Council of Canadians Report on Drinking Water in Canada

Report here. Website here.

On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis in Canada is a report by Council of Canadians water campaigner Emma Lui that provides an overview of the drinking water advisories in effect in each of the provinces, territories and in First Nations. As of January 2015, there were at least 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect, including 1,669 drinking water advisories in communities across Canada and 169 drinking water advisories in 126 First Nation communities. It also provides a summary of the threats to drinking water sources across Canada.

Northern Michigan Pipeline Symposium, June 24


This free event is designed to help concerned citizens learn more about pipelines in Northern Michigan and how they can help protect our water resources from the devastating impacts of a pipeline failure. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Tip of the Mitt Watershed is hosting a Northern Michigan Pipeline Symposium to provide valuable information on pipelines in our region plus the opportunity for citizens to have their questions and concerns regarding pipelines operation and safety issues addressed. A panel of representatives will be on hand to provide information to the public, including Enbridge, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The event will involve brief presentations on pipeline safety and Enbridge’s Line 5, and a question and answer session.

Four First Nations Sue the Federal Government Over Access to Safe Drinking Water

Articles here and here.

The court action — filed by the Tsuu T’ina, Ermineskin, Sucker Creek and Blood First Nations — asks Federal Court to force Ottawa to upgrade their water systems, provide continuing support to keep them operating safely and to refund money the bands say the government has saved over the years by not doing so.

Filing here (via CBC).