Energy East Pipeline Opposed by Canadian Residents

Article courtesy of Charles Mandel | April 6th, 2016 | National Observer | Shared as educational material. Many residents in the northern Ontario community of Kenora are worried about the potential of an oil spill from the from the recently proposed Energy East pipeline. The proposal to build the pipeline has been met with reports […]

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Montreal Approves Plan to Dump Sewage into St. Lawrence River

On November 8th, the Liberal minister of environment, Catherine McKenna, approved Montreal’s plan to dump 8 billion liters of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

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Groundwater is Mostly Non-Renewable, Study Finds

According to a new Canadian-led study, we could easily run out of water supply, since the wells we rely on cannot be renewed. It is a common belief that snow and rain do their job effectively to kindly provide us with fresh water, but it turns out that resources previously considered renewable aren’t all that renewable.

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Sewer System Plan Gets Preliminary OK

A plan to compel riverside property owners to hook up to the municipal sewer system rather than use a septic system got approval from city councilors in Peterborough, Ontario.

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The Concrete of the Future Lets Water Run Right Through It

What makes Ron Manuel’s driveway so special? It’s made out of permeable concrete. When it rains, the water drains right through it and into the soil below.

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Pair of Plans Aim to Keep Water Pure

Toronto has approved a duo of detailed plans that aim to protect the drinking water of those living in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
The pair of source protection plans, one for the Credit Valley, Toronto and Region and Central Lake Ontario (CTC) area, and the Halton-Hamilton area, both aim to protect municipal water sources from future threats.

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Global Voices: Time to Renew Our Respect for Water

Home to 60 per cent of the world’s lakes, we are a nation with water at its heart. But some thought leaders say Canadians are losing an awareness of, and passion for, our water resources.

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The Long, Hard Fight to Save Puslinch Lake

The lakeside scene beyond Art Zymerman’s dock looks like it was pulled from a postcard. But beneath the water’s surface, there’s a war going on.

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Traces of Cocaine, Other Illegal Drugs in Ontario Drinking Water: Study

A new study says drinking water in parts of southern Ontario contains traces of several illegal drugs — including cocaine.

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Drugs in Wastewater Contaminate Drinking Water

Both prescription and illegal drugs that are abused have been found in Canadian surface waters. New research shows that wastewater discharges flowing downstream have the potential to contaminate sources of drinking water with these drugs at relatively low concentrations.

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There Are Drugs in Our Drinking Water, New Study Says

A team of researchers at McGill University tested water in municipal wastewater treatment plants located along the Grand River watershed in southern Ontario. They also tested water downstream from the plant, as well as the raw and treated water from a drinking water treatment plant 19 kilometres further along the river.

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Contamination Fears Close Lachine Canal to Recreational Use

The heavy rain on the weekend in the Montreal region caused an overflow in the municipal sewer system, and potentially contaminated water entered the canal.

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