Now Toronto
February 4, 2015

BIG 3: Opposing nuke dumps in Lake Huron and the new sports media landscape

1) ONTARIO GETTING NUKE DUMP?
A plan to bury low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste next to Lake Huron has sparked massive local opposition. Now the nuclear industry is looking for a place to bury a bigger problem: its high-level nuclear waste. At last count, some 13 communities in Ontario (including one northwest of Toronto) and Saskatchewan have shown interest in the $20 billion construction project to bury 4.6 million used fuel bundles. St. Stephen-in-the-Fields hosts a discussion with frontline activists opposing the project, including Angela Bischoff of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance and Brennain Lloyd of Northwatch on Saturday (February 7) at 1 pm. Free. 103 Bellevue.angela@cleanairalliance.org.

2) SPORTS MEDIA MONOPOLY
The mega-bucks sports media landscape is the focus of a discussion entitled More Than Hockey: Canada’s Expanding Sports Media Landscape with Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur and Sportsnet analyst Stephen Brunt at the TMX Broadcast Centre in the Exchange Tower, 130 King West, Thursday (February 5) at 6:30 pm. $20-$25, students $15. cjf-fjc.ca.

3) THE CLEAN DIRT ON LOCAL ECONOMIES
Community currencies and building “social permaculture” through local economies are the subjects of a meeting on Friday (February 6), 6:30 pm, at York University, where a presentation will be followed by brainstorming and activities. Free. 4700 Keele, York Lanes room 305. 416-736-2100 ext 31520.