36 Results for Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan has designed a program to improve the petroleum industry’s market position by committing resources to secondary recovery of oil reservoirs using the waterflood technique. The Waterflood Development Program will incentivize the conversion of producing wells into waterflood injection wells or the drilling of new dedicated waterflood…

December 06, 2018 @ 10:32am

Saskatchewan’s Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has announced a new Climate Resilience Measurement Framework to help measure resilience to climate change within the province. The framework is a cornerstone commitment in Prairie Resilience, the Saskatchewan government’s climate change strategy. The action plan includes 25 measures to monitor and enhance the province’s resilience…

November 30, 2018 @ 10:04am

Although a record 693 quarter sections of Saskatchewan agriculture lands were brought into drainage compliance in the 2017–18 fiscal year, Saskatchewan’s Provincial Auditor says there is significant work to do to bring unapproved drainage works into compliance. In her 2018 Report – Volume 1, Chapter 12, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reported that…

June 13, 2018 @ 9:37am

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency (WSA) has released its preliminary spring runoff outlook for 2018. With the dry conditions in the summer and fall of 2017, combined with below-normal winter precipitation thus far, a below-normal spring runoff is expected across southern Saskatchewan this year. Conditions are near-normal across northern areas of…

February 12, 2018 @ 11:51am

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) has presented the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan with its National Water Wise Award for the refinery’s Wastewater Improvement Project. “The co-op’s foresight, scope of work and cutting-edge practices surrounding its Wastewater Improvement Project make it more than worthy of this…

October 19, 2017 @ 2:52pm

University of Saskatchewan hydrologist, Howard Wheater has been appointed to a panel of leading water science experts charged with identifying America’s highest-priority water science and resource challenges over the next 25 years. The group will make recommendations on the strategic water science and research opportunities to address those challenges in 2018.…

September 21, 2017 @ 12:08pm

The town of Unity Saskatchewan is experiencing higher-than-expected results with a first-of-its-kind-in-Canada wastewater treatment system that was installed at the beginning of January 2017. The two systems in Unity were manufactured by Tecvalco Ltd., which is headquartered in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Tevalco's primary manufacturing facility located in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.…

August 10, 2017 @ 12:35pm

The government of Canada announced new investments to the elimination of the long-term drinking water advisory in White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan. The approximately $9.2 million will help replace the community's water treatment system, enabling more than 800 residents to access clean water for the first time in over five years.…

July 26, 2017 @ 7:10am

On Friday, Saskatoon began water infrastructure upgrades worth a total of $43.3 million as part of the 2017 Water Main, Sanitary Lining and Lead Water Pipe Replacement Initiative. “Modern, efficient water, wastewater, and stormwater management infrastructure is essential to the well-being of Canadian families and creates economic growth and middle-class…

May 29, 2017 @ 9:24am

Regina’s city council will consider expanding its wastewater project agreement with EPCOR Water Prairies Inc. to include the operation, maintenance, and infrastructure renewal of their Hauled Wastewater Station. EPCOR already maintains the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The proposal, first brought to council in November 2016, recommends that the city negotiate…

March 16, 2017 @ 10:48am

The federal government and the government of Saskatchewan have each committed to contribute up to $7 million for a new wastewater treatment plant will serve the residents of the communities of White City and Emerald Park, just east of Regina, Sask. WCRM158 Wastewater Management Authority will be responsible for all…

February 28, 2017 @ 8:24am

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency (WSA) has issued the largest single agricultural drainage approval in the province’s history. Located in the Gooseberry Lake Watershed, the Dry Lake Project is a single approval permit issued to 73 landowners of more than 7,000 hectares (18,000 acres) for an organized, managed drainage network. While large…

February 17, 2017 @ 8:32am

Canada and Saskatchewan have announced the allocation of funding for water, wastewater, and transit infrastructure projects in the province including new and upgraded wastewater lagoons in nine Sask. municipalities. The funding is a part of previous commitments by the federal and provincial governments to providing safe drinking water, reliable wastewater…

January 12, 2017 @ 8:54am

Saskatchewan’s Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency (WSA), Scott Moe, introduced amendments to The Water Security Agency Act on November 29th that will change how agricultural drainage complaints are handled in the province. “With these changes, the process will be further streamlined which will mean a quicker resolution of requests for…

November 30, 2016 @ 9:19am

Husky Oil has released a report that would suggest the cause of the pipeline leak that spilled 90,000 litres of crude into the North Saskatchewan River was related to slope instability and ground movement due to heavy rain. In its post mortem, the company provided a geotechnical investigation developed by…

November 21, 2016 @ 8:02am

Parks Canada officials are considering draining a lake in Banff National Park (BNP) to prevent the spread of whirling disease. Whirling disease is caused by a parasite that affects salmonids like salmon and trout and occurs in both wild and farmed populations. The parasite causes skeletal deformation and neurological damage,…

November 11, 2016 @ 10:46am

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

Tecvalco Ltd., a Niagara Falls Ont.-based company has partnered with Soneera Water, to be the exclusive manufacturer and sales representative for Soneera’s wastewater treatment technology in Canada. The Soneera Waste Water system is a membrane-free, continuous flow electroflocculation system that can treat up to 750 cubic metres of waste water…

July 15, 2016 @ 7:48am

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

It was announced this week that Nipawin, Saskatchewan will be receiving a $20.8 million water treatment plant. The new plant will improve the taste of the town's water while reducing the level of minerals, eliminating the need for residents and local businesses to have private water softening systems. This project…

June 16, 2016 @ 10:29am

The City of Saskatoon is investing $11.3 million in water and sewer rehabilitation in order to inspect and maintain manholes and aging systems. During the 2015 summer construction season, digital imaging technology was used to inspect and evaluate manholes. The inspection was conducted by lowering a camera into the area…

September 28, 2015 @ 7:48pm

Through joint funding from the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, Humboldt’s residents will benefit from upgrades to the city’s drinking water infrastructure. The project will construct a new reservoir to increase the City’s drinking water capacity and will invest in important equipment upgrades at the Water Distribution Plant. Project work…

August 13, 2015 @ 2:04pm

[caption id="attachment_8785" align="alignright" width="372" caption="Photo: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs"][/caption] With floods expected to worsen with the spring thaw, the Canadian Red Cross is ready to ramp up its response for families who have been evacuated in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. "The Canadian Red Cross is a leader in disaster response…

April 28, 2011 @ 10:18am

Residents of the Resort Village of Kannata Valley, Saskatchewan turned on the taps to a new drinking water treatment and distribution system last week. "We are extremely pleased with the results of the new water treatment system," Mayor Roy Grozell said. "The green system reduces the impact on the environment…

November 01, 2010 @ 10:41am

The end of January saw a funding announcement of nearly $45.8 million from the federal, provincial and municipal governments for 15 new infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan. Federal funding represents over $19.8 million under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, part of the Economic Action Plan. "Like many municipalities across Canada, Regina's infrastructure…

February 02, 2010 @ 7:58am

Feds are setting aside up to one-third of the eligible costs of the Water Reservoir project in Saskatoon, to a maximum federal contribution of $7 million, and the province and city have also committed funds. The total estimated cost of the water reservoir is $21,437,000. "The water reservoir expansion and…

September 25, 2009 @ 6:52am

Residents of Dundurn, Saskatchewan and surrounding communities, including Hanley, Riverside, Beaver Creek and Blackstrap Provincial Park, will receive funding for a rural water utility pipeline project that will construct a pipeline to provide safe drinking water to more than 1,800 households. The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will each invest…

July 27, 2009 @ 7:27am

The new South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council (RAC) will look at key issues such as water, land use and population growth as it provides advice to the Alberta government to develop a regional plan under the Land-use Framework. The South Saskatchewan Region ranges from the town of Crossfield in the…

May 14, 2009 @ 2:06pm

The Métis Nation of Saskatchewan has received $10,000 from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to support its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Saskatchewan Landing Regional Water Supply Project in west central Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Landing Regional Water Pipeline Utility is planning to construct a large-scale water infrastructure system…

May 07, 2009 @ 9:34am

Saskatchewan's Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program will now be available to the entire province. Originally offered in the southwest last year, the expanded program will support the development of secure water sources to expand the livestock industry, encourage rural economic activity and mitigate the effects of future drought. Farmers,…

April 07, 2009 @ 11:30am

[caption id="attachment_1375" align="alignleft" width="589" caption="Red River of the North Main Stem, Grand Forks, North Dakota, looking toward Downtown area. Taken from a helicopter during the 1997 Red River Flood, after a levee overtopped and Grand Forks was evacuated. The major flood along the Red River of the North in North…

March 24, 2009 @ 11:57am

Farmers and ranchers in the 65 drought-designated RMs in Southwest Saskatchewan, looking for long-term solutions to deal with drought, will receive additional support. The federal and provincial governments are working together to increase funding for the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) to $29 million. The FRWIP, announced last…

March 09, 2009 @ 12:38pm

Eight non-profit groups are receiving provincial funding to further protect the Saskatchewan's water resources. The non-profit agencies that keep Saskatchewan's watersheds and water bodies healthy and viable will receive $25,000 each for a total of $200,000. Recipients are Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association Inc.; Lower Souris Watershed Committee Inc.; Moose Jaw…

February 27, 2009 @ 1:19pm

Universities, municipal governments, and companies in Saskatchewan will be able to work together to develop innovative solutions to assess, maintain, develop and renew vital public infrastructure and municipal services such as drinking water, stormwater and wastewater systems. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, has announced a renewed…

January 20, 2009 @ 12:35pm

Ottawa, Ont.- A $4.22 million federal government infrastructure investment will lay the groundwork for the construction of a regional water supply and distribution system that will benefit residents from the northern communities of La Ronge, Air Ronge and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB)156 and 156B. Estimated at $12.14…

September 10, 2008 @ 12:11pm

Michael Miltenberger says a way already exists to deal with the preservation of quality and flow of water in the Mackenzie River basin, reports the Northern News Services Online. The Northwest Territories minister of environment and natural resources said that the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement, signed in…

August 26, 2008 @ 8:26am