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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...

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...

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