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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 28 Nov 2019, p. 5

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MILTON WEEKLY IN PRINT. MUCH MORE ONLINE ANYTIME. MELANIE HENNESSEY With lead in Canada's drink- ing water making recent head- lines, 'Halton is calling on the Ministry of Education to remove all lead pipes in schools across the province. The motion from Oakville Mayor Rob Burton was unani- mously approved at the Nov. 20 session of regional council. The resolution asks the prov- ince to "put the health and safety of students first and remove all lead pipes and lead-based materi- als that supply the water service in public educational facilities." It also notes that Halton's drinking water is safe and tested annually, with 99.3 per cent of samples found to be in compli- ance with provincial legislation for lead limits in drinking water. "We're asking the province to - please be just as diligent at get- ting the lead out of our schools," Monday, December 9 Beginning at 7:00 pm Council Chambers Town Hall 150 Mary Street MILTON 'GET THE LEAD OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS': HALTON URGING PROVINCE TE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2019 dian Champion. HUNT FSEAAT . ie Af i % REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE No Tax Fri. Nov. 29 "SPECIAL PULL-OUT FEATURE! MMM MMM GOOD *See our flyer, or visit our Milton store for details KNOWN CARCINOGENS AND HARMFUL CHEMICALS: WHAT'S BREWING IN YOUR Fel ao} said Burton. The region, which is responsi- ble for water purification throughout the four local munici- palities, has replaced all pipes in the public system that were man- ufactured with lead and old cast VISIT INSIDEHALTON.COM/TOXINS iron water mains. vo 9.99 But lead fixtures, including 00. lit : SOI taps and water fountains, were & 9 SON historically used in school os 26) iss plumbing throughout the prov- 9 & > Qe < UY pee LA 5 ince, and many remain in place today as the main culprits of ele- r p \ + I - : ' : y pass a % a vated lead levels in drinking wa- : a Wa Sih a Read the series online and ter. raham Paine, Torstar find out which toxin users and producers are operating in your neighbourhood. Six-year-old Chloe Moffatt enjoys some hot chocolate while taking in the annual Campbellville Tree Lighting ceremony in Gazebo Park Friday. See more photos on page 16. In Halton's aging school sys- See PRESSURE, page 10 The Town of Milton is holding a Council meeting to consider the 2020 Capital and Operating Budget. Get involved: A COUNTRY MILE 2019 SEASONAL STORE MAPLEVIEW CENTRE. BURLINGTON 2ND FLoorR Now Oren! « Review the Proposed 2020 Budget Book at 900 MapLE AVE. BURLINGTON, ON 905-878-1070 » Attend the Budget Meeting in person or watch the live webcast: Watc * Register to speak at the meeting by submitting a Delegate Request Form by 10:00 am on December 9: go--

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