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Jun 9th, 2020
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IJC Canadian Chair Pierre Béland to Pierre Béland, Canadian Chair of the International Joint Committee Dear Chairman Béland, We are sending this email in desperation. We are not too proud to beg. We need some immediate relief. We are at a point where every inch of water makes a difference. The wide s...
Apr 29th, 2020
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From Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation Join us for a webinar on “Extreme Water Levels on the Upper Great Lakes: What Can Be Done?” -Tues. May 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Roger Gauthier -American Chair of ROWI, former Chief Hydrologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit – will present fac...
Mar 23rd, 2020
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Studying Georgian Bay’s wetlands – Chow-Fraser lab ‘Record high water levels have devastated the coastal ecosystem around Georgian Bay, destroying critical wetlands’ – Mary Muter From Restore Our Water International (CHEBOYGAN, MICHIGAN and TORONTO, ONTARIO, March 20, 20...
Mar 12th, 2020
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Plans for a massive hydro plant on the shores of Georgian Bay have residents ‘devastated’ By Sandro Contenta Toronto Star Bob Baranski and his wife Kathy spent a decade planning their retirement dream home. They saved money, canvassed home shows and pored over designs. Never in doubt was its location...
Mar 5th, 2020
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The International Lake Superior Board of Control controls outflows from Lake Superior into Lake Huron through the St. Marys River, shown here. Wikipedia photo By Kate Harries Springwater News Meet Jean-François Cantin. He’s a civil servant who heads hydrological operations (east)  for Environment and...
Feb 20th, 2020
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Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation chair Mary Muter and vice-chair Roy Schatz with Wasaga Beach Men’s Probus Club president Gene Stephenson. -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries Springwater News There’s a chance that one of the greatest threats to the health of the Great Lakes can be turned bac...
Feb 17th, 2020
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From the Weather Network An ice-free framework over the Great Lakes means more lake-effect snow than what is typical for the end of February. Two peculiar events are developing before our eyes across the Great Lakes. A rare combination of unusually high water levels, paired with a pronounced lack of ...
Feb 4th, 2020
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Lake Huron – Kevin M Klerks photo It cannot have been easy for a small First Nation to reject $150 million – Let’s find ways (including financial) to show our gratitude by JOYCE NELSON Counterpunch A major victory for Canada’s First Nations has just been won in Ontario. On January 31, the...
In Energy
Jan 19th, 2020
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AWARE News Network TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) is holding “public information sessions” on a plan to pump water from Georgian Bay/Lake Huron up the Niagara Escarpment to a reservoir during off-peak hours and releasing the water through turbines when hydro energy is required. The proj...
Jan 17th, 2020
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Is project on federal land in the public’s best interest?   By Donna Baylis AWARE News Network On January 16, 2020, about 150 people braved a snowy blustery night to attend the 2nd public information session hosted by TC Energy (TCE formerly TransCanada Pipelines) at the Meaford & St. ...