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Nestle looking to buy and pump water from the shuttered Middlebrook Water Co. site

Nestle looking to buy and pump water from the shuttered Middlebrook Water Co. site Nestle wants to bottle Elora’s water, but not without controversy. Hear water policy expert Robert de Loë’s take.  

Council of Canadians: Nestlé continues to stir community opposition in the Great Lakes Basin

July 31, 2015 ­ 8:52pm Nestlé Waters is moving forward with its plans to buy a new well in Elora, Ontario, situated in the Great Lakes Basin. The well is currently owned by Middle Brook Water Co. (registered as 1445036 Ontario Inc.). MiddleBrook’s current permit allows it to withdraw 1.6 million litres of groundwater per […]

Public interested in Nestle’s proposed purchase of Elora water bottling plant

Guelph Mercury, Jul 30, 2015 By Tony Saxon GUELPH — Some residents of Elora are calling it a David vs. Goliath situation, as they try and prevent bottled water giant Nestle Waters from purchasing a local water bottling facility. Nestle is looking to purchase Middlebrook Water Co., of Elora, and use it as a back­up […]

Wellington Advertiser: Not the time or place

Not the time or place, July 10, 2015 by Chris Daponte Celebratory feelings of pride and patriotism consumed onlookers along Metcalfe Street as the annual Elora parade kicked off on July 1. Various community groups, decked out in red and white in honour of Canada Day, offered festive greetings to the large crowd, which reacted […]

Wellington Advertiser: Editorial Cartoon

 July 10, 2015 By Dan Hammond

Press Release: Friends of Elora Water

May 21 2015 For Immediate Release Elora, Ontario: A small southern Ontario town has become ground zero in Canada’s battle for the right to safe clean drinking water. Local residents express outrage at news that Big Water giant Nestle is looking to export packaged water from the local watershed. Nestle’s planned expansion into the community […]