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Cleveland's water supply at risk as toxic blob creeps across Lake Erie, Ohio EPA says
The Plain Dealer (5/2)
A mass of toxic sediment lying on the bottom of Lake Erie about nine miles offshore is raising alarms at the Ohio EPA and the City Water Department as tests show it migrating dangerously close to an intake pipe that supplies the city's drinking water.

Thunder Bay-area efforts to attract dive tourism focus on wreck near Silver Islet
CBC (5/2)
A shipwreck off Trowbridge Island in Lake Superior, south of the Sleeping Giant, is the focus of ongoing efforts to attract tourism to the area.

Lake County plans 50-mile mountain-biking trail
Duluth News Tribune (4/30)
Northern Minnesota mountain bikers might soon have another substantial chunk of backcountry dirt to ride on the North Shore.

Pipelines safest alternative, says Sarnia mayor
Sarnia Observer (4/30)
Bradley said Sarnia has been working through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative to press for more accountability by pipeline operators, but he added the alternative to pipelines is to have more oil moving by rail and ships.

EDITORIAL: Great Lakes Compact must be protected, with no exceptions
Star Tribune (4/29)
The compact is the primary safeguard for 20 percent of the world’s surface freshwater, and the pressure to tap that source will only grow in coming years. The Great Lakes governors should vote to protect that compact.

Lake Michigan ferry begins Milwaukee to Muskegon service
WKOW - TV Milwaukee (4/29)
The Lake Express ferry set sail across Lake Michigan Friday for the first time this season.

Pipeline under Great Lakes could be investigated
CBC (4/29)
A US member of congress wants an investigation that could lead to the shut down of twin oil pipelines that end in Sarnia.

Flint-area official says a new water pipeline to Lake Huron should be completed by June or July
The Republic (4/29)
The Genesee County drain commissioner says Flint will save millions of dollars when it connects to the Karegnondi Water Authority, which will be serving many communities.

Support for river ‘no discharge’ zone
The Recorder (4/29)
A river advocacy group is calling on municipalities in Leeds and Grenville to support a proposal to ban the dumping of sewage in the St. Lawrence River.

The water's rising
Great Lakes are on an upswing after long period of low levels.

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