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Drinking Water News Roundup: Toxic algae blooms in Indiana, First Nations $8B settlement, Wisconsin lead pipe replacement funding

Drinking Water News Roundup: Toxic algae blooms in Indiana, First Nations $8B settlement, Wisconsin lead pipe replacement funding

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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Indiana: 

  • More blue-green algae could drive up drinking water bills in Indiana’s larger cities —WFYI Indianapolis 

The increasingly warm air and heavy rain showers have caused a rise in toxic algae blooms, which has led to fish sickness, beach closures, and drinking water pollution.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Township of Huron-Kinloss municipal office closed to the public

The Township of Huron-Kinloss continues to keep public safety as top priority during the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Due to the staff shortages, the Municipal Office at, 21 Queen Street in Ripley will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff will be available by appointment; however, some services may be impacted by staff […]

Community Awareness page for Crime Stoppers month

The first publicly recorded use of the term “Crime Stoppers” came about in 1947 when it appeared in a Dick Tracy comic strip in syndicated newspapers around the world. You might ask your parents or grandparents if they recall the Dick Tracy comics when they were growing up. The official history of Crime Stoppers began […]

Combined Effort: Sierra Club to award Great Lakes News Collaborative

Combined Effort: Sierra Club to award Great Lakes News Collaborative

Inadequate regulations, infrastructure failures and developments, water quality and quantity, and climate migration were just some of the many pressing Great Lakes issues covered collectively by the Great Lakes News Collaborative over the past year.

With timely stories set to a backdrop of visually compelling photos and video, the goal for the Great Lakes News Collaborative was to give voice to what residents all over the region are already seeing at their doorsteps.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

A small, red-bellied snake might be reconsidered for protection under the Endangered Species Act

A small, red-bellied snake might be reconsidered for protection under the Endangered Species Act

By Lester Graham, Michigan Radio

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.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Testing limited, Omicron surging, isolate immediately if sick

Omicron is surging across the province and testing and tracing capacity are limited; Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) urges all residents to isolate immediately if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads easily. Omicron now accounts for an estimated 90.6% of COVID cases in Ontario, according to the COVID-19 Science […]

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