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Environmental commissioner says more motivation is needed...

The province’s environmental commissioner says there’s not enough incentive for people to shift to off-peak hours when they use electricity. Gord Miller says the difference in pricing between peak and off-peak...

 
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Keystone X-L oil pipeline update

The U-S Senate energy committee is expected to advance a bill approving the Keystone X-L oil pipeline. The bill narrowly failed in the last Congress, and President Obama has said...

 
 
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Where Is My Printed Christmas Card?

By Heidi Tolliver-Walker The number of Christmas cards I receive every year is going down, even as the number of e-cards and social media holiday greetings goes up. So it...

 
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Debate over Keystone XL pipeline project to heat up

The U-S Congress convenes a new session today with the Republicans in charge of both the House and the Senate, and ready to challenge President Barack Obama over a host...

 
 
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Scotiabank subsidizes LED lighting projects in local arenas

Some green is coming Quinte West’s way to help subsidize the cost of “going green” in three local arenas. This past summer the municipality upgraded the lighting with energy efficient LED...

 
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Quinte Cold Snap

The first long-lasting cold snap of this winter is in front of us, as students get set to head back to school, and many workers head back to their first...

 
 
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Understanding the Effective Use of Green Product Labels

This UL white paper discusses the importance of objective and verifiable environmental claims for products, and provides guidelines for the development and use of effective and legal claims in the...

 
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Quinte Conservation has cool summer jobs. Apply now!

Searching for the perfect summer job? Are you taking environmental studies, enjoy working outdoors and as part of a team? Look no further, Quinte Conservation has a vast selection summer employment...

 
 
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A Walk on the Wet Side

Come explore the benefits and inhabitants of wetlands by taking a virtual hike through the wetlands with Pamela Stagg, Naturalist and radio host of The County, Naturally. It’s on Monday January...

 
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Dion Brighton 6K Snowshoe Race

If you love to run, why not try one of the fastest growing winter sports – snowshoe running! Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area is the site for one of six races scheduled...

 
 

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