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A new study led by researchers at Indiana University (IU) has found that modifications, such as dams and reservoirs in the United States and Canada, do not isolate rivers and streams from the effects of climate change. Published August 6th in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Natural…

August 08, 2018 @ 11:47am

At the request of the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), the City of Guelph has signed a reciprocal agreement with Nestlé Waters Canada to share data on groundwater in the area of of Guelph and the Guelph-Eramosa Township. The agreement will give Nestlé access to analysis from…

March 13, 2018 @ 12:01pm

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) has released a report examining the human footprint in the province, providing insights to human activity within watersheds and the changes to the province from human-made waterbodies, among other activities. The report, The Status of Human Footprint in Alberta, details the threats to biodiversity as a result…

February 08, 2018 @ 11:39am

Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that it has cancelled the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF). Projects that were funded through 2019 will remain in place, but no further projects will receive funding. From September 2014 and March 31st, 2017, NWCF contributed nearly $25.5 million in funding to…

February 02, 2018 @ 2:49pm

The Alberta government is instituting measures to protect Beaver Pond and requiring additional wetland monitoring related to the construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Following recommendations of the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB), the minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips, signed a Ministerial Order directing Alberta Transportation and KGL…

January 30, 2018 @ 11:27am

The Columbia Basin Trust has announced a new five-year, $10-million Ecosystem Enhancement Program for the organization’s eponymous watershed. The Trust’s goal is to help maintain and improve ecological health and native biodiversity in a variety of ecosystems, such as wetlands, fish habitat, forests, and grasslands. While the Trust has other…

December 06, 2017 @ 9:53am

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

New Brunswick’s Department of Environment and Local Government will accept applications for funding under the Environmental Trust Fund starting today, November 1st for the 2018–2019 fiscal year. “The projects from the Environmental Trust Fund encourage environmental initiatives that help build a better New Brunswick and fall in line with our…

November 01, 2017 @ 10:17am

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

Phragmites are being eliminated at the Taquanyah Conservation Area—west of Cayuga, Ontario—today as part of the Grand River Conservation Authority’s (GRCA) three-year plan to control the invasive species. While phragmite invasion is a problem throughout the province, it is important to control it at Taquanyah, one of only two locations…

September 27, 2017 @ 10:04am

Agricultural producers in Ontario will soon have more opportunities to establish ALUS conservation projects on their farms, thanks to a $695,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Ontario Nature's executive director Caroline Schultz and ALUS Canada's CEO Bryan Gilvesy announced the grant on Tuesday. "We are so pleased that OTF has reaffirmed their commitment to ALUS as…

September 20, 2017 @ 10:47am

Yukon will receive $1.7 million over five years from the Government of Canada’s Climate Change Preparedness in the North program (CCPN). The program supports climate change adaptation projects and initiatives in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and with the James Bay Cree. “Climate change affects our land, our food,…

September 12, 2017 @ 10:39am

On September 1st, British Columbia upgraded the Nicola, Salmon, and Similkameen river basins to Drought Level 4. These are in addition to the Coldwater river basin, which was declared drought level 4 in mid-August. The Province is urging all surface water and groundwater users, including residents, industry, farmers and municipalities,…

September 06, 2017 @ 11:42am

The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on three new environmental initiatives, which will improve water management and modernize watershed planning. “Our government believes there are tremendous ecological opportunities to improve the future of our province through effective watershed management strategies,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires. “With the development…

August 22, 2017 @ 4:53pm

Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, were in Peterborough yesterday to announce a number of new investments in programs to combat invasive species on behalf of the Ontario government. New investments this year include: Support for the Invasive Species Centre's work to…

August 17, 2017 @ 10:37am

Today, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) announced their selection of John MacKenzie as the new chief executive officer. After a year-long North American search, City of Toronto Councillor Maria Augimeri, chair of TRCA, announced MacKenzie as the successor to current CEO, Brian Denney. Denney will step down as CEO…

August 02, 2017 @ 11:18am

The Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) recently released two documents on the changing environment in Canada’s west, focused on the impacts to water resources. Future Climate Conditions over Western Canada focuses on the work of Dr. Yanping Li and colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Water Security.…

July 27, 2017 @ 12:24pm

Swaying public opinion on the value of beavers in rural Alberta may sound like a tall task, but Cows and Fish—as the Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society is affectionately known—is up for the challenge with support from the Loblaw Water Fund. Managed by WWF-Canada, the fund this year will help restore wetland and shoreline…

June 29, 2017 @ 10:56am

Saskatchewan has moved forward on its agricultural water management strategy. On May 16th, Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency, Scott Moe, announced the creation of two Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards as Bill 44, The Water Security Agency Amendment Act, passed third reading in the legislature. "Our government's goal is to…

May 17, 2017 @ 9:23am

On April 24th, the City Council of Burnaby, British Columbia, heard a report to council regarding the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which the report anticipates would have significant impacts on the Brunette River watershed. In November, 2016, the Federal Governor in Council granted approval for the Kinder…

April 28, 2017 @ 10:43am

On March 16th, Prince Edward Island released its draft Water Act for public comment. The draft is comprised of existing and new legislation, which includes purpose and goals, a quantity and quality monitoring program, and a public registry for all water-related approvals. The province has stated that the act is…

March 21, 2017 @ 7:51am

At their 2017 Annual General Meeting, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) Board of Directors secured continuity by re-electing Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe to the position of Chair for a third term and Innisfil Councillor Richard Simpson to the position of Vice Chair for a second term. LSRCA also…

February 08, 2017 @ 12:53pm

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

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is in federal court in Vancouver this week to oppose an attempt by Taseko Mines Limited (TSX:TKO) (TML) to overturn the 2014 federal rejection of TML’s proposed New Prosperity Mine, which the First Nation asserts will damage the natural watercourses in the region and those that they…

January 30, 2017 @ 10:13am

New Brunswick has announced a working group to help provide recommendations to the government and direct a provincial water strategy. The announcement came today from Serge Rousselle, Q.C., Minister of Environment and Local Government and Attorney General for the province. “Last year, during engagement sessions held by the department to…

January 27, 2017 @ 11:56am

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

The Alberta government has announced an additional $31 million in funding for the Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP) and $14 million for the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP). The flood and drought resiliency grant programs proved to have high demand. To date, more than $100 million has been invested…

December 19, 2016 @ 8:16am

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

Paul Karrow has received a Watershed Award from the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) for his 60-year career contribution to watershed research in the Waterloo moraine. Karrow, a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo, was among those who received a 2016 Watershed Award from the GRCA. After six years…

November 04, 2016 @ 9:48am

At the November 1st session of the North American Lakes Management Society Symposium in Banff, Alberta, water scientists, environmental NGOs, and community organizations met to start a dialogue on how citizen science can play a role in protecting freshwater. Water data collected through citizen-science efforts is already led by communities and…

November 02, 2016 @ 7:23am

In the area of Belleville, ON, the Quinte watershed has experienced low water conditions since June. In August, a Level 3 Low Water Condition was declared. As of late October, the alert is still in effect. In presentation to the council, Terry Murphy, general manager at Quinte Conservation, commented that…

October 31, 2016 @ 8:49am

The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, has announced funding for the Ellen's Creek Watershed Group (ECWG) for their Living by the Creek project. The project will work with home and business owners in the city that live adjacent to streams and waterways to implement…

October 28, 2016 @ 9:55am

Renfrew County resident, Donald Deer, has voiced repeated need for a comprehensive watershed management plan at Muskrat Lake. In December 2015, Deer, a lakefront resident, brought a proposal for a $93,000 remediation and management plan to a Whitewater Region environmental services committee. Presenting with Deer was Michael Michalski, a consultant…

October 14, 2016 @ 11:30am

Barrie, ON, has begun a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to determine necessary stormwater infrastructure improvements required to reduce flooding on both private and municipal lands, resolve issues concerning public safety, and provide improved maintenance opportunities within the Sophia Creek watershed and Mulcaster drainage area. “Major drainage improvements may consist…

October 12, 2016 @ 8:01am

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

There are over 100,000 lakes are in Manitoba, and there is growing concern over the excess nutrients in the Lake Winnipeg watershed. The watershed is among the top 10 largest watersheds in North America, and the lake itself is the 10th largest in the world by surface area. Manitoba’s lakes…

September 29, 2016 @ 9:21am

Lundbreck, Alberta hosted a panel on local conservation on Sept. 23rd featuring the Oldman Watershed Council (OWC), which runs the Watershed Legacy Program (WLP). The WLP aims to provide the necessary tools “for watershed stewardship groups and landowner cooperatives to take the next steps towards sustainable management of their land…

September 27, 2016 @ 7:35am

“There are real challenges facing our rivers,” said Deborah MacLatchy, Provost & Vice-President: Academic and a Professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and member of the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI). “These challenges come in the form of climate change, urbanization, and industrial waste. Their impacts are just…

September 26, 2016 @ 6:54am

A new report released by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project identifies the top five water challenges the province of British Columbia will encounter in the future without further action. The report identifies emerging water challenges that will define the province’s future. The researchers argue that these challenges, and associated opportunities,…

September 16, 2016 @ 9:38am

South Nation Conservation (SNC)’s Water Response Team is moving to a level III (severe) drought conditions for two sub-watersheds within the SNC jurisdiction. The rest of the jurisdiction will continue to be in level II (moderate) drought conditions as originally issued on July 8, 2016. The Bearbrook and Upper South…

August 31, 2016 @ 9:24am

The Environmental Trust Fund is providing about $870,000 to support 26 environmental projects in the Moncton region, including watershed management, bloom research, and flood protection. “We are proud of the many innovative initiatives supported through the Environmental Trust Fund and we are particularly proud that so many young New Brunswickers…

August 23, 2016 @ 5:05am

As a result of prolonged dry conditions along the coast, the Skeena-Nass area of British Columbia is experiencing Level 3 hydrological drought conditions. The Level 3 designation calls for voluntary water-use reductions of 30 per cent from all surface water and groundwater users, including municipal, agricultural, and industrial users. Ministry…

August 15, 2016 @ 12:51pm

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council Project will receive a $37,480 grant through a Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program to will improve the flood and drought resiliency of communities in northern Alberta. The grant is part of a third round of funding to be used for the restoration of priority riparian…

August 15, 2016 @ 8:15am

The Grand River watershed in Southwestern, Ont. has declared a Level 2 drought condition under the Ontario Low Water Response Program. The declaration was made Wednesday afternoon by the Grand River Low Water Response team. This means that all water users throughout the watershed on both municipal and private water…

August 11, 2016 @ 11:45am

A combination of below-average precipitation this year with hot summer temperatures has resulted in water levels in local streams dropping well below normal. As a result, Conservation Halton is escalating from a Level I to a Level II Low Water Condition, based on criteria set out in the Ontario Low…

August 11, 2016 @ 9:36am

A $265,000 provincial grant will help the Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance deliver priority projects in support of Alberta’s Water For Life strategy. The Watershed Planning and Advisory Council partnership grant will advance environmental education, collaboration and planning throughout the Peace River basin. It will also support the continuation of community-based projects,…

August 10, 2016 @ 9:03am

This week, the Bow River Basin Council launched a new interactive online geospatial tool that allows users to explore the state of the watershed data. The goal of the tool is to promote understanding of watershed conditions and health, land and water use, risks and actions, and how natural features…

July 21, 2016 @ 11:02am

As dry conditions continue across southern Ontario, officials are requesting that those living in the GTA use less water. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, (TRCA), has entered a Level 1 Low Water Level Condition, and is asking individuals and businesses in the GTA to voluntarily apply water conservation measures wherever…

July 14, 2016 @ 7:44am

The Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) have voiced concern about the proposed Energy East pipeline and will have a chance to air them during panel hearings later this year. According to an article in the Sudbury Star, the ORA was one of 337 applicants, out of more than 2,600, to be…

July 11, 2016 @ 10:53am

The Second Marsh Wildlife Area, one of the last remaining natural wonders of wetlands in the GTA, is in need of a makeover. The 338 acres of habitats, wet and dry wooded areas, beaches, and wildlife habitat is located inside the southeast corner of the City of Oshawa and is…

May 31, 2016 @ 8:04am

The Stewards of the Cootes Watershed group are asking the City of Hamilton for $86 thousand to help carry out their shoreline cleanup and conservation activities. The $86 thousands represents less than a quarter of the funding needed to run two programs simultaneously, based on and estimate $110,000 in "sweat…

February 01, 2016 @ 1:38pm

The end of a long and emotional legal battle to prevent extensive natural resource development in the Peel watershed has ended in favour of wilderness preservation. The Yukon Court of Appeal upheld the Supreme Court's verdict that the Yukon government did not respect the terms of the land use agreement that had been…

November 05, 2015 @ 10:32am

[caption id="attachment_10673" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Gord Miller"][/caption] Ontario's Environmental Commissioner is worried that Ontario has lost momentum when it comes to the province's pressing environmental issues. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report, titled Engaging Solutions, Gord Miller says there's no shortage of talk about the problems such as climate change, waste diversion,…

November 29, 2011 @ 1:46pm

Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Provencher, on behalf of Canada's Environment Minister, Jim Prentice, and Manitoba's Minister of Water Stewardship, Christine Melnick, today signed a Canada-Manitoba Memorandum of Understanding Respecting Lake Winnipeg and the Lake Winnipeg Basin. The signing of the agreement aims to provide…

September 13, 2010 @ 2:39pm

Petitcodiac Riverkeeper’s five-year strategic plan to protect and restore New Brunswick's Petitcodiac River watershed was released on Friday, presenting the organization’s vision for the river system for 2010-2015. "Our five-year strategic plan has been in preparation for the past several months and it’s both comprehensive and ambitious", said Riverkeeper Tim…

December 12, 2009 @ 1:45pm

Officials announced today $290,000 in funding from the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund for five projects to clean up the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) Area of Concern. Thirty-eight projects throughout the Great Lakes are receiving $2.2 million in funding this year. Water quality and fish habitat in the tributaries of the…

October 23, 2009 @ 1:55pm

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

AMERICANA, the International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference, is happening from March 17-19 in Montreal, Quebec. Visit Canadian Water Treatment at Booth #1030! Check out the conference program schedule here.

March 13, 2009 @ 12:09pm

The Town of Amherst's drinking water supply is now better protected with the designation of watershed lands as a provincial wilderness area. Nine-hundred and seventy hectares of Amherst-owned lands, northeast of the town, make up the new Chignecto Isthmus Wilderness Area in Nova Scotia. "We are pleased to work with…

December 11, 2008 @ 1:19pm

The work by local water conservation groups to better protect water resources in Manitoba is being boosted with more than $134,000 in additional provincial funding, Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick announced last week. The development and implementation of watershed plans is being carried out by local conservation districts with the…

December 08, 2008 @ 7:48am

Due to overwhelming interest to help protect Lake Winnipeg, the deadline for project submissions to the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Fund is being extended from September 1 to September 30. Yesterday James Bezan, MP for Selkirk-Interlake, made the announcement on behalf of Manitoba Regional Minister Vic Toews, and Canada's environment minister,…

September 04, 2008 @ 12:37pm