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Stuff we ‘flush down the toilet’ ending up in Toronto Harbour, environmental group warns

An environmental group is sounding the alarm about the city’s main sewage and stormwater system after finding trash like condoms, sanitary wipes and tampons floating in Toronto harbour last month. Mark Mattson,  an environmental lawyer and the founder of Swim Drink Fish — a volunteer group working to create swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water for everyone — told CBC …

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Untreated wastewater again being released into harbour, Halifax Water says

Halifax Water is again asking people to stay away from Halifax harbour and flush less. In a news release Sunday night, the utility said a wastewater pump failure is causing “screened but untreated” wastewater to be released into the harbour. “Residents and visitors are strongly advised not to go swimming or …

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Avian flu may be killing Quebec harbour seals, scientists say

Months after avian flu was first detected in Quebec’s birds, it’s now affecting a new population: seals. Quebec scientists say they’ve found traces of avian flu in dead harbour seals that are washing ashore in the St. Lawrence estuary, a 250-kilometre long ecosystem that runs from just north of Quebec …

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