Proposed Extension on Current Moratorium on Permits to Take Groundwater to Produce Bottled Water

Take Action and Support the Proposal to EXTEND moratorium on new permits to take water for bottling until Jan. 2020 The Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks is proposing an extension to the current moratorium on new or increasing permits to take groundwater to produce bottled water. This would extend the moratorium for up to…

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While Nestlé extracts millions of litres from their land, residents have no drinking water

Just 90 minutes from Toronto, residents of a First Nations community try to improve the water situation as the beverage company extracts from their land The mysterious rash on the arm of six-year-old Theron wouldn’t heal. For almost a year, his mother, Iokarenhtha Thomas, who lives in the Six Nations of the Grand River indigenous…

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Drink Cowbell Brewing Company Beer in Guelph in August & raise $ for Wellington Water Watchers

Every summer the Neighbourhood Group of Companies in Guelph sponsors a fundraising promotion for the Wellington Water Watchers. This year, 50 cents from every pint of beer from the Cowbell Brewing Company will be donated to the Wellington Water Watchers. Visit the Miijidaa Café & Bistro or the Wooly in Guelph in August, have a…

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Petition Asking Guelph-Eramosa Township’s Mayor & Council to Decline the Xinyi Development Application

The Wellington Water Watchers supports the campaign of G.E.T. Concerned to oppose the approval of Xinyi Canada Glass for a production facility that will extract 1.6 million litres of water per day from the same aquifer that the City of Guelph relies upon for its drinking water. G.E.T. Concerned formed 14 weeks ago after discovering…

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Water: Going, going, gone – Concerns about possible negative environmental impacts from proposed Xinyi Glass Canada plant

GuelphToday has received the following letter to the editor from, Susan McSherry, a citizen of Guelph who is deeply concerned about possible negative environmental impacts from the proposed Xinyi Glass Canada plant. ************************* The proposed Xinyi Glass Canada float glass plant development being considered by Guelph-Eramosa Township once again raises the arguably most critical issue…

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Centre Wellington seeks four-year extension of moratorium on water bottling permits

ELORA – Centre Wellington is seeking a four-year extension of the provincial moratorium on new or expanded permits for commercial water bottlers. The municipality’s committee of the whole made the recommendation on June 18 following discussion of a report from managing director of infrastructure services Colin Baker. “Nothing is more important than access to water,”…

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