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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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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Please Comment on the Environmental Registry

Congratulations to all Wellington Water Watchers!

The Wynne government has heard us and is responding. This is great news and we deserve to celebrate together!

We are encouraged by the recent announcement by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) of its intent to overhaul the permit to take water process, particularly as it pertains to the packaged water sector.

Now is the opportunity to have your voice heard to safeguard our precious water. Read more …

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