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Portraits of Resilience: Teens Take on Climate Change

Posted on August 3, 2017
Portraits of Resilience: Teens Take on Climate Change is a new Ontario Science Centre installation that documents the effects of climate change from the perspective of youth aged eight to 16 in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). As residents of geographically distant communities that share characteristics of vulnerability and resilience, these youth are among the first to feel the effects of climate change. The installation has been added to our popular Living Earth Exhibit Hall on Level Six at the Ontario Science Centre and is free with general admission. "Climate change is the biggest challenge we face as a species," [...]

Toronto Region Conservation Authority Announces New CEO

Posted on August 2, 2017
Today, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) announced their selection of John MacKenzie as the new chief executive officer. After a year-long North American search, City of Toronto Councillor Maria Augimeri, chair of TRCA, announced MacKenzie as the successor to current CEO, Brian Denney. Denney will step down as CEO after an exceptional 44-year career at TRCA. MacKenzie brings more than two decades of experience in urban and environmental planning, public administration, infrastructure planning, project delivery, and environmental stewardship to his new role at TRCA. He is currently Deputy City Manager of Planning [...]

Clearford Water Systems Shows Market Growth in UV Treatment

Posted on August 1, 2017
Ottawa-based Clearford Water Systems Inc. has released unaudited consolidated financial statements, which shows revenue slightly below $1 million for the last quarter, while the UV Pure segmented sales have shown market growth. Revenue for the second quarter 2017 was $972,731 compared with $1,041,011 for the prior year's quarter. Operating loss before net financing costs were $520,580 for the quarter compared with $816,879 for the prior year's quarter. For the six months ended June 30, 2017 revenue was $1,809,499 compared with $1,961,790 in the prior year and our operating loss was $1,162,682 compared to $1,756,910 in the prior year. UV [...]

Guelph, Ont. Improves Source Water Management

Posted on August 1, 2017
The City of Guelph, Ontario, has improved its review process for sanitary sewer infrastructure projects to better protect the community’s source water. The revised process allows the City of Guelph to complete the review process for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s (MOECC) environmental compliance approval (ECA) applications internally. The MOECC then makes the decision to grant the ECAs based on the City’s review. “We’re pleased to take this work on at the local level to provide faster service to our development community,” said Peter Rider, Guelph’s risk management official. “This also allows [...]

Innovations for Bakery Wastewater

Posted on July 31, 2017
The Bloom Centre for Sustainability (BLOOM) released a pilot project case study today entitled, Driving Adoption of Innovative Solutions in Ontario's Bakery Sector - Demonstrating the Approach and Benefits of Source Reduction as Part of Wastewater Management. Through a structured review of current practices and their impact, the pilot identified high-risk areas of operations, including mixing area and sanitation areas, that are contributors to wastewater strength. By reducing wastewater volume and strength through practice improvements, the pilot process helped to identify ways to minimize end-of-pipe requirements, thus reducing [...]

Neskantaga First Nation To Receive $8.8M for Water Infrastructure

Posted on July 31, 2017
The Government of Canada will invest approximately $8.8 million to help upgrade the Neskantaga First Nation community's water treatment system. The announcement includes an addition to the existing water plant with new treatment technology and additional reservoir storage capacity to meet the community's long-term needs, enabling more than 340 residents to access clean water for the first time in more than 22 years. The community, remotely located on Attawapiskat Lake, 271 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, currently has the longest boil water advisory in Canada. The First Nation can only be accessed by plane or by winter roads. The [...]

The Drainage Act as Urban Stormwater Solution

Posted on July 28, 2017
On July 13th, the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) hosted a workshop to forward the development of a technical report on how to accelerate stormwater management practices by leveraging Ontario’s Drainage Act. Representatives from Freeman Associates, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and K. Smart Associates presented insights into how the Drainage Act could be used to address economic, environmental, policy, and engineering challenges in implementing urban stormwater management, low impact development (LID), and green infrastructure. CVC was [...]

New Funding for Water, Wastewater, Stormwater in Vaughan, Ont.

Posted on July 28, 2017
Today, Canada and Ontario have announced funding for forty new water, wastewater, and stormwater projects in seventeen communities. Deborah Schulte, Member of Parliament for King—Vaughan, Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation and Member of Provincial Parliament for Vaughan, and Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of the City of Vaughan, have announced that six projects in Vaughan will receive funding under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). This is in addition to 28 other projects in Vaughan that were previously approved under the CWWF. "As a growing city, we welcome this important infrastructure [...]

New Data on Nuisance Green Algae in Lake Ontario

Posted on July 27, 2017
A recent study, Chronic nutrient loading from Lake Erie affecting water quality and nuisance algae on the St. Catharines shores of Lake Ontario, offers insight into the relationship between nuisance algae species and nutrient management in the Great Lakes system. Conducted by E. Todd Howell, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and Alice Dove, Climate Change Canada, the authors’ “findings suggest that loadings from eastern Lake Erie via Twelve Mile Creek and the Welland Canal are a primary driver of variability in nearshore water quality, creating mixing areas enriched in particulate and dissolved phosphorus and turbidity.” Interesting [...]

Ontario Recruiting First Chief Scientist

Posted on July 24, 2017
The province of Ontario is searching for its first chief scientist to advance science and evidence-based decision making in Ontario. The chief scientist will advise on the long term vision and strategic research agenda for Ontario and provide scientific expertise on a range of province-wide issues including the aging population, transformative technologies, and climate change. They will also work to ensure the province remains a top destination for global research talent and help advance Ontario's reputation as a jurisdiction that believes investing in knowledge and science is the key to success and economic prosperity. In March [...]
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