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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...

Swedish Researchers Search for By-products in Drinking Water

Researchers at Linköping University have gained insights into the types of by-products that are found in drinking water based on testing that was undertaken...

International Joint Commission (IJC) Confirms New Commissioners

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has announced that the appointment of Jane Corwin as the United States (U.S.) Section chair, and Robert Sisson and...

GLSLCI Partners with TruGreen to Improve Water Quality

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI) announced a new partnership with the TruGreen Company, a professional lawn care company. This partnership will...

Two MECP Documents Available for Public Comment

Two documents released for public comment by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) are now available on the Walkerton Clean Water...

Study Examines Impact of Pharmaceuticals on the Great Lakes

A new study by Pollution Probe and the Clean Water Foundation examines what is known about pharmaceuticals in the Great Lakes, their pathways, and...

Gordon Foundation Launches Open-Access Hub for Water Quality Data

A new tool will help the public and scientists better understand the health of the Lake Winnipeg watershed. Lake Winnipeg DataStream is an open-access, online...

City of Thunder Bay Releases Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

The City of Thunder Bay, Ontario has released its 2018 Drinking Water Quality Annual Report. This report details water quality results from January 1 to...

Ontario’s Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality 2017–18

At the end of November, Ontario’s Acting Chief Drinking Water Inspector, Mili New, released the province’s annual report on drinking water quality for 2017–2018. The...

Fraser Institute Reports Canadian Water Quality Generally Very Good

A study from the Fraser Institute reports that Canada’s freshwater supply and water quality is generally very good. “Canadians are rightly sensitive about the country’s...

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