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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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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First Diversion of Great Lakes Water Granted Under New Protections

One of the most significant victories for the Great Lakes came in 2008 with a new agreement that included protections...
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Update – Waukesha Diversion is Approved

Today, the Great Lakes Governors voted to allow the community of Waukesha, Wisconsin to divert water from Lake Michigan to...
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Canada’s Federal Budget Highlights Lake Erie

Yesterday, March 22, the Government of Canada released its first budget since being elected. It’s one of the most important...
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Great Lakes leaders encouraged by binational targets for Lake Erie

Today, the Governments of Canada and the United States released new targets to reduce toxic and nuisance algae blooms affecting...
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lake Erie… But Were Afraid to Ask

If you live within a stone’s throw of Lake Erie, you’ve likely heard about the algae blooms.  Stinky green mats...
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Victory! Ontario Leaps Ahead on Great Lakes Protection

  The Ontario government recently did something wonderful for the Great Lakes. They passed the Great Lakes Protection Act! Freshwater...
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Algae Media Tour

Yesterday, Freshwater Future Canada, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, and Environmental Defence hosted a media tour of Pelee Island in Lake Erie....
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Phosphorus Targets Announced for Lake Erie

Just in time for summer, as families get ready to hit the beach, Canada and the United States have announced...
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