8 Results for drinking water advisories

Indigenous Services Canada has released an update on its progress in ending long-term drinking water advisories on reserve among First Nation communities. “I am pleased to share more progress on our government's commitment to lifting all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve,” said Minister of Indigenous Services,…

October 03, 2018 @ 10:14am

British Columbia’s Interior Health (IH) has launched a real-time, interactive water advisory map, enabling people to search the entire IH region for current drinking water advisories. Users can also learn more about IH water suppliers, types of advisories, and the reasons for these advisories. Given the challenges to water suppliers…

June 05, 2018 @ 9:54am

Slate Falls First Nation now have reliable access to safe, clean drinking water after ending long-term drinking water advisories that have been in effect since 2004. Eleven long-term drinking water advisories were lifted by the community on February 5th, 2018, after final testing was completed earlier this year. Minister of Indigenous…

February 12, 2018 @ 9:41am

First Nations leaders have told the federal government that their plan to end 91 Drinking Water Advisories (DWAs) in First Nations communities doesn’t go far enough, omitting seven communities that need to be included. Last week, Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, held…

January 30, 2018 @ 12:19pm

For World Water Week, Regional Chief of Ontario, Isadore Day, has released a statement on ending Boil Water Advisories (BWAs). “As we mark World Water Week, Canadians must be reminded that far too many First Nation communities in Ontario, and across the country, do not have access to clean drinking…

August 29, 2017 @ 3:26pm

Dr. Chris Metcalfe, a professor at the Trent School for the Environment and director of the Institute for Watershed Science, has been awarded $478,800 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects program. The funding will be used to study the…

February 23, 2017 @ 10:25am

The Town of Greater Napanee has posted Ontario's first new standard road sign to help protect public drinking water sources. It is the first of many more standard signs that will be installed  across the province to raise public awareness about drinking water vulnerability. “The signs will alert emergency responders to…

December 01, 2015 @ 4:23am

Ten years after Walkerton, Canadians remain at risk of waterborne disease outbreaks as a growing divide emerges between those who have access to safe drinking water and those that do not, says a new report. “Walkerton and Kashechewan demonstrated the risks involved with poor water management,” says Ecojustice staff lawyer…

May 17, 2010 @ 8:11am