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Markham: Insurance Board Should Consider City Flood Control

April 28, 2017 - 9:46 am

The City of Markham, Ontario, has urged the insurance industry to consider city flood control measures when setting home insurance rates. Over the past three years, home insurance costs have increased across Canada, and in Markham, by approximately 15 to 20 per cent. During that time, the city has...

Categories: News, Ontario

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

York Region to Invest $2.4B in Water and Wastewater

April 21, 2017 - 11:39 am

The Regional Municipality of York has announced that it will invest a total of $2.4 billion in water and wastewater projects over the next decade. York Regional Council received updates on water and wastewater infrastructure investments, along with road and transit, that are needed to provide reliable...

Categories: News, Ontario

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

$37M in Funding for Man. Water & Wastewater Projects

April 18, 2017 - 11:26 am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced investment in provincial infrastructure as they continue to develop modern, reliable water and wastewater services. The governments perceive these investments as safeguarding public health and well-being, protecting provincial waterways, and preserving...

Categories: News, Western Canada

$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

Man. Budget Adds $20M to Water Infrastructure Spending

April 12, 2017 - 12:35 pm

Manitoba released its 2017 budget, yesterday, which includes $60 million for water infrastructure and $15 million for maintenance and preservation of water related assets. The budget also outlined the province’s intention to develop a tailored climate and environmental framework based on principles...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Report Challenges EPCOR's Efficiencies in Drainage Utility Transfer

April 12, 2017 - 11:03 am

As Edmonton City Council prepares to vote on the transfer of the city's drainage utility to EPCOR, a report from the Edmonton and District Labour Council (EDLC) has challenged the benefits of the proposed transfer, claiming the public utility could achieve much of EPCOR's proposed efficiencies. Described...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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

Timmins' Director of Public Works and Engineering Resigns

March 29, 2017 - 8:45 am

Luc Duval has resigned his position as director of Public Works and Engineering with the City of Timmins, effective as of April 10, 2017. Duval has been an employee of the City of Timmins since June 25, 2007. He began his career with the city as director of Public Works and Engineering and has provided...

Categories: News, Ontario

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