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5 reasons to get the dirty butts off our beaches

Jul 20, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

No butts about it — when it comes to litter, cigarette butts are at the top of the heap. The International Coastal Cleanup, which…Read More


This summer, show us how Life’s a Beach

Jun 22, 2017 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag

Building sandcastles, splashing in the water, or going for a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk—there’s no better place to beat the heat this summer…Read More


Birthdays and Blue Flag: Canadians have lots to celebrate this summer

May 17, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer we have a lot to celebrate: not only is it Canada’s 150th birthday, but the international Blue Flag program is turning 30….Read More


The 2017 Blue Flag jury: A preview

Feb 01, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

We’re often asked how we decide which beaches and marinas get the Blue Flag award. The answer is, we don’t—a jury decides. Communities apply…Read More


Environmental Victories: Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater

Nov 04, 2016 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Great Lakes

With winter nearing, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together this past year. And what a busy year it’s…Read More


Bees, Birds, and Butterflies: The Importance of Pollinators on Beaches

Oct 27, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Whether on farmland or sandy beaches, pollinators, like bees and butterflies, play a vital role in growing the flowers and plants we enjoy and…Read More


Out of Mind but Not out of Sight: The Beach Litter Problem

Sep 15, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

You’re at your favourite beach, wiggling your toes in the sand and suddenly you cut your toe on a piece of glass. You look…Read More


Freshwater Beaches: A Relic of the Past?

Aug 30, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

This summer, millions of Canadians head to Blue Flag beaches, taking advantage of long hot days. Bags are packed, coolers dragged, sunscreen slathered and…Read More


Five Reasons to Vote for us as Toronto's Best Enviro Group

Aug 23, 2016 by Tim Ehlich ()

Categories: Blue Flag, Climate Change, Energy East, Greenbelt, Toxics

Toronto has a lot to offer – amazing food, music, art and some fantastic environmental groups. Toronto-based NOW Magazine is inviting readers to vote…Read More


What is a Natural Beach?

Aug 22, 2016 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Blue Flag

Every summer, Canadians across the country head to beaches to beat the heat for some fun in the sun. However, beaches are more than…Read More