Petition to protect Jefferson salamander habitat in Kitchener

The Jefferson salamander, an endangered species in Canada and Ontario, has wriggled its way into another controversy over urban development. The dispute centres on a proposed road extension in Southern Kitchener on the edge of known salamander habitat. Urge Ontario … Continue reading

Coping with drought, wishing for spring water

Ontario is experiencing its worst drought since 1965. We are not alone. The North American Drought Monitor map currently shows extreme drought throughout much of the US and severe conditions in southern Ontario. However, the map was last updated on … Continue reading

Chassagne’s Shetland Sheep Thrive Naturally

On Saturday we discovered an environmentally responsible sheep farm practically on our back doorstep. At Chassagne, the original North American flock of Shetland sheep thrives without chemical pesticides, herbicides or medicines. Our Guelph Guild of Handweavers and Spinners had arranged … Continue reading

Rally and Celebration for Guelph’s Two Rivers.

  It is an important time for river advocates in Guelph. Tonight City Council will vote whether to update the city’s Official Plan with dubious protection for the Speed River and Eramosa River greenway. Coincidentally, this Sunday begins a week-long … Continue reading