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LORINC: Therme’s likely carbon nightmare at Ontario Place

The Austrian spa company has run into opposition from U.K. environmentalists over a facility in suburban Manchester


The environmental critiques of Therme Canada’s mega-spa scheme have rightly focused on the project’s most visible and violent impacts: the clear-cutting of hundreds of mature trees on the West Island, the destruction of a migratory bird sanctuary, and the lake contamination caused by the inevitable dumping of huge quantities of chlorinated water. (The RFP for tree removal was posted late last week, with Ellis Don seeking firms that will cut down and remove over 800 trees.) Yet... Read more

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