Canada Water

Gender Equality Starts With Taps And Toilets

WaterAid Canada | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Impact
WaterAid Canada

Access to water and toilets is transformative. It opens doors to education, health, nutrition and to a better livelihood. Access to water and toilets offers women and girls so many more opportunities to contribute their fullest to their communities.

Children Suffer As Taps Run Dry In Syria's Capital

UNICEF Canada | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

An estimated 5.5 million people, including two million children, have been cut off from running water for over three weeks in Damascus and its surroundings, the longest cut Syria's capital has seen. Intense fighting damaged the water infrastructure for the two main drinking water sources for Damascus.

It's Time To Heed Warnings About Humanity's Collision Course

David Suzuki | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada
David Suzuki

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we've known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we're seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

12-Year-Old Calls Out Trudeau For Breaking Promises With Pipelines

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 12.10.2016 | Canada Politics

She prepared a powerful speech, but didn't get the chance to present it.

Big Is Good, But We Have An Obligation To Go Bigger

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Now is the time for us to take the big step. Conservation is no longer about creating one on one partnerships. Instead, we need to work together to advance the social bottom line, and make a significant difference towards our domestic and global contributions.

Canadians Must Rethink 'Normal' To Tackle Climate Change

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Maybe the lifestyle we've come to know as "normal" really isn't normal -- or sustainable -- after all. It may feel normal because it's all we've known, but, examined rationally in a larger context, it seems more like the fast lane to resource depletion and environmental ruin.

Canada Turned Discomfort Around Refugee Crisis Into Real Action

Yaman Al-Nachawati | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
Yaman Al-Nachawati

The ripple effect of our collective decision to address this discomfort has been felt worldwide. Since that time, we have helped restart the lives of more than 30,000 newcomers. Our unique integration methods are hailed as an international model.

What Ontario Needs To Do To Fix The Water Bottling System

Keith Brooks | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Keith Brooks

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has now acknowledged that there's an issue with water takings by bottled water companies, and she's vowed to fix the problem. Change couldn't come soon enough. If she's serious about fixing the water bottling system, here's what Ontario needs to do.

Nestlé Isn't Alone, Every Damn Drink Maker Is Taking Our Water

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Business
Joshua Ostroff

Go on and boycott Nestlé. Here's a handy guide to all their products. But realize that despite Nestlé being a bad corporate citizen and the world's biggest bottler of water, boycotting them will not solve the problem. The issue isn't just bottled water, it's that we allow companies to drain our water table for what amounts to free. It's time to disrupt the entire beverage market's business model, which is to extract an ingredient for basically free and sell it for an absurd amount. We need to charge them a rate for that extraction that serves the public interest.

Every Child Has The Right To A Safe And Healthy Learning Environment

WaterAid Canada | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Impact
WaterAid Canada

Safe drinking water and decent toilets should be basic essentials in every school, everywhere. Unfortunately, it's not the case for millions of children in the world. Take the 500 students at St. John Bosco Gayaza Primary School in Uganda for example. The water source they rely on is an open pool located about one kilometre from their school.

Pressure Ontario To Stop Giving Our Water Away To Big Business

Mike Schreiner | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Ontario's Liberal government is giving away our water. The ridiculously low water-taking fee in Ontario only covers 1.2 per cent of the province's total water quality management costs. This means the Liberals are using my -- and your -- tax dollars to subsidize companies to take our water.

Who Can We Hold Accountable For The First Nations Water Crisis?

Liam Massaubi | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Liam Massaubi

As of this summer, there are 158 boil-water advisories in place for 114 First Nation communities and while that may seem startling enough, it does not reveal the full extent of water problems facing First Nations communities. There are reservations that lack basic housing let alone running water, which leaves people relying on overpriced bottled water, cisterns and water brought in on trucks and well water which causes illnesses such as gastrointestinal disorders due to contamination.

Canadian International Assistance Threatens Human Right To Water

Development Unplugged | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

A real transformation of Canada's role in the world will require more than a shift in foreign aid spending and policy. It will require a deeper examination of the ways in which Canadian commercial interests are contributing to social, economic and environmental injustice in the world.

8 Healthy Extras You Can Do Every Day

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

If you've ever tried to "over-haul" your life in one giant leap it's often very difficult to maintain, if not impossible. There will always be some occasion, family emergency, or important work function that will interrupt your new healthy way of living. But healthy living is just that -- living your life in a healthy way.

We've Heard Ezra Levant's Pipeline Rhetoric Before – From Trump

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Ezra Levant is angry with the NO delivered to Energy East from the 82 mayors of Montreal's Urban Community to TransCanada Pipelines last January, and is accusing Mayor Coderre of favouring "Shariah" petroleum by saying NO to the "ethical" petroleum of Canada. But there is an important major flaw in Mr. Levant's argument.

I Changed My Fuel And It Changed My Health's Trajectory

Tosca Reno | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tosca Reno

All calories are not equal. Yet we continue to count them in hopes of managing weight and health. Correcting this flawed thinking will forever change your relationship with food, calories and your weight. Changing your fuel just may change your health trajectory.

The Future Of Hydro In A Warming World

David Suzuki | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

How "green" is hydropower, and how viable is it in a warming world with increasing water fluctuations and shortages? To some extent, it depends on the type of facility.

We Must Learn From El Niño Or Face The Consequences

David Morley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Impact
David Morley

The climate phenomenon has left us with not only a trail of destruction so vast that more than one million children will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year, but also a taste of what could be to come with its stormy sister, La Niña.

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living

Seven things you need for guaranteed summer fun, from the all-important sunblock to products that help your legs look radiant.

Ocean Tales: Making Dolphin Connections

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

At Hawks Cay Resort on the island of Duck Key in Florida, people are not only drawn to this vacation spot for sun and relaxation, they come to interact with marine life as well. The resort property hosts a conservation area called Dolphin Connection.

The Trouble With Water Data In Canada

WWF-Canada | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

For far too many watersheds, basic water quality information is inaccessible. That's because it's locked away in the proprietary reports of corporations or tucked away in a file somewhere in an organization that is understaffed with overworked people. Or because it's simply not being collected in the first place.

Get That Summer Glow In 5 Easy Steps

Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Style

Achieving soft and radiant skin may seem like an impossible task, but we’re going to let you in on a secret -- getting that summer glow is easier (and cheaper) than you think.

How Clean Water Generates Power For The World's Children

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

I've witnessed the power that water can bring to a community -- not hydroelectricity, but human empowerment. It happens when a single borehole is drilled deep into the ground, and a pump installed. Clean water becomes a source of hydration, refreshment and strength, freeing people up to do great things.

Canada Calls Out Russia For Lack Of Warning About Incoming Rocket

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The impact is expected to happen outside Canadian territorial waters, but within seas over which Canada has economic control.

Grassy Narrows' Fight for Clean Water Is A Struggle for Environmental Justice

David Suzuki | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

The Wabigoon River has been sacred to the people of Grassy Narrows for generations. Along with the chain of lakes through which it runs, the river provided fish, drinking water and nearly full employment in guiding and commercial fishing. But shortly after the mill started dumping, mercury began appearing at alarming concentrations far downstream and throughout the entire food chain.