Drinking Water News Roundup: US Steel spill, lead pipes, First Nations boil water advisories, Ohio wetlands

From lead pipes to PFAS, drinking water contamination is a major issue plaguing cities and towns all around the Great Lakes. Cleaning up contaminants and providing safe water to everyone is an ongoing public health struggle.

Keep up with drinking water-related developments in the Great Lakes area.

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  • US Steel was fined $1.2 million for polluting Lake Michigan.

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Letter to the Editor: Nuclear will play a key role in Net Zero

It’s election time, and that gets us thinking about national issues – what our country should be doing, and how we want our government to lead.  One of the important issues is energy policy, and in Canada, that doesn’t just mean oil.  Here in the area of Grey, Bruce and Huron Counties, we are also […]

40 year survey sheds light on the future of loon populations in Canada

There may be trouble brewing on the horizon for the common loon (Gavia immer). Birds Canada has released a summary report for its Canadian Lakes Loon Survey (CLLS) program, pulling together all of the data collected by over 4000 volunteer citizen scientists since the program began 40 years ago. The report shows a significant decrease … Continued

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Renowned scientist visits St. Lawrence River, warns that climate change is driving extreme water levels

The St. Lawrence River community of Clayton, New York was visited on September 9 by University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Associate Professor Dr. Andrew Gronewold. Dr. Gronewold visited the North Country to lead a discussion on findings from his research on water levels in the Great Lakes. Read and hear the full…

City police warn against election sign mischief

Two reports Saturday morning of election signs being moved or taken prompted city police to remind people that doing so can lead to criminal charges. “The Owen Sound Police Service continues to receive reports of election signs within the city being damaged, tampered with or stolen,” Sgt. Tom Sullivan said in a news release Saturday. […]

Salmon Spectacular has registered 3,500 anglers so far

At the halfway point in the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular fishing derby, the leaderboard remained unchanged Wednesday afternoon. Scott Graham’s 24.29-pound Chinook salmon, Jim Lumby’s 16.03-lb. lake trout, Jack Horsley’s 14.72-lb. rainbow and Dave McKay’s 8.88-lb. brown trout continued to lead their respective categories. It was a bit choppy on the water and few boats […]

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