‘Tiny trash’ a big problem for Canada’s shorelines

Small pieces of plastic and foam topped a list of types of litter found along Canada’s shorelines last year, but Toronto is an outlier in this year’s tiny trash trend, with cigarette butts topping the city’s local Dirty Dozen list. Read the full...

What killed these fish?

In Ohio, a seemingly inordinate amount of dead fish, mostly carp and bass, washed up along Sandusky’s shoreline Thursday and it’s unknown how or why these fish died. Read the full story by the Sandusky...

County signs on to harbor dredging plan

In New York, Niagara County has signed on to a multi-county plan to explore additional dredging in harbors along Lake Ontario, seeing it as a necessity after last year’s high water levels. Read the full story by the Lockport...

Native commercial fishing agreement renewed

A new five-year commercial fishing agreement for the Georgian Bay and Lake Huron signed this week between Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the Ontario government extends the previous agreement with few changes. Read the full story by the Sun...

EDITORIAL: Plotting the canal’s future

In recent decades, commercial traffic has waned on the Erie Canal, and while the recreational use and tourism have seen growth, running the canal system remains expensive. So much a part of New York’s past success, it can still be a vital part of that...