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Welcome! Sierra Club usually has multiple opportunities for you to explore, enjoy and protect the Earth. We endeavor to use this page as an events listing of sorts - so please check back often!

If you are particularly interested in outings we have a budding Ontario Chapter Outings Committee that would love more energy and input. Contact Kristinaj@sierraclub.ca if you want to participate.

Norval Quarry Decision Time; Natural Heritage Policy Applied with Unprecedented Rigour

By Janet Kuzniar

The City of Brampton Council will be presented a Recommendation Report by their Planning staff on Monday September 8, 7:00 pm, Brampton Council Chambers, Brampton City Hall.

The Report, based on peer reviews, recommends NOT supporting the Norval Quarry rezoning from agricultural to industrial extractive. There is a strong ecological component to this report, as the subject lands are dominated by key ecological features such as mature woodlands, watercourses, and provincially protected wetlands. This is the first time that the recently mapped  Natural Heritage System in Peel has had a quarry application, and a rigorous analysis by the City of Brampton has shown that the Norval Quarry fails the policy test. ... Read more »

Guided Bird Nature Walk July 26 - Heart Lake Conservation Area

Ever wonder who is tweeting at you?  (No not on twitter)  Come find out with us on Saturday, July 26! 

Discover the trails at Heart Lake Conservation Area, and learn about birds and other features in the area with avid naturalist and birder, Bob Noble.   

Date:  Saturday July 26, 2014

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location:  Heart Lake Conservation Area
10818 Heart Lake Road, Brampton

Event is free, however, we ask that you RSVP so we can notify park staff and prepare for the event. 

For more information and to RSVP, visit the event page:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/guided-bird-nature-walk-heart-lake-conservation-area-tickets-12194579315

Visit TRCA website for applicable park fees:... Read more »

Tree Planting in Mississauga on May 31

Come join us at our Annual Tree Planting on Saturday, May 31 from 9am-12pm at Erindale Park, Mississauga!  

For more information contact Lindsey Jennings at ljennings@creditvalleyca.ca or 1-800-668-5557 ext. 445.  

Toronto's Lost Rivers

(Photo by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper)

Don't miss a talk on "Toronto's Lost Rivers"  

Wednesday, February 5th at 7pm.... Read more »

Rock the Line - No Line 9 Concert (Oct 6th in Toronto)

Free concert to raise awareness about Enbridge's Line 9 plans

Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge Street)

October 6, Sunday starts at 2pm

Join Environmental Defence and Sarah Harmer with Gord Downie & The Sadies, Hayden and Minotaurs  for a free concert to raise awareness about the risks of Enbridge Line 9 tar sands pipeline plan. Music, Kids’ activities, Food carts. Bring your family & friends! ... Read more »

Latest outings and volunteer opportunities (spring/summer 2013)

This summer we have put together a few "walks and talks" around Mississauga and Toronto. These walks are free, and are guided by naturalists and professionals that provide a chance to get outdoors and learn something new about the natural areas within our communities. We hope you can join us for some of these events. Please feel free to share with those you think might be interested in attending!

Please email <sarahp@sierraclub.ca> if you want to RSVP, or if you have any questions.

 

Scheduled Events:

June 13 (Thurs, 7-8 pm) -- Natural Capital walk & talk at Rattray Marsh. Discover this Lake Ontario marsh via board-walk with guest speaker Bob Morris, Manager of Natural Heritage at Credit Valley Conservation... Read more »

Walk the Line (Line 9 that is) - June 16 - Toronto

Reclaiming the Corridor for People not Tar Sands

You and your family are invited to join us for a walk along the Hydro Corridor north of Finch Ave. (from Talbot Rd., west to Bathurst Ave.).
We will be celebrating the use of this provincially-owned Corridor as a public recreation space; instead of a dangerous
profit centre for Enbridge.
(WE WILL MEET AT 1pm AT THE WEST END OF THE TTC PARKING LOT AT HENDON AND YONGE.)

See attached flyer for the map & details. More online at stopline9-toronto.ca

Let’s study the health impact of the Tar Sands too!

The federal government recently surprised many when Health Canada announced a $1.8 Million study on health impacts of living near wind turbines. Electricity generation and health are both largely provincial responsibilities - so this is major deviation by a government that has strictly avoided straying into areas of provincial jurisdiction.... Read more »

Politics, Science… Coincidence?

There are many coincidences in life. Every day - in a world with billions of things happening - there are bound to be events that just seem to be related. There are also deliberate acts that seem to be coincidence.

As consumers of news it’s our job to read between the lines and decide for ourselves what’s coincidence and what’s deliberate.

Two things happened yesterday:

1) Hundreds of lab-coated scientists marched on Parliament Hill proclaiming the death of evidence (a nice play on the Death of Innocence because there really has been a change in Ottawa where facts and figures no longer play a role in policy formulation); and

2) The Harper government announced Health Canada would study the (already well-studied) health effects of living near wind turbines.... Read more »

Sierra Club Canada - Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy (Re: C-38)

May 31, 2012

Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy

Re: Bill C-38

John Bennett, Executive Director

Sierra Club Canada

Thursday, May 31 201

 ... Read more »

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UPDATE: #BlackOutSpeakOut Events

Media Release, May 29, 2012

#BlackOutSpeakOut Update

We are just a week away from #BlackOutSpeakOut day (June 4th). I can tell you the campaign momentum is building! The list of participating organizations is over 100 and growing! Maude Barlow just told me The Council of Canadians is also joining the protest. All across the country Canadians are recognizing that silence is not an option in face of the war on nature and democracy.

This week here in Ottawa we have two events:

Event #1:... Read more »

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#BlackOutSpeakOut Ottawa Teach-in May 30th

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy few weeks here in Ottawa and across the country. People everywhere are talking about devastating changes to environmental law and regulation (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Fisheries Act) undemocratically crammed into the federal budget.... Read more »

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