8 Results for Environmental Defence

Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has recently changed the measurement standard for E. coli at public beaches, permitting more of the bacteria per measurement volume. Now the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), Environmental Defence, and Swim Drink Fish Canada have called for the Ministry to make the changes…

May 31, 2018 @ 9:38am

Environmental Defence is celebrating the end of winter with a record number of Canadian of beaches and marinas achieving the Blue Flag eco-certified designation. Overall, 27 beaches and nine marinas across Canada are welcoming the upcoming beach and boating season by raising the flag. This includes Canada's first ever coastal flag, flying at Aboiteau…

May 15, 2018 @ 9:58am

The federal government has submitted a statement regarding Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) oversight of tailings ponds in Alberta to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The government report is in response to a June petition from Environmental Defence Canada, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Daniel T'seleie to the…

November 13, 2017 @ 2:47pm

The Ontario government has proposed a Great Lakes Protection Act, strategy, and support for local actions. Already, several groups have commented on the news. “Protecting the Great Lakes is not just a ‘nice’ thing to do; it’s absolutely necessary for our social, economic and environmental well being,” said Don Pearson,…

June 06, 2012 @ 2:07pm

More than 580 billion litres of drinking water, the equivalent of 236,000 Olympic swimming pools, are being wasted every year by homeowners in the Great Lakes region of Ontario and Quebec, according to a report released today by Environmental Defence. Down the Drain: Water Conservation in the Great Lakes Basin…

July 05, 2010 @ 11:31am

Federal pollution data would give valuable additional information to the program created to protect sources of Ontarians' drinking water, says a new report from the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Environmental Defence. The report tracks and maps pollution from facilities reporting to the federal government's National Pollutant Release Inventory…

January 07, 2010 @ 10:01am

Though Alberta's government has proclaimed it false, a new report from issued by Environmental Defence claims that over four billion litres of contaminated tailings water enters the groundwater each year as a result of oil sands operations. New projects, it adds, could expand this number to over 25 billion litres…

December 09, 2008 @ 12:23pm

Toronto, Ont.-Waterloo Region is the next in the growing list of municipalities taking steps to reducing bottled water use. Yesterday, the Planning and Works Committee voted to recommend to council a motion that will see the end of single-use bottled water sales in many public facilities. "A growing number of…

September 10, 2008 @ 12:37pm