First Clip: Ellen Page’s New Documentary About Environmental Racism

Watch the First Clip From Ellen Page's New Documentary About Environmental Racism

In There’s Something In the Water, a new documentary premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, co-directors and producers Ellen Page and Ian Daniel introduce viewers to several women who are taking a stand against environmental racism in Page’s home province of Nova Scotia, Canada. In a first clip from the movie, above, we meet one such woman, Michelle Francis-Denny.

The granddaughter of a former Pictou Landing … [more…]

Mayors, Anishinabek Nation Call for Stricter Rules in Great Lakes Withdrawals

Map: the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence waterway

Canadian and United States mayors from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and Anishinabek Nation leadership have joined together to call for stricter rules for any new water withdrawals from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence.

They are asking the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Water Resources Council (Compact Council) and Regional Body to reconsider and defer the adoption of proposed changes to the procedures for reviewing requests … [more…]

Author Nina Munteanu’s “Water Is”

[pub. date August 11, 2018 —ed.] Ladner author Nina Munteanu will be at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village on Thursday, Aug. 16. Ladner author Nina Munteanu will read from her latest book and host a discussion at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village next week.

Ladner author has water on the brain

Water Is has received much praise throughout the literary world since Munteanu released the book last year. It has been an Amazon bestseller for … [more…]

Indigenous Services Provides Update on Water Advisories

photo: glass of drinking water. Indigenous Services Provides Update on Water Advisories

[Canada] The federal government has shared the latest results in its efforts to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on Indigenous reserve by March 2021.

For the month of August 2018, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided the following update as part of the department’s monthly report on long-term drinking water advisories:

  • A long-term drinking water advisory was added in Wabaseemoong Independent Nations, Ontario
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Locals Take Wind Industry to UN Over Destruction of Ontario’s Water Supply

Locals Take Wind Industry to UN Over Its Destruction of Ontario’s Water Supply

The wind industry has all but destroyed water supplies in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Hammering hundreds of giant steel piles (the foundations for 300 tonne turbines) into the aquifer across the county has turned once potable water into a grimy, toxic sludge. Locals are, justifiably, incensed.

Losing their water supply would be bad enough, and being lied to by wind industry goons has its own special charm, of course. But it’s the … [more…]