570News: “Wellington Water Watchers use valentine to grab attention of Guelph MPP”

They’ve held an event so that Guelph residents can make their voices heard to MPP Liz Sandals.

The group holds a monthly Full Moon Water Blessing, each hosted by a different organization and in a different location in Wellington County.

This month, they took to city hall in Guelph getting signatures on a massive valentine, and giving out smaller ones for people to fill out with quotes such as “Dear Liz Sandals, we love water, tell me you love water too and say no to Nestle. Be True. Don’t meet Nestle lobbyists.”

Read the full article by Lindsay Grisebach at 570News.com.

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Centre Wellington Council rejects a water partnership with Nestlé Waters Canada!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

CENTRE WELLINGTON – From day one, the Township has actively pursued its strategic priority of ensuring long term water sustainability for current and future growth requirements. This was confirmed during Council on Monday, January 23 when Councillors voted unanimously to pass a resolution THAT;

The Council of the Township of Centre Wellington directs staff to advise Nestlé Waters Canada that it has no interest in pursuing the unsolicited proposal set out in its September 30, 2016 draft letter, not engaging in any discussions with Nestlé related to the potential operation of a water bottling facility in the Township of Centre Wellington, …

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No Fee Increase Will Bring Our Water Back!

January 21, 2017

Guelph-Wellington – On Wednesday January 18, 2017, The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) announced a proposed fee change to the Permit-To-Take-Water (PTTW) regulations for the bottled water industry. Up until now, the industry has paid the standard fee of $3.71 for every million litres taken. The proposed increase suggests the fee should be $503.71 per million litres commencing August 1, 2017.

The Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) has been consistent in our message that no fee change is going to deter this industry whose profit margins are so enormous that no impact will be felt by such a fee increase.

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Citizens rally to stop backroom deal between Nestlé and Township of Centre Wellington (TCW)

January 3, 2017

Elora, Township of Centre Wellington ON—SaveOurWater.CA and Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) are organizing an urgent public meeting to expose the scheme Nestlé Waters Canada is proposing to the Township of Centre Wellington (TCW). The meeting will take place Wednesday, January 11th 7pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 110 Metcalfe Street, Elora (RSVP here). Speakers will update the audience on what they can do to stop Nestlé’s actions to bypass the moratorium and why it is vital to halt their scheme that will jeopardize the local water supply for their own profits.

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GuelphToday: “Catholic diocese encourages its churches to stop using bottled water”

The Diocese of Hamilton is encouraging all of its 121 parishes, including Guelph’s Basilica of Our Lady, to stop using bottled water in church facilities.

A message from Bishop Douglas Crosby appeared in last Sunday’s church bulletin at Basilica of Our Lady in Guelph encouraging all parishes to “refrain from using bottled water in church facilities effective Jan. 1, 2017.”

Read the full article by Tony Saxon at GuelphToday.com

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Full Moon Water Blessing on Sunday, December 11th

December Full Moon Water Blessing Water for Life, Not for Profit WHO: Guelph/Wellington Coalition for Social Justice and Wellington Water Watchers   WHAT: Monthly Full Moon Water Blessings provide opportunities for the public to gather to appreciate and celebrate the magic and majesty of water by joining together and reflecting upon the importance of water…

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Ministry Seeks Input on Proposed New Rules for Bottled Water Permits

Statement from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC):
As previously informed, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has proposed a regulation (EBR Registry Number 012-8783) that would establish a moratorium on the issuance of new or increasing permits for water bottling. The moratorium would prohibit the issuance of permits for new water bottling facilities or prohibit the Ministry Director from increasing the amount of water an existing water bottling facility is authorized to take under its permit. The moratorium would apply in all of Ontario and would be in effect until January 1, 2019.

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