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Fossil Groundwaters Contain Modern Contaminants

April 26, 2017 - 9:21 am

Most of the groundwater in the world that is accessible by deep wells is fossil groundwater, stored beneath the earth's surface for more than 12,000 years. However, new research, led by University of Calgary hydro-geologist Scott Jasechko and co-authored by an international team of researchers, has demonstrated...

Categories: International, News, Western Canada

New Brunswick Community Receives $2.1M for Water Infrastructure

April 25, 2017 - 9:34 am

St. Margarets, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, will receive approximately $2.15 million for water infrastructure upgrades. The project, announced on the 24th, is being funded through the Gas Tax Fund and involves upgrades to the water system, including two kilometres of new PVC water mains...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Guangdong Works to Improve Water Quality, Signs Agreement with Alta.

April 25, 2017 - 9:17 am

Alberta and the province of Guangdong in southern China have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen ties and facilitate trade between the two jurisdictions as Guangdong works to become one of China’s top performers in improving water quality. Premier Rachel Notley signed the agreement on behalf...

Categories: International, News, Western Canada

Canadian Water: Get Ready for a Free-Trade Deal With China

April 20, 2017 - 9:45 am

The global trade environment is undergoing an unexpected radical period of change. One of the first acts of the Trump White House was to remove the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With the U.S. out, China, which was not part of the original negotiations, stepped into the gap. This past March...

Categories: Features

Montreal to Get $84.4M from Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

April 19, 2017 - 11:01 am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced that they will invest nearly $84.4 million in two water projects in the Montréal area. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount, and Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs...

Categories: News, Quebec

$3.2M in Capital Investments for St. John's Water Systems

April 18, 2017 - 10:44 am

Yesterday, St. John’s City Council voted on whether to approve the Capital Plan for 2016–2018 — council minutes were unavailable at the time of writing. The plan includes $28.7 million in capital projects for 2017, including $3.2 million dedicated to its water systems. The capital plan will...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

RBC Study Investigates Divided Public Perception of Water

April 11, 2017 - 2:48 pm

Following on the release of the 10th RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study, the RBC Blue Water Project and GlobeScan held a webinar, bringing further discussion and insight to the valuable findings of the data. In the discussion were Andrew Craig, director of Corporate Environmental Affairs at RBC; Rober...

Categories: National, News

UBC Invention Uses Bacteria to Purify Water

April 5, 2017 - 9:35 am

A University of British Columbia-developed system that uses bacteria to turn non-potable water into drinking water will be tested next week in West Vancouver prior to being installed in remote communities in Canada and beyond. The system consists of tanks of fibre membranes that catch and hold contaminants—dirt...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Guelph Asset Management Plan Shows $271M in Water Infra. Backlog

March 29, 2017 - 8:16 am

City Council for Guelph, Ontario, unanimously endorsed the City’s Corporate Asset Management Plan and Asset Management Policy at March 27th meeting of the council. The plan will help manage infrastructure backlog, including for water, wastewater, and stormwater assets. This was the city’s first...

Categories: News, Ontario

York Region Topped Ontario Drinking Water Quality in 2016

March 24, 2017 - 7:17 am

York Region has announced that it either met or exceeded the required parameters for drinking water quality established in its Safe Drinking Water Act of 2002 for 2016. In its 2016 Drinking Water Report, the Region summarizes the management of its drinking water systems, describes procedures, reporting...

Categories: News, Ontario

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