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Yukon Appoints New Chair of Its Water Board

The Government of Yukon has appointed Piers McDonald as the chair of the Water Board. McDonald has accepted the position, effective as of September...

NWT Releases Guidelines for Effluent Mixing Zones

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced the release of the Guidelines for Effluent...

Yukon Receives Fed. Funding for Climate Change Preparedness

Yukon will receive $1.7 million over five years from the Government of Canada’s Climate Change Preparedness in the North program (CCPN). The program supports...

Premiers Tackle Climate Change & Infrastructure in Canada’s North

The premiers of Canada’s three northern territories met in Yellowknife last week to discuss sustainable development in Canada’s north, including the balance of environmental...

Water Treatment Receives Federal Boost in Whale Cove, Nunavut

Whale Cove, Nunavut, will receive $500,000 from the Canadian government for the Whale Cove Emergency Water Supply project. Announced on Friday by Amarjeet Sohi, Minister...

Funding for Treaty-based Land and Water Boards in NWT

Canada has announced new multi-year funding agreements to support 33-Treaty-based co-management boards, including those that provide water management services to northern communities. The support will...

Canada and Yukon Invest $6M in Water Systems

Today, the governments of Canada and Yukon have announced an investment of up to $6,150,000 in Yukon’s water systems. Member of Parliament for Yukon, Larry...

Ministers Increase Collaboration on Coastal, Inland Water

The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) met in Whitehorse, Yukon and committed to collaboration to better manage Canada’s three coasts and...

Report: Increase Protection of North Saskatchewan River Headwaters

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) has announced  support of a Wildlife Conservation Society Canada report that provides clear scientific evidence for the protection of...

Nunavut Faces a Water Security Crisis

According to a recent study by a team of Canadian researchers, Iqaluit is facing an imminent water security crisis, so too is the territory. “Even...

Laurier-led Northern Water Futures to Study NWT Sustainability

Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University will be leading a large, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team studying the sustainability of water in the Northwest Territories through the Northern...

NWT Commits Funds to Ongoing Water Quality Research

North West Territories has announced funding for new monitoring and research projects, including an investigation of arsenic pollution in lakes near Yellowknife. A total of...

Over $230M for Solid Waste Management, Water and Wastewater Systems in Nunavut

The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities is in Nunavut this week to meet with territorial and community leaders to discuss their infrastructure priorities. Today, Minister Sohi joined...

A New Chair of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

The Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of‎ Indigenous Affairs, has appointed Ms. Mavis Cli-Michaud as chair of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB). Cli-Michaud,...

B.C. and Yukon Sign Shared Waters Agreement

British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak and Yukon Environment Minister Pauline Frost have signed an agreement that pledges to co-operatively manage shared water in...

First Nation Takes Peel River Watershed Case to Supreme Court

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke today from the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water...

Inuvik, NWT, Completes a New Drinking Water Treatment Plant

The Town of Inuvik, North West Territories, has announced the completion of a new drinking water treatment plant. The water treatment plant received about $2,018,925...

Yukon Files Claim Against Wastewater Plant Operator

The Government of Yukon has filed a statement of claim against Corix Water Systems and Chubb Insurance for outstanding deficiencies at the Dawson wastewater...

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