Harper Government Announces Funding for Lake Simcoe and South Eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Projects

JACKSON’S POINT, Ont. — January 7, 2013 — Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister, announced that funding is available for clean-up projects through the Lake Simcoe/South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund. The five-year $29 million fund aims torestore the ecological health of Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay and improve water quality for the residents and wildlife of the region. “Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay are important natural resources, vital sources of drinking water, and…

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EEA reviews new findings from 2012, the Year of Water

Copenhagen / Dec 27, 2012 – Europe needs to work harder to protect its water resources from increasing pressures. This was one of the messages that emerged during 2012, ‘European Year of Water’. The European Environment Agency (EEA) also presented important findings in many other areas, including air, climate, biodiversity and chemicals. What did we learn about water in 2012? Europe needs to redouble efforts to keep sufficient quantity and quality of fresh water to maintain  our ecosystems that sustain our society and economy, according to a series of reports published…

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