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Long-Term Management Plan for Mount Polley Mine Approved

April 10, 2017 - 9:43 am

The approval of the long-term water management plan for Mount Polley means the mine can continue to operate providing 350 well-paying jobs in the region, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced on April 7th. “With the approval of its long-term water management plan, the Mount Polley...

Tags: Hazeltine, IDZ, Imperial Metals, IZD, mining wastewater, polley lake

$525M Contract for Metro Vancouver Wastewater Treatment Plant, B.C.

April 10, 2017 - 9:04 am

Metro Vancouver has awarded the contract for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to ADAPT Consortium at a cost of $525 million. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2017 and be completed by December 2020. The existing wastewater treatment plant will be decommissioned beginning...

Tags: Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, First Nations, Metro Van, MetroVan, Secondary Plant, Secondary Teatment, WWTP

Construction Contract Awarded for McLoughlin Point Wastewater

April 7, 2017 - 10:57 am

The first construction contract for the Capital Regional District's McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Project has been awarded. Harbour Resource Partners (HRP) has been awarded a $272 million contract to build the wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point, which includes the construction...

Tags: B.C., CRD, Victoria, wastewater treatment

Canada to Participate in International Water Research

April 7, 2017 - 9:51 am

The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has announced that it will support water research internationally with collaborations through the Water Joint Programming Initiative (WJPI). Of a total of 21 projects receiving funding, Canada will lead three of six projects receiving...

Tags: hydrology, science, water management, watershed management

Van. Announces Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Cities Initiative

April 6, 2017 - 11:16 am

On Wednesday, Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, announced its partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and with representatives from 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – formally named its first chief resilience officer, Katie McPherson. Through the support...

Tags: climate change, flood, infrastructure resilience, planning, sea level rise, water resource

B.C. Company Could Provide Lithium Extraction for Mining Wastewater

April 6, 2017 - 10:45 am

Zadar Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: ZAD) (FRANKFURT: ZAV) (OTC PINK: ZADDF) has announced that it entered into a memorandum of understanding with FlowBack Solutionz Canada Inc., a Canadian oil well wastewater treatment company, to test FlowBack's innovative and proprietary wastewater treatment technology...

Tags: extraction, lithium, oil & gas, resource extraction, tailings, wastewater

Kingston Wins National Award for Waterfront Master Plan

April 6, 2017 - 10:11 am

The City of Kingston's Waterfront Master Plan has won a Canadian Society of Landscape Architect's (CSLA) 2017 National Award of Excellence. The 14 winning projects from across Canada represent world-class roadside and residences, ambitious plans for waterfront, community greening and poetic places. "With...

B.C. and Yukon Sign Shared Waters Agreement

April 6, 2017 - 9:19 am

British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak and Yukon Environment Minister Pauline Frost have signed an agreement that pledges to co-operatively manage shared water in the Mackenzie River Basin, specifically the Liard River and its tributaries. “By signing this agreement, we are strengthening...

Tags: Alonsa Conservation District, conservation, ecosystem, Federal, Laird River, Mackenzie River, provincial, water resource management, watershed management

Ontario Craft Beer Installs Innovative Wastewater Treatment System

April 6, 2017 - 8:51 am

Ontario craft brewer, Sawdust City Brewing Company, is partnering with Toronto-based ECONSE Water Purification Systems Inc. to install the first BRÜ CLEAN SYSTEM to treat their brewery wastewater onsite. Situated in picturesque Gravenhurst, in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario, Sawdust City Brewing Company...

Tags: beer, BLOOM, craft beer, craft brewery, Derek Davy, Econse, food and beverage, Kevin Jones

Barrie Wastewater Treatment Excels in Phosphorus Removal

April 4, 2017 - 9:15 am

The City of Barrie has announced that its Wastewater Treatment Facility exceeded provincial standards for phosphorus concentrations in 2016. Barrie has sought high standards in its wastewater treatment to ensure there is minimum effect on Lake Simcoe. Last year, the amount of phosphorus that was discharged...

Tags: dead zone, Great Lakes, nutrient loading, nutrification

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