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MECP Needs to Lead by Example When Protecting Ontario’s Environment: Auditor General

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks needs play a leadership role when it comes to supporting, promoting, and administering the Environmental Bill...

Is Ontario’s Clean Water Act Responsive to Contemporary Water Source Protection Challenges?

In May 2000, the E. coli water crisis in Walkerton, Ontario and the cryptosporidiosis outbreak in the spring of 2001 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan...

Water Has Crucial Role in Modernized Land Use Planning: POLIS

Research from the University of Victoria’s POLIS Water Sustainability Project offers new insights and specific actions for a modernized land use and water planning...

Ontario Government Releases Final Bait Management Strategy

The Ontario government released its final bait management strategy to protect the province's lakes and rivers from the threat of invasive species and fish...

Elected Officials Should Prioritize Restoration in Economic Stimulus Programs: GLSLCI

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI) has called on U.S. and Canadian elected officials to include water restoration priorities in any...

Water Sector Needs in a Post-COVID-19 World

The Canadian water sector has proven to be one of the most resilient essential services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Water utilities,...

SaskWater Celebrates Successful 2019-20

SaskWater tabled its 2019-20 Annual Report, which provides a summary of significant achievements, including major progress on infrastructure projects and substantial customer growth. “2020 was...

New Initiatives Underway in Shediac Bay Watershed

The Government of New Brunswick’s technical working group tasked with developing a management plan for Shediac Bay watershed, which includes Parlee Beach, is expected...

B.C. Provides Funding for Flood Victims

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians in the following regions who may have been impacted by overland flooding from...

CEC Ratifies New Environmental Cooperation Agreement

A new Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) has been announced to support the new free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The...

Atlantic First Nations Water Authority and ISC Sign Framework Agreement

The responsibility of water and wastewater services for 15 First Nations communities in Atlantic Canada will be transferred from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to...

U.S. Commission Launches Investigation into Canadian Ballast Water Regulations

The U.S.-based Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has formally initiated its investigation into the pending Canadian ballast water regulations. The regulations are alleged to be...

U.S. Commission Orders Investigation into Alleged Discriminatory Canadian Regulations

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has voted unanimously to accept a petition filed by the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) that alleges the ballast water...

IJC Appoints Public Advisory Group to Assist with Review of Water Regulation Plan

The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced that it has appointed a 16-member Public Advisory Group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario...

New Brunswick Launches 2020 River Watch Program

The River Watch program will provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams, and other flood issues across the...

New Study Examines Water Governance: Could Less Be More?

Researchers from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Lausanne (UNIL) analysed water governance in six European countries from 1750 to 2006. The researchers found that...

Brock Carlton, CEO of FCM, Issues Statement

Brock Carlton, chief executive officer of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), issued the following statement on November 29, 2019 regarding his future with...

Ontario Announces Members of Advisory Panel on Climate Change

The advisory panel on climate change consists of experts on climate change resiliency who have experience in a variety of sectors, including the not-for-profit,...

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