Author of Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront, Jane Fairburn wants to draw attention to a major facelift coming to the Scarborough waterfront. She submitted this guest post highlighting the Toronto Region Conservation Authority's proposal and citing some of her personal concerns. (If you have something to say, the first deadline for public comment is February 11, 2016.)
Just outside of Milwuakee is Waukesha. With high levels of radon in its water supply, Waukesha aims to divert their water supply and draw water from Lake Michigan. This is the first attempt at sourcing water from the Great Lakes under 2008's Sustainable Water Resources Agreement meaning, Waukesha will set the precedent for future applications. And there will be future applications. So even though this is just a drop in the metaphorical bucket, many people are watching as it will set the course for what comes next.
Waterkeeper’s VP Krystyn Tully was recently featured as a guest speaker at the Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) Conference in Kingston. Since improving infrastructure and protecting the lake are shared goals, Krystyn explained why our “Swim Drink Fish” mantra is so important to understand. Krystyn also shared common myths and why a discussion around protecting waterways can be challenging.