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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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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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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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While much-needed money is being directed to aging drinking water infrastructure, stormwater and sewer systems have been neglected.
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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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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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As moratoria expire across the Great Lakes region, advocates say ongoing affordability and debt relief are key.
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Fresh water is abundant in Canada; data on that water a lot less so.
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Many parks and public areas are opening – with restrictions.
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There are campaigns and websites from each of the Great Lakes states and provinces.