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South Fork Water Treatment Plant Receives Engineering Award

Posted on April 13, 2017
On Saturday, April 8th, the City of Nanaimo and Associated Engineering were recognized for the City's South Fork Water Treatment Plant, receiving an Award of Merit in the Civil and Municipal Infrastructure category. The award was for the South Fork Water Treatment Plant and recognized the city’s efforts in providing safe drinking water and sustainable design. The honour was given at the 28th Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala, held Saturday evening at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. The awards are hosted by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia (ACEC-BC) to recognize its member [...]

Edmonton Council Transfers Drainage Utility to EPCOR

Posted on April 12, 2017
This morning Edmonton City Council voted to move its drainage utility from city administration to EPCOR Utilities Inc. The transfer date is set for September 1, 2017. “We will be putting a transition team into place in the next few days,” said city manager Linda Cochrane. “We will work closely with EPCOR to ensure that the transition is seamless for Edmontonians and our affected staff. All services will continue as usual and all planned construction programs will continue moving ahead.” Oversight and ownership of assets will remain with City Council. Drainage utility rates will continue to be set by Council’s utility [...]

Man. Budget Adds $20M to Water Infrastructure Spending

Posted on April 12, 2017
Manitoba released its 2017 budget, yesterday, which includes $60 million for water infrastructure and $15 million for maintenance and preservation of water related assets. The budget also outlined the province’s intention to develop a tailored climate and environmental framework based on principles of sustainable development. “It will offer approaches to water and land use, sustainable agriculture, protecting wetlands, forests and natural areas, investing in green infrastructure, promoting technology and innovation, and numerous other initiatives,” reads the budget. “Budget 2017 was built for and by Manitobans, and sets [...]

Report Challenges EPCOR's Efficiencies in Drainage Utility Transfer

Posted on April 12, 2017
As Edmonton City Council prepares to vote on the transfer of the city's drainage utility to EPCOR, a report from the Edmonton and District Labour Council (EDLC) has challenged the benefits of the proposed transfer, claiming the public utility could achieve much of EPCOR's proposed efficiencies. Described as an exercise in weighing trade-offs, the EDLC’s report lays out factors that it believes city councillors and members of the public should consider before granting approval to the transfer. Authored by Robin Shaban, a researcher and policy analyst, and Barrett Weber, a consultant, the report points to two factors that the EDLC [...]

RFP Shortlist for CRD Residuals Treatment Facility Released

Posted on April 11, 2017
B.C.’s Capital Regional District continues to move forward on its wastewater treatment project. It has announced that three teams have been shortlisted for the Residuals Treatment Facility. The three teams will participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to design, build, partially finance, operate, and maintain the residuals facility over a 20-year term for the Wastewater Treatment Project. Residual solids from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant will be piped to the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, where they will be treated and turned into Class A biosolids. These biosolids [...]

Long-Term Management Plan for Mount Polley Mine Approved

Posted on April 10, 2017
The approval of the long-term water management plan for Mount Polley means the mine can continue to operate providing 350 well-paying jobs in the region, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced on April 7th. “With the approval of its long-term water management plan, the Mount Polley Mine has met its requirements to government and it can continue operations,” Bennett said. “I know this is welcome news for the communities of Likely, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, and the families that depend on the jobs the mine provides.” The long-term water management plan for the Mount Polley mine site was by an independent [...]

$525M Contract for Metro Vancouver Wastewater Treatment Plant, B.C.

Posted on April 10, 2017
Metro Vancouver has awarded the contract for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to ADAPT Consortium at a cost of $525 million. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2017 and be completed by December 2020. The existing wastewater treatment plant will be decommissioned beginning in 2021 and the lands turned over to the Squamish Nation. The ADAPT team has been selected to design and construct the new plant, which will provide secondary sewage treatment services to a population of about 200,000 residents of three municipalities and two First Nations on the North Shore. The plant will be situated on a 3.5-hectare [...]

Construction Contract Awarded for McLoughlin Point Wastewater

Posted on April 7, 2017
The first construction contract for the Capital Regional District's McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Project has been awarded. Harbour Resource Partners (HRP) has been awarded a $272 million contract to build the wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point, which includes the construction of three main components: A 108 megalitres per day tertiary wastewater treatment plant located at McLoughlin Point; a cross-harbour undersea forcemain between Ogden Point and McLoughlin Point; and a marine outfall for treated wastewater at McLoughlin Point. Previously, HRP was selected by the Seatrerra Commission to design, build [...]

Van. Announces Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Cities Initiative

Posted on April 6, 2017
On Wednesday, Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, announced its partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and with representatives from 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – formally named its first chief resilience officer, Katie McPherson. Through the support of 100RC, McPherson will lead the development of the citywide Resilience Strategy to ensure that residents, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems can persist, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks Vancouver may experience. McPherson has worked with Vancouver’s Office of Emergency Management [...]

B.C. Company Could Provide Lithium Extraction for Mining Wastewater

Posted on April 6, 2017
Zadar Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: ZAD) (FRANKFURT: ZAV) (OTC PINK: ZADDF) has announced that it entered into a memorandum of understanding with FlowBack Solutionz Canada Inc., a Canadian oil well wastewater treatment company, to test FlowBack's innovative and proprietary wastewater treatment technology for the purpose of lithium extraction from petrobrines from the company's Manitoba petrobrine projects. Flowback is a water technology innovation company incorporated in 2013. FlowBack currently provides turn-key solutions for oil/water separation, hydrogen sulfide removal and tailings pond remediation services utilizing its patented [...]

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