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Sep 4th, 2018
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NVCA staff conduct electrofishing study in Beeton Creek, fall 2017 News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority There’s something fishy planned for Beeton Creek this fall. Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and South Simcoe Streams Network (SSSN) are working to restor...
Aug 5th, 2018
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From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust On August 18th the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust will be going head-to-head with Phragmites Australis, an invasive grass that grows so thick that turtles become trapped and die. “It’s an extremely fast-growing, invasive, non-native grass,” says George Powe...
Jul 27th, 2018
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from Mary Muter, Chair, Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation You are invited to attend: MUSIC OF GORDON LIGHTFOOT Benefit Concert for Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation DATE AND TIME Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM LOCATION Township of Tiny Community Centre 91 Concession 8 East...
Jul 25th, 2018
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Grass Carp description, from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Length can be 5.2 feet, and weight, 80 pounds It started in two Ohio Rivers and was a wholly avoidable crisis. Now is the time for Ohio and US EPA to stop the ‘research’ projects and urgently start a broad range of eradicatio...
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...