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Beaconsfield Wins Water Conservation Award

Posted on October 16, 2017
The City of Beaconsfield was awarded a certificate of recognition for programs relating to conserving drinking water, as part of Réseau Environnement’s Municipalité Écon’eau awards program. The City of Beaconsfield belongs to the Municipalités Écon’eau group, a recognition and discussion program in water conservation that has a limited number of members, including the municipalities of Gatineau, l’Assomption, Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Saint-Antonin, Sutton, Stanstead, Montréal, Malartic, Saint-Donat, Saint-Calixte and Laval. The City’s performance is a result of efforts to detect leaks, implement procedures to limit [...]

H2O Innovation Signs $9.1M Ultrafiltration Contract for San Diego, CA

Posted on September 29, 2017
Quebec’s H2O Innovation Inc. was awarded its largest ultrafiltration contract to date with the City of San Diego, California. This new contract, for a water treatment plant of 40 MGD (151,416 m3/day) capacity, brings the corporation’s project sales backlog to $56.8 million. The San Diego North City Pure Water Facility is a project that was developed to address the need for a new, locally controlled, drought-proof water supply to diversify the city’s drinking water portfolio. A 1.0 MGD (3,785 m3/day) advanced water purification demonstration facility was developed in 2009 and has operated for years to evaluate the feasibility [...]

BluMetric to Treat Mining Wastewater in Northern Quebec

Posted on September 28, 2017
Ottawa-based BluMetric Environmental Inc. has signed a $1.03 million contract with a major global mining company to supply, install, commission, and provide operator training for a mining wastewater treatment system for a remote hematite mine site located in Northern Quebec. BluMetric will provide the client with a multi-stage physical/chemical treatment system to sequentially remove antagonistic contaminants in a fully containerized, customized solution treating the mine-water. The containerized system is well adapted to the area’s northern climate, with a plug-and-play and user-friendly configuration. “This project comes [...]

Ballast Water Part of Montreal Company's Sustainability Efforts

Posted on September 25, 2017
Montreal’s CSL Group (CSL)—an owner and operator of self-unloading cargo ships—has released its fourth annual Corporate Sustainability Report,detailing the company's ongoing efforts to improve its performance on a wide range of sustainability-related goals, including ballast water management. The report includes CSL's sustainability results for the 2016–17 fiscal year and covers highlights in the areas of governance, safety, environmental responsibility, ethics, the workplace, employee and community engagement.. "As CSL's new CEO since April 2017, I take great pride and comfort in knowing that CSL and its owners care deeply [...]

Saint-Isidore, Que. Invests in Drinking Water, Wastewater Systems

Posted on September 22, 2017
Due to funding from the federal and provincial levels of governments, the Municipality of Saint-Isidore, Quebec now has new drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. ‟The Government of Quebec works in a spirit of collaboration with municipalities to help them renew their public infrastructure,” said Dominique Vien, MNA for Bellechasse, Minister Responsible for Labour, and Minister Responsible for the Chaudière‒Appalaches Region. “The funding provided to Saint-Isidore to carry out this important work will have a positive impact on our people and on the environment as well as generating economic benefits at the [...]

Kingsbury, Que. Gets Two New Pumping Stations & Treatment Plant

Posted on September 18, 2017
Due to funding from both the provincial and federal governments, the Municipality of Kingsbury, Quebec now has a new wastewater treatment system. Karine Vallières, Member of the National Assembly for Richmond and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (Youth), participated in the inauguration of the new wastewater facility in Kingsbury. ‟This is another instance where I could be helpful as a Member of the National Assembly in getting this through, building bridges, and finding solutions. I am delighted with the funding provided by our Government to carry out this important project for the community of Kingsbury,” said [...]

H2O Innovation Renews U.S. O&M Contracts, Expands Municipal Projects

Posted on September 6, 2017
H2O Innovation Inc. has announced that Utility Partners, LLC (UP), its business line providing operation and maintenance services (O&M) in the United States, recently renewed two operation and maintenance contracts and extended the scope of work of two municipal projects, totalling $5.1 million, which bring H2O's O&M business backlog to $53.3 million, excluding the projects sales backlog. "Now fully integrated into H2O Innovation, the UP team is now focused on renewing contracts and keeping the business growing,” said Frédéric Dugré, president and CEO of H2O Innovation. UP renewed two municipal operation and maintenance [...]

WSP Acquires U.S.-based Groundwater Engineering Firm

Posted on September 5, 2017
WSP Global Inc. has announced its acquisition of Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Inc. (LBG), a 150-employee groundwater and environmental engineering services firm based in the United States. LBG brings seven decades of wide-ranging expertise in hydrogeology, groundwater, and surface water modeling, dewatering, and depressurization, environmental investigation, and remediation. The LBG acquisition, which was financed using WSP's available cash and credit facilities, is aligned with WSP's 2015–2018 Strategic Plan. It will bolster WSP's Water and Environment practice, increasing its groundwater geology capabilities, its environmental [...]

Ont. & Que. Flooding Caused $223M in Insured Damage

Posted on September 5, 2017
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has reported that spring 2017 storm and flooding events in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec resulted in more than $223 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). "Climate change is causing severe weather events, especially storms involving floods, to happen more frequently and with greater intensity. While the insured damage from the spring floods is significant, the total cost to homeowners and government is not yet known," said Craig Stewart, vice president of Federal Affairs, IBC. "Flooding coupled with windstorms can cause significant [...]

Funding Will Support Quebec Park's Connection to St. Lawrence River

Posted on August 30, 2017
Canada and Quebec will help to fund the restoration and enhancement of the Anse du Port eco-park in Nicolet, enhancing its connection to the St. Lawrence River. Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Julie Boulet, Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest nearly $600,000 into converting the Anse du Port eco-park into an eco-marine park. Located next to the Lac Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve, this space will further highlight the maritime history of the St. Lawrence River and of the Reserve. “This [...]
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