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Manitoba Red Tape Reduction Bill to Affect Drinking Water, Groundwater

March 17, 2017 - 8:23 am

Manitoba has given a first reading to its Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2017, or Bill 24. The changes would impact The Drinking Water Safety Act and The Groundwater and Water Well Act, among others. The proposed legislation is intended to “reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated...

Categories: News, Western Canada

B.C. Funds Alternative Drinking Water Sources in Hullcar Valley

March 6, 2017 - 9:26 am

The Government of British Columbia has announced that it will provide $950,000 for alternative drinking water sources, treatment for domestic well users, and sustainable, environmentally appropriate farming the Hullcar Valley. The Province will work with the Township of Spallumcheen, Splatsin, Steele...

Categories: News, Uncategorized, Western Canada

UPDATED: WHO Calls for R&D of New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bacteria

March 1, 2017 - 11:46 am

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens, cataloguing 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was created to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part...

Categories: International, News

Saskatchewan Improves Agriculture Runoff Strategy

November 30, 2016 - 9:19 am

Saskatchewan’s Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency (WSA), Scott Moe, introduced amendments to The Water Security Agency Act on November 29th that will change how agricultural drainage complaints are handled in the province. “With these changes, the process will be further streamlined...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Bio or Bust

March 28, 2011 - 1:13 pm

“Anybody who thinks this is a run-of-the-mill problem is wrong,” says John Fjeldsted, executive director of the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA). “Make no mistake—this is a world-class problem. Maybe we should think of a world-class solution.” He’s referring to Lake...

Categories: Features

Protecting Lake Simcoe

April 7, 2009 - 12:00 am

Once known as Canada's ice fishing capital, Lake Simcoe is Ontario's largest lake after the Great Lakes, boasting a surface area of approximately 744 square kilometres. But Lake Simcoe can no longer support natural breeding coldwater fish such as trout and whitefish. Every year, approximately 67 tonnes...

Categories: Features

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