Pollution

Opportunity to comment on proposed federal ban on microbeads!

Our federal government is planning to enact new regulations to restrict the use of microbeads in personal care products. They need to hear from people who support this ban so please consider using our easy template to send your comments before the March 10th deadline.

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6 Reasons to Skip Salt this Winter

Rock salt (sodium chloride) is one of the most common and inexpensive ways that we deal with our icy driveways and walkways in winter.  However many of us are unaware of the numerous negative impacts that they have to our waterways, roadways, properties, gardens and health.  

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Montreal Sewage Dump

We share your anger about the 8 billion litres of untreated sewage flowing into the St Lawrence River over the next 7 days. We think it’s disgusting. The silver lining of this situation is the number of people taking notice and speaking up to end the practice of dumping untreated sewage in our rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Working together, we did it!

On August 1st, the Federal Government proposed adding plastic microbeads to the List of Toxic Substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) thanks to letters you sent to the former Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq.

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Fireworks on the Ottawa River

The fireworks on the Ottawa River this past month have brought thousands of people out to the shores of the Ottawa River to view the spectacle.  With over 1500 shells going off in a single show, many people are wondering what impacts the fireworks are having on river health.  

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