through the field to Crerar forest – Feb 10 2013

Photo from a frosty morning in Crerar forest. What a wonderful nature walk in the middle of the city.

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Nature on the Edge – Ontario’s growing Golden Horseshoe

A patchwork of remaining farmland and green space in Ontario’s rapidly growing Golden Horseshoe region provides millions of dollars in services and benefits, according to a David Suzuki Foundation study. The report examines the Whitebelt Study Area, more than 94,000 hectares … Continue reading

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