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ORMI to Provide Organic Residuals to Ledgecroft Operation

Posted on August 21, 2008
Organic Resource Management Inc. (ORMI) yesterday announced an exclusive, 20-year agreement to supply organic residuals to a farm-based anaerobic digester (AD) at Ledgecroft Farms Inc. located north of Kingston at Seeley's Bay, Ontario. This is the second Ontario farm-based AD to contract with ORMI to receive off-farm organic residuals for conversion into energy. The 1,500 cubic metre AD, which will produce renewable biogas energy, is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2009. Once fully functional, the AD is expected to generate about 500 kilowatts [...]

Toronto's FILMPORT Opens on Former Brownfield

Posted on August 20, 2008
Phase 1 of the FILMPORT, Toronto's new $90-million film district and home of the largest purpose-built sound stage in North America, opened today. In light of recent federal funding cuts to arts and culture, FILMPORT is a welcome public-private investment in Canada's creative industries. "It's incredible," gushed Canadian film director David Cronenberg. "I can't tell you how exciting it is for the crew people and technicians to look at this building-it's all state-of-the-art." "You can build the Parthenon , and I intend to do that," joked Cronenberg [...]

$300M Let’s Get Moving Strategy Continues

Posted on August 15, 2008
The governments of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with the County of Essex, today announced the start of construction for the widening of Essex County Road 22 from Lakeshore Boulevard to Patillo Road. This project is one of several projects under the Let's Get Windsor-Essex Moving strategy. Funding for this strategy comes from the Canada-Ontario Border Infrastructure Fund, a joint commitment by the federal and provincial governments to invest $300 million in strengthening the transportation networks in Windsor-Essex. Coco Paving Inc. of Windsor has [...]

Greenbelt Loosens a Notch

Posted on August 14, 2008
Ontarians' ideas have shaped new rules for the expansion of the Greenbelt's boundaries. These new criteria, released yesterday, will be used to assess municipal requests to expand the Greenbelt, helping to grow and further protect more forests, wetlands and farmlands. Municipalities can seek guidance from the province before submitting their request. The criteria, developed through consultation with the public, municipalities and stakeholders, make it clear that requests to remove areas from the Greenbelt or reduce its size will not be considered. Growing [...]
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