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Five-Year Report on Yukon Water Strategy Released by Yukon

The Government of Yukon released the five-year report on the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan at the fourth annual Yukon Water Forum. “This report...

Permafrost Loss Could Cause Abrupt Arctic Climate Changes

Researchers from McGill University have published Abrupt changes across the Arctic permafrost region endanger northern development, which has projected that as permafrost continues to...

TMAC Resources Inc. Fined for Failure to Comply with Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

Nunavut-based TMAC Resources Inc. has been ordered to pay $50,000, in the Nunavut Court of Justice, after pleading guilty to one offence under the Fisheries...

Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan Has Been Finalized

The Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan has been finalized nearly 15 years after the Peel Watershed Planning Commission was formed. Leaders from the Governments...

New Standards for Wastewater Treatment in Northern Communities

Northern communities now have access to two new standardization resources that provide important strategies to integrate climate resilience into building and infrastructure design, guides,...

Town of Faro, Yukon Receives Funding for Water and Sewer Upgrades

The Government of Canada is providing funding for water and sewer upgrades in the Town of Faro, Yukon. The announcement was made by Larry...

Yukon Announces Launch of Open Data Portal

The territorial government of Yukon has announced easier access to valuable government information through the launch of the government’s first open data portal. This...

Sewage Lagoon in Kugaaruk, Nunavut Receives Federal Funding

Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s minister of rural economic development, and David Akeeagok, deputy premier of Nunavut, announced funding for a sewage lagoon rehabilitation project in...

Gov’t of Canada Provides Funding to Increase Flood Resilience in Yellowknife

New funding has been announced by the Government of Canada and the City of Yellowknife to support a project that will increase flood resilience...

Tiny Satellites Reveal Water Dynamics in Thousands of Northern Lakes

Using an army of small satellites, researchers have shown that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska are far more variable...

Cold Climate Innovation and Yukon Gov. Launch 2019 Yukon Innovation Prize

A partnership between Cold Climate Innovation and the Government of Yukon has launched the fifth Yukon Innovation Prize to encourage the local development and delivery...

Yukon Works with Dawson for New Wastewater Treatment Solution

The Government of Yukon has engaged the City of Dawson on the future of its wastewater treatment plant. This follows a tumultuous development process...

Water and Wastewater Main and Pipe Rehabilitation in Haines Junction

Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada will support water and wastewater services in Haines Junction, Yukon. Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, John...

Permafrost Thaw Slumps Release Record Amounts of Mercury

Permafrost thaw slumps in the western Canadian Arctic are releasing record amounts of mercury into waterways, according to new research by University of Alberta...

Agreement in Principle Reached on Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area

Since early 2018, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Government of Canada have been negotiating an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) for...

Government of Yukon and Yukon Water Board Sign New Agreement

The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Water Board have signed an agreement to clarify their roles with respect to looking after the territory’s...

Bill C-88 to Retain Land and Water Board Structure in NWT

Last week, Northern Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-88 to the House of Commons, which will retain the Northwest Territories’ four regional land...

Canada Emphasizes Indigenous Knowledge at Arctic Science Meeting

The Arctic is the fastest warming place on Earth and its water faces numerous pressures, from increased mercury transport to dissolved organic carbon and...

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