OPP to probe gas plant email purge

(Update)OPP commissioner Chris Lewis has confirmed that provincial police will be launching a criminal investigation into the deleted email scandal, regarding the two cancelled gas power plants in Oakville and Mississauga.That comes as the NDP called for Dalton McGuinty to return to justice committee hearings into cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga.The Progressive Conservatives had been urging the OPP to investigate.The

Remote British island of St Helena drowning in plastic as experts warn

The largest fish on the planet, the whale shark, is under threat from plastic pollution off one of Britain’s most remote islands, conservationists have warned. In 2003 there was estimated to be one plastic item every three metres on the black volcanic beaches, but now ecologists say they are finding hundreds… Yet despite its isolated location, the island is now plagued with plastic rubbish which washes in from South America and beyond, even though its nearest neighbour is thousands of miles away. The tiny volcanic island of St Helena, which lies 4,000 miles from England in the South Atlantic, is Britain’s second-oldest overseas territory, and was where Napoleon was imprisoned before he died in 1821. read more