News | November 02, 2017

Mikisew Cree First Nation: Site C Impact on Peace River Violates Treaty 8

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) inquiry into the Site C hydroelectric project heard strong objections to the project from Mikisew Cree First Nation with respect to the ecological impact of…

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National, NewsDec. 05, 2017
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City of London and FluksAqua Partner to Combat Fatbergs

FluksAqua has partnered with London, Ontario to offer fat, oil, and grease (FOG) collection cups to municipalities across Canada and the United States by providing utilities with the collection cups in order to…
News, Western CanadaDec. 05, 2017
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Expanding Scope of Water Treatment Plant Causes Council Concern

Cold Lake, Alberta’s Council in its most recent meeting has discussed a number of obstacles to the expansion of the area’s water treatment plant. Council determined that it will notify…
International, NewsDec. 04, 2017
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Officials Pen Letter of Protest Over Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Storage

Over one hundred mayors and other elected officials have written a letter to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, urging her government not to allow the Ontario Power…
UncategorizedDec. 04, 2017
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Comox Valley Completes Forcemain Replacement Project

Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) recently announced the completion of its HMCS Quadra Forcemain Replacement Project. Construction of the forcemain restarted in September to replace the existing pipe running through the K’omoks Estuary…
News, Western CanadaDec. 04, 2017
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Acceptable Lead Concentration in Water Systems at Prince George Public Facilities

The City of Prince George, British Columbia has conducted a review of drinking water quality at civic facilities and found it to be safe for consumption after concerns about lead…
News, Western CanadaDec. 04, 2017
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Regina to Increase Water Rates to Support Capital Project Investment

Regina has announced an overall 2 per cent utility rate increase, effective January 1st, 2018, pending council approval later in December. The increase would support capital project investment in the…
News, OntarioDec. 04, 2017
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Contract Awarded for Wastewater Pumps at Woodward Pumping Station

Mississauga-based KSB Pumps Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply twelve large wastewater pumps for the Woodward Avenue Main Pumping Station in Hamilton, Ontario. “This contract required a combination…
International, NewsDec. 04, 2017
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Officials Pen Letter of Protest Over Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Storage

Over one hundred mayors and other elected officials have written a letter to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, urging her government not to allow the Ontario Power…
UncategorizedDec. 04, 2017
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Comox Valley Completes Forcemain Replacement Project

Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) recently announced the completion of its HMCS Quadra Forcemain Replacement Project. Construction of the forcemain restarted in September to replace the existing pipe running through the K’omoks Estuary…
News, Western CanadaDec. 04, 2017
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Acceptable Lead Concentration in Water Systems at Prince George Public Facilities

The City of Prince George, British Columbia has conducted a review of drinking water quality at civic facilities and found it to be safe for consumption after concerns about lead…
News, Western CanadaDec. 04, 2017
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Regina to Increase Water Rates to Support Capital Project Investment

Regina has announced an overall 2 per cent utility rate increase, effective January 1st, 2018, pending council approval later in December. The increase would support capital project investment in the…
News, OntarioDec. 04, 2017
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Contract Awarded for Wastewater Pumps at Woodward Pumping Station

Mississauga-based KSB Pumps Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply twelve large wastewater pumps for the Woodward Avenue Main Pumping Station in Hamilton, Ontario. “This contract required a combination…

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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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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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