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Canada Supports Community Project to Improve Freshwater Quality

The Government of Canada is investing $95,212 in a project that will improve freshwater quality in four communities by reducing plastic pollution in local...

Water Canada to Host CEO Roundtable at WEFTEC 2019

Water Canada will be providing some exclusive Canadian content on the show floor at WEFTEC 2019, to be held at McCormick Place in Chicago,...

Water Pollution May Be Keeping Invasive Silver Carp Out of Great Lakes

Invasive silver carp have been moving north toward the Great Lakes since their accidental release in the 1970’s. The large filter-feeding fish, which are...

Oil and Water: Better Monitoring Needed to Protect Groundwater Quality

When it comes to groundwater quality, fracking receives much of the public attention but misses most of the picture, according to hydrogeologists Jennifer McIntosh...

Cleanup of Great Lakes Can Lead to Community Revitalization

Cleanup and collaboration pay off. That’s the conclusion of a report released by the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) that documents how...

City of Guelph Launches Water Well Decommissioning Rebate Program

The City of Guelph, located in southern Ontario, is offering rebates to help property owners decommission unused private water wells and septic systems on...

Toronto Seeks Funding to Accelerate Don River and Central Waterfront Project

Toronto City Council has endorsed a plan for city staff to pursue opportunities for federal and/or provincial funding to accelerate the Don River and...

Federal Funding Announced for Great Lakes Protection Projects

Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced $1.06 million in funding over three years for 10 projects associated with protecting and restoring...

Williams Lake Issues Water Quality Advisory

The City of Williams Lake in British Columbia has issued a water quality advisory as a result of the levels of manganese in its...

Federal Ministers Educated on Great Lakes Protection

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson, and Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould visited the Canada Centre for...

N.B. Issues Algae Advisory for Saint John River

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health in New Brunswick is issuing a blue-green algae advisory for the Saint John River between...

Saskatchewan Issues Blue-Green Algae Advisory

The Water Security Agency and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health are advising the public to avoid swimming in or drinking water where blue-green algae...

Canada and Ontario Help Farmers Improve Water Quality

The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping more farmers take action to boost water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair...

CEC Receives Submission on Cross Border Water Pollution in Lake Memphremagog

Memphremagog Conservation Inc. has filed a submission with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Secretariat. The submission asserts that Canada and the United States are not...

ALUS Receives $139,850 in Funding from Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

ALUS Canada has received $139,850 in new funding from the Government of Canada’s Lake Winnipeg Basin Program. The funding will help enhance wetlands and seed...

Swim Drink Fish Opens New Citizen Science Water Monitoring Hubs

Three citizen science water quality monitoring hubs are now testing the water and sharing water quality results with swimmers and boaters on the Great...

Chloride Maps Show Devastating Effects of Road Salt, Even in Summer

Southern Ontario waterways are showing dangerously increasing road salt levels in WWF-Canada’s Great Lakes Chloride Summer Hot Spot Maps. “While healthy levels for aquatic life...

Husky Oil Receives $2.5 Million Fine for Releasing Oil into the North Saskatchewan River

Husky Oil has been ordered to pay a fine of $2.5 million for violating the Fisheries Act and a fine of $200,000 for violating the Migratory Birds...

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