Hidden Quarry Media Release

August 9th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2018 Rockwood…Guelph Eramosa Township Council (GET) will receive a special delegation from the Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) on Monday, August 13 at 7 pm. Dr. Emil Frind, retained by CRC to review the potential impacts of the proposed Hidden Quarry, will present his findings in a presentation entitled: “Uncertainties in [...]

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How to Reduce Poverty and Re-connect People to Nature

August 6th, 2018

“Access to food and water — once considered common goods and a basic human right — are increasingly treated as commodities, like precious metals or lumber. Instead of being necessities for life that are available to all, they are being kept from people who cannot afford them. The perils of this commodification are rife — [...]

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Good News: Proposed Xinyi Glass Plant Stopped

July 17th, 2018

Guelph Eramosa Township blocked the proposed Xinyi glass plant from development. Read more here.

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National Day of Action to Defend Water

March 19th, 2018

Gathering at MP Lloyd Longfield’s office, 40 Cork St East, Guelph https://act.leadnow.ca/defendthewater/guelph-ontario3/ On March 23rd, people across the country will take to the streets for a National Day of Action to Defend the Water. We’ll gather outside our MP’s offices, and then go inside to deliver samples of water collected from the coastline in BC [...]

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World Water Day Movie Night – March 22

March 19th, 2018

Come for the free popcorn, stay for the riveting short films and engaging discussion. This movie night event is free. We are screening two fantastic films on the current water crisis: “Water Warriors” and “A Tale of Two Cities”. Free refreshments of lemonade, ice tea, water, and delicious popcorn! Please bring your water bottles. There will [...]

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Guelph Hydro Merger

December 6th, 2017

Guelph Hydro Proposed Merger With Alectra Utilities Inc. December 4, 2017 Background Observations (updated): This backgrounder contains summary information from the City of Guelph released report on December lst, 2017.   The report is 231 pages long and can be found here: https://guelph.ca/wp-content/uploads/Council_agenda_121317-1.pdf report starts at page 13 of the council agenda Corporate Analysis Guelph Hydro [...]

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Great Lakes Groups Band Together

October 12th, 2017

This past weekend the Water is Life: Strengthening our Great Lakes Commons gathered to discuss and challenge Nestlé and water crises in Flint and beyond. Maude Barlow gave an important keynote speech on Friday night on water justice struggles around the world and her work with other water warriors to have the UN recognize the human [...]

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“Water IS Life” Talk – Oct. 18th, ICC Guelph

September 28th, 2017

Join us for an illuminating discussion on international trade agreements and their threat to water as a public commons. Everyone on the planet will be affected by decisions made in trade talks around water as a commodity. This is a free event with donations very welcome. Facebook event link

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CoC Guelph AGM – Sept. 26

September 20th, 2017

Please join us for our annual general meeting, an evening of informative entertainment. We will begin with the business of the Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians — a brief recap of our past year’s activities, the treasurer’s report, and the voting in of our board members — and then move on to our [...]

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The NAFTA Fight

August 31st, 2017

Watch the video on the Council of Canadians’ national website. https://canadians.org/nafta-energy Read more and sign the petition to stop this disastrous trade agreement.

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