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On Monday, the B.C. government has launched an independent review of this year’s unprecedented spring flooding and wildfire seasons. “Wildfires and flooding this year devastated many areas of our province, displacing tens of thousands of people,” said Premier John Horgan. “While we work hard to help the people and communities…

December 06, 2017 @ 10:53am

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 the Cold Lake Regional Utilities Commission (RUSC) that it foresees a number of challenges as a result of increasing calls…

December 05, 2017 @ 10:17am

Yukon First Nations and environmental groups have won a landmark Supreme Court case. The judgment released on Friday upholds a land use plan that protects the majority of the Peel Watershed in northeastern Yukon. The decision, written by Justice Andromache Karakatsanis, is expected to be precedent setting for matters pertaining…

December 04, 2017 @ 10:03am

As Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Saskatchewan Party (SP) are in the midst of leadership campaigns, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) engaged the leadership candidates for their positions on important municipal infrastructure and services. In the letter sent to the eight leadership candidates SUMA cites the importance of…

November 23, 2017 @ 11:41am

The City of Selkirk, Manitoba, has issued a statement about its intention to connect the Rural Municipality (RM) of St. Andrew’s to its wastewater treatment system, after St. Andrew’s Mayor George Pike was quoted as saying Selkirk’s administration did not want the RM to connect to their treatment system. Responding…

October 31, 2017 @ 9:48am

NxGold Ltd. has been issued a Type B Water Licence by the Nunavut Water Board in respect of the Kuulu Project in Nunavut. This licence authorizes water use and waste management associated with camp and drilling activities for the Kuulu Project. Upon renewal of the existing Land Use Licences, KVL311B01 and…

October 20, 2017 @ 11:24am

The Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) met this week in Charlottetown, P.E.I. to consult and coordinate on what the Association calls a complicated job and a sacred public trust. The ACWWA meeting brought together 300 water experts from across the region. P.E.I. has maintained its commitment to water…

October 19, 2017 @ 9:02am

Mississauga's Planning and Development Committee has expressed their support for Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, and endorsed city staff's comments on the Ontario Government’s proposed legislation. Bill 139 would modernize the Conservation Authorities Act and empower the agencies in the conservation of Ontario's watersheds. The legislation would…

September 27, 2017 @ 11:41am

The Government of Yukon has appointed Piers McDonald as the chair of the Water Board. McDonald has accepted the position, effective as of September 21st. “I would like to welcome Piers McDonald to the Water Board, and I am very pleased that he has accepted this position,” said Premier Sandy…

September 27, 2017 @ 11:12am

On September 21st, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project at the University of Victoria and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources released Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance, which articulates a model for achieving a critical shift towards more equitable nation-to-nation relationships between Canada and Indigenous peoples. Canada’s…

September 26, 2017 @ 10:52am

Ottawa continues to produce and deliver some of the highest quality and safest drinking water in the world, according to a report received by the Environment and Climate Protection Committee. For the fifth year in a row, the Ottawa’s drinking water systems were rated as 100 per cent in conformance with the…

September 21, 2017 @ 9:37am

As the first round of NAFTA negotiations wrap-up, there have been no signs that water is on Minister Chrystia Freeland’s agenda. Ralph Pentland spoke to Water Canada about what and how we might expect water to come to the table. Currently a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW),…

August 21, 2017 @ 12:13pm

An independent expert has been appointed to oversee the review of pollution in B.C.’s Hullcar Aquifer. Oliver Brandes, the co-director of the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, an independent, respected national water and governance expert has been commissioned to support the…

August 18, 2017 @ 10:43am

According to a recent study by a team of Canadian researchers, Iqaluit is facing an imminent water security crisis, so too is the territory. “Even under very conservative estimates that assume the current rate of consumption, we have quantified extreme vulnerability to the municipal water supply for any currently proposed…

June 15, 2017 @ 4:16pm

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Sewage Commission has agreed to the terms of a meditated settlement in a dispute about the metering and cost apportionment of the regional sewer service from 2004 to 2015. The agreement was reached on May 5, 2017 and includes payments to the Town of…

May 19, 2017 @ 10:16am

The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance has released a new report that highlights what's needed to implement watershed-based governance in British Columbia. The report entitled, Illumination: Insights and Perspectives for Building Effective Watershed Governance in B.C., makes the argument that the new Water Sustainability Act offers the potential for a significant shift in measures to protect…

June 21, 2016 @ 8:35am

British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak and Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources Minister J. Michael Miltenberger signed an agreement today committing both governments to co-operatively manage water in the Mackenzie River Basin. Through the British Columbia and Northwest Territories Bilateral Water Management Agreement, which focuses on the Liard and…

October 15, 2015 @ 2:34pm

Groups and individuals who manage Alberta's watersheds, or those affected by decisions around watershed management, need to have a voice in planning and decisions that may have an impact on water quality or quantity, says the Alberta Water Council. Recommendations for a Watershed Management Planning Framework for Alberta, a report…

April 01, 2009 @ 1:05pm