London Free Press

Politicians give shelter $1.8M for rest of 2024, but no promise beyond that

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A London shelter now has the runway, potentially, to turn its wintertime beds into a year-round space for the homeless, though city politicians are queasy about the $4-million-plus annual cost. City politicians have voted 10-2 to give Ark Aid Street Mission $1.8 million, pulled from reserves, to continue providing 24-hour assessment at its Dundas Street […]

Great Lakes Now

This SCOTUS decision may make it harder to protect Michigan air and water | Great Lakes Now

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This SCOTUS decision may make it harder to protect Michigan air and water

This article was republished here with permission from Planet Detroit.

By Brian Allnutt, Planet Detroit

  • The Supreme Court Chevron decision overturned a federal law principle requiring courts to defer to agencies’ interpretations of ambiguous laws.
  • The ruling could jeopardize federal rules designed to address things like PFAS pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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London Free Press

Showdown looms at Western University protest encampment

6 min read

A clear-out ultimatum deadline now on them, pro-Palestinian protesters encamped at Western University for two months could be in for a showdown with the school after the weekend. Western has given the dug-in protesters until the end of Sunday to dismantle their encampment to avoid disciplinary action by the school against any students or employees […]

Owen Sound Owen Sound Sun Times

Community builders use Lego to tackle complex housing issues

5 min read

Mayors, building inspectors, county staff, housing professionals and designers gathered to play with Lego Friday at The Library in Owen Sound. The well-attended workshop hosted at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library and organized by Christine Hempel and Krystal Valencia wasn’t all fun and games, the participants were trying to find solutions […]

Great Lakes Now

How much can wetland restoration reduce farm fertilizers getting into Lake Erie? | Great Lakes Now

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How much can wetland restoration reduce farm fertilizers getting into Lake Erie?

By Lester Graham, Michigan Public

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; Michigan Public, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; and The Narwhal who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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