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Feds Announce $75M for Coastal Restoration Fund

June 1, 2017 - 11:10 am

In November 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched the Oceans Protection Plan, which includes funding for coastal restoration projects. This national strategy aims to create a world-leading marine safety system that provides economic opportunities for Canadians today, while protecting our coastlines...

Tags: conservation, degredation, erosion, habitat, rehabilitation

York Region Seeks New Revenue Powers for Water Systems, Infra.

June 1, 2017 - 10:05 am

York Region is requesting that the Province of Ontario provide it the same revenue raising powers as the City of Toronto to help service future growth and provide for the upkeep of existing infrastructure, including water systems. “York Region’s revenue-raising powers are currently limited to...

Tags: capital investment, capital spending, infrastructure, municipal, tax

Reducing the Energy and Climate Impact of Water Use

May 31, 2017 - 3:35 pm

The office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has served up a suite of recommendations to drive improvements in Ontario’s water usage, energy efficiency, and climate footprint in its latest report, Every Drop Counts. Water Canada has recapped the primary recommendations with commentary...

Tags: Clean Water Wastewater Fund, CWWF, Dianne Saxe, ECO, infrastructure, investment, water systems

Clearford Water Systems to Appoint New Chair

May 30, 2017 - 10:31 am

Clearford Water Systems Inc., a TSX Venture 50 Company, announced yesterday that Mr. Rod Bryden, its current chair, will not stand for re-election to the board at its upcoming annual general and special meeting (AGM) of shareholders scheduled for June 21, 2017. Bryden has held the position of chairman...

$131M for Rural Alberta Water & Wastewater Partnerships

May 30, 2017 - 10:09 am

More than $131 million from the Water for Life and the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership grant programs will support 29 water infrastructure projects across the province. Once projects get underway, the investment will help sustain approximately 900 jobs. The approved projects include...

Tags: AB, Alta., asset management, infrastructure, provincial, water systems

More Than $22M for North Glengarry, Ont. Water Projects

May 29, 2017 - 1:25 pm

The township of North Glengarry, Ontario, will receive $22.8 million in funding from the provincial and federal governments for water infrastructure projects. Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship...

Tags: CWWF, drinking water, ON, Ont., Ontario, water, water infrastructure

Modelling the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species in Great Lakes

May 29, 2017 - 1:02 pm

Already, 2017 has seen increased vigilance from Canadian provinces with respect to aquatic invasive species (AIS). A new study released earlier this month tracked the spread of AIS in two of the Great Lakes to better understand the spread of aquatic invasive species and offer insights into strategies...

Tags: AIS, CIGLR, Cooperative Institute, Great Lakes, invasive, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, research

Lead Pipe Replacement Work Begins in Saskatoon

May 29, 2017 - 9:24 am

On Friday, Saskatoon began water infrastructure upgrades worth a total of $43.3 million as part of the 2017 Water Main, Sanitary Lining and Lead Water Pipe Replacement Initiative. “Modern, efficient water, wastewater, and stormwater management infrastructure is essential to the well-being of Canadian...

Tags: prairie, risk, risk management, Sask, Saskatchewan, SK, water systems

More Than $10M for Quebec Water Infrastructure

May 26, 2017 - 11:08 am

The Canadian and Quebec governments are investing in water infrastructure projects in both Beaumont and Saguenay. The federal, provincial, and municipal governments will each contribute $425,000 for the replacement of water pipes in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce. This brings the total government and municipal...

Tags: drinking, pipes, water, water systems

Shortlist for Capital Regional District, BC, Clover Point Pump Station

May 26, 2017 - 10:13 am

The Capital Regional District has issued a Request for Proposals to three qualified proponents as part of the competitive selection process for the contract to design and build the expanded Clover Point Pump Station. The shortlisted proponents are: BIRD Construction Inc.; Kenaidan Contracting...

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