Clean Energy Canada

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Clean Energy Canada is a climate and clean energy program within the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. They work to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition […]

About Electric Vehicles: Trends, Pros and Cons

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by Stan Mathewson, EV owner Recent developments in battery technologies and manufacturing, along with state and federal incentives, are helping transform electric vehicles (EVs) —cars and trucks — from being […]

Your Orillia – Tomorrow!

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by Tony Telford and Stan Mathewson For most of us, two of our greatest concerns, after a full stomach, a bed, and a roof over our heads are energy (heat […]

Sustainability Also Means Affordability

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Long-time Orillia councilor Ralph Cipolla often refers to the need for “appropriate housing.” Some residents require housing which is governed by rent controls. Seniors looking to downsize will look for […]

Zero Emission Housing is Affordable Housing

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by Jim Saunders No consideration of a Sustainable Orillia is complete without addressing the importance of how actions taken with respect to housing can contribute to environmental sustainability. Extreme weather […]