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Aug 22nd, 2016
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Argue that allowing the Wisconsin city of Waukesha to take water from Lake Michigan sets dangerous precedent By DIANA MEHTA The Canadian Press A group of mayors from Canada and the U.S. are trying to challenge a recent decision allowing an American city to draw water from the Great Lakes, arguing tha...
Jul 20th, 2016
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By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Georgian Bay may be at its highest point in two decades, but the flow in the rivers and streams that feed it has dropped. On Monday, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority issued a Level 1 low water condition for the Nottawasaga River watershed. The conservation authori...
May 25th, 2016
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The issues we’ve created, we should solve them,’ says student who helped develop project By Errol Nazareth, Morgan Dunlop, CBC News They measure less than a millimetre across but they pose a massive threat to our Great Lakes, and a group of Mississauga high school students wants to help z...
Jan 29th, 2016
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today Orillia is weighing in on a nuclear waste dump proposed for the Great Lakes Basin. But city council stopped short of opposing the controversial plan by Ontario Power Generation, instead urging Canada’s environment minister to consider “all options” for a nuclear waste sto...
Dec 7th, 2015
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Example of beach vegetation -Ontario Parks photo By Roger Klein CTV News Barrie December 7 2015 Some of the sand at Wasaga Beach is being plowed and that has caused some concern for environmentalists. Scott Martin says he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw that large swaths of rare vegetatio...
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Nov 27th, 2015
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By Debora Van Brenk, The London Free Press The federal environment minister has put off for three months the hot-button decision about whether a nuclear waste vault can be built beneath the shores of Lake Huron near Kincardine. Activists lobbying against the site applauded the delay, to March 1, 2016...
May 7th, 2015
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Federal environmental report approves OPG plan but Keith Hobbs says it threatens Great Lakes CBC News A Canadian environmental assessment of plans to bury hazardous nuclear material near the shore of Lake Huron is “incomplete” because it didn’t look at other disposal options, away f...
Mar 9th, 2015
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News release from MPP Marie-France Lalonde Marie-France Lalonde, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans introduced a bill to enact the Microbead Elimination and Monitoring Act, 2015. This Private Members Bill serves to ensure industry and individuals in the province are mindful of the use of synthetic plastic microb...
Feb 26th, 2015
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 (UPI) — On Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., Michigan lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation intended to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp. The bill was simultaneously introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Congressman Candice Miller, R-Mich. T...
Feb 18th, 2015
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News release from Sierra Club Canada Foundation Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) welcomes the Government of Ontario’s Great Lakes Protection Act (GLPA), reintroduced at Queen’s Park today. The real challenge will follow. Ontario’s reality as the jurisdiction with the largest Gre...