Water

Environmental group rejects takeover of Experimental Lakes

A Thunder Bay city councillor wants environmental groups to take over the Experimental Lakes Area — but one of the groups he's named is throwing cold water on the idea.

Federal government support for the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario is set to expire by the end of the month and there's been no announcement of any deal for another operator to take over the project.

Thunder Bay councillor Larry Hebert said it's time for groups such as Greenpeace or the Sierra Club to get involved.

“Why haven't they come to the fore? It is important, and I don't disagree with that, but if it's that important let them … put their money where their mouth is,” he said.

The executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada said it's not a significant cost for the federal government to keep the ELA open. However John Bennett said his group’s budget could not support it.... Read more »

Petition to protect the Nottawasaga River - AWARE Simcoe

  1. AWARE Simcoe, a citizens' group in Simcoe County, Ontario, has started a petition to Protect the Nottawasaga River in the Navigation Protection Act.

Here's why it's important:... Read more »

How to Fix a Leaky Great Lakes & Stabilize Geo Bay

Radio interview with Great Lakes Section Chair Mary Muter includes radio call in and discussion of multiple issues related to the Great Lakes: i.e. water levels management, the Asian Carp threat and the late 2012 fish kills in Georgian Bay. 
http://www.zoomerradio.ca/shows/goldhawk-fights-back/podcast-goldhawk-fights-back/gfb-podcast-mary-muter/

Public Meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing

Please join us for a free public presentation about the process known as hydraulic fracturing and the risks that this industrial activity can pose to our health, environment, and economy. Information on produced waste waters and their disposal will also be discussed.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 5th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

WHERE: The Windsor Legion, Downstairs Lodge, 35 Fort Edward Lane (across from Sobeys & Fort Edward Mall)

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This event is being organized by members of NOFRAC (NS Fracking Resource and Action Coalition) and Sierra Club Canada-Atlantic Chapter.

CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Gretchen Fitzgerald at 902-444-3113 or atlanticcanadachapter@sierraclub.ca

Mink-farm regs: the scoop on poop

 

About five years ago, residents of Yarmouth and surrounding areas joined together and formed the Tricounty Watershed Protection Association to stop the pollution being caused by mink farms at the headwaters of the Meteghan, Sissaboo and Tusket rivers. The Department of Environment conducted water tests in 10 lakes and 75 kilometres of the Tusket River for three consecutive years. The final water test results concluded that the mink farms were the probable cause. The government cancelled further water tests and no action was taken, despite the protests from citizens and environmental groups.... Read more »

            

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