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Centre Wellington seeks four-year extension of moratorium on water bottling permits

Centre Wellington is seeking a four-year extension of the provincial moratorium on new or expanded permits for commercial water bottlers. The municipality’s committee of the whole made the recommendation on June 18 following discussion of a report from managing director of infrastructure services Colin Baker. Full story here

Source water protection plan of the Thames-Sydenham region is on target

The source water protection plan of the Thames-Sydenham region is on target two years after it was put into effect. The local plan, which took effect at the end of 2015, involves the conservation authorities for the Lower Thames Valley, the St. Clair Region and the Upper Thames River. It looks at ways to protect water at […]

First Nations Water Symposium to address progress on Federal Government’s promise to eliminate boil water advisories in Ontario First Nations

On May 15, 2018 the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) will be holding the 2018 First Nations Water Symposium in Niagara Falls, ON at the Sheraton on the Falls beginning at 8:30am. The First Nations Water Symposium aims to […] Click here to view original web page at www.newswire.ca

Citizen group finds gaps in water protection

The Thames Sydenham and Region Source Water Protection Committee and St. Clair Township council have a new perspective on the potential threat industrial wind turbines pose to water wells. The perspective comes from members of the Wallaceburg Area Wind Concerns citizen group, who are worried about the impact the proposed Otter Creek wind turbine project […]

Meeting discusses vulnerability of water in Niagara

Groundwater supplying the homes of 77,000 Niagara residents is highly vulnerable to contamination. And even water supplying regional treatment plants isn’t necessarily safe, elected officials heard this week. Jayme Campbell, a special projects supervisor for Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, was at a Niagara Region health committee meeting Tuesday to discuss the vulnerability of Niagara’s drinking […]

Bancroft’s source protection report includes closing the Clark Lake boat launch

Four recommendations have come from Bancroft’s water source protection report including closing the Clark Lake boat launch. Bancroft deputy clerk and economic development officer Lianne Sauter presented council with the Clark Lake Report at its regular meeting Feb. 13. The 45-page report summarized the issue of protecting the lake […] Click here to view original […]

Street signs traced to Walkerton drinking water tragedy

This sign at Indian Road and Michigan Avenue alerts drivers they are entering a drinking water intake protection zone. Troy Shantz Troy Shantz Six street signs posted around town read ‘Drinking Water Protection Zone,’ and every day they’re passed by countless drivers and pedestrians without a second thought. A […] Click here to view original […]

Guelph-Eramosa set for new zoning bylaw

Guelph-Eramosa is set for a township-initiated zoning bylaw amendment to implement source protection areas through the township. The amendment is a result of recent changes to the Wellington County Official Plan and the province’s Clean Water Act and Grand River […] Click here to view the original story at www.wellingtonadvertiser.com

Mayor, councillor and CAO met with minister of environment

Ministry meeting – Centre Wellington representatives met with the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on Jan. 22 to ensure the long-term sustainability of local drinking water. From left: Centre Wellington CAO Andy Goldie, Mayor Kelly Linton, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Chris Ballard and Centre Wellington councillor […] Click here to view the […]

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 www.guelphtoday.com