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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News, Western CanadaNov. 15, 2017
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Lack of Data Jeopardizes Progress on Water Health in BC

A new report from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC), Murky Waters: Taking a snapshot of freshwater sustainability in BC, examines the successes and failures of the provincial…
International, NewsNov. 14, 2017
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FCM Talks Municipal Climate Change Strategies at COP23

Federation of Canadian Municipalities president Jenny Gerbasi issued the following statement after leading Canada's municipal delegation at the COP23 climate change conference, hosted by Fiji with meetings held in Bonn,…
International, NewsNov. 14, 2017
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Global Agriculture Intensity Detailed in Interactive Map

A new interactive map released this week provides the highest resolution of agriculture croplands worldwide ever published. The study has the potential to be a powerful tool for decision-makers to support global…
News, QuebecNov. 14, 2017
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Collective Waiver Granted for Flood Affected Homes in Gatineau, Que.

Ville de Gatineau has received a positive response from Quebec's ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMOT) to its request for a collective waiver. That waiver is for…
National, NewsNov. 14, 2017
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National Assessment of Canada's Wildest Rivers

Canada's history, culture, and patterns of human development are a reflection of the nation's rivers. Although Canada once had an abundance of wild, large, and free-flowing waterways, over time, these…
International, NewsNov. 13, 2017
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Enterprise Car Foundation Supports Boreal Wetland Conservation

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, associated with Enterprise car rentals, has announced a $30 million donation to The Nature Conservancy to conserve rivers and regionally important watersheds around the world. A…
News, Western CanadaNov. 13, 2017
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Tailings Pond Pollution Controls Are Effective, Feds Argue

The federal government has submitted a statement regarding Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) oversight of tailings ponds in Alberta to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The government report…
International, NewsNov. 14, 2017
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Global Agriculture Intensity Detailed in Interactive Map

A new interactive map released this week provides the highest resolution of agriculture croplands worldwide ever published. The study has the potential to be a powerful tool for decision-makers to support global…
News, QuebecNov. 14, 2017
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Collective Waiver Granted for Flood Affected Homes in Gatineau, Que.

Ville de Gatineau has received a positive response from Quebec's ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMOT) to its request for a collective waiver. That waiver is for…
National, NewsNov. 14, 2017
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National Assessment of Canada's Wildest Rivers

Canada's history, culture, and patterns of human development are a reflection of the nation's rivers. Although Canada once had an abundance of wild, large, and free-flowing waterways, over time, these…
International, NewsNov. 13, 2017
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Enterprise Car Foundation Supports Boreal Wetland Conservation

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, associated with Enterprise car rentals, has announced a $30 million donation to The Nature Conservancy to conserve rivers and regionally important watersheds around the world. A…
News, Western CanadaNov. 13, 2017
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Tailings Pond Pollution Controls Are Effective, Feds Argue

The federal government has submitted a statement regarding Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) oversight of tailings ponds in Alberta to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The government report…

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Stantec Awarded for Fort McMurray Wildfire Water Recovery

The heroic efforts of the team of water resources engineers who repaired and recovered water and wastewater infrastructure during the Fort McMurray wildfires were honoured last week. Stantec took home four Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards (CCEA) from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada (ACEC), including one for its part in the Fort McMurray Wildfire recovery efforts. As the flames of the devastating Fort McMurray wildfires began to subside, Fort McMurray’s Wastewater…
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Canada Launches New Municipal Climate Innovation Program

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 103 initiatives in communities across Canada through two new funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP). One MCIP-funded project is in Surrey, British Columbia. The community is studying how to adapt to coastal flooding and increase community resiliency. This…
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Artificial Sweeteners in Groundwater Indicate Contamination from Septic Systems

Researchers from the University of Waterloo has found evidence that artificial sweeteners are making their way into rural groundwater through septic system wastewater. The study describes how the researchers tested private, rural groundwater wells in the Nottawasaga River Watershed in Ontario for four artificial sweeteners as a way to detect groundwater impacted by human wastewater being released by septic systems in the area. Artificial sweeteners are ideal human wastewater tracers as they exit the human body…
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