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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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King Township water rate increasing 11.5% in 2018

King Township residents will be paying nearly 12 per cent more on your water bill in 2018. King Township council approved the increase earlier this month after a report to council showed the water and wastewater rates for residents and businesses in the township will jump by […] Full story at www.yorkregion.com

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