PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.
Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
Twenty-three-foot long Saildrone solar-powered sailboards are out on Lake Superior now recording data on populations of small fish like whitefish, herring and smelt. It’s part of a three-year project across the Great Lakes to see what larger research boats may have been missing under water. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune. Read…
By Jonathan Oosting and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan
The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.
Members from the Lucknow, Goderich, Wingham, Mount Forest, Kincardine, Walkerton, Exeter, Polish Kitchener and Port Elgin branches of the Royal Canadian Legion gathered at Branch 309 Lucknow on Saturday, July 22 to participate in the District C Washer Toss Tournament. Volunteers cooked a summer barbecue lunch for all the players. It was a beautiful day […]
Five are facing drug charges after OPP executed two search warrants in Ripley. On Nov. 3, police entered properties on Tain Street and Queen Street where they found methamphetamine and cocaine with an estimated combined street value of $120,330. During the searches, police recovered a large amount of stolen property, including a Ford Windstar van, […]
The Wingham and District Hospital (WDH) Foundation provided nearly half a million dollars in funding for medical equipment and upgrades for the hospital last year. According to the foundation, the organization supplied $478,440 in funds during the 2022-2023 fiscal year, which was used for multiple projects, including cardiac monitor upgrades, in-patient phones and televisions, a […]