Planet Haliburton

Planet Haliburton

Planet Haliburton puts an environmental, economic, and social justice lens on a wide range of issues; from climate change, to biodiversity loss, to toxic substances in our air, water and food.This show is brought to you by Canoe FM, community radio from the Haliburton Highlands! www.canoefm.com... Show More

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May 4, 2020 53 min

Three of the four townships in Haliburton County have established septic reinspection programs and the 4th, Minden Hills, is about to launch its variation in the near future.

Programs vary tremendously from one township to the next and some inspectors and waste treatment experts question the capacity of the majority of the county’s programs to actually identify key structural failures that can undermine lake health.

The most comprehe...

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As of April 6th, 26 residents of the 65-bed Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon have died from covid-19. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care says that 50+ nursing home residents have died across the province with 44 homes reporting active covid-19 outbreaks. Clearly, Long Term Care facilities, which are home to significant numbers of elderly residents with underlying health conditions and compromised immune systems, are ...

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Today we take a look at the water level situation within the so-called RaFT or reservoir and flow through lakes portion of the Trent Severn Waterway (TSW).

The spring melt is now well underway in the northern-most reaches of the TSW, and a lot of people are wondering about the prospects for high water, ice damage and flooding throughout the system.

To discuss how the ice-out season is setting up so far this year, we’re joined by r...

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 Can we protect those natural shorelines from ongoing decline without undermining shoreline landowner property rights or the shoreline landscape industry?

 To shed some light on this and other questions related to the draft County Shoreline Preservation By-law, we speak with shoreline naturalization expert, Julia Sutton.


Show Notes: https://canoefm.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Resource-list-for-Healthy-Shorelines-Healthy-Lakes-and-...

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On the next episode of Planet Haliburton we examine the science and regulatory issues related to natural shoreline protection. Natural shorelines perform a range of important ecological functions essential to the environmental and economic health of Haliburton County. But they’re are under increasing pressure due to shoreline development and redevelopment.

 Can we protect those natural shorelines from ongoing decline without undermi...

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Ever wonder about how taxpayers, like me and you, end up subsidizing large carbon-intensive and climate disrupting projects, like the Trans-Mountain and GasLink pipelines, across this country?

 And just how much demand really exists for more pipeline capacity to get Alberta’s tar sand bitumen to tidewater?

 To lift the rug on these and other fossil-fuelled follies, join us for an ear-popping conversation with independent energy econo...

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In this episode of Planet Haliburton Short Takes, we focus on the debate surrounding the recent tabling of a draft County-wide Shoreline Preservation Bylaw. A massive 60 lake, 12,000 property “Love Your Lake” shoreline heath assessment was carried out across Haliburton County by the Coalition for Haliburton Property Owner’s Associations (CHA) between 2014 and 2018. That study found that only 47% of Haliburton’s shorelines are in a ...

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February 25, 2020 53 min

On the February 24th episode of Planet Haliburton we examine what Doug Ford has been up to since he eliminated the independent Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, almost one year ago. Why did Doug Ford go to the extraordinary length of passing legislation to fire Ontario’s public environmental watchdog 2 years before her 5 year term of office was set to expire?

 Join us for a candid conversation about Doug Ford’s ev...

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February 9, 2020 53 min

Ever wonder about the environmental footprint associated with what happens to your body after you die? How does the carbon intensity of a conventional burial in a finished casket surrounded by a concrete vault, for example, compare to the carbon emissions caused by cremation?


The Green Burial Movement has been at the forefront of raising inconvenient questions about everything from the use of embalming

chemicals to the mountains of ...

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On the next episode of PH we take a close look at the role Haliburton’s wetlands play in limiting future climate change as well as adapting to the warming already in the pipeline. Ontario is home to an astounding 25% of Canada’s and 6% of the world’s wetlands.


Haliburton’s almost 20,000 acres of wetlands, sequester a huge amount of carbon, filter our lake and drinking water, and limit the impact of flooding by slowing surface runoff...

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January 12, 2020 55 min

On the next episode of Planet Haliburton we take a hard look at the climate crisis and the health of Ontario’s Boreal Forest. Discussion about slowing down, stopping, or even reversing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere place a lot of faith in the world’s forests as virtually inexhaustible carbon storehouses. But are Canada’s and Ontario’s forests really the carbon sinks we think they are?

To begin answering that questi...

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On Friday December 20, 2019 the last vehicle rolled off the assembly line at the GM Oshawa Plant throwing 5,000 direct employees out of work as well as eliminating an additional 10,000 indirect supplier jobs across Ontario.


On September 13, 2019, in the middle of the federal election campaign, Green Jobs Oshawa and the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation released a feasibility study supporting the conversion of GM Oshawa into a publicl...

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December 17, 2019 52 min

Ever get frustrated when told that you need to get rid of something because it’s cheaper to trash it than repair it? Repairs Cafes, active in 1500 locations across 33 countries, bring people together with a communities of local “fixers” to provide an alternative to just junking stuff that breaks down.


On the next episode of Planet Haliburton we’re joined by Chris Varga, the Repair Café  Co-ordinator for SIRCH Community Services in H...

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With senior levels of government repeatedly failing to meet their own voluntary targets under international climate change agreements, the call has gone out for political and economic leaders at the municipal and community level to step into the breach.In Haliburton County, the Four Townships have each opted into a County-wide Climate Change Planning process that’s gathering steam with the recent hiring of a climate change co-ordin...

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Join co-hosts Greg Roe and Terry Moore for a discussion on how the increasing awareness of the relationship between septic systems and algae-causing phosphorus pollution of Haliburton Lakes has got Township Councils across Haliburton County moving toward some form of mandatory septic system inspection.


At the same time, concerns about potential surface and ground water contamination is generating increased resistance to the spreadin...

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Join hosts Terry Moore and Greg Roe for a conversation with Paul MacInnes, chair of the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations (CHA) about the CHA’s 4-year “Love Your Lake” Healthy Shorelines Project. With 47 lakes and over 800km of shoreline assessed to date, the interim results show that natural shorelines have been taking a beating all across the County. The good news is that denaturalized shorelines can be restore...

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November 14, 2019 44 min

Canadians are the largest per capita producers of garbage in the industrialized world and recycling rates in Ontario haven’t increased beyond 25 percent diversion levels for over 10 years. As a visit to any landfill or transfer station will confirm, we’re being buried in our own waste.


In 2016, the Ontario government announced “A Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario” and passed a new law – called The Resource Recovery and Circular Econ...

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November 14, 2019 51 min

Join hosts Terry Moore and Greg Roe for a conversation with Ted Spence. Ted is a retired professor and former dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, an expert on environmental planning and hydrology, and cottages on Catchacoma Lake, the largest reservoir in the TSW.


Adria Vasil, best selling author of the Ecoholic book series, is an environmental writer with Now Magazine. She will be joining us on each show...

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November 14, 2019 54 min

There’s a growing scientific consensus that earth has exited from the “Holocene” geological epoch ushered in by the end of the last ice age 11,700 years ago and entered into a brave new world called “The Anthropocene” – or “time of humans”.


Human civilization, from our agricultural systems to our economic, political and cultural institutions, were all created during the relatively stable Holocene but our species is now become so dom...

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Lake Associations across Haliburton County have been focused on water quality, healthy shorelines and healthy septic systems for years. Some lake associations have consistently taken a leadership role and built proactive programs in an attempt to head off problems before they get out of hand.


The Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners’ Association (KLCOA), in particular, has played a leading role developing its own advanced water quality and ...

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