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Sask. Increases Access to Water Recreation in Prov. Parks

August 18, 2017 - 11:19 am

Saskatchewan provincial parks are expanding their beach wheelchair program, increasing access to water recreation for park users with mobility challenges. The beach wheelchair program in Saskatchewan’s provincial parks that was launched earlier this year and proved extremely popular, said the province...

Tags: recreation, recreational

B.C. Appoints Expert to Review Pollution in Hullcar Aquifer

August 18, 2017 - 10:43 am

An independent expert has been appointed to oversee the review of pollution in B.C.’s Hullcar Aquifer. Oliver Brandes, the co-director of the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, an independent, respected national water and governance...

Tags: governance, oversight, policy, water

Lystek Signs Multi-Year Biosolids Contract

August 18, 2017 - 9:41 am

Cambridge, Ontario’s Lystek International Ltd. has been awarded a multi-year contract by the City of Petaluma for Diversified Reuse of Biosolids. Under the terms of the agreement, Lystek will accept Class B biosolids generated in Petaluma and convert them into LysteGro®, a US EPA, Class A EQ (Exceptional...

Tags: biosolids, reuse, wastewater

Vancouver Provides Free Waste Removal to Improve Water Quality

August 17, 2017 - 11:07 am

The City of Vancouver and the Park Board have launched a free mobile pump-out service in False Creek to increase access to sewage disposal facilities and help improve water quality. The free pilot service will come directly to boats in False Creek to empty their sewage tanks, making it easier for...

Tags: clean water, disposal, E. coli, recreational, waste, water quality

Ontario Invests in Partnerships to Quell Invasive Species

August 17, 2017 - 10:37 am

Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, were in Peterborough yesterday to announce a number of new investments in programs to combat invasive species on behalf of the Ontario government. New investments this year include: Support for the...

Tags: aquatic invasive, biodiversity, invasive species, phragmite, ruffe, watershed

FCM President's Statement on Infrastructure Investment

August 17, 2017 - 10:05 am

Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg, issued the following statement after addressing delegates at the 2017 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference on infrastructure priorities, water systems, and climate change: I...

Tags: climate, investment, resilience

Waterloo, Ont., Wins Award for Asset Management Planning

August 16, 2017 - 11:41 am

The City of Waterloo has been recognized by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for investing money received from the federal Gas Tax Fund into its asset management system. The City of Waterloo received the Award for investing more than $700,000 from the federal Gas Tax Fund into an asset...

Infrastructure Investments for Two First Nations Communities

August 16, 2017 - 10:24 am

Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced improvements to water infrastructure for two First Nations communities in Ontario, with the goal of lifting long-term drinking water advisories. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced that the Mississaugas of Scugog Island...

Tags: DWA, funding, Indigenous

Agreement Reached on Out-of-Basin Diversion of Great Lakes Water

August 4, 2017 - 11:48 am

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) have made a final decision on the grant of permission to Waukesha, Wisconsin, for a diversion of water from the Great Lakes. On Wednesday, the...

Tags: best practice, diversion, Lake Michigan, management, resource

Pure Technologies Shows Q2 Growth in Canada and Water Market

August 4, 2017 - 9:35 am

Yesterday, the water transmission main and water force main provider, Pure Technologies Ltd., announced its financial performance for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The company’s total revenue was up 16 per cent to $33.7 million in Q2 and up 16 per cent to $62.9 million for the year to date. It’s...

Tags: asset, infrastructure, maintenance, management, operations, pipe, transmission

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