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1 Cafe Justicia -- a Hope for Peace PERC 139
2 Energy East -- Approach with Caution Adrian Larose 844
3 Update on Neonicotinoid Ban Michelle McConnell 759
4 Ghosts of a Nuclear Graveyard Hugh Kruzel 49
5 Keeping Hockey Alive: Coping with Climate Change Michelle McConnell 103
6 To Bee or Not to Bee Ole Hendrickson 197
7 West End Food Coop Opens PERC 606
8 Healthier Transportation for Everyone Francella Fiallos 137
9 Want to Live Sustainably? Try Permaculture Michelle McConnell 97
10 Smart Economics for a Sustainable Future Ole Hendrickson 123
11 Naturalists Club Promotes Science and Nature PERC 120
12 Sustainability in an Eco-village Francella Fiallos 546
13 Wind Power for the Community Francella Fiallos 571
14 Energy East -- A Present Danger David Mills 287
15 Biodome Garden Promotes Food Sustainability Denise Deby 920
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In this issue..

Update on Neonicotinoid Ban


by Michelle McConnell


As the summer ends we can say with certainty that it was not a good one for beekeepers. According to a press release from the Ontario Beekeepers Association Ontario, beekeepers lost 58% of their bees last winter. That's more than three times the average for the rest of Canada.

The debate on whether to ban neonicotinoids, which have been found to be harmful to bees, is well underway and has made great progress in the past months. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food has announced a plan to introduce a licensing system in order to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The proposed licensing system is aimed to be implemented for the 2015 growing season and will help to ensure that only farmers who truly need neonicotinoids are the ones that have a right to use them.


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