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CMHC Announces Infrastructure Loans

Municipalities can begin applying for direct, low-cost loans for shovel-ready infrastructure projects through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the feds announced yesterday. Under...

Still Work to Be Done: Strahl on First Nations Water

First Nations will have access to the same quality of safe and reliable water as all Canadians, said Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs...

Gas Tax Funding Speeds Up and Doubles

John Baird, Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister, announced today a shot in the arm for municipal infrastructure. Ongoing federal gas tax transfers to the...

CF Surveillance to Help Spy Water Pollution

Ottawa has announced the locations of the two satellite reception ground stations for the Polar Epsilon project, marking the start of the second phase...

Murky Waters Exposes Bottled Water Recalls

A new report released today by the Polaris Institute discusses the current state of federal bottled water regulations in Canada and calls it inadequate. The...

Flood Compensation for Sask. Residents

It's flood season. Yesterday, Dominion City became the first Manitoba community to declare a state of emergency to deal with the spring thaw and...

Canada Invests $4.5M in UN Water Program

On the eve of World Water Day, Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice announced that Canada will invest $2.5 million over five years to...

World Water Day – March 22

World Water is happening this Sunday, March 22. Here's a sample of a few events happening to celebrate water and draw attention to water...

AMERICANA: Day One

Day One passed with much talk of the economy and how it's affecting environmental businesses. Not surprisingly, most of the non-technical sessions had a money...

Canadians Too Confident in Supply of Fresh Water? Poll

Canada may be on the brink of a fresh water crisis and unless Canadians start taking notice, our economy will suffer. That's the conclusion...

Visit CWT at AMERICANA

AMERICANA, the International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference, is happening from March 17-19 in Montreal, Quebec. Visit Canadian Water Treatment at Booth #1030!...

Chemainus Wells Water Supply Project Approved

The District of North Cowichan, B.C. has received an environmental assessment (EA) certificate for its proposal to install and operate a groundwater supply for...

16 New SDTC Cleantech Projects Funded

Sixteen new projects that develop and demonstrate emerging clean technologies were awarded $53 million late last week by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). "The projects...

FCM Encourages Reduced Bottled Water Use

The Federal of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is encouraging local governments to reduce the use of bottled water in their own facilities where other options...

FCM to Vote: Phase Out Bottled Water?

The Council of Canadians is encouraging the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to vote in favour of a resolution that would call for all...

Drinking Water Quality Guidelines Examined: Auditor General’s Report

Auditor General Sheila Fraser's 2009 status report will include a chapter on safety of drinking water. The report, along with Commissioner of the Environment and...

B.C. District Wins World’s Best Tap Water

Defending champion Clearbrook Waterworks District, British Columbia, Canada won the title of World's Best Tap Water...

First Nations Fear Proposed Changes to NWPA

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy is voicing his outrage towards the proposed changes to the Navigable Waterways Protection Act (NWPA). His fear...

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