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Watching, Listening, and Learning to Understand Change
 With new all-weather roads, transmission lines, and mines planned for Ontario’s Far North, ecological monitoring and baseline information collection will be critical to help communities understand the impacts of changes to the water, land......
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Action to save the Peel Watershed back on track thanks to Supreme Court
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected a plan by the former government of Yukon to open up a huge swath of the PeelWatershed – an ecologically intact area the size of Nova Scotia -- to industrial development. This is a monumental win t......
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Caribou a key test of federal resolve to protect species at risk
Check out our latest Muddy Boots Blog where WCS Canada President and Chief Scientist Dr. Justina Ray discusses how a good federal plan to save caribou has become stuck in the mud of provincial inaction.  In this blog, Dr. Ray debu......
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New Environmental Assessment Act could open our eyes wider to development impacts, but will it?
Today (Feb. 8, 2018) the federal government unveiled a new “Impact Assessment Act” that will repeal and replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012).  Together in one bill with the new Canadian Energy Regulator Act, this ......
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Could bats benefit from a trip to the grocery store?
 WCS Canada is investigating whether bats could benefit from the same probiotic approach that has taken foods like yogurt by storm.   The idea is relatively simple.  Bats are dying by the millions due to a fungal disease called Wh......
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