“Tainted Water” is the largest project of its kind in Canadian history, bringing together more than 120 journalists, student journalists and faculty members from nine post-secondary institutions and six news organizations and their bureaus over a period of 18 months to report the series. In Ontario, journalists from the Toronto Star, Global News, Ryerson University, Humber College, National Observer and Carleton University, coordinated by the Institute for Investigative Journalism, produced a series of stories alerting the public to elevated levels of contaminants at taps in municipalities and Indigenous communities across the province, including lead, bacteria, trihalomethanes and more.
- Is there lead in your tap water? Canada-wide investigation exposes dangerous levels of toxic metal
- ‘We have Flints right across Canada.’ How lead levels in 5 Canadian cities compare to Flint, Michigan
- Children in schools and daycares across Canada are exposed to unsafe water
- They complained for years about their water — and were told it was safe. Now Tottenham residents know it’s been tainted all along
- Her landlord didn’t tell her the home she rented had lead pipes — and he didn’t have to
- Flushing taps before testing for lead produces misleading results. So why is Toronto telling residents to do it?
- ‘We’re in a David-and-Goliath situation.’ Small Ontario town taking on Nestle to save its water
- The secrets of Canada's tap water, explained
- Cities in Ontario are declaring themselves exempt from lead testing. And they don’t have to tell the province