News | November 17, 2017

Engaging Lake Winnipeg: Next Steps for Federal Action in the Basin

Earlier this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will lead basin-wide stakeholder engagement sessions on water quality issues in…

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National, NewsSep. 26, 2017
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Ecofiscal Commission Argues for Higher User Fees in Water Use

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission released a new report today, Only the Pipes Should be Hidden: Best practices for pricing and improving municipal water and wastewater services. The report argues for higher user…
News, QuebecSep. 25, 2017
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Ballast Water Part of Montreal Company's Sustainability Efforts

Montreal’s CSL Group (CSL)—an owner and operator of self-unloading cargo ships—has released its fourth annual Corporate Sustainability Report,detailing the company's ongoing efforts to improve its performance on a wide range…
News, OntarioSep. 25, 2017
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Windsor Sustained $124M in Insured Damage from August Flood

Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that a significant flooding event in Windsor resulted in more than $124 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). From August 28–29, a slow-moving area of…
Atlantic Canada, NewsSep. 25, 2017
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Souris, P.E.I. Upgrades Water Infrastructure for the First Time since '61

The last time Souris upgraded its water and sewer lines, Swiss Family Robinson was playing in theatres, Bobby Lewis’s “Tossin’ and Turnin’” was the number one song, and the population…
National, NewsSep. 22, 2017
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Prov. & Fed. Governments Convene Infrastructure Consultation

On September 21st, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, convened the second federal, provincial, and territorial meeting of ministers responsible for infrastructure. Minister Sohi and Minister Bob Chiarelli, Ontario's…
News, QuebecSep. 22, 2017
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Saint-Isidore, Que. Invests in Drinking Water, Wastewater Systems

Due to funding from the federal and provincial levels of governments, the Municipality of Saint-Isidore, Quebec now has new drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. ‟The Government of Quebec works in a spirit of collaboration…
News, Western CanadaSep. 22, 2017
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Vancouver Completes Rehabilitation of Tidal Wetland

A new tidal wetland in New Brighton Park in east Vancouver has been created to improve access to nature for park visitors, and provide habitat for fish, birds, and other…
News, OntarioSep. 25, 2017
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Windsor Sustained $124M in Insured Damage from August Flood

Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that a significant flooding event in Windsor resulted in more than $124 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). From August 28–29, a slow-moving area of…
Atlantic Canada, NewsSep. 25, 2017
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Souris, P.E.I. Upgrades Water Infrastructure for the First Time since '61

The last time Souris upgraded its water and sewer lines, Swiss Family Robinson was playing in theatres, Bobby Lewis’s “Tossin’ and Turnin’” was the number one song, and the population…
National, NewsSep. 22, 2017
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Prov. & Fed. Governments Convene Infrastructure Consultation

On September 21st, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, convened the second federal, provincial, and territorial meeting of ministers responsible for infrastructure. Minister Sohi and Minister Bob Chiarelli, Ontario's…
News, QuebecSep. 22, 2017
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Saint-Isidore, Que. Invests in Drinking Water, Wastewater Systems

Due to funding from the federal and provincial levels of governments, the Municipality of Saint-Isidore, Quebec now has new drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. ‟The Government of Quebec works in a spirit of collaboration…
News, Western CanadaSep. 22, 2017
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Vancouver Completes Rehabilitation of Tidal Wetland

A new tidal wetland in New Brighton Park in east Vancouver has been created to improve access to nature for park visitors, and provide habitat for fish, birds, and other…

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Ontario Named an International Water Industry Leader

[caption id="attachment_19201" align="alignright" width="300"] Ontario’s water sector is currently home to 900 water-industry-specific companies. Credit: John Vetterli.[/caption] According to WaterTAP Ontario, Canada’s most populous province has awarded more water industry patents in the past 30 years than any other comparable government jurisdiction in the world. Ontario’s water sector is currently home to 900 water-industry-specific companies, and the government’s Water Sector Strategy is focused on growing the industry and holding Ontario’s…
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Canada Releases New Floodplain Mapping Framework

In Canada, overland flooding costs the Canadian economy more than any other kind of natural hazard. It is the single largest draw on the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA). In an effort to improve Canada's resiliency to flooding, the federal government has released the first of a series of guidelines for provinces and communities as a resource for floodplain mapping projects and activities undertaken across Canada. Floodplain mapping identifies the…
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Canadian Neighbourhood Takes Gold for World’s Best Tap Water

A small neighbourhood in Abbotsford, B.C. has the best municipal tap water in world. Clearbrook won gold at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia on February 27, 2016. Municipalities and companies competed in several categories including best tap, bottled and sparkling water. The waters were rated for attributes such as appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel and aftertaste. Judges tasted hundreds of waters from 18 U.S. states, seven…
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