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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 28 Nov 2019, p. 10

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BLACK FRIDAY Milton Canadian Champion t ] 3 hr. of i ! 5 ] TL Designer Frames Amazing selection of aL Fashion SER 1 /! Nov. 29 to Dec. 8 No other coupon, voucher, PCD discount, senior discount or student discount may apply. See store for details. MILTON: 800 Main Street East 905- -864- 7110 oil] 41 If nsGehaton. com . Bonnette, B NEWS PRESSURE MUST BE PUT ON THOSE IN POWER: COUNCILLOR Continued from page 5 tem, the Toronto Star in- vestigation revealed that the Halton District School 2 Board had 304 exceedances of lead regulations'in the past two years -- one of the highest totals among school boards in the prov- ince. Board officials say that if exceedances are detec- ted, measures are taken to address the issue, includ- ing flushing the lines, in- stalling filters and remov- ing the lead-laced fixtures where possible. Halton Hills Mayor Rick who seconded Burton's motion, said the resolution sends an impor- tant message to the prov- ince on addressing the is- sue as a whole. "We need to have the confidence in all of our schools that the lead is out of our pipes," he said. Oakville Coun. Tom Ad- ams shared similar senti- . ments. "Ithink it's important to deal with the schools and put pressure on those who have the power and re- sponsibility to change it," he said. With lead being a com- monly-used building mate- rial decades ago, region of- ficials have cautioned that there may be lead in the water from pipe fittings and connections in older homes built before 1975. Public works commis- sioner Jim Harnum told Torstar file photo Lead fixtures, including taps and water fountains, were historically used in school plumbing throughout the province, . and many remain in place today. council that since the me- dia coverage of lead in Can- ada's drinking water began a few weeks ago, Halton has received about 300 calls from residents on the issue, with almost half of them requesting that the region check their proper- ties for lead pipes. None were found, he re- ported. The region has also re- cently been in 14,000 homes for water meter replace- ment across Halton and didn't find any lead pipes through this process ei: ther, Harnum noted. He said the region will be adding information to its website that will help homeowners check their own properties for lead pipes. For more information visit or SCHOOLS LEAD PIPES IN LOCALLY AND ARS DAR LOCAL IMPACT. HALTON COUNCILLORS ARE DEMANDING ACTION TO MAKE DRINKING WATER IN ALL SCHOOLS SAFE STORY BEHIND THE STORY . Following a lengthy investigation . by the Toronto Star about lead in ~ Canada's drinking water, our newsroom has been following the local reaction, including action by Halton politicians.

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