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The EPA is aiming to get rid of lead pipes in 10 years. But not in Chicago.

The EPA is aiming to get rid of lead pipes in 10 years. But not in Chicago.

The EPA is aiming to get rid of lead pipes in 10 years. But not in Chicago.

By Siri Chilukuri, Grist

This story was originally published by Grist and was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. You can subscribe to Grist’s weekly newsletter here.

The announcement earlier this week — that the EPA wants to get rid of lead pipes that provide drinking water within the next decade — sounded like good news, especially in Chicago, which has the most lead water pipes of any city in the United States.

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Construction timeline extended for redevelopment of historic courthouse

City staff are recommending a six-month extension to the construction timeline proposed for the historic courthouse and jail on 3rd Avenue East. Developers are planning to convert the building into an entertainment and event venue as well as a business incubator. In a report submitted to the committee of the whole Monday, staff recommended extending […]

Council briefs: Dec. 6 a day of remembrance, GSCA tables ambitious plan

Wednesday marks National Day of Remembrance Joachim Ostertag, representing Violence Prevention Grey Bruce, gave a deputation at Monday’s council meeting as he has annually for several years in advance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6. Canadian parliament established the national day of remembrance in the wake […]

Mastermind Toys in Owen Sound to close

The Mastermind Toys store in Owen Sound will close its doors. The Owen Sound location, at 1969 16th St. E., was one of 18 stores in Canada where liquidation sales are being held by the specialty children’s toy and book retailer. The company obtained court approval on Nov. 30 to conduct the liquidation sales at […]

Tourism tax coming to Owen Sound early 2024

The City of Owen Sound is continuing to dot the I’s and cross the T’s ahead of licensing short-term rentals and levying a municipal accommodation tax early next year. The committee of the whole held a public meeting Monday evening where it discussed an amendment to a zoning bylaw to refine the definition of “Bed […]

Blue Mountain Resort opening ski hills on Thursday

Blue Mountain Resort is opening for the ski and snowboard season on Thursday. The hills at the resort will open beginning at 9 a.m. The Silver Bullet high-speed six-pack chairlift serving the Tranquility ski run and the Easy Rider beginner carpet will both be running until 4:30 p.m. that day, it announced in a news […]

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