August 26, 2016

“When I saw the welcoming ceremony in front of the Water Treatment facility, and knowing the history of gas and oil extraction, and the fracking that goes behind it … it is not a friendly enterprise. ...I just went and grabbed onto that monster." - Corrine Tooshkenig
Photo by Sydenham Current.

The Council of Canadians Windsor chapter is supporting members of the Walpole Island First Nation and allies who are opposing a Union Gas fracked-gas pipeline that would run under the Snye River.

August 26, 2016

We hope these five lessons will help make your intervention at the Energy East NEB hearings effective and empowering!

  Chapter activist Dr. Paula Tippet speaks to the NEB panel and Energy East representatives about air quality and health concerns.

Chapter activist Dr. Paula Tippet speaks to the NEB panel and Energy East representatives in Saint John about air quality and health concerns.

1) Tell your story.

August 26, 2016

Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton. (Township of Centre Wellington)

The CBC is reporting more details about the purchase of the Middlebrook well by bottled water giant Nestle.  They interviewed Mayor Kerry Linton of the Township of Centre Wellington about the township’s attempt to purchase the well themselves to secure their municipal water needs in the near future

The article reports: “Nestlé had a conditional offer on the property and was waiting for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to give them permission to perform an official pump test – something the company has been waiting on for months. But the offer by Centre Wellington forced their hand – the company had just 20 days to decide if they would waive the conditions and go ahead with the sale.

August 22, 2016

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!

A Canadian Press article reports :  “Environmentalists are urging the Ontario government against renewing one of Nestle’s water-taking permits in a southwestern Ontario town, saying “water should be for life, not for profit.” Wellington Water Watchers says the permit for Nestle Waters in Aberfoyle, Ont., expired on July 31, but the company has been allowed to keep extracting water from a local well even in the midst of a severe drought.