Feature | January 18, 2018

Relationship Reset: Safe Water for All First Nations

Opposition to the federal government’s attempts to introduce regulations for water and wastewater has been persistent ever since the government set out to engage with First Nations on a draft…

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BlogJan. 18, 2018
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How I Wrote a Symphony About the Changing Canadian Arctic

Almost a decade ago, I visited the western Arctic region aboard the CCGS Amundsen, an icebreaker and research vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The ship and the researchers…
BlogJan. 18, 2018
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Relationship Reset: Safe Water for All First Nations

Opposition to the federal government’s attempts to introduce regulations for water and wastewater has been persistent ever since the government set out to engage with First Nations on a draft…
BlogJan. 10, 2018
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Beer Brewed By the Bay

Being in the Georgian Bay Biosphere, proper water management is something the owners of Trestle Brewing believe is an important part of the operation’s sustainability. The craft brewing industry in…
BlogJan. 05, 2018
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Atlantic Canada’s Model for a First Nations-led Water Authority

As First Nations are more actively deploying their own governance locally, regionally, and nationally, a growing body of Canadian leaders are advocating for the federal government to get out of…
BlogDec. 20, 2017
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Parliament’s Watchdog Delivers Assessment of Investment Needs for First Nations

In early December, Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette released a report that documented the government’s shortfall in spending to deliver on the 2015 campaign promise to end all long-term boil-water…
BlogDec. 18, 2017
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Has Road Salt Run its Course?

Marshes, streams and lakes lie alongside many of the roads and highways that zigzag across North America. Plants and animals inhabit these water bodies and can be exposed to many…
BlogDec. 14, 2017
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Improving Canadian Design Standards & Procurement for Climate Resilience

Much of Canada’s water infrastructure has been in place for many years. Infrastructure designs and associated procurement processes are based on existing climate patterns. With the effects of a changing…
BlogJan. 10, 2018
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Beer Brewed By the Bay

Being in the Georgian Bay Biosphere, proper water management is something the owners of Trestle Brewing believe is an important part of the operation’s sustainability. The craft brewing industry in…
BlogJan. 05, 2018
Read Later

Atlantic Canada’s Model for a First Nations-led Water Authority

As First Nations are more actively deploying their own governance locally, regionally, and nationally, a growing body of Canadian leaders are advocating for the federal government to get out of…
BlogDec. 20, 2017
Read Later

Parliament’s Watchdog Delivers Assessment of Investment Needs for First Nations

In early December, Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette released a report that documented the government’s shortfall in spending to deliver on the 2015 campaign promise to end all long-term boil-water…
BlogDec. 18, 2017
Read Later

Has Road Salt Run its Course?

Marshes, streams and lakes lie alongside many of the roads and highways that zigzag across North America. Plants and animals inhabit these water bodies and can be exposed to many…
BlogDec. 14, 2017
Read Later

Improving Canadian Design Standards & Procurement for Climate Resilience

Much of Canada’s water infrastructure has been in place for many years. Infrastructure designs and associated procurement processes are based on existing climate patterns. With the effects of a changing…

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Jan 25

2018

Ontario Public Works Association Conference and Award Function

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Feb 06

2018

AFN National Water Symposium and Trade Show

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Feb 06

2018

FCM Sustainable Communities Conferences

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Mar 14

2018

Globe Forum—The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business

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