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Toronto Council Approves Bottle Ban

Toronto Council has voted to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles at City Hall and civic centres. This new policy (and two...

Lake Simcoe Protection Act Passes

Protection for Lake Simcoe took a major step forward with the passage of the Lake Simcoe Protection Act by the Ontario Legislature. The new legislation...

EcoWater Canada Receives Zerofootprint Certificate

EcoWater Canada has received a Certificate of Emissions Compliance from Zerofootprint. This analysis looked at the carbon footprint of the water softeners and Reverse Osmosis...

Cobourg Applies for Water Plant Upgrade

Cobourg council has pushed through a federal grant application for the last $1.3 million in upgrades to the water pollution control plant, reports the...

Global Environment 60 Index Launched

KLD Indexes and Jantzi Research, Inc. have announced the introduction of the Global Environment 60sm Index. KLD and Jantzi developed the GE60 to support...

HTO Launches at The Blue Barracks

This past Sunday, HTO: Toronto’s Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets launched at Historic Fort York's Blue Barracks with moderator...

Niagara Tries Chlorine-Free Sewage Treatment

Onita Basu, an Ottawa professor, wants to eliminate chlorine from municipal sewage treatment using an organic replacement called peracetic acid, reports St. Catharines, Ont.'s...

Water Undervalued: ECO Report

"The Ontario public needs and deserves to be confident that our environmental protection systems are actually doing the job - but there are clearly...

Seprotech Announces Expansion

Seprotech Systems Inc., a water and wastewater treatment systems manufacturer, announced at WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference) that it will be...

Building a New Walkerton Clean Water Centre

Construction is underway on the new Walkerton Clean Water Centre. The new, energy efficient building will increase the centre's capacity to conduct training, seminars,...

Toronto Boosts Water Rates

The City of Toronto might boost water rates by nine per cent on January 1, the fourth straight year of nine per cent-plus fee...

School Board Seeks Bottled Water Alternatives: Orangeville Citizen

Municipalities aren't the only bodies considering bottled water bans: now schools are in on the action. The Orangeville Citizen reports that the Upper Grand...

BIOREM Introduces New Biofiltration Media

BIOREM Inc. announced today a new biofiltration media called XLD, the result of five years of extensive research and development with the support of...

Federal Party Leaders Plans for Great Lakes Protection

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI) sent questionnaires to five political parties; four were returned. "Given the national and international importance of...

$7.7M Contract for Havelock Wastewater Plant Awarded

On Tuesday, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen's council has awarded the contract to build the municipality's new wastewater treatment plant to Brighton-based Peak Engineering and Construction, reports The...

Team Led By SickKids Scientist Develops Water Safety Strategy

The drinking water of Bangladesh, known to be contaminated with toxic agents, can be addressed, according to an international team of volunteer researchers, led...

Make Crumbling Water Infrastructure a Priority: OSWCA

The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) is urging MPs and political parties to make the state of water and sewer infrastructure an...

Party Leaders Urged to Sign Great Lakes Pledge

Environmental groups asked the leaders of the federal parties yesterday to put their name to a pledge to make toxic pollution in the Great...

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