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 […]

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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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