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Oct 24th, 2017
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News release from Ontario Nature Today, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario raised serious concerns about the government’s willingness and ability to protect endangered plants and animals across the province. Hundreds upon hundreds of harmful activities are going forward without any government ...
Sep 27th, 2017
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by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood’s mayor has received a federal appointment. Sandra Cooper has been appointed to the Great Lakes Water Quality Control Board, a group that reports to the International Joint Commission. Cooper said she made an application to the board and will not be ...
Aug 31st, 2017
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A rock bass. Researchers have detected build-ups of human antidepressants in the brains of this fish species, among others, in the Niagara River. -Wikimedia Commons photo The drugs enter rivers and lakes from treatment plants and sewage overflows, threatening aquatic life, scientists say By Charlotte...
Aug 30th, 2017
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Over the past four years the Town of Midland has discharged 1.3 million litres of raw sewage into Georgian Bay. During severe storms, the sanitary sewer system gets overwhelmed by the inflow of storm water, given the fact that some storm sewers and sump pumps are impr...
Aug 3rd, 2017
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Canadian, U.S. mayors drop challenge over Great Lakes water diversion The Canadian Press A group of mayors from Canada and the U.S. has dropped its challenge to a decision allowing an American city to draw water from the Great Lakes, saying it has secured an agreement to improve the review of similar...
Feb 7th, 2017
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Plastic water bottles lined up in front of Conservative leadership candidates at a Feb. 4 debate in Halifax 10,000 tonnes of plastic enter the Great Lakes each year AWARE News Network: The world is being overwhelmed by plastic. Environmental Defence has issued an alert about a recent study’s es...
Jan 27th, 2017
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Fish have been found in Lake Michigan, Erie and Ontario CBC News  Grass carp are living in the Great Lakes, according to a new international study. The fish, one of four Asian carp species, are believed to have found their way into lakes Michigan, Erie and Ontario. “Unfortunately, the news is n...
Jan 26th, 2017
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We Are Excited To Tell You About The Changes! from Mary Muter The Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation, formerly the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Great Lakes Section announces that it will no longer function as part of Sierra Club Canada Foundation. Our entire team of experienced professional adviso...
Jan 25th, 2017
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News release from MNRF The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for abandoning gill nets in Lake Superior, near the Montreal River. On January 19, 2017, conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resou...
Jan 24th, 2017
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Orangeville.com  An American city is defending its plan to draw water from the Great Lakes, saying Canadian and U.S. mayors trying to block the move should be ignored. The Wisconsin city of Waukesha argues a decision last year that gave it permission to pipe water from Lake Michigan was error-free, p...