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$45M for Upgrades to Moncton's Wastewater Treatment Facility

December 12, 2016 - 10:20 am

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick have announced more than $45 million in federal-provincial funding for improvements to the TransAqua Wastewater Treatment Facility. With improvements to the facility, the Governments of Canada and New Brunswick hope to ensure cleaner water flows into the...

Tags: chocolate river, Moncton region, NB, New Brunswick, Petitcodiac, TransAqua, wastewater treatment

PEI Sets New Funding Model for Watershed Groups

December 12, 2016 - 7:52 am

A new funding formula will improve how watershed organizations on Prince Edward Island receive provincial support. The province has instituted a plan to make the distribution of funding more fair and predictable to watershed groups that work to protect and improve some of the Island’s most environmentally...

Tags: funding, Prince Edward Island, provincial funding, watershed funding, watershed funds, watershed group

U of T Project will Study Microbes in Mining Wastewater

December 9, 2016 - 9:50 am

The University of Toronto has reported on one of their research projects that examines the genome of microbes living in the wastewater generated by mining operations. Led by the engineering department’s Professor Lesley Warren, Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Chiar in Mineral Engineering, the project...

Tags: Britannia Copper Mine, Gemone, Genome Canada, metagenomics, mine water, minewater, mining tailings, Mitacs, tailing pond, tailings management

U.S. Scientists Working to Predict Lake Erie Hypoxic Water

December 9, 2016 - 9:08 am

Researchers are developing a warning system to for water utilities in Ohio that will notify them of hypoxic water near their intakes from Lake Erie reports the Great Lakes Echo. The project has received $1.5 million in federal funding. “We do a whole range of things, we deal with invasive mussels...

Tags: computer model, data, data model, Erie, GLERL, Great Lakes, hypoxia, hypoxic, Michigan, Ohio

Land Transferred to First Nations after Harbour Remediation

December 8, 2016 - 9:08 am

On December 6th, the federal Government announced the transfer of three parcels of land totalling 1.707 hectares in Rock Bay, British Columbia, from Canada to a partnership of the Esquimalt Nation and the Songhees Nation after remediation of the harbour floor and uplands. With the transfer, the Esquimalt...

Tags: Aboriginal, B.C., British Columbia, coal gasification, Esquimalt, First Nations, Garneau, harbour, harbour remediation, Indigenous, Land transfer, Minister of Transport, Songhees

3 New Directors Appointed to Waterfront Toronto

December 8, 2016 - 7:42 am

The Government of Canada has appointed three new directors to the Waterfront Toronto Board of Directors. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that Sevaun Palvetzian, Janet Rieksts-Alderman, and Mazyar Mortazavi will take positions on the board. The new directors...

Tags: Don Lands, Lake Ontario, Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront, waterfront, Waterfront Toronto

Tla'amin Assessing Water, Fish Ahead of Hydroelectric Development

December 7, 2016 - 10:56 am

The Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia has received funding from the B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of three-megawatt hydroelectric facility. The nation will use $40,000 from the FNCEBF to study fish habitats in the project...

Tags: Aboriginal, energy, environmental assessment, First Nation, Hydroelectric, hydroelectric generation, Indigenous

De Beers Fails to Report Mercury Entering Watershed

December 7, 2016 - 9:24 am

Wildands League (WL), assisted by Ecojustice lawyers, has filed a private prosecution against De Beers Canada Inc. for failing to report levels of mercury and methylmercury at its Victor Diamond Mine site in northern Ontario. WL alleges that De Beers failed to report properly on mercury levels from...

Tags: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, contamination, Court of Justice, De Beers, diamond mine, Ecojustice, Justice of the Peace, mercury, methylmercury, mine water, minewater, mining, Ontario Court, water contamination, Wildlands League

Funding for Community Projects in Northern Manitoba

December 6, 2016 - 1:33 pm

The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community (NMFCCC) organization has announced that it will be funding projects through 2017 that partner with people in Northern Manitoba to create healthier, stronger communities. For the last two years, the NMFCCC has funded the Northern Fish Composting...

Tags: funding, Funding programs, grant, grants, Manitoba, MB, nutrient loading, nutrient management, water source protection

Toosey First Nation Completes Water Treatment System

December 6, 2016 - 9:48 am

On December 5th, Toosey First Nation (Tl'esqox First Nation) in British Columbia announced that it has completed a new water treatment system. The water system includes a new well, water treatment plant, and distribution system. Once commissioned, the system will provide clean, healthy drinking water...

Tags: Aboriginal, First Nations, first nations water, Indigenous, Toosey, water system, water treatment, water treatment system

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