Jul 16, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

A better future for Ontario’s water? Proposed new rules could be a positive step for the province’s groundwater

Here’s some good news for the thousands of Ontarians who called on the province for years to fix its rules for water bottlers: We…Read More


Jul 09, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Lake Erie algae show no signs of slowing down following this year's bloom forecast

Along with heatwaves, ice cream, and dips in the lake or pool, another summer tradition took place today: the Lake Erie algae bloom forecast….Read More


Jun 03, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

5 reasons the Great Lakes should be part of our COVID-19 recovery

Across Canada, there have been calls for a green recovery, and a just recovery as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s so important…Read More


Jun 03, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes as part of Canada’s green recovery: Answers to your questions

Last week, in our final episode of The Recovery Series, we talked about the need to invest in the protection and restoration of our…Read More


Jun 01, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

20 years after the Walkerton Tragedy, Ontario could be setting itself up for a new water crisis

Twenty years ago, a different public health crisis was gripping Ontario. Today we know that crisis as “The Walkerton Tragedy”.  In the middle of…Read More


May 13, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Feeling stressed thanks to COVID-19? Being near water can help calm your nerves

I’ve always been drawn to water, which I suppose explains my career choice. Being near the waters’ edge whether it’s a lake, river, stream…Read More


May 01, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Two crises converge (Part 2): How impacts from climate change make Great Lakes communities vulnerable

In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at how COVID-19 presents unique and unprecedented challenges to spring flooding and high water conditions…Read More


May 01, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Two crises converge (Part 1): How flooding in the Great Lakes during COVID-19 presents unique challenges

As communities grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, there is another looming threat around the Great Lakes region: high water and spring flooding.  In 2017…Read More


Apr 24, 2020 / Livable Communities

Ontario suspends requirement for public consultation on environmental policies due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some North American governments to change their approach to protecting the environment. In the last month, there have been…Read More


Apr 07, 2020 / Safeguarding Freshwater

Keep wipes out of the pipes: Throw your disinfecting wipes in the garbage to keep our sewers running smoothly during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every aspect of our daily lives. That includes more regular disinfecting and cleaning of our homes. We recently wrote…Read More