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Water Infrastructure Projects in Quebec Receive Federal-Provincial Funding

Funding for 280 drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure projects throughout Quebec has been announced by Catherine McKenna, minister of infrastructure and communities, and...

Glace Bay, N.S. Receives Federal and Provincial Investment in Water and Wastewater Systems

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia has received federal and provincial funding to upgrade its water and wastewater systems. “The upgrades to Glace Bay’s water and wastewater...

How UBC’s In-House Teams Keep the Campus Flowing

Water is a crucial resource at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for basic human needs and to support research and operations. The simple...

City of Estevan, Sask. Celebrates Drinking Water System Upgrade Project

The City of Estevan hosted a ceremony to celebrate the upcoming completion of the community’s drinking water system upgrade project. “We are excited to see...

Nestlé Sells Pure Life Bottled Water Business to Ice River Springs

Nestlé Canada Inc. has announced an agreement to sell its Nestlé Pure Life bottled water business to Ice River Springs. The sale is contingent...

Cold Lake South, Alta. to Undertake Water Reservoir Modernization Project

One of two water reservoirs in Cold Lake South, Alberta will be modernized so that it can continue to supply residents with water during...

Physical Distancing While Working at Water and Wastewater Utilities

As the government lifts months-long quarantine restrictions, millions of Canadians are returning to their workplaces and offices, and beginning to establish some sort of...

Thunder Bay Launches Loan Program to Support Replacement of Lead Pipes

Thunder Bay’s City Council approved an interest-free loan program on June 22, 2020. The program will allow property owners to borrow funds from the...

Upgrading WHO Forms Could Help Improve Water Quality in Vulnerable Communities

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) sanitary inspection (SI) forms need an urgent upgrade to help improve the quality of small water supplies in some...

Streamlining Water Treatment Solutions for Indigenous and Non-Urban Communities

In the traditional approach to developing water treatment solutions for Indigenous and non-urban communities, there is a linear relationship between source water, a drinking...

Connecting the Okanagan Through A ‘One Water Approach’

Researchers at UBC Okanagan are launching a community-focused research program to assess the performance of water utilities and municipalities across the Okanagan Valley. The project,...

Halifax Water Recommends No Increase in Water Rates Over Next Two Years

The COVID-19 pandemic has many Halifax Water customers concerned about the future and their ability to pay bills. To help support customers in these...

Brockton Launches Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Scholarship

The Municipality of Brockton is launching the Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Scholarship to honour those who suffered because of the water crisis and to...

Climate Change Threatens Drinking Water Quality Across Great Lakes

“Do Not Drink/Do Not Boil” is not what anyone wants to hear about their city’s tap water. But the combined effects of climate change...

What is Needed to Remove Lead from Drinking Water in Canada?

What’s holding us back from replacing lead pipes in Canada? What are some tools that can be used to incentivize and accelerate the replacement...

Second Crew Isolates at Water Treatment Facility in Brandon, Man.

To ensure that a safe supply of potable water remains available for residents, institutions, and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Brandon...

New Toolkit Highlights Role of Water Sector in Coronavirus Response

A new toolkit from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aims to raise public awareness about the vital role that water utilities and workers play...

Vaughan, Ont. Cancels 2020 Water and Wastewater Rate Increases

Vaughan City Council has voted to cancel its planned 2020 water and wastewater rate increases. “The City of Vaughan is committed to protecting the health...

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