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White Rock Receives Federal Funding for Arsenic Treatment

March 20, 2017 - 6:45 am

White Rock, B.C., has received nearly $12 million in funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia to help deliver a $14.2 million arsenic and manganese treatment processes to address water quality in the city. The funding is part of the recently announced $373 million being delivered in...

Categories: News, Western Canada

EPA Releases Final Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

December 15, 2016 - 12:36 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its final report on hydraulic fracturing, which details the impact of the process on drinking water. The report, Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States...

Categories: International, National, News

Ontario Report on Drinking Water Quality and Resilience

November 29, 2016 - 8:55 am

A report from the province released on November 28 said Ontario's drinking water continues to be among the safest and best protected in the world. The report comes from Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector (CDWI), Susan Lo. The duties of the CDWI are to lead activities that ensure regulated...

Categories: News, Ontario

Critical Water Infrastructure in Fort McMurray

November 4, 2016 - 12:15 pm

The Alberta government has released a comprehensive report, titled Home Again: Recovery after the Wood Buffalo Wildfire, popularly known as the wildfire that struck Fort McMurray in May 2016. The report is broad ranging, but of central importance is the rebuilding of critical infrastructure, notably...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Association Pays for the Restoration of Wetlands

September 30, 2016 - 8:02 am

If a landowners property has previously been drained by a man-made ditch, they are eligible to receive a one-time payment

Categories: News

UBC Researchers Develop Drinking Water Quality Index Tool for Municipalities

August 25, 2016 - 12:05 pm

UBC engineers have created a tool that will help municipalities measure water quality, as a way to ensure clean and safe drinking water is coming out of the taps. Nilufar Islam, who recently received her PhD from UBC Okanagan, has been working with Professor Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of the School...

Categories: News, Ontario

ALUS Program Re-Launches in Ontario

August 24, 2016 - 12:57 pm

More than 100 people gathered at Springview Farm in Waterford, Ontario, today to celebrate the Ontario relaunch of ALUS Canada, a national program that funds farmers and ranchers producing clean air, clean water, pollinator habitat and other ecosystem services. Guest speakers included MP Diane Finley...

Categories: News, Ontario

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Fort McMurray

August 18, 2016 - 8:24 am

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed that water quality has been restored to a safe level to all water system users serviced by the Fort McMurray water treatment plant. Although the boil water advisory has been in place for three months since a massive wildfire destroyed much of the community...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Saskatchewan Agency Releases Results of Water Quality Sampling after Husky Oil Spill

August 16, 2016 - 8:21 am

The Water Security Agency (WSA) in Saskatchewan  released the first results of its ongoing water quality testing on the North Saskatchewan River and Saskatchewan River systems as a result of the Husky oil spill. The results show no exceedances of the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines or the provincial...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Government to Address Water Quality in Lake of the Woods Basin

August 8, 2016 - 6:22 am

The federal government has announced that it is taking action to address water quality and ecosystem health issues in Lake of the Woods. The government allocated up to $19.5 million over five years in the 2016 Budget to enable Canada to study water quality, quantity and flooding issues in four Canada-United...

Categories: News

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