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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Clean North and the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

have partnered once again to acknowledge Earth Day and present the Canadian documentary film,

“There’s Something In the Water”, directed by Elliot Page and Ian Daniel.


The documentary sheds light on the issue and history of environmental racism in Canada.

Specifically, the film looks at three communities in Nova Scotia, where the water sources have been polluted by industry. The film portrays “a disturbing and, frankly, terrifying portrait of ecological and social disasters”. Steve Gravestock

This documentary is based upon a book of the same name by Ingrid Waldron, whose work underscores the connection between the communities, the residents and the frequency of ecological damage with long reaching effects. “The filmmakers discover that these catastrophes have been precisely placed, all in remote, low income — and very often Indigenous or Black — communities.” Steve Gravestock

For those who are passionate about the safety of our drinking water, the earth and want to learn more please register for this free event at

Registration will open at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 5th, 2023. Space is limited.

The film will be shown in the Program Room at the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, 50 East Street, Sault Ste. Marie, on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. with a short discussion to follow.

Please contact the Reference and Information Desk at 705-759-5236 for further information or assistance with registration.

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