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Innisfil Council insulted by Greenbelt Study

Town Council is not impressed with noticed it received in December from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs about expanding the Greenbelt into Innisfil. Full story…    

Water rate increases right thing to do for city’s future

Re: Article titled “ City taxes to rise 4.52% ”, published Dec. 21. Raising water rates is the way to fund infrastructure. Cambridge should be commended for moving to raise its water rates to cover its infrastructure costs. The increase is consistent with the best practices for municipal water […] Click here to view original […]

Long-term drinking water advisories lifted in two First Nation communities

Upon Health Canada’s recommendation, Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Saskatchewan lifted the drinking water advisory on October 31, which had been in effect since June 3, 2015. The drinking water advisory at Serpent River First Nation in Ontario, which was in effect since September 1, 2015, was lifted on November […] Click here to view original […]

13-year-old Anishinaabe water advocate to speak at United Nations

Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old Anishinaabe water advocate from Wikwemikong First Nation, will be speaking at the UN General Assembly as they declare 2018-2028 the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development. (Linda Roy/Irevaphotography) Rhiannon Johnson Rhiannon Johnson is an Anishnaabe journalist from Hiawatha First Nation in South-Central […] Click here to view original […]

Boil water advisory lifted for Hawkesbury

A boil water advisory for three towns in eastern Ontario has been lifted. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images) A boil water advisory issued to residents in Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill and L’Orignal earlier this week has been lifted. On Sunday night, a water filtration plant in Hawkesbury, Ont., flooded leading to boil […] Click here to view original […]

Owners of Orillia-area water testing lab convicted

A water-testing lab and its owners have been convicted and fined more than $246,000. – Metroland file photo A privately operated laboratory and its owners have been convicted for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Central Ontario Analytical Laboratory Inc. and a numbered company were located on Burnside […] Click here to view original […]

School closures due to Hawkesbury boil water advisory

The city says the order was lifted on Friday after tests showed the water was safe to drink. Two school closures today: Vankleek Hill CI and Pleasant Corners PS are closed due to water issues at the main water plant. The day care is also closed and transportation is […] Click here to view original […]

Antidepressants found in fish living near Hamilton wastewater plant

The researchers caged goldfish at various sites in Cootes Paradise and at a control site in Jordan Harbour, between Beamsville and St. Catharines on the shores of Lake Ontario. Residue from antidepressant drugs flowing through the Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant into Cootes Paradise is showing up in fish and […] Click here to view original […]

Ontario may expand Greenbelt to protect water supply

Ontario’s Greenbelt surrounding the Greater Golden Horseshoe protects 810,000-hectares of land from development. The province is now looking at expanding the belt by another 345,000 hectares. The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmentally protected Greenbelt around the Toronto region in a bid to protect clean water […] Click here to view original […]