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Mar 2nd, 2011
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By Max Paris CBC News Mar 1, 2011 An increase in extreme rainstorms brought on by climate change could set the stage for a return of cholera to North America, according to a world-renowned water scientist....
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Feb 26th, 2011
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Finite, vital, much wanted, little understood, water looks unmanageable. But it needn’t be, argues John Grimond (interviewed here) A special report on water  The Economist May 20th 2010 WHEN the word water appears in print these days, crisis is rarely far behind. Water, it is said, is the new oil: a ...
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Jan 29th, 2011
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By Tracy Kibble Bradford Topic Jan 26, 2011 Georgina fishing enthusiasts, experts and those who earn a living from the popular sport welcomed Ontario’s environment minister Tuesday afternoon to Bonnie Boats in Jackson’s Point.John Wilkinson came to North America’s touted fishing capital to officially...
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Jan 28th, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe January 28 2011Did you get taken in by the salesman who precipitated the iron and other minerals out of your water, told you it was disgusting, and sold you a treatment system for a couple of thousand dollars – or more? Tonight at 8 p.m., CBC TV’s Marketplace goes undercover ...
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Jan 20th, 2011
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By Melanie Redman Rabble.ca January 20, 2011Will the global community define water as a human right, available to all, or as a commodity to be bought, sold, traded, and ultimately out of reach from the poorest people on this earth? ...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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By Andrew Chung Toronto Star January 9 2011MONTREAL—Marie-Paule Spieser won’t drink water from a tap. Any tap. Anywhere. Such is the psychological legacy of learning 10 years ago that the well from which she and her young children were drawing their drinking water was laced with a toxic chemical, tri...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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By Hamo Forsyth BBC News 22 November 2010In the last 40 years the bottled water industry has gone from a business prospect that few took seriously, to a global industry worth billions of pounds.The commodity itself remains simple. The way we think about it has changed fundamentally. Water is natural,...
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Sep 28th, 2010
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Action Alert from Council of Canadians - September 27 2010This October and November, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Prince Edward Island will head to the polls for municipal elections. Two important issues facing communities this year are the effect of recent international trade agreements on municip...
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Jul 16th, 2010
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By Rob Ferguson Toronto Star July 16 2010The head of embattled Stewardship Ontario is a well-connected Liberal who has retained a former eHealth consultant to do damage control for the recycling agency in charge of new “eco fees” on thousands of household products, the Star has learned. ...
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Jul 9th, 2010
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News release from the Council of Canadians July 8 2010 Ottawa – Canada should be denied the seat it is seeking on the UN Security Council if the Harper government obstructs a crucial upcoming vote on the right to water at the General Assembly, says Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow.The UN...