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Water quantity protection study is seeking participants

NEWS FROM LAKE ERIE SOURCE PROTECTION REGION The Lake Erie Source Protection Region is looking for members of the general public to take part on the Community Liaison Group (CLG) for the Guelph-Guelph/Eramosa Water Quantity Policy Development Study. The study area includes the City of Guelph, […] Read the full story at

Potential Greenbelt expansion strikes a nerve with Innisfil

A provincial plan to protect more farmland and water sources from urban sprawl has struck a nerve with the Town of Innisfil. The town has a plan to use the Highway 400 corridor to attract new employers and in turn, create more jobs. Mayor Gord Wauchope says the town […] Full story at

Can PM Trudeau keep drinkable water promise to First Nations?

Since forming government, the Liberals have lifted 32 drinking water advisories. However, 22 new advisories have been added in that time. OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to eradicate all drinking water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021. With three years left and more than […] Click here to view original […]

Partnership for improved water service

Partnership between all three levels of government means clean drinking water and improved wastewater treatment will be flowing in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Mike Bossio, MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; […] Click here to view original […]

Well, septic workshop on tap

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and the Lennox and Addington Stewardship Council are teaming up to run a well and septic workshop next month in Napanee. The event will feature speakers from a variety of organizations who will talk about the importance of groundwater quality and vulnerability in eastern […] Click here to view original […]

Sisters of St. Joseph join global push to create Blue planet

Left: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto participating in a water ritual as part of the Blue Communities initiative. Right: Leah Watkiss, Program Director for the Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Care of Earth at The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto gives the Sisters more information […] Click here to view original […]

Durham sewer and water rate to increase by 4%

DURHAM — Despite one councillor’s strong opposition to the increase, water and sewer rates will go up a combined four per cent in 2018. For a typical customer using 49,200 gallons (223.6 cubic metres), the increase is $9.02 a quarter (water and sewer bills are issued quarterly) or an […] Click here to view original […]

First Nations water systems need $3.2B: PBO

The house is hwon in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve of Attawapiskat, Ont., on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The parliamentary budget officer estimates it will cost a minimum of $3.2 billion in capital investment to bring First Nations water systems up to standards seen in comparable non-Indigenous communities […] Click here to view original […]

Blue-green algae found in Sudbury lake

Blue-green algae has been detected in Sudbury’s McFarlane Lake. In a release Friday, the the Sudbury and District Health Unit said the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change took samples from the lake.

Fats, oils and grease mean big trouble for your pipes – and your wallet

If fats, oils and grease (FOG) go down the drain, they can build up in pipes and cause clogs. Dispose of FOG in green bins. (CNW Group/Ontario Clean… Recognizing the need for public education on FOG disposal, the Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Clean Water Foundation If a FOG is poured down the drain, […]