Freshwater Future Canada Blog

Stay up to date with the things Freshwater Future Canada is working on to help ensure the healthy future of the Great Lakes.

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NEW REPORT TRACKS BINATIONAL PROGRESS ON GREAT LAKES PROTECTION

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has been helping the Canada and the US prevent and resolve disputes over shared waters...
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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

This fall, Freshwater Future Canada staff have been busy travelling to communities across the Great Lakes to learn about local...
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Mayors, Businesses and NGOs in Ottawa to call for increased investment to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

GLRI-type process proposed to Environment and Climate Change Minister Ottawa, ON November 22, 2017—Today, mayors, businesses, and NGOs gathered in...
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A Vision for the Future of Water

For the past month, Freshwater Future staff members have been traveling around the Great Lakes to learn what water means to residents...
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The Slime Monster is Back

An algae bloom descends on Canadian Lake Erie beaches If you’ve visited a beach along the western Canadian shores of...
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Canadian Freshwater Assessment Highlights Great Lakes Among Most Threatened

Guest blog post by Anuja Kapoor Policy-makers face the facts about the at-risk integrity of one of the world’s largest...
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Worst Algal Bloom of the Season is Wake Up Call for Urgent Action

Toxic algal blooms on Lake Erie right now are as bad as we’ve seen them all summer. The bloom now covers...
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4 Things You Can Do To Protect the Great Lakes

Small actions can make a big difference! At Freshwater Future, we help thousands of communities around the Great Lakes protect...
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Lake Erie Sustains Local Businesses

Just outside the gates of Rondeau Provincial Park is a pub and restaurant called Rondeau Joe’s. With a variety of...
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For This Retired Teacher, Lake Erie is Home

When JoAnne Chrysler was a teacher, she told her students that Lake Erie was her backyard. And she wasn’t joking....
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A Tidal Wave of Support for Lake Erie

Monday, August 28 is the first ever #WeAreLakeErie Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  For the event, Freshwater Future Canada, along with our...
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Leading a Life Dependent on the Lake

When most people are just waking up for work, Todd Loop is already out on Lake Erie reeling in his...
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Ontario’s failure to protect wetlands could lead to more algal blooms

How serious is Ontario about addressing algal blooms on Lake Erie? While the Premier of Ontario (along with the Governors...
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Webinar: Is Enough Being Done to Clean Up Lake Erie?

Three years ago, on August 2nd, the unthinkable happened. Toledo, a major Great Lakes city, had to ban drinking the...
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Disappointing Action Plans to Address Lake Erie’s Algae Blooms

Have you heard the news yet? According to NOAA, we’re expecting to see a significant algae bloom on Lake Erie...
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Severe Algae Bloom Forecast For Lake Erie This Summer

HELP FIGHT ALGAE BLOOMS IN LAKE ERIE. SIGN THE PLEDGE HERE. ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, CANADIAN FRESHWATER ALLIANCE, AND FRESHWATER FUTURE CANADA...
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Canada and Ontario governments’ release draft plan for addressing algal blooms on Lake Erie

Written collectively by Environmental Defence, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, and Freshwater Future Canada We are pleased to see the commitment from...
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From Aquifers to Plastic Bottles: Now is the time to weigh in on Nestlé Waters permit application

Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (Nestlé Waters) is proposing to more than double the amount of water they are taking...
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Plan 2014 Approved by the International Joint Commission

The International Joint Commission (IJC) recently approved Plan 2014 - great news for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and...
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Breaking – Ontario Announces 2-year ban on new water takings

Today, the Ontario government announced that it would ban new water bottling facilities from taking groundwater for 2 years. It...
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