Friends of the Porcupine River Newsletter – Summer 2019
Market Place asked 3 companies to recycle Canadian plastic and secretly tracked it. Only 1 company recycled the material. After several instances of Canadian plastic waste turning up overseas, Marketplace wanted to track the lifecycle of Canadian plastic. So we bought bales of film plastic ready for recycling, hid trackers inside them, and then re-inserted the plastic back into the recycling stream in British Columbia. (Eric Szeto/CBC) Read Article
September 1, 2019 – Cities urge federal leaders to wade into wastewater debate – Billions of litres of untreated wastewater pouring into Canadian waterways: Environment Canada. The Canadian Press ·
July 30, 2019 – LOCAL GROUP LOBBYING AGAINST LEGAL AID CLINIC FUNDING CUTS by: Maija Hoggett – A local group (Friends of The Porcupine River Watershed) is calling on people to lobby the government to reverse budget cuts to the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). Concerned about the amount of sewage being bypassed into Porcupine Lake, Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed has been working with CELA, a non-profit specialty law clinic, for more than a year. Read Article
Timmins residents take advantage of annual hazardous waste day An estimated 50 to 65 tonnes of hazardous waste materials are removed from the city during this annual one-day event. The parking lot of the Archie Dillon Sportsplex quickly turned into the most hazardous place in Timmins over the weekend. Of course, that was by design. Saturday was hazardous waste day, an event hosted by the City of Timmins that allowed residents to dispose of all sorts of items in a safe and proper way. The city’s website also has a tool called the “Waste Wizard,” which identifies when and how your particular waste items can be recycled or disposed of. Read Article
June 21, 2015
2,000 shrubs and trees were planted along the Porcupine River on Highway 101 in South Porcupine and on Pearl Lake behind the McIntyre Arena in Schumacher thanks to the efforts of Meaghan Stringer, and other volunteers with the Friends of The Porcupine River Watershed. The event took place on Saturday afternoon where Stringer, who is also a youth steward ranger for the Ministry of Natural Resources, helped plant vegetation to increase biodiversity and repair damage that has been done along the watershed from mining and human activity.