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Wastewater Energy and Stormwater Projects Get Boost From New FCM Grants

June 23, 2017 - 10:16 am

Whether rural, urban or remote, municipalities across Canada can now apply for grants of up to one million dollars for capital projects that will help them adapt to climate change impacts, such as flooding, extreme temperatures and drought, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Municipalities have...

Categories: National, News

High River, Alta., Flood Mitigation Receives Planning Award

June 21, 2017 - 11:26 am

The Town of High River received an Award of Merit on June 19 at the annual Building Resilience Conference in Calgary for the 2015 High River Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), which instituted flood mitigation infrastructure throughout the downtown. Since the Alberta floods, High River has constructed...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Port Perry, Ont., New Pollution Control Plant Commissioned

June 16, 2017 - 12:37 pm

Yesterday, the Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department celebrated the official opening of the new Nonquon Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The new facility will provide for future growth in Port Perry, while utilizing the existing lagoons to store peak flows until they can be treated by...

Categories: News, Ontario

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

Survey Suggests Canadian Perception of Water's Importance Conflicted

June 13, 2017 - 11:32 am

FluksAqua, a collaborative, online platform for water utility professionals has released the results of a survey on the public perceptions of water across Canada. The survey found that 93.6 per cent of all respondents think that tax dollars should be spent on necessities other than water. Healthcare...

Categories: National, News

$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

$20M from Feds to PEI for Stormwater Infrastructure

June 9, 2017 - 11:29 am

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will invest in local water infrastructure to provide modern services for stormwater and drinking water. These investments aim to continue safeguarding the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways, and preserve local ecosystems. Lawrence...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

$4.5M to Corner Brook, Nfld., for Water Quality, Culverts

June 7, 2017 - 10:22 am

Yesterday, Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $4.5 million for water systems in the City of Corner Brook. Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined today by Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills and MHA for Corner Brook, to announce over $4.5...

Categories: News

Edmonton Flood Mitigation Strategy Moves Forward

June 5, 2017 - 4:43 pm

The City of Edmonton has announced forward motion on its flood mitigation strategy, which will focus on flood risk, potential costs, and schedules outlined for residential areas and underpasses As the next step in the city’s examination of upgrades to drainage infrastructure, staff will outline...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

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