July was a busy for our team, so here's a quick rundown of the media coverage from this month. We've been in the news speaking on issues like algae in the Great Lakes, the impacts of heavy rainfall
on water quality, the Sewage Bypass Reporting Act, Grandmother Water Wakers in Kingston, and obstruction toward Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Wetland loss a cause of algal blooms in Great Lakes, study finds - Metro Toronto
Meet the man who's growing Toronto's urban surf scene - Metro Toronto
After a rainfall, take caution when playing in the water - Beach Metro Community News
OPINION: Why Ontario Needs the Sewage Bypass Reporting Act - Water Canada
Republicans reject Trump?s plan to cut $300 million for Great Lakes cleanup - Toronto Star/Hamilton Spectator
*This story was also featured in thespec.com.
One good thing after another on Wolfe Island - KingtonRegion.com
Our sister program, Swim Guide, launched the first-ever Canada Beach Report. Here is a rundown of the coverage from this important research from Swim Guide:
N.B. considers reporting water quality at more provincial beaches - CBC New Brunswick
Lois Corbett, executive director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, said that “although New Brunswick made improvements this year to recreational water quality monitoring, work still needs to be done to inform the public.”
Beach Water Testing - CBC New Brunswick (Moncton)
Lois Corbett, executive director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick talks about the results of the [Canada Beach Report by Swim Guide and Swim Drink Fish Canada]
National beach report on water-quality monitoring puts N.B. behind most provinces - CBC New Brunswick
The purpose of the project, which started about six months ago, was to get a clearer picture of the monitoring of Canada's beaches. Corbett said this was the first time such a report has been produced in Canada. "[It's] to paint that picture of what we know and what we don't know," she said.
Beach water testing - CBC New Brunswick (Fredericton)
Terry Seguin talks to the executive director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick about the nation-wide study on water quality.
New Brunswickers waiting for comprehensive strategy on beach water quality - Global News National
“The heavy lifting was done by the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and really groups like the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, the Petitcodiac waterkeepers, the Bay of Fundy waterkeepers, we’re just checking for some of our information, but I?m quite proud that the groups came together and were able to release this,” Corbett said.
Prince Edward Island & Canada Beach Report findings - CBC PEI (French)
Gabrielle spoke with Jean-Luc Bouchard over the phone. The segment with her audio clip begins at 14m30s.
Chat with the author of a report from the Not for profit group, Swim Drink Fish Canada. She says PEI should regularly test water.
Conservation Council Of NB Swim Guide Now Offered In Three Languages - 97.3 FM the Wave
Lois Corbett says there are specific things users can find out about the beaches, "They can find out whether or not the beaches are lifeguard supervised, can they rent bikes and what is the water quality like."
Beach water testing - CBC New Brunswick (Moncton)
"The conversation continues on the delay in getting water quality test results from Parlee Beach. Gabrielle Parent-Doliner, program manager for Swim Guide in Toronto, weighs in."