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SPECIFIC ISSUES

 

Foxconn proposal, Wisconsin, USA

 

Straits of Mackinac

 

 

 

Great Lakes – Fossil Fuel Pipelines

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2013-10-15

EcoWatch / National Wildlife Federation

First-Ever Footage of Aging Tar Sands Pipelines Beneath Great Lakes

Beth Wallace

- Straits of Mackinac (Line 9 – 60 yr old Enbridge pipelines)

 

 

 

Great Lakes – Water Level

 

The water level of lakes Michigan and Huron has dropped over the years.  This has become very obvious and is a concern in the Georgian Bay since it has had impact on water quality, boating, fishing, commercial shipping and shoreline property value. 

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2015-01-21

Mlive.com

Pipeline to bring Lake Huron water to Genesee County is 'under budget and on schedule'

Blake Thorne

2013-07-15

Bayshore Broadcasting

Harbour Discussions Continue

Kevin Bernard

Owen Sound Harbour & private interests  Link to Mayor’s Office

2013-05-06

OwensoundSuntimes.com

Dealy to Chi-Cheemaun sailing season to continue

Denis Langlois

Owen Sound Harbour

 

2013-05-04

Bayshore Broadcasting

The Chi-Cheemaun May Sail Soon

Kevin Bernard

Owen Sound Harbour

Province to pick-up tab

2013-05-02

OwensoundSuntimes.com

Bluffs wants action on low water levels

Tracey Richardson

Owen Sound Harbour

2013-05-02

OwensoundSuntimes.com

OSTC “pre-planned” ferry delay: MP

Denis Langlois

Owen Sound Harbour

terminal upgrades

2013-05-02

Bayshore Broadcasting

Battle over ferry terminal upgrades, heats up

Kevin Bernard

Owen Sound Harbour

Pissing match between the province & federal gov’t

2013-03-28

Blackburn News

Grey-Bruce Federation’s Support Owen Sound Harbour Dredging

 

2013-01-30

Owen Sound Times

Fight for harbour dredge continues

Denis Langlois

2012-10-24

Macleans Magazine

How navigable waters and environmental protection flow together

John Geddes

2012-09-27

Simcoe.com

Meaford gets federal harbour money

Larry Miller, MP Bruce-Grey-OwenSound

2012-09-27

Owen Sound Times

Miller’s new role may help with dredging of city harbour

Rob Gowan,

Larry Miller, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

2012-09-06

Owen Sound Sun Times

Mayor says it’s too early for city to be talking to third-party owner about harbour

Denis Langlois, Owen Sound harbour

2012-08-31

Bayshore Broadcasting News

More Federal Money for Harbours

Manny Paiva, Owen Sound in talks with a potential third party owner for the harbour to get it dredged

2012-08-12

Owen Sound Sun Times

Harbour badly in need of dredging

Bill Henry

2010-12-01

MyNewWaterfrontHome.com

How a thing called divestiture is helping to transform Ontario’s waterfront into major assets for taxpayers

Linda Mondoux

Federal government harbour divestiture

2007-08-14

PRNewswire / Georgian Bay Association

Great Lakes Losing 2.5 Billion Gallons Per Day Due to Manmade Drain Hole Near Detroit

 

 

 

 

Great Lakes – General News

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-08-14

MPRNews.org

Scientists investigating 'unprecedented' algae bloom in Lake Superior

Dan Kraker

2018-06-18

Journal Sentinel

New evidence of groundwater pollution turning up near Lake Michigan at Tyco plant in Marinette

Lee Bergquist

2017-08-03

WUWM.com

As Waukesha Diversion Plan Pushes Forward, Concerns for Great Lakes Water Remain High

Susan Bence

 

AO Foxconn Proposal

2017-06-23

Npr.org

'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes

Colin Dwyer

- invasive species

2017-06-21

m.clevescene.com

Government Report Says Great Lakes in Bad Condition, Lake Erie Worst of the Bunch

Vince Grzegorek

2017-05-09

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Whatever happened to Toronto sewage alerts?

Krystyn Tully

2016-09-20

WXYZ.com

Is raw sewage lurking in the waters of Lake St. Clair?

Jim Kiertzner

2016-07-18

EcoWatch / Circle of Blue

Solving Lake Erie's Toxic Algae Bloom Crisis

Codi Kozacek

2016-07-20

CBC News

Condoms, tampons found in Lake Ontario, city unsure of source

 

2015-03-28

Hamilton Spectator

Ohio’s new rules aimed at cutting down Lake Erie’s algae won’t be a quick or complete fix

John Seewer

2015-02-03

Government of Ontario

Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship:

Helping Ontario Farmers Keep the Great Lakes Healthy

 

2015-01-21

Mlive.com

Pipeline to bring Lake Huron water to Genesee County is 'under budget and on schedule'

Blake Thorne

 

 

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Disclaimer: This information has been compiled through private amateur research for the purpose of allowing the reader to make an informed and educated decision.  However, while the information is believed to be reliable, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

 

 

APPENDICES

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APPENDIX A

Dear Minister McKenna and Minister Murray,

 

#FoodAndWaterFirst #ProtectOurWater

 

The Canada-Ontario Draft Action Plan, Partnering in Phosphorus Control: Achieving Phosphorus Reductions in Lake Erie from Canadian Sources falls short of what’s needed to protect Lake Erie and tackle algal blooms.

 

Algal blooms threaten drinking water, clog intake pipes, and deter tourists from visiting shoreline communities. In your own estimates, inaction on this issue could cost as much as $272 million annually. If these blooms continue to increase in frequency and size, we could see compromised drinking water quality, more beach closures, and more dead fish washing onto shores.

 

Canada and Ontario need to rewrite the draft action plan to ensure it includes:

 

1. Clear timelines concerning when programs will roll out, and when we can expect to see the health of the lake improve;

2. A detailed resourcing plan that outlines what funds are available and what financial resources are required to implement the actions identified in the plan; and,

3. Incentive programs and in-person support services to help farmers reduce nutrient runoff.

 

We need to work together to ensure Lake Erie remains a viable source of drinking water, a cornerstone of the regional economy, and a truly remarkable ecosystem. Without a robust action plan, we will not reach the ultimate goal: a clean and healthy Lake Erie.

 

Sincerely,