Poisoning the Well: How Bill 66 threatens our clean drinking water and invites Walkerton 2.0

Jan 11, 2019 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes, Greenbelt

  We’ve got it pretty good here in Ontario. The vast majority of Ontarians can turn on their tap and rely on plenty of…Read More


Ontario’s environmental laws are under attack by Premier Doug Ford: Why we need to come together to STOP BILL 66

Dec 17, 2018 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Toxics

Under the guise of creating jobs and cutting “red tape and burdensome regulations,” the provincial government introduced a bombshell of a bill last Thursday….Read More


Where the water flows, salt goes: Why we need to go easy on the salt this winter, for our Great Lakes’ sake

Dec 14, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Winter has officially arrived, and the cold weather seems to be here to stay. The Canadian winter sets in seemingly overnight, and the next…Read More


Silencing a critic: Ontario Government makes cuts to environmental watchdog in the wake of a damning new report

Nov 23, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Climate Change, Great Lakes

  Another week, another blow to Ontario’s environmental protections.  Last week, during the fall economic statement, finance minister Vic Fedeli announced a new “cost-saving”…Read More


Sorry Nestlé: Ontario moves to ban new water-taking permits for another year

Nov 02, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

News Update! On December 21, 2018, the Ontario Government made the decision to extent the moratorium on new water bottling permits for another year,…Read More


Heroes in the Field: Lake Erie's unsung guardians - part 2

Oct 12, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Great Lakes

Joe Csoff and his family have been farming in the Lake Erie basin since the 80s. During that time he’s seen farming practices and…Read More


Heroes in the Field: Lake Erie's unsung guardians - part 1

Oct 04, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Great Lakes

When Stephen moved back to his family farm in Southern Ontario three years ago with his wife Katie, he already knew that he wanted…Read More


#WeAreLakeErie - are you? Share your story on August 28th and you could win a cool Lake Erie T!

Aug 22, 2018 by Kelsey Scarfone (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Blue Flag, Great Lakes

Science writer Loren Eiseley once said “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water”. In a purely scientific light, water…Read More


Algae, caused by climate change, is causing climate change

Jul 25, 2018 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Climate Change, Great Lakes

What does algae have to do with climate change? And nuclear power, you ask? Good questions!   Here’s the scoop: Algae has become the…Read More


From blue to green: another year, another nasty algae bloom

Jul 12, 2018 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Imagine kicking back on a sunny patio with a cold drink and good friends. You hear the soft lapping sounds of waves against the…Read More