COLLINS – Water conservation is a huge problem


ACTUALLY, the title could well say “water preservation” is critical in these modern times.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says Canada has the third-most fresh water of any country in the world and provides close to ten per cent of renewable freshwater reserves. We don’t think much about it but we should.

Clean, drinkable fresh water is going to be harder to find over the next few decades. Pollution, poor resource management and lack of government funding are putting our water supplies at risk. The alarm bells should be ringing, but if they are, they aren’t ringing loud enough.

Toxic chemicals from industry are dumped into the water systems all the time and little is done. With water crises throughout the U.S., is it really much of a stretch to imagine the pressure being put on Canada to give up some of our water? With the economic power that our southern neighbours hold over us, it will likely happen sooner than later.


Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column. In 2019, Doug was awarded the Freedom of the City.

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