Tuesday, 08 September 2015 22:00

When turtles trump turbines

When turtles trump turbinesA few kilometres west of the eastern Ontario village of Consecon in Prince Edward County, on a narrow but busy stretch of road known as the Loyalist Parkway, there is a yellow road sign. It warns of turtles crossing the main automobile route to the popular Sandbanks Provincial Park — the Blanding’s turtle, to be precise.
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Law students help pipeline enthusiasts click through evidenceInformation surrounding Kinder Morgan’s expansion project can be difficult to understand, let alone research for the public due to the extensive amount of data available on the ever-expanding pipeline from official sources such as the National Energy Board.
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Former AFN national chief Phil Fontaine (right) with students Colburne Poapst, Nav Dhaliwal,  and Susan Haas at the CAELS conference. (Photo: University of Calgary Environmental Law Society)
Former AFN national chief Phil Fontaine (right) with students Colburne Poapst, Nav Dhaliwal, and Susan Haas at the CAELS conference. (Photo: University of Calgary Environmental Law Society)
The Environmental Law Society at the University of Calgary was successful in “igniting a spark” when it hosted the 2015 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference Feb. 13 and 14 in Calgary.
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Monday, 02 February 2015 08:00

These laws are the worst!

Illustration: Matt Daley
Illustration: Matt Daley
There is nothing quite like the silent beauty of snowflakes falling gently to the ground. Until, that is, carloads of snow begin to crash down. It’s a common enough sight in the Great White North, and male Nova Scotians should pack a shovel in their briefcases or knapsacks during the winter, because Mother Nature’s annually ordained dumps of the cold white stuff leads to some serious responsibilities, according to s. 34 of the provincial Public Highways Act. “All physically fit male persons between the ages of sixteen and sixty . . . are required to work with their shovels on the highways during the winter whenever the highways become impassable from snow.” A failure to comply can result in a maximum penalty of $10, or 10 days imprisonment should the fine be ignored.
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‘This legislation proposed is terrible,’ says Brian Radnoff.
‘This legislation proposed is terrible,’ says Brian Radnoff.
The province of Ontario is trying once again to introduce legislation to stop litigation brought to stifle opposition to issues of public interest.
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Monday, 23 June 2014 08:00

What have the Romans ever done for us?

What have the Romans ever done for us?One of my favorite scenes in Monty Python’s Life of Brian begins with the question posed by the leader of a group of militants intent on ending Roman rule in Judea (played by John Cleese): “What have the Romans ever done for us?” he yells.
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Monday, 31 March 2014 08:00

People and politics

People and politicsMary Ellen Bench says she can count on one hand the number of days she hasn’t wanted to come into work over the course of her 30-year career. It’s not a sentiment one regularly hears, but five minutes of speaking with the City of Mississauga’s solicitor is enough to know her enthusiasm is genuine.
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Monday, 25 November 2013 09:47

New fines, policy in place for Fisheries Act

Martin Ignasiak says there are still two areas of the revamped Fisheries Act the government will need guidance on.
Martin Ignasiak says there are still two areas of the revamped Fisheries Act the government will need guidance on.
A revamped Fisheries Act takes effect today ushering in stiffer fines but questions remain around interpretation of the changes and how they will be implemented.
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Monday, 26 August 2013 14:12

The alternate universe

The alternate universe What you need to appreciate about Vancouver in the summertime is that there's a general sense of “unreality” here, in part because many people think (or want to think) it's northern California, the Mediterranean Coast, or that area between Lugano, Switzerland and George Clooney’s house on Lake Como for a good part of the year.
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Jeremy Webber is the new dean of the University of Victoria’s law school.
Jeremy Webber is the new dean of the University of Victoria’s law school.
The new dean at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law plans to continue building upon the law school’s strengths, particularly in the area of indigenous law.
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