10 Results for source water protection

Yesterday, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, held a webinar to provide further insight into the recently released environmental protection report, Back to Basics. The report’s findings offer a grim depiction of the status quo when it comes to the province’s protections for drinking water and fresh water.…

November 30, 2018 @ 12:43pm

Ontario’s York Region has posted another year of successful drinking water quality, having 99.93 per cent of water quality tests complying with provincial water quality standards. The results were presented to the Regional Municipality’s Committee of the Whole on March 1st, the results confirmed by Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector’s…

April 04, 2018 @ 10:47am

A team led by Oliver M. Brandes, co-director of the POLIS project on ecological governance at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, has presented a report to the Government of British Columbia on improving source water protection and nutrient management in the Hullcar Valley. Since 2014, the area…

December 01, 2017 @ 2:45pm

On May 9th, Ontario passed legislation to modernize the province's resource extraction rules. The legislation enhances government authority under the Clean Water Act of 2006. The province stated that the goals of the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act are to “increase environmental protections, boost competitiveness, and create jobs and…

May 11, 2017 @ 10:54am

The Regional Municipality of York has released its 2016 Source Water Implementation Annual Report, which summarizes the work York Region is doing to identify and manage potential impacts to drinking water and pinpoint vulnerable areas where proposed development requires careful planning to ensure the safety of our drinking water supply.…

January 31, 2017 @ 9:18am

Ontario has released the Minister’s Annual Report on Drinking Water from the office of Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). The report details the work done in late 2015 through 2016 to ensure the quality and safety of Ontario’s drinking water. The ministry highlighted certain elements of the…

December 22, 2016 @ 11:11am

Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Dan Kraus has brought attention to the fact that the threat to Canada’s prairie grassland ecosystem should be of major concerns to Canadians. While Kraus’ primary concerns are for biodiversity, pressure on the ecosystem has the potential to cause problems in the region’s watersheds. According…

December 19, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Anthony Rota, Minister of Parliament, Nipissing—Timiskaming, has stated his opposition to having the Energy East pipeline pass through the Trout Lake watershed. MP Rota’s office confirmed that the Minister’s objection is due to Trout Lake being North Bay’s water source. “I’ve held firm on my position on pipeline projects and,…

December 16, 2016 @ 10:30am

Ontario's Township of Centre Wellington will receive funds for source water protection via the federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. Support of up to $1.8 million will be devoted to improve municipal water and sanitary sewer systems, as well as to support the reconstruction of a sideroad. The Township of Centre Wellington…

February 22, 2010 @ 1:17pm

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