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The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the designation of the Grand River and its major tributaries (Speed, Eramosa, Nith and Conestogo) as Canadian Heritage Rivers.
As a requirement for maintaining this special status, the GRCA on behalf of watershed municipalities and residents, is responsible for submitting a 20-Year Monitoring Report to the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board. This report will note changes, additions and losses to the human heritage and recreation features and values which support the designation since the last monitoring report was submitted in 2004. A listing and description of the human heritage features and values
TELL THE GOVERNMENT TO BAN BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE
The Wellington Water Watchers is a member of the Friends of Pollinators Action Coalition, so please act on the information below and request that Canada impose a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.
In the spring of 2013, the European Union, after reviewing the compelling evidence, voted to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. In September 2013 this is what the Canadian Government said about these pesticides: “Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has determined that current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are affecting the environment
We’re very excited to announce that Juno-nominated Danny Michel and his band will be performing in Guelph on Friday, December 13 at Dublin Street United Church. This awesome show will be sponsored by the Wellington Water Watchers and the band is supporting local, clean drinking water by being packaged water free!
Tickets are available at Janus Books, Folkway Music (Guelph) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the CSA’s Tap In! Campaign for an afternoon of action to see UofG once and for all commit to ending the sale of bottled water on campus! The CSA has worked hard to see the student demand to end the sale of bottled water on campus be respected. Despite some success in increasing tap water access on campus, administration has failed to uphold Guelph’s reputation as the ‘environmental university’, which is now lagging behind the 25 other Canadian campuses who have committed to eliminating the sale, use and distribution of bottled water. Students, faculty, staff, and community members welcome! … Read the rest
Wellington Water Watchers Annual General Meeting
Lots to celebrate and communicate at our annual AGM.
Location: Red Papaya (Old Quebec Street)
Date/Time: Monday, 18th of November at 7:00pm.
More details to follow, stay tuned!”… Read the rest
Annual General Meeting is only a month away! Mark your calendars, local community is welcome and encouraged!
Our AGM will be taking place at the Red Papaya (Old Quebec Street Mall) Monday, November 18th at 7 p.m. This event is a time for celebration in the wake of our recent success with keeping drought restrictions in place for Nestle Waters’s water taking permit. Come to meet our board and volunteers as well as other members, become a member or renew your membership, contribute to strategic planning for the upcoming year and share information on water threats and experiences with the community. Come to socialize and relax or come to participate and brainstorm. It’s going to be a … Read the rest
October 8, 2013 Media Release
Wellington Water Watchers, Ecojustice and the Council of Canadians are celebrating Nestlé Canada Inc.’s move to back down from a bottled water fight after the groups challenged Nestlé on its attempt to have drought restrictions dropped from one of its water takings in Ontario. On September 17, Nestlé announced that it was withdrawing its appeal of drought restrictions on its water permit in Wellington County. A final decision by the Environmental Review Tribunal on whether it will approve Nestlé’s withdrawal and dismiss the proceedings is expected in the coming weeks.
Nestlé is allowed to pump … Read the rest
Please join Maude and the Wellington Water Watchers along with many other great co-sponsors for an important book launch on protecting water for people and the planet forever.
Paved with Good Intentions
Please join OPIRG Guelph at their book launch and discussion with Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay, authors of Paved with Good Intentions: Canada’s development NGOs from idealism to imperialism
7pm, Wednesday, September 25
University Centre (UC) Room 103, University of Guelph
Free Admission / Copies of the book will be available for $20 (Retail price: $25)
”NGOs are as Canadian as hockey,” declared a 1988 Parliamentary report. Few institutions epitomize the foundational Canadian myth of international benevolence like the non-governmental organization devoted to development abroad.
Just how “non-governmental” are organizations that get