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Ontario Government Proposes One-Year Extension Of The Moratorium

The Ontario government Wednesday announced a proposed one-year extension of the moratorium on water bottling permits on the Environmental Registry of Ontario ( The current moratorium, which originally took effect on December 16, 2016, prohibits new permits for water bottling facilities to take groundwater, prevents existing water bottling facilities from increasing their draw beyond what […]

Council Declares Centre Wellington is NOT a willing host for commercial water takers.

Report from the Committee of the Whole May 22, 2018 Recommendation: WHEREAS the population of the Township of Centre Wellington is mandated to grow to approximately 45,000 by 2041; AND WHEREAS the Township is dependent upon accessible and environmentally secure groundwater for its municipal water supply; AND WHEREAS the Township is currently studying its long […]

How the Proposed Commercial Water-taking Impacts our Municipal Water System

Talk at the May 9 Community Information Evening For the next few minutes I will share with you information you may or may not know about a serious problem in our own backyard. This is the local story occurring underneath the radar that the public needs to know. I’ll begin with what you likely know. […]

We know that democracy is not a spectator sport!

Nestle and Centre Wellington We know that democracy is not a spectator sport! We are not up against just any business. This is Nestle! The challenge for us is who controls the ground water we depend upon…the people of Ontario or a foreign corporation? In the end, it is our community, our wells, farms, industry, […]

Protesters rally against Nestlé Waters’ plans for Elora well

Original Article by Tony Saxon in Guelph Today. (photo credit: Tony Saxon) ELORA – Those opposed to Nestlé Waters’ plans to increase its water taking from a well just outside of Elora aren’t going to let the issue fade. Roughly 100 people showed up Sunday afternoon, gathering at a farm on Middlebrook Road for a […]

Residents call on premier to say ‘no’ to Nestle

Coverage of our protest on November 26, 2017 by CTV News – Kitchener’s Tina Yazdani Watch video here.

Why new regulations for water bottlers are still flawed

The Ministry is going through this process of creating new policies and regulations for water bottlers and we could end up with something less satisfactory than we had before! On April 21, 2016 the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced new procedures and guidelines that apply to water bottling permit renewals. The new […]

Keeping the water issue on the front burner

Save Our Water rally stresses the need for bottled water to be an issue in the provincial election next June. The moratorium on new permits for the bottled water industry may have moved the issue to the back burner. But Guelph’s highly-motivated anti-bottled water movement plans on making sure it doesn’t stay there. Roughly 50 […]

Tier 3 Community Stakeholders and Residents Meeting September 13.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 – 9:00 at the Elora Community Centre. The study team for Centre Wellington’s Tier 3 water assessment formed a citizens’ group, the Community Liaison Group, to engage residents and stakeholders in this project. The public is invited to attend Thursday’s meeting along with this stakeholder group. With these meetings the Project […]