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A former GM plant in St. Catharines is leaking toxic chemicals-
Residents have learned Ontario and city council kept suspicions of chemical leaks quiet for two years.00
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Coastal craft beers come to Lake Superior-
Ontario’s microbreweries are teaming up for an ale trail or IPA itinerary for tourists and locals.
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Energy News Roundup: Green jobs, solar farms and the value of trees-
Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly headline roundup.
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EXCLUSIVE: Ontario Regulator Refuses New Pipeline, Tells Enbridge to Plan for Lower Gas Demand-
The Ontario Energy Board sent minor shock waves through the province’s energy regulatory and municipal energy communities earlier this month with its refusal to approve the final phases of a $123.7-million pipeline replacement project in Ottawa proposed by Enbridge Gas.
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The Catch: Current issues in Canadian water infrastructure-
Toronto-based journalist Andrew Reeves discusses a piece he wrote for Great Lakes Now about the history and current issues in Canadian water infrastructure.
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Canada ranks dead last among G7 on climate progress: Earth Index-
Among the 10 most developed G20 countries assessed by Corporate Knights’ Earth Index analysis, “Canada was the worst performing country of the whole group in 2019,” said Ralph Torrie, Corporate Knights’ director of research.
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Ontario faces uneven investment in water infrastructure-
While much-needed money is being directed to aging drinking water infrastructure, stormwater and sewer systems have been neglected.
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Even in Canada, where water prices are low, aging infrastructure and rising costs are a problem-
Water, while still overall affordable in Canada compared to other countries, is growing more expensive as the cost of neglecting infrastructure for decades comes due.
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What’s missing from Doug Ford’s proposed expansion of the Ontario Greenbelt-
The Ontario government initially planned more ambitious additions to the Greenbelt. But after pushback from cities and industry, what’s left are a series of river valleys that were already protected.
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Water Access: As moratoria on shutoffs end, old problems return to the forefront-
As moratoria expire across the Great Lakes region, advocates say ongoing affordability and debt relief are key.