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Ruhl Lake Source Water Protection Review

As a result of the Source Water Protection review, the Committee has decided to take a closer look at one of Hanover’s main municipal water sources. A review is being conducted on the Intake Protection Zones for Ruhl Lake to determine the effectiveness of protection zones and related agricultural policies. Click here to view original […]

City council seeks groundwater study for rural Kingston

A west-end city councillor is seeking a study of the vulnerability of drinking water sources in the rural parts of the city. City council on Tuesday unanimously supported Click here to view original web page at

New drinking water protections in place for Grand River watershed

Updates to the plan that protects the sources of municipal drinking water in the Grand River watershed were approved by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, and the Grand River Conservation Authority on Aug. 23. The updated Grand River Source Protection Plan was approved by Environment Minister […] Click here to view original […]

Time to update Grand River watershed drinking water protection plan

GRAND RIVER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY – Members of the public are invited to read and comment on the Draft Updated Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for the Grand River watershed. The plan has been prepared […] Click here to view original web page at

City of Guelph awarded some bling for its water protection

The City of Guelph has won an award for its work in protecting the local water sources from an international non-profit organization. On Tuesday, the City of Guelph announced it has been given the Exemplary Source Water Protection Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). “Our […] Click here to view original web page […]

Here’s How Halton is Protecting Local Drinking Water

Halton Region is taking steps in efforts to protect local drinking water. On March 27, 2019, Halton Regional council passed a motion to support and endorse Bill 71 – also known as the Paris Galt Moraine Conservation Act, 2019. The moraine provides a drinking water source to several […] Click here to view original web […]

Water wells closed in Cambridge following jet fuel spill on Hwy. 401

The contamination from the crash — which dumped 50,000 litres of jet fuel, some of it spilling into Mill Creek and reaching Cambridge’s eastern edge — is believed to be contained upstream. CAMBRIDGE — The Region of Waterloo has closed five municipal water wells in Cambridge as it deals […] Click here to view original […]

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Local activists, politicians voice concerns about Greenbelt, water protection with Bill 66

Mono Councillor Fred Nix stands at one of the town’s well heads, explaining that Bill 66, Ontario’s Open for Business Act allows for industrial development bylaws which undermine some water protections like those on municipal wells. – Alexandra Heck/Metroland Mono Councillor Fred Nix stands at one of the town’s […] Click here to view original […]

Walkerton Wants Out Of Bill 66 Discussion

Brockton Mayor doesn’t like Walkerton’s name being linked to Bill 66. It’s been nineteen years since the Walkerton Ecoli Tragedy, and despite a lot of hard work, growth and progress, the Town cannot seem to escape the infamy of the Walkerton water disaster. Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody is taking […] Click here to view original […]

Lawyers Slam Doug Ford Government’s Move To Let Cities Ignore Environmental Rules

Premier Doug Ford read his notes during the first ministers meeting in Montreal on Dec. 7, 2018. TORONTO—Environmental lawyers are slamming Ontario’s government for introducing new legislation which they call “the biggest and most significant environmental rollback to occur in a generation.” The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) made […] Click here to view original […]