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Feds, Que. Invest $57.5M in St. Lawrence River Conservation

Posted on June 26, 2017
The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of $57.5 million into efforts to safeguard the St. Lawrence River. Together, the governments will work to protect the St. Lawrence River through scientific research, action, and collaboration with their partners, including NGOs, private sector, Mohawk, Abenaki, Huron-Wendat, Maliseet, Micmacs and Innu form the St. Lawrence First Nations. The stated goal of the two governments is to preserve “this irreplaceable ecosystem can be healthy and beneficial for future generations.” As such, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the [...]

Quebec Passes Wetlands and Water Conservation Act

Posted on June 20, 2017
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has praised the Quebec government’s new Act to conserve wetlands and water. The Act respecting the conservation of wetlands and bodies of water was passed unanimously by the Members of the National Assembly of Quebec on Friday, June 16. The Act reforms the legal framework that protects wetlands and water bodies, targeting land use planning, the planning and integrated management of water resources, the environmental authorization scheme, and natural heritage conservation measures. In a release, DUC called the Act “a turning point in the history of wildlife and wetland habitat conservation.” Enshrined [...]

Québec, Vermont, New York Continue Work on Lake Champlain

Posted on June 20, 2017
Yesterday, the Province of Québec, the State of Vermont, and the State of New York announced that they will continue to work together to restore and protect the waters and natural resources of Lake Champlain. Meeting in Crown Point, N.Y., the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, on behalf of the Premier of Québec, together with the Governor of Vermont, Phil Scott, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and representatives from the states of New York and Vermont, came together for the signing ceremony of the fourth edition of the Lake Champlain Action [...]

H2O Innovation Sales Backlog Hits $58.9M with Two New U.S. Projects

Posted on June 13, 2017
H2O Innovation Inc. has announced that it was awarded two new wastewater projects in the United States. These new contracts bring their project sales backlog to $58.9 M. The Corporation's first contract consists of a wastewater treatment system using the Bio-Wheel™ proprietary technology, an integrated fixed-film activated sludge process. The system will treat an average flow of 12,000 m3/day of a city's wastewater in California. This is the largest treatment project using the Bio-Wheel™ technology that has been awarded to the H2O Innovation to date. The second project awarded to H2O Innovation consists of a retrofit of a conventional [...]

More Than $10M for Quebec Water Infrastructure

Posted on May 26, 2017
The Canadian and Quebec governments are investing in water infrastructure projects in both Beaumont and Saguenay. The federal, provincial, and municipal governments will each contribute $425,000 for the replacement of water pipes in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce. This brings the total government and municipal investment to nearly $1.3 million. This funding will enable the municipality to renew more than 650 metres of water and sewer pipes under Avenue du Palais. The announcement was made by Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Norbert Morin, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud [...]

Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement on Que. Floods

Posted on May 12, 2017
The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a statement on flooding and insurance coverage in the province of Quebec. The statement is in response to the flooding that has occurred in several Quebec regions in the past weeks. The Insurance Bureau's aim is to provide understanding for residents of flooded regions regarding what is, potentially, covered under their insurance policies and how new flood coverage functions. Topics covered by the Insurance Bureau of Canada are below. 1) Is flood covered? Until recently, flood was excluded from all home insurance policies. As of March 2017, some Quebec insurers started [...]

$4.4M to Magdalen Islands for Wastewater Treatment and System Looping

Posted on May 9, 2017
The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced $4.4 million in joint funding for two water projects in the Magdalen Islands. Announced by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and Germain Chevarie, Member for Îles-de-la-Madeleine, this financial support under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) will contribute to maintaining, renewing, or developing infrastructure to ensure the production and distribution of quality drinking water for residents or the proper disposal and treatment of wastewater. The funding will support looping [...]

Water Projects in the Estrie Region of QC Receive $6.1M

Posted on May 1, 2017
The governments of Canada and Quebec announced $6.1 million for three new projects related to water in the Estrie region: one in Asbestos and two in Stanstead. The Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and MP for Compton–Stanstead and Luc Fortin, Minister Responsible for the Estrie Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region, announced an investment under the Clean Water and Waste Water Fund (CWWF). The financial support granted for these projects will contribute to maintaining, renewing or [...]

Montreal to Get $84.4M from Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

Posted on April 19, 2017
The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced that they will invest nearly $84.4 million in two water projects in the Montréal area. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount, and Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal area, announced the $84.4 million investment under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, noted that was has always been a priority for his administration. "Expenditures on water infrastructure have increased [...]

Governments of Canada and Quebec Support 12 Water Projects in the Laurentians Region

Posted on April 3, 2017
The governments of Canada and Quebec announced an investment of more than $23 million for 12 water projects in five  municipalities in the Laurentians region under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and the New Building Canada Fund-Quebec, Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF). MP for Laurentides–Labelle, David Graham, along with the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Laurentians region, Christine St-Pierre, and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux made the [...]
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