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H2Opinion on Mercury Contamination

It was in 2009 that I first learned about the mercury contamination that affected Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong Independent First Nation. At...

Anti-Sprawl Policies May Be Harming Water Quality: Study

Urban growth boundaries are created by governments in an effort to concentrate urban development—buildings, roads, and the utilities that support them—within a defined area....

Water Institute Welcomes Professor Helen Jarvie

The Water Institute announced that Helen Jarvie has joined the University of Waterloo’s Department of Geography and Environmental Management as a full professor. “The Water Institute...

Winnipeg Releases Results from Lead Water Quality Testing Program

The City of Winnipeg has released results from its 2019 lead water quality testing program. The testing program was launched in August, following the...

New Project Examines Impact of Melting Glaciers on Drinking Water

A new project is examining the impact of melting glaciers on current and future drinking water in Western Canada. The results of the project...

Toronto Launches $3 Billion Project to Improve Water Quality in Don River

The City of Toronto is investing more than $3 billion to improve water quality in the Don River and along the central waterfront of...

35 Million Tonnes of Washwater Effluent Off B.C. Coast in 2017: Study

Thirty scrubber-equipped ships dumped nearly 35 million tonnes of washwater effluent off the B.C. coast in 2017, according to a new study commissioned by WWF-Canada. Scrubbers are...

New Funding to Help Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Watersheds

The governments of Canada and Ontario will be committing additional funding to help improve water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair...

Ontario Announces Changes to Excess Soil Regulations

The Ontario government has announced that it will be clarifying the province's excess soil regulations. The announcement was made by Environment Minister Jeff Yurek...

New Program to Help Ontario Farmers Improve Water Quality

To mark this year's World Soil Day, the governments of Canada and Ontario are launching a $5.75 million, multi-year project to help Ontario farmers...

Okanagan Basin Water Board Launches Call for Grant Applications

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications to its Water Conservation and Quality Improvement grant program. New in 2019, the board approved a...

Health Threat from Blue-Green Blooms Extends Beyond Single Toxin

As blue-green algae proliferates around the world, a University of Saskatchewan researcher cautions that current municipal drinking water monitoring that focuses on a single...

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...

City of Guelph and Dolime Quarry Develop Proposal to Protect Drinking Water

The City of Guelph and the owners of the Dolime Quarry have reached a potential solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations...

Water Environment Federation Announces 2019-2020 Board of Trustees

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced its 2019-2020 Board of Trustees that were confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2019 in...

Governments can Prevent PFAS Pollution in Great Lakes: Report

As communities across the Great Lakes region grapple with contaminated drinking water due to toxic PFAS chemicals, a new National Wildlife Federation report outlines...

Ottawa Completes Tunneling for Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel

A tunnel-boring machine has completed its four-kilometre east-west journey, marking a major milestone for the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel project. With the two-kilometre north-south tunnel already...

NuVista Energy Ltd. Responds to Produced Water Leak

NuVista Energy Ltd. is responding to a produced salt water leak on a pipeline in northwest Alberta, 70 kilometres south of Grande Prairie. On the...

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