News | December 12, 2018

Canadian Arctic Researcher Awarded Lifetime Achievement Prize

Canadian Arctic Scientist Dr. Derek Muir was awarded the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research today. As an internationally recognized expert, Dr. Muir has dedicated more than…

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National, NewsDec. 12, 2018
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Government Identifies New Initiatives to Improve Aquaculture Management

The Government of Canada has determined that it will move forward on a suite of initiatives intended to ensure the country’s aquaculture sector is economically successful and environmentally sustainable. “The…
News, Northern CanadaDec. 11, 2018
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Permafrost Thaw Slumps Release Records Amounts of Mercury

Permafrost thaw slumps in the western Canadian Arctic are releasing record amounts of mercury into waterways, according to new research by University of Alberta ecologists. “Concentrations of mercury were elevated…
News, Western CanadaDec. 11, 2018
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Collaboration on Water Treatment & Salmon Hatchery in B.C.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association (Fish & Game Association) have reached an agreement that will see the CVRD acquire…
News, Western CanadaDec. 11, 2018
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Conservation Trust Receiving Project Applications in Man.

The Manitoba government has opened the Conservation Trust program to receive proposals for projects that would conserve and enhance natural infrastructure in the province. “When we launched the Conservation Trust,…
News, Western CanadaDec. 10, 2018
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Lake Winnipeg Foundation Input on Provincial Budget 2019

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation has submitted feedback to the provincial government to address how the province’s 2019 budget can support water resource management. Topics covered include Lake Winnipeg, wetlands, wastewater…
International, NewsDec. 10, 2018
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Report on Impacts of Crude Oil Transport in the Great Lakes Basin

The International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Science Advisory Board has provided a report on the potential ecological impacts of transporting crude oil through the Great Lakes Basin. With increased oil…
News, OntarioDec. 10, 2018
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Waterfront Toronto Issues Statement on AG Report

Waterfront Toronto CEO Michael Nobrega issued the following statement in response to a report issued last week from Ontario’s Auditor General, which found that the organization had failed in effectively…
News, Western CanadaDec. 11, 2018
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Collaboration on Water Treatment & Salmon Hatchery in B.C.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Courtenay and District Fish & Game Protective Association (Fish & Game Association) have reached an agreement that will see the CVRD acquire…
News, Western CanadaDec. 11, 2018
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Conservation Trust Receiving Project Applications in Man.

The Manitoba government has opened the Conservation Trust program to receive proposals for projects that would conserve and enhance natural infrastructure in the province. “When we launched the Conservation Trust,…
News, Western CanadaDec. 10, 2018
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Lake Winnipeg Foundation Input on Provincial Budget 2019

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation has submitted feedback to the provincial government to address how the province’s 2019 budget can support water resource management. Topics covered include Lake Winnipeg, wetlands, wastewater…
International, NewsDec. 10, 2018
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Report on Impacts of Crude Oil Transport in the Great Lakes Basin

The International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Science Advisory Board has provided a report on the potential ecological impacts of transporting crude oil through the Great Lakes Basin. With increased oil…
News, OntarioDec. 10, 2018
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Waterfront Toronto Issues Statement on AG Report

Waterfront Toronto CEO Michael Nobrega issued the following statement in response to a report issued last week from Ontario’s Auditor General, which found that the organization had failed in effectively…

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Canada Has Ended the National Wetland Conservation Fund

Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that it has cancelled the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF). Projects that were funded through 2019 will remain in place, but no further projects will receive funding. From September 2014 and March 31st, 2017, NWCF contributed nearly $25.5 million in funding to 198 projects. In the same period, more than 2,600 hectares of wetlands and uplands were restored while 340,000 hectares of…
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Statistics Canada Reports on Canada’s Renewable Freshwater and Water Use

A new study from the Canada's national statistics agency shows that Canada is blessed with a wealth of water resources and that Canadians are doing more to conserve freshwater. The report released today offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the depth of renewable freshwater resources for each of Canada's 25 drainage regions, as well as the latest summary of industrial and household use. Water availability in Canada Statistics Canada reported,…
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Nestlé and Alliance for Water Stewardship Partner to Certify Canadian Operations

Nestlé Waters announced this week that it will extend its partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to certify 20 global factories by 2020, including bottling plants in Canada. The announcement builds upon the company's success certifying four water bottling facilities in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, and in California. Nestlé has committed to certify additional sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Canada. The Hope, B.C. plant has gone through the audit process…
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