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B.C. Announced $148.5 million for Water and Wastewater

Posted on September 29, 2016
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is an infrastructure program that will enable critical investments in local government infrastructure [...]

Referendum for Cast Iron Water Mains in Moose Jaw

Posted on September 28, 2016
The city estimates the cost of the replacement at $1857 per metre of lot frontage meaning homeowners would pay approximately $557 [...]

Calgary Changes Water & Sewer Taxation Rates

Posted on September 28, 2016
President and CEO of the Institute for Public Sector Accountability, Marcel Latouche, said of the lowering rates, “I believe they are taking an excessive amount [...]

Under Western Skies on Water

Posted on September 27, 2016
Titled Water—Events, Trends, Analysis, the conference is expected to attract 600–800 attendees for notable presentations [...]

MPP Set to Block Door-to-Door Water Treatment Sales

Posted on September 27, 2016
Previously Bill 193, Bill 14 was reintroduced without change despite recommendations from a wide variety of concerned organizations. Passing the bill as is “will devastate the water treatment industry [...]

Oldman Watershed Focus of Local Conservation

Posted on September 27, 2016
Shannon Frank, executive director of the OWC, said of the WLP: “We’ve supported 39 projects to the tune of $130,000, and that was 12 km of riparian fence, 12 off-stream watering systems, 10 invasive weed pulls, four stream bank engineering projects, and four field days." [...]

$4.9 Million for Water and Sewer in Quebec

Posted on September 26, 2016
The government has worked with First Nations communities and their stakeholders since 2013 under the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act to develop “enforceable federal regulations that will better ensure access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water, the effective treatment of wastewater, and the protection of sources of drinking water on First Nation lands.” [...]

BC Hydroelectric Focus of United Nations Concern

Posted on September 26, 2016
Meanwhile, Site C and BC Hydro continue to work with Firs Nations communities. In July, BC Hydro and the McLeod Lake Indian Band reached agreements on anticipated economic developments from the project. The agreements include an Impact Benefits Agreement, a Contracting Agreement, as well as a Tripartite Lands Agreement, which involves the B.C. provincial government. [...]

Laurier Takes a Lead in Canadian Rivers Institute

Posted on September 26, 2016
The CRI is a leader in applied aquatic science that not only works on issues affecting rivers and estuaries around the world, it works to train the coming generation of aquatic scientists. At Laurier, MacLatchy has three CRI-affiliated graduate scientists working with her. [...]

Reinsurance Against Flood

Posted on September 23, 2016
The agreement will allow the NFIP to share flood risk with private reinsurance companies to help defray the cost of claims from large and unexpected insured events, such as large hurricanes, ultimately strengthening the NFIP’s solvency and lessening the burden on taxpayers, according to background information from Munich Re. [...]
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