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Experts Question First Nations Drinking Water Engagement Process

June 19, 2017 - 9:34 am

On May 29, 2017, the federal ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada posted a notice online that engagement with First Nations for safe drinking water would be undertaken. The announcement came as a surprise to some leaders within the First Nations community and advocacy groups. Details...

Categories: Indigenous, National, News

First Nations Access to Water Infrastructure Linked to Health

June 15, 2017 - 10:13 am

International development experts are well aware that families in poor countries living without a toilet or piped drinking water are at risk for all kinds of health problems. Yet it’s sometimes hard for Canadians to accept that there are similar conditions on some First Nation reserves that may also...

Categories: Features

$42.7M for BC First Nations' Water and Wastewater

June 12, 2017 - 11:13 am

On Friday, the Government of Canada and announced an investment of $42.7 million in water and wastewater for BC First Nations. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, was in Semiahmoo First Nation to announce $42.7 million in targeted funding through Budget 2016 to support...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Progress Report for Alberta-NWT Water Management Delayed

May 10, 2017 - 7:41 am

The highly anticipated first annual report on the progress and results of the Alberta-Northwest Territories Mackenzie River Basin Bilateral Water Management Agreement, signed March 18, 2015, has been delayed due to a failure of governments to agree on its details. While a teleconference of the bilateral...

Categories: National, News

$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...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Alberta 2017 Budget Includes $100M for Water on Reserves

March 17, 2017 - 10:07 am

The Alberta Government has released its Budget 2017, which includes $100 million in new funding to support access to water systems throughout the province, providing access to clean water for Indigenous peoples. Alberta’s provisions for water access to Indigenous people and people living on reserve...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Water Protectors

March 8, 2017 - 9:44 am

Kla. Tuu. Kwe. These are our words for water. As an indigenous woman, I am culturally, physically, spiritually, and mentally connected to water in ways that I am only now beginning to fully understand. Born from the ancient Nuxalk and Secwepemc indigenous peoples, living in modern day British Columbia...

Categories: Blog

Report Points to Source of Mercury Contamination in Grassy Narrows

March 3, 2017 - 7:52 am

A new report provides strong evidence that the old industrial chlor-alkali plant, that is upstream of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) in Dryden, Ontario, is still leaking mercury. The Wabigoon River Mercury Remediation Study, dated February 1, 2017, was done...

Categories: News, Ontario

Exercising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation

February 27, 2017 - 12:39 pm

When the human right to life-sustaining drinking water and healthy sanitation is violated, anyone can call their governments to account. Those whose rights were violated also have the option of filing a claim in court. At least four legal frameworks protect the human right to water and sanitation. This...

Categories: Features

Incredible Potential of Onsite Water Treatment Systems

February 23, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Onsite wastewater treatment systems can provide permanent, affordable, and safe solutions for small communities. They can remove pollutants, including nitrogen and phosphorous, and often have a smaller energy footprint than conventional sewage plants. Onsite water systems keep water in the local watershed...

Categories: Features


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