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…Details
Two Guelph residents, Hugh Whiteley and Vince Hanson, have made application for a judicial review of the City of Guelph’s statutory power to replace the one-lane load-restricted heritage bridge on Niska Road with a two-lane highway-standard bridge in contravention of Section 24 of the Planning Act. The hearing on the request for a judicial review…Details
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