9 Results for drainage

A record 693 quarter sections of land were brought into drainage compliance in the 2017–18 fiscal year in Saskatchewan, the provincial government has announced. This represents an increase of over 110 per cent from the year previous and a five-fold increase from 2014–15. “We have introduced the most significant changes…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:50am

The Government of Canada announced yesterday that it will support the development of new tool that can aid Ontario farmers in determining the efficacy of drainage tiles on their land. The aim of the tool is to mitigate risks that threaten the viability of farms, such as unpredictable weather. The…

February 15, 2018 @ 11:19am

1. Every Drop Counts in Ontario While Canada continues to lag behind other OECD nations with its approach to pricing carbon, we know that there is a tremendous opportunity to reduce vast amounts of energy across Canada through municipal water systems. That’s why the release of the Ontario’s Environment Commissioner’s…

December 22, 2017 @ 11:10am

As Edmonton City Council prepares to vote on the transfer of the city's drainage utility to EPCOR, a report from the Edmonton and District Labour Council (EDLC) has challenged the benefits of the proposed transfer, claiming the public utility could achieve much of EPCOR's proposed efficiencies. Described as an exercise…

April 12, 2017 @ 11:03am

In Saskatchewan, the Upper Souris Watershed Association (USWA) spearheads the Wetland Restoration Landowner Incentive Program (WRLIP) that allows agricultural landowners to restore previously drained wetlands on their property. If a landowner's property has previously been drained by a man-made ditch, they are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $2,000…

September 30, 2016 @ 8:02am

The Saskatchewan government's Water Security Agency (WSA) will be enforcing new regulations to close unapproved drainage works that currently contribute water to the Quill Lakes. “Our government introduced new drainage regulations last fall and the Quill Lakes is a priority area where impacts to landowners around the lake need to…

July 14, 2016 @ 1:53pm

In an effort to protect the province’s water resources, Manitoba announced its first comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy along with multi-year surface water management investments. Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh and Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced the strategy on June 11, noting that $320 million of…

June 12, 2014 @ 9:27am

The government is failing to follow through on all of its environmental promises, says Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller. "This government rightly prides itself on the progress it has made in passing legislation to protect the environment," says Miller, "but actions on the ground often undermine it." In his 2009/2010…

September 24, 2010 @ 1:45pm

Two years after the release of the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board's final report containing 135 recommendations for action, the board has evaluated the progress made by the Government of Manitoba in implementing the recommendations, Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick said today, as she released the board's progress report. "The board…

March 18, 2010 @ 2:29pm