17 Results for watersheds

World Wildlife Fund Canada has released a new report on watershed health in the Pacific Coastal basin, finding the overall health of the basin to be good. The report is an update to the initial launch of WWF-Canada’s summer 2017 Watershed Reports. At that time, an overall health score for…

September 12, 2018 @ 11:10am

Stormwater runoff and climate change continue to put a strain on the watersheds of the Toronto region, according to the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). These are the findings of the 2018 Toronto and Region Watershed Report Cards that are being released today, on World Water Day, by TRCA. "The report cards are a great…

March 22, 2018 @ 10:06am

A study released last week from the University of Toronto has uncovered new insights into the role of Arctic freshwaters in the global carbon cycle. The study looked at how dissolved organic carbon (DOC) stored in Arctic permafrost, which is being released into Arctic watersheds as a result of physical…

February 07, 2018 @ 11:57am

Over three-quarters of British Columbia’s population live in urbanized watersheds. These watersheds are a cornerstone of ecological and human health as well as economic and social activity. Important as they are, urban waters are threatened. Concerns about water quality, low flows and flooding, and habitat loss are increasingly common in…

January 17, 2018 @ 5:43pm

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is now accepting proposals for Project 607-2018 – Cumulative Effects Monitoring Programs – Key Elements Review. Proposals will be accepted until January 3, 2018,12:00 noon CST. Cumulative effects are changes to the environment that are caused by an action in combination with other past,…

December 11, 2017 @ 4:26pm

Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro posted a statement today inviting feedback on a study area for potential Greenbelt expansion to protect important water resources in the outer ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  The study area is based on the locations with high concentrations of water resources…

December 07, 2017 @ 10:18am

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 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

This week, WWF-Canada released the latest watershed report as part of a national health assessment of the country’s 25 major freshwater ecosystems and the threats they face. With the latest assessment, WWF-Canada has reached the 75 per cent mark of the national assessment, identifying 19 out of 25 major watersheds.…

June 22, 2016 @ 10:34am

The City of Greater Sudbury has received a $2.3 million boost from the province to better protect its vast water resources and preserve the natural environment through watershed research. The provincial grant will be used by the city to complete nine watershed studies over two years to assess the health…

February 29, 2016 @ 2:26pm

Today, Ellen Schwartzel, acting environmental commissioner of Ontario, released the Commission’s Annual Report for 2014-2015 entitled, “Small Things Matter.” In it, the commissioner recommended that the province move towards a full-cost accounting approach to water takings, that includes all water users. “Huge amount of surface water and groundwater are taken…

November 03, 2015 @ 2:23pm

The 2007 Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem (COA) has been extended to March 31, 2011. The agreement, signed in June 2007, was set to expire on March 31, 2010.The COA establishes an action plan and roles and responsibilities between federal and provincial ministries, and helps Canada to…

April 01, 2010 @ 9:22am

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are partnering in the EQuilibriumTM Communities Initiative to provide support and promote leading edge sustainable neighbourhood development demonstration projects in Canada. The program includes funding of up to $550,000 to private, public and non-profit developers developing leading-edge sustainable development…

July 08, 2009 @ 8:25am

A joint Manitoba-Israel collaboration on research into wetlands and watersheds will be supported by a $100,000 grant from the province, Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick announced yesterday. "This is especially important for Manitoba as we move forward to restore and protect our wetlands including the large Delta and Netley/Libau marshes…

June 05, 2009 @ 8:17am

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

At precisely 2:30 p.m. in Cornwall, Ontario, the audience at the 16th Annual International Conference on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Ecosystem was privy to a presentation on zebra and quagga mussels. Meanwhile, back in Toronto, the Ontario government and mayors of the municipalities around the Great Lakes…

May 05, 2009 @ 3:22pm

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