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…Details
In a 4-1 vote on Monday night, Councillors upheld a bylaw that effectively refuses Xinyi Glass’ application to build its facility near Highway 124 and Wellington Road 32 since it does not meet the zoning bylaw definition of “dry use.” (See CTV news article here). This victory was won by the tireless organizing of the…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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,”…Details
The Wellington Water Watchers are working to support “Plastic Free Guelph.” Check out their petition to ban plastic bags here.
They will be presenting this to Council on July 23.
Learn more about single-use plastic bottles by reading this PDF
As the clock ticks down on Ontario’s provincial election, some of the candidates may find themselves in hot water over calls to keep water in the hands of Ontario residents, and out of the hands of big corporations. A campaign by the non-profit Wellington Water Watchers — endorsed by Greenpeace Canada — is urging Premier…Details
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (MPRN)– The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has declared a moratorium on bottled water from Nestle. The moratorium was announced Monday after the tribe’s board of directors unanimously approved the ban at all tribally owned and operated facilities. The board called on tribal members to uphold the moratorium. They…Details