A 10-Second Environmental Compliance Check Up

Posted by on Sep 14, 2021 in Blog |

If you have a question about an environmental compliance issue, or would like us to address a specific environmental compliance issue in the future, contact Christopher Paré, P.Geo. at 519-948-7300, ext. 114. Environmental Compliance Tips and Insights 2021 October: RSC Liability Protection Can liability protection under Records of Site Condition (RSC) be forfeited? Yes. If the RSC contains false or misleading information, the protection from orders provided by the filing of...

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Supreme Court of Canada Sides with First Nations

Posted by on Sep 7, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

We recently discussed an environmental dispute between Domtar and a First Nations Community that may be headed to court. Another First Nations dispute settled recently in the Nation’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada. While the case is not what I thought at first glance (excess water), it is an interesting “history lesson” nonetheless. The Lac Seul First Nation Land Flooded The issue dates back to the 1920s when Canada and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario...

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Indigenous Community Prepares for Legal Action

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Michipicoten First Nation and Domtar are at odds over an environmental matter that reportedly is affecting the First Nation Community. Michipicoten Preparing for Legal Action against Domtar According to a CBC Report, “An Indigenous community in northern Ontario says it’s preparing legal action against pulp and paper producer Domtar, alleging the company isn’t cleaning up contamination.” The CBC report says that the Michipicoten First Nation is alleging...

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“Huge” PFAS Agreement in Ontario

Posted by on Jul 28, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

In our May 3, 2021 blog (“PFAS Contamination and Release to Lake Ontario”), we briefly reported on the PFAS contamination from a Department of National Defence (DND) site in North Bay, Ontario. Now, according to North Bay Councillor, Chris Mayne, the City of North Bay and the DND have reached a “huge agreement.” Background Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of more than 9,000 chemicals that have been used in consumer and industrial products...

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Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks Proposing Four New Initiatives

Posted by on Jul 12, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MECP) is proposing four new initiatives. According to the MECP these initiatives include: Providing better tools and creating clear and consistent guidelines for municipalities that they may use to make land-use planning decisions that will reduce noise and odour impacts from industry. Proposing guidance on how industrial facilities, development proponents, and other members of the regulated community can anticipate,...

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