Great Lakes

Water worries

They’re steamed by a plan to bury nuclear waste in their big backyards — but mayors governing U.S. and Canadian communities hope this week they can also help fire up action against the hot-weather issue of Great Lakes toxic slime.

The Great Lakes' freeze-up is in full swing

Monday, February 23, 2015, 10:56 AM - Will ice levels on the Great Lakes reach record levels this winter? It's looking like we may have a shot.

Lake-dwellers have noticed the massive waterways are well into their annual ice up, more than 80 per cent frozen over on Saturday.

And that's actually around 10 points more ice coverage than the same day last year, when the maximum reached 92.5 per cent - just a stone's throw away from the all-time record of 94.7 per cent, from way back in 1979.

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Fw: Great Lakes Protection Act

From: Minister, MOECC (MOECC) [
Sent: February-18-15 5:42 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Great Lakes Protection Act

Ontario is taking action to protect the Great Lakes and has re-introduced a strengthened Great Lakes Protection Act, which recognizes the importance of the Great Lakes to Ontario’s environment, economy and health of our citizens.