Police issue water-safety warning after Thames River capsize

Provincial police warn the public to be careful on area waters after two people ended up in the Thames River when their boat flipped. Officers responded to a report of two people in the river near Komoka Road and Gideon Drive, southwest of London, about 2:30 p.m. April 15, Middlesex OPP said Friday. The pair […]

nonprofit report points to outdated clean water act for the miles of polluted rivers across the u s

Nonprofit report points to outdated Clean Water Act for the miles of polluted rivers across the U.S.

Nonprofit report points to outdated Clean Water Act for the miles of polluted rivers across the U.S.

In 1972, the federal Clean Water Act proclaimed an ambitious goal – “fishable, swimmable” waters across the U.S. by 1983. Today, just over half of assessed river and stream miles across the U.S. remain too polluted for swimming and recreation, aquatic life, fish consumption, or as drinking water sources.

That assessment comes from a newly released report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), a non-profit group founded in 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys.

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Sportsmen resume Earth Day clean-up tradition Saturday

It was the dedicated who turned out on cold, grey and wet Saturday morning to pick up garbage along the Sydenham River and out by the old boat launch on the east side of the harbour. Members of the annual Sydenham Sportsmen Association pitched in during the annual Earth Day Clean-up. But due to the […]

sucker study coming to boardman ottaway

Sucker study coming to Boardman/Ottaway

The movement of two native fish species called suckers are being studied in a northern Michigan river as part of a larger studies to see how fish move into, through and out of the Ottaway River, and the impacts they have on nutrient and energy dynamics.  Read the full story by the Traverse City Record-Eagle….

Thames River cleanup breaks out of pandemic logjam after two years

A citizen river cleanup is back after a two-year hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, and organizers say volunteers are needed more than ever. The face masks and gloves littered across the city during the pandemic have also made their way into the Thames River. “Garbage, plastic, masks and gloves have washed into our waterways and […]

Letters to the Editor: April 8, 2022

Leave dam open I think the idea of refurbishing the Springbank Dam to raise river levels for recreation, mostly for the London Canoe Club, is ridiculous. I am an avid river angler and I have noticed a difference in the health and overall appearance of the river without the dam. If canoe club members really […]

Letters to the Editor: March 29, 2022

A river for everyone Re: River group wants city council to change course on Springbank Dam (March 26). As a lifelong Londoner, I swam at the beach in Fanshawe Lake, now closed to swimmers for health reasons. I also relished celebratory boating activities held on the river. The river’s current state greatly disappoints me. The […]

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