The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Environment have released a report on the investigation of the Ottawa River fish kill event that took place in August 2006. The report is available on our website.
The MNR estimates that roughly 2,000 – 4,000 channel catfish were killed over a 2-week period in August. While the findings of the report are not conclusive, it is important to have a report that documents the fish kill and describes the nature and extent of the event.
For more information, including Ottawa Riverkeeper’s comments on this report, click here.
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Canada currently lacks national standards for sewage treatment. This significant environmental health issue has been relegated to the haphazard standards of individual municipalities, with guidelines provided by each Province.
The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment has initiated a Canada-wide strategy for managing municipal wastewater effluent. On January 30 & 31, Ottawa Riverkeeper and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper will participate in a National Consultation Workshop to discuss the proposed strategy.
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Old Aylmer City Hall Building
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Join us and learn about the Ottawa River, Riverkeeper and our River Watch Program. Come and share your local concerns.
The meeting is organized by the Coalition of the Residents’ Associations. The meeting will be held in both French and English, is open to all and free of charge.
Grandfather William Commanda has a vision for the sacred site at Asinabka / Victoria Island, Ottawa.
The vision calls for freeing the Chaudière Falls, for an aboriginal centre, a peace building meeting site, a city park and a historic interpretive centre at the Chaudière and Victoria Islands within the nation’s capital. The human, environmental, cultural and economic fruits of this global vision benefit Mother Earth, humanity, Aboriginal Peoples and the citizens of the National Capital Region.
Chief Commanda is calling on others to endorse and promote his vision. For more information on how you can help, please check the Healing Page of www.circleofallnations.com
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Issue 9 - January 2007
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