Waterkeeper’s newest summer partnership with Ausmosis

Photo: Lake Ontario Waterkeeper We’re excited to announce our summer partnership with Ausmosis.If you’re at all familiar with the Lake Ontario social scene - it won’t surprise you to hear that the Lake is a hot spot for surfing  - year round! With so much time spent on the water, surfers are frequently the first to show their support - and lend a hand -  for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Lake Ontario. That’s just the…

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Waterkeeper introduces an interactive map of the proposed Eastern Mainline pipeline route

Map showing route of proposed Eastern Mainline pipe. Green represents existing pipeline, red indicates new Mainline construction and route. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is launching an interactive map of TransCanada’s proposed Eastern Mainline pipeline route.The Eastern Mainline project involves approximately 250 km of newly-build natural gas pipeline running from Markham, ON to Iroquois, ON. The pipeline will be 36 inches in diameter and require nine compressor units at five existing stations along its route, as well…

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Paddlefest attendees rally behind the Watermark Project

Paddlefest 2017, just before kick-off. Waterkeeper's booth is on the far left. Photo by Matt Flowers. This past weekend Lake Ontario Waterkeeper attended MEC Toronto Paddlefest 2017 at Sunnyside Beach. We had the chance to speak to recreational water users about water quality and condition of not just Lake Ontario, but water bodies across the country. The more we talked with people at our booth about water quality, the more they wanted to help do something about…

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McMaster researcher examines where youth end up after high school, and why

McMaster University’s Karen Robson, an expert in at-risk youth, advocates for a better understanding of race and paths to post-secondary education. Every second Thursday, we will be featuring an Ontario Research Chair (ORC) from one of the province’s universities. ORCs are university research professorships created to drive provincial research and develop excellence, to create world-class centres of research, and to enhance Ontario’s competitiveness in Canada’s knowledge-based economy. See previous profiles here. What makes a high school…

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Preserving Culture, History in Art: The North Baffin Drawings

The tides were changing in the North. The 1950s and 1960s saw influences from the South, including social programming, waves of civil servants, and residential schools, significantly transform traditional camp life—a way of life known to the Inuit since the 19th century. Recognizing the impending impact on these peoples and their culture, Terry Ryan, the arts adviser for the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape Dorset, set out by dogsled to the relatively “untouched” communities…

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