Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tag: water quality

Sewage Discharge in Maine Prompts NB Water Quality Advisory

In response to a sewage discharge in the state of Maine, New Brunswick’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Department...

Scientists Develop Rapid Test for Soil Nitrogen

Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for healthy agricultural crops, but when applied in excess can result in negative impacts to surface and groundwater sources. Most...

ALUS Canada Releases Details on Lake Erie Funding Plans

Following last week's announcement of new funding for Great Lakes projects, ALUS Canada has described some of the projects to which its $600,000 in...

Nearly $9M of New Funding Announced for Local Great Lakes Projects

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna visited Port Colborne, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Erie, today to announce an $8.95 million investment over four years for...

McDonald’s Canada Adopts Sustainability Standards for Beef, Including Water

In a major nod to the quality of Canadian beef, McDonald’s Canada announced today that it will be the first company to serve Canadian beef from...

N.B. Funds Flood Risk Action Plans and Water Quality Improvement

New Brunswick has made available $770,000 under the Environmental Trust Fund for 27 projects in the Acadia Peninsula region in 2018–19, including for flood...

Saskatchewan Auditor Advises on Provincial Drainage Strategy

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...

Ont. Ministry of Health Changes E. coli Measurement Standard at Beaches

Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has recently changed the measurement standard for E. coli at public beaches, permitting more of the bacteria...

Auditor General: Indigenous Services Canada Makes Poor Use of Data

Yesterday, the Office of Canada’s Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, released his 2018 spring reports. Report 5 indicated that Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has failed to...

New Brunswick Expands Water Monitoring Protocol to More Beaches

New Brunswick will expand a water monitoring protocol to eight provincial park beaches for the upcoming swimming season. The protocol is in accordance with...

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