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U.S. opposition to Canadian government’s nuclear waste storage facility proposal in Great Lakes Basin

Michigan Congressmen are asking President Joe Biden to oppose the Canadian government’s proposal to construct a nuclear waste storage facility near the Great Lakes Basin. In October 2020, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), on behalf of the Canadian government, released a plan to build a storage facility—referred to as a deep geological repository—over 600 … Continued

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Experts say this year’s fall colours may be drab

After a summer of drought, extreme heat, and a surge in tree-destroying insects, the changing colours in Ontario’s forests may not be quite as vibrant this fall. Matt Logan, an arborist and a co-owner of Logan Tree Experts in the Kawartha Region, says that given the curveballs thrown at tree populations this year, it’s difficult … Continued

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Lake Superior has seen half a dozen blue-green algae blooms this year

A decade ago, a blue-green algae bloom had never been reported on Lake Superior. Now, half a dozen blue-green algae blooms have been reported this summer across Lake Superior, including one that formed recently in Superior.  Read and hear the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio. Read the full story Tags: Wisconsin, Daily News, summer

Harmful algal blooms are impacting Lake Erie

As lake waters continue to warm through late summer and early fall, there’s been an explosive growth of blue-green algae found in areas such as western parts of Lake Erie. Read the full story by Spectrum News 1. Read the full story Tags: Daily News

City applies for funding for water treatment plant improvements

Owen Sound is seeking federal-provincial funding to cover nearly two-thirds of a $2.5-million project aimed at improving its filtered water quality. Council authorized staff Monday to apply for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) Green Stream funding for Owen Sound water treatment plant filtration system improvements. The work is to involve replacing the filter media […]

Are you always getting lost? Your brain may be to blame

This story about getting lost was originally published in the Early Summer 2018 issue of Cottage Life West.  As the stands of trembling aspen burst into green leafy life behind the cottage, I head off on my daily walk. Walking in the woods is good for my mind, body, and soul. It’s meditation in motion, … Continued

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