In the middle of a severe drought in southern Ontario, the bottled water giant Nestle is buying up more groundwater sources and now has permits from the Ontario government to remove a total of over 20 million litres of water per day!
I went to see the Tragically Hip play in Ottawa last night. It was a memorable concert and additionally moving given the band's singer and lyricist Gord Downie is courageously facing brain cancer.
The pipeline could carry up to 570,000 barrels per day of fracked oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline would also cross 200 waterways, including under the Missouri River, upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation (which draws its drinking water from that river).