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Coverage of growth management since October 27, 2020.

Some homes damaged by Barrie, Ont., tornado not up to code, researchers say

"...BARRIE, ONT. -- Researchers with Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) are surveying the damage in a Barrie, Ont. , neighbourhood after an EF-2 tornado touched down last week and said they believe some of the destruction was preventable..."

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Barrie councillor to introduce motion calling for building code changes, incentives after tornado Globalnews.ca

"...“Barrie was devastated by a tornado that caused substantial damage to public and private infrastructure, including homes, businesses and vehicles,” part of a draft motion posted on Ward 6 Coun. Natalie Harris's website said. “Governments, builders, insurance companies, researchers and others must work together to strengthen standards for building codes and construction practices to mitigate the expected damage from climate extremes, severe storms and natural disasters..."

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B.C. creates technical panel to steer old-growth management

"...With a directive of using the best science available, the five-member panel is expected to advise the province on the management of old-growth forests, identify old-growth ecosystems and prioritize areas for deferral from logging..."

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City-owned forestry business has allowable cut renewed

"...The Revelstoke Community Forestry Corporation harvests old growth forests north on Highway 23 May. 31, 2021 12:00 a. m..."

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Old-growth forest experts release map urging B.C. to act quickly on logging deferrals

"...B. C. has pledged to implement the old-growth panel report, which urged the government to act within six months to defer harvesting in old forest ecosystems at the highest risk of permanent biodiversity loss..."

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Forestry Watchdog finds BC Timber Sales failing to protect old-growth, biodiversity in Nahmint Valley

"...Forest Practices Board investigation into Ancient Forest Alliance complaint reveals non-compliance by BC government logging agency in Nahmint Valley, putting ecosystems at risk, and systemic flaws in BC’s forestry legislation..."

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Central Saanich OCP survey identifies growth management as an early public priority

"...Municipal staff in Central Saanich say public feedback so far has identified three areas of priorities during OCP review: growth management; parks, trails and recreation access; and agriculture and food security. (Black Press Media File)..."

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B.C. is failing on old-growth forests, environmental report card says

"...Most urgently, the province grades poorly around the call to take immediate action to protect at-risk old-growth and stem the loss of rare ecosystems, said Andrea Inness, a campaigner with the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA), which issued the report card along with the Wilderness Committee and the Sierra Club BC..."

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Forestry watchdog misses faulty math, calls for updated biodiversity laws

"...Investigation findings by B. C. ’s forestry watchdog avoided criticizing government or industry for beetle salvage logging practices, and missed the ‘smoke and mirrors’ math that short-changes old-growth retention targets, but were unequivocal on the need to map old growth forests and modernize biodiversity legal requirements in the Prince George timber area..."

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Logging of massive, ancient cedars in Caycuse watershed signals urgent need for provincial action and funding for old-growth

"...Earlier this year, the BC government appointed an independent panel to conduct a strategic review of BC?s old-growth management policies. The final report, released in September, contains 14 recommendations including immediate steps to protect BC?s most endangered old-growth ecosystems within six months and a paradigm shift in the province?s forest management regime that prioritizes biodiversity and ecosystem integrity. On the campaign trail in October, the BC NDP promised to implement all 14 recommendations in their entirety..."

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Current Winnipeg sewage plant capacity could be overrun as city grows

"...That finite capacity could halt or slow residential, commercial and industrial development within Winnipeg and metro area communities that use the city’s sewage system until the sewage plant upgrades are complete, according to the report. The city’s public service now recommends that council be given the ultimate authority to approve any requests which would have a significant impact on Winnipeg’s sewage treatment capacity. “We’ve had unprecedented residential growth in the city and there’s been some industrial growth in the city, the really key thing for us is to get going on this new biosolids facility and then the capacity limitations will disappear,” said Moira Geer, the water and waste department's director..."

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Public sends North Cowichan powerful message of support for forest preservation

"...Asked what they’d change about the municipality, 197 people — again, more than any other category — addressed the theme of “environmental protection and preservation,” according to the report. The public expressed concern for the “conservation of natural resources and preservation of forest and green spaces, specifically related to the negative impacts of logging and air pollution. ”..."

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Deputy City Manager, Planning and Growth Management - City of Vaughan (Vaughan, ON)

"...As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, Vaughan continuously employs workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking, and a passion for public service..."

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Today’s Show: the Maverick Party, oil and gas demand, Alberta fiscal reform, 1976 coal policy, gyms reopening, and CMRB regio

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"...Guests: Jay Hill, Interim Leader, Maverick Party, former Conservative MP, Bemal Mehta, Senior Vice President, Energy Intelligence, JWN Energy, Ben Eisen, Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute, Craig Snodgrass, Mayor, High River, Kyle Shewfelt, Olympic Gymnast and Owner of Kyle Shewfelt Gym, Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown, and Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung..."

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CMRB continues to work on new regional growth management plan

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Financial Sustainable Growth of SUNING Based on the Network Economy Service Platform

"...Sustainable growth management has received more and more attention today as China?s rapid economic development takes off..."

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Introduction to Challenges and Future Directions in Remote Sensing and GIScience

"...Chapters 2?5 in the second part are devoted to challenges in sustainable natural resources management..."

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