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February 23, 2017: 52nd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research

December 13, 2016 - 10:51 am

Where: Toronto, Ont. Organization: CAWQ, Ryerson University, York University, and University of Toronto Website: The objectives of the symposium are to bring together people in diverse fields of water quality...

April 4–5, 2017: Globe Capital—Financing the 21st Century

December 13, 2016 - 9:20 am

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto Organization: Globe Capital Website:

WWF-Canada Tells Canada to Regulate Arctic Wastewater

December 12, 2016 - 10:50 am

WWF-Canada has released a statement urging Transport Canada, which is currently revising safety and pollution regulations, to officially adopt the same or stronger levels of regulations on grey water discharged in waters north of 60 degrees latitude as apply south of 60. The release stated that, although...

Tags: Arctic, Arctic Ocean, cruise, federal regulations, Northern Canada, regulations, sewage, wastewater, wastewater discharge, World Wildlife Fund

$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

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