Jan 152019
 
2016-09-30  A Look into Nestle’s Controversial Water Bottling Business in Canada,  from Vice.com

by Vanmala Subramaniam The company’s Canadian subsidiary is currently in dispute with an Ontario town that was experiencing a drought. Photo via Flickr user Wilson Hui With about 0.5 percent of the world’s population, Canada has a disproportionate share of global water supply with seven percent of the globe’s renewable water and roughly half of […]

Jan 152019
 
2018-11-13  The growing pains of updating BC's water law, Watershed Sentinel, by Gavin MacRae

The growing pains of updating BC’s water law by Gavin MacRae | Nov 13, 2018 By Gavin MacRae Watershed Sentinel writer Gavin MacRae examines how well the new Water Sustainability Act is working in the context of a water bottling controversy in Merville   BC’s original Water Act was a relic, drafted when Vancouver was […]

Jan 122019
 
2016-06-17  Water export, Vander Zalm,  Four reports, 1 CanLii Comment:  B.C. government guilty of misfeasance in long-running water dispute;  B.C. businessman waged a two-decade legal battle against his province. A judge finally sided with him;  Province appeals damning water export case; Premier Bill Vander Zalm and the Water War Crimes

The first article below is an update:  An award of damages has yet to be made in this case.  . . .  the trial judge held not only the relevant official, then-Premier William Vander Zalm liable, but also the Province itself on the basis that it was a “collective public body.”  The case is decades […]

Dec 182018
 
2011-03-30  Plans to export water, though unpopular, keep springing up

RENATA D’ALIESIO Published March 30, 2011 Updated April 30, 2018 A few weeks ago, Gerry White slipped into the pilot’s seat of his helicopter and took off for a remote lake in Newfoundland. He flies there a couple of times a year, sometimes to salmon fish in the area, but often just to glimpse the […]

Dec 182018
 

The Newfoundland government has endorsed Ottawa’s request that provinces ban bulk-exports of fresh water, but the feds will have to enforce the ban themselves, says the province’s environment minister. Oliver Langdon, Newfoundland’s environment minister, says it will be up to the federal government to prevent existing proposals from going ahead. “It is our opinion that […]

Dec 182018
 
2018-11-24   Six Nations and Wellington Water Watchers join forces at Nestle protest,  Guelph Today

Six Nations youth organize by: Tony Saxon – – – – – – – – – – — ABERFOYLE – Youth from Six Nations and members of the Wellington Water Watchers joined forces for a common cause Saturday. Roughly 200 people protested outside the Nestle Waters water bottling plant and head office in Aberfoyle. Protesters gathered at […]

Dec 182018
 

by Chris Seto GUELPH — The province is asking the public to weigh in on whether it should extend a moratorium on granting permits for bottled water companies to take groundwater. In December 2016, the former Liberal government placed a moratorium on any new — or expanding existing permits – to take groundwater to produce […]

Dec 182018
 
2018-11-19  Layoffs at Nestlé's Aberfoyle water bottling plant,  Guelph Mercury

– Jessica Lovell/Metroland An untold number of people who work at the Nestlé facility south of Guelph are losing their jobs. When contacted regarding reports that Nestlé Waters Canada had laid off workers at its bottling plant and head office in Aberfoyle, the company’s corporate affairs director, Jennifer Kerr, emailed a statement. The company “has […]