It’s an honour to feel this sad: Gord Downie and the making of the Swim Drink Fish movement

I am sitting by the fireplace at the National Water Centre with a group of recreational water quality data experts. The red and gold and green fall leaves are lit up by sunlight outside. Between their branches, I can see the Kennebecasis River flowing by.Head jerk. Eyes looking at mine. A gesture to leave the room.“Gord’s gone,” I am told.This is it. This is the moment that we all knew was coming.The sadness is indescribable.Gord…

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Goodbye Gord. Goodbye my friend.

"I love you. You doing okay? Love forever. Xoxo g"After decades of writing postcards, emails, texts --- that was the last note I received from my friend, Gord Downie. Despite all he was going through he was thinking of me and how I was doing after the loss of my mother this summer.He was always thinking, caring, working, creating, sharing, loving.He was incredible and yet incredibly normal and simple in his straight-forward, no nonsense attitude…

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Waterkeeper’s formal submission regarding relicensing hearings for Deloro Mine Site

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is currently applying to renew its Waste Nuclear Substance Licence for the Deloro site until 2022. The current licence will expire on October 31, 2017.Check out the full submission below from Waterkeeper. Contains key findings, conclusions, and recommendations.Underneath that is a review that goes into further technical details of the hydrogeology of the situation. Swim Drink Fish Canada submission for relicensing written hearing for the Deloro Mine…

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Brock undergrad researching ways to make radiation therapy more efficient

Her goal is laser-focused—Alicia Martin wants to help improve cancer treatment. The fourth-year Brock University physics student has been conducting research in partnership with the Niagara Health System (NHS) as part of an experiential learning opportunity, investigating ways to make radiation therapy more efficient. Martin has been working closely with Dr. Ranjini Tolakanahalli, Manager of the NHS’s Department of Medical Physics at the Walker Family Cancer Centre, to improve the effectiveness of external beam therapy, a…

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Toronto Harbour Monitoring Report 2017: Key Findings and Recommendations

For the second year in a row, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper has released a report on its Toronto Harbour Monitoring Program. The report summarizes key findings and offers recommendations for both waterfront users and the City of Toronto.Highlights of the report:From May 17-September 6, Waterkeeper collected 339 samples from three primary locations: Bathurst Quay, Rees St. Slip, and Marina 4.57% of samples passed standards for swimming, 43% failed.July 21 was the worst day overall. Every single…

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