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advisory reports, BWA stories

2016/8/27
BWA of the day

ELEVATED LEVELS OF FECAL COLIFORM CAUSE DO NOT CONSUME ADVISORY FOR THE PROVINCIAL PARK BEACH IN CALLING LAKE, AB
Since July 29th, 2016, a do not consume advisory has been on for the Provincial Park Beach in Calling Lake, Alberta. The advisory was issued due to elevated levels of fecal coliforms. Fecal Coliform bacteria exists in the intestines of warm blooded animals and humans, and are found naturally in soil, in bodily waste and in animal droppings. There is no timeframe as to when this specific advisory might be lifted.
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2016/8/25
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR THE ORENDA CANOE CLUB ON LAKE ECHO, NS
On August 10th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for the Orenda Canoe Club on Lake Echo in Nova Scotia. According to Corey Firth, Head Coach at the Canoe Club, the advisory is due to the detection of total coliform in the club’s water samples.
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2016/8/25
BWA of the day

PRECAUTIONARY DRINKING WATER ADVISORY FOR MILESTONE, SK DUE TO PRESSURE LOSS IN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
The town of Milestone, Saskatchewan was issued a precautionary drinking water advisory on August 24th, 2016 due to pressure loss in the water distribution system. According to the town’s website, the depressurization of the water distribution system was required in order to conduct necessary water main repairs.
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2016/8/24
BWA of the day

CHLORINATION SYSTEM REPAIRED - BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR GLOVERTOWN, NL LIFTED
On August 12th, 2016, a boil water advisory that was issued for the town of Glovertown, Newfoundland on July 20th, 2016, was officially lifted. The advisory was issued due to the detection of total coliforms in repeated samples. According to Lorne Sparkes, Town Manager of Glovertown, the issue was caused due to a malfunction in the chlorination system.
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2016/8/23
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR COLVILLE LAKE, NWT
There has been a boil water advisory in Colville Lake, North West Territories, since June 6th, 2004. When asked about the situation a few months ago, Deputy Minister of the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs said, “The boil water advisory was initially put in place due to the fact that there was no treatment plant. The issue now, is the community’s inconsistency in submitting weekly log sheets and monthly water samples to the environmental health department.”
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2016/8/23
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORIES FOR CADDY LAKE GIRL GUIDE CAMP AND CADDY LAKE CAMPGROUND, MB
There was a boil water advisory issued for Caddy Lake Girl Guide Camp on August 11th, 2016 by the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA) that is expected to be long-term. The IERHA also issued a boil water advisory for the Caddy Lake Campground, which has been in effect since July 16th, 2014. Caddy Lake is located in eastern Manitoba.
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2016/8/22
BWA of the day

LOW LEVELS AT CITY’S WATERSHEDS - SAINT JOHN, NB, ASKING RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE WATER
According to a news release from the city of Saint John, New Brunswick, issued on August 17th, residents are being asked to conserve water due to the extremely hot and dry weather conditions over the past few months. The news release explains, that as a result of the hot and dry season, the water levels at the city’s watersheds have dropped, which means the city’s water supply is low.
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2016/8/22
BWA of the day

RAISED TURBIDITY LEVELS CAUSE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CHEMAINUS, BC
On August 19th, 2016, The Municipality of North Cowichan, in consultation with Island Health, issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the community of Chemainus, British Columbia. The boil water advisory is in effect due to raised turbidity levels in the community’s source water. David Conway, Director of Engineering and Operations for the Municipality of North Cowichan, says the levels of turbidity are due to the fact that the source water hadn’t been operating for a couple weeks.
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2016/8/20
BGA of the day

DO NOT USE WATER ADVISORY FOR LAKE ROSALIND AND MARL LAKE IN SOUTHWEST ONTARIO DUE TO BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS
On August 18th, 2016, Grey Bruce Health Unit in Owen Sound, Ontario, issued a news release explaining that residents of Lake Rosalind and Marl Lake, in southwest Ontario,are not to use the water for anything, including swimming, due to blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms. Grey Bruce Health Unit states that, despite contradictory information from a private lab result, the do not use advisory is still in effect until further investigation from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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2016/8/19
BWA of the day

SANIKILUAQ, NU, USES REVERSE OSMOSIS MACHINES TO REMOVE HIGH LEVELS OF SODIUM IN WATER
As of June 24th 2016, a do not consume water advisory was issued for residents of the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq in Nunavut. The Government of Nunavut’s Health Department detected elevated levels of sodium in Sanikiluaq’s drinking water and immediately ordered a do not consumer advisory. Although the Government of Nunavut has not issued an official statement rescinding the advisory, Senior Administrative Officer for the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq, Michael Rowan, explained that the advisory is no longer in effect and that reverse osmosis machines have been installed to remove the high levels of sodium in the water.
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2016/8/18
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR SUN-OKA PROVINCIAL PARK IN SUMMERLAND, BC
A boil water advisory that was issued for Sun-Oka Provincial Park in Summerland, British Columbia on June 20th, 2016, has now been rescinded. The advisory was issued due to repeated total coliform counts at multiple sample areas. According to Interior Health, the issue has been resolved and the advisory was officially lifted as of August 12th, 2016.
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2016/8/18
BWA of the day

PRECAUTIONARY DRINKING WATER ADVISORY FOR AREAS OF GRAVELBOURG, SK, DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK
On August 14th, 2016, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency issued a precautionary drinking water advisory for areas of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, due to a water main break. Repairs have been completed, but the town is awaiting water sample results to ensure there is no issue before the advisory will be lifted.
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2016/8/17
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR WATSON LAKE, YK, DUE TO ISSUES WITH THE PUBLIC DRINKING WATER DISINFECTION SYSTEM
The town of Watson Lake, Yukon, issued a boil water advisory on August 16th, 2016, for their public water system. The advisory is in effect until the town of Watson Lake completes the necessary bacteriological testing. Acting Chief Administrative Officer for the town of Watson Lake, Rick Rotondi, explained that the situation is currently being investigated and that it will likely be rectified within the next couple days.
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2016/8/17
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR WHALE COVE, NUNAVUT
On August 15th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for Whale Cove, Nunavut, as a precautionary measure, due to unacceptable levels of total coliform bacteria found in the water system. According to Community Director, Mike Richards, the water tank with the issue has since been chlorinated and they are awaiting results.
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2016/8/16
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR THE VILLAGE OF PORT ELGIN, NB
On July 26th, 2016, the village of Port Elgin, New Brunswick, issued a boil water advisory due to repairs needed to their water tower. Village spokesperson, Donna Hipditch, explained that there was never an issue with the water, and that it was just a matter of repairs needing to be done to a leaking valve. Hipditch said that, unfortunately, repairs were not able to be carried out, which is why the advisory was rescinded only one day later, on July 27th, 2016.
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2016/8/16
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR SAINT-HENRI IN MONTRÉAL, QC, DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK
On August 14th, 2016, Saint-Henri in Montréal, Québec was issued a boil water advisory due to a major break in a 30 inch water main. Residents have been advised to boil their water for 10 minutes before using it to drink or cook with. According to Constance Lauzon, Communications spokesperson for the Sud-Ouest borough of Montréal, the advisory should be lifted by August 16th, 2016.
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2016/8/16
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR ISLE-AUX-MORTS, NL, NOT IMPACTING MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS DUE TO TOWN'S POTABLE WATER DISPENSING UNIT
On August 10th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for Isle-aux-Morts, Newfoundland, due to an extensive detection of E. Coli (Escherichia Coli) in a water sample. The town’s water system reportedly has other issues, as well. Town clerk, Lydia Francis, could not comment on what the system’s exact problems were, but explained that approximately 99% of residents do not get their water from the town’s water system, anyway.
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2016/8/12
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR WILDERNESS MOUNTAIN IN SOOKE, BC
On July 28th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for Wilderness Mountain in Sooke British Columbia due to the detection of total coliform bacteria. At this point, the reason for the total coliform detection has not been disclosed and there is no tentative date as to when the advisory might be lifted.
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2016/8/10
DNC of the day

DO NOT CONSUME DRINKING WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR ARNPRIOR, ON
On August 10th, 2016 the town of Arnprior, in eastern Ontario, issued a Do Not Consume Drinking Water Advisory for all areas of Arnprior, due to a loss in pressure in the water distribution system. The Drinking water advisory means that residents can’t use the water for anything other than flushing the toilets - not for drinking or even for bathing for the time being.
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2016/8/10
BGA of the day

RECENT BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS IN ALBERTA LAKES BRINGS PROVINCE TOTAL TO 30 ADVISORIES FOR THE SEASON
There were three new blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) advisories for Alberta in the past week. These advisories include Steele Lake and Pine Lake on August 3rd, as well as Pigeon Lake on August 5th. This season, Alberta Health Services has issued 30 advisories regarding blue-green algae blooms in the province, making Alberta the province with the most blue-green algae advisories in the country.
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2016/8/09
Drought of the day

AREAS OF ONTARIO ARE RUNNING OUT OF WATER - QUINTE CONSERVATION DECLARES A LEVEL THREE LOW WATER STATUS
As of August 4th, 2016, Quinte Conservation declared a level three low water status for areas of Ontario. According to the Quinte Conservation website, “A Level 3 Low Water Condition indicates a failure of the water supply to meet demand. Restrictions on water use may be imposed by municipalities or under the provincial Water Resources Act. A 30% reduction or more in water consumption is requested.”
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2016/8/09
BWA of the day

WATER QUALITY ADVISORY FOR WOODLAND HEIGHTS WATER SERVICE IN TAGHUM, BC
On August 2nd, 2016, the Regional District of Central of Kootenay (RDCK), issued a water quality advisory for Woodland Heights Water Service in Taghum, British Columbia. The advisory was issued due to a positive total coliform lab result.
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2016/8/08
BWA of the day

CITY OF NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK, WAITS FOR PIPELINE ACCESS TO THE TOWN OF BATTLEFORD’S WATER
The city of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, was hoping to have access to the town of Battleford’s water through a pipeline as of August 8th, 2016, however, the date has now been slightly pushed back. A water sample came back as being positive for total coliform, so the city’s access to the water has been temporarily put on hold.
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2016/8/08
BWA of the day

REPAIRS TO CHLORINATOR FIXED - BRIGHTON, NL AWAITS INSPECTION BEFORE BOIL WATER ADVISORY CAN BE LIFTED
On July 5th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for Brighton, Newfoundland, due to repairs to the water distribution system. According to Gloria Fudge, Town Clerk Manager, the repairs are now finished and they are awaiting water inspection tests so they can lift their boil water advisory.
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2016/8/07
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CROOKED LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK, SK, DUE TO POWER LOSS
A boil water advisory was issued for Crooked Lake Provincial Park in Saskatchewan on July 30th, 2016 due to a loss of pressure in the water system. Sydney, a Representative from the Park, explained that the loss of pressure in the system was due to a power outage on the July 29th.
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2016/8/05
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR VALLEYVIEW PROVINCIAL PARK, ANNAPOLIS COUNTY, NS
A boil water advisory that was issued for the Valleyview Provincial Park in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, on July 21st, 2016, has officially been lifted. According to Kirk Webster from Natural Resources, the advisory was issued due to the detection of total coliform. The park’s well was subsequently shocked and, after receiving two clear test results, the advisory was lifted.
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2016/8/05
BWA of the day

SEVERE SUMMER STORMS CAUSE FLOODING IN NORTHERN ALBERTA
Between July 31st and August 2nd, areas of Northern Alberta, including Fort McMurray and Grand Prairie, were hit with severe storms that resulted in flooding.
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2016/8/04
BWA of the day

FOURTEEN YEAR BOIL WATER ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR SANDY LAKE FIRST NATION, ON
Since October 10th, 2002, Sandy Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario, has been under a boil water advisory due to inadequate disinfection. According to Jack Rae, Water Treatment Plant Manager, the advisory will not be lifted until they receive a new treatment plant.
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2016/8/03
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED AFTER 16 YEARS FOR SMALL POINT-ADAM’S COVE-BLACKHEAD-BROAD COVE
A boil water advisory that was issued for Small Point-Adam’s Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove back in 2000, was recently lifted on July 13th, 2016. The advisory was lifted as the town’s water supply is now being chlorinated.
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2016/8/02
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN SAINTE-ANNE-DES-MONTS, QC
A boil water advisory that was issued on April 7th, 2016 for Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Québec, has officially been lifted. According to city spokesperson, Christina Froud, the advisory was lifted as of July 26th, 2016, and was originally issued as there were traces of E. Coli (Escherichia Coli) found in a water sample.
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2016/8/02
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR GOLDEN GOLF CLUB IN GOLDEN, BC
A boil water advisory that was issued for Golden Golf Club in Golden, British Columbia, on June 7th, 2016 was officially lifted on July 29th, 2016. The boil water advisory was issued due to a positive Total Coliform lab result.
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2016/8/1
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR SUBWAY IN SOUTH GLENGARRY, ON, DUE TO CHANGE IN WATER SYSTEM
On July 21st, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for a Subway restaurant, located on 6227 Boundary Road, in South Glengarry, Ontario. The advisory was issued by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. According to a representative from the Subway location, the advisory was issued as a precautionary measure as the restaurant was in the process of changing their water system.
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2016/7/30
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR STEPHENFIELD PROVINCIAL PARK, MB
As of July 26th, 2016, a boil water advisory that was issued for Stephenfield Provincial Park in Dufferin, Manitoba was officially lifted. The advisory was issued one week earlier, due to a series of severe storms in the area, which left the park without power for three days.
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ADVISORIES
boil water, do not consume,
blue-green algae, water shortage

2016/8/ 28

YK YK yk BC BC bc NWT NWT NWt NU NU NU NU AB AB AB SK SK sk MB MB MB ON ON ON QC qc NL copy NL NL nl PE PE NB NB NB NS NS Canada BWA MAP

MOST RECENT

 Hasse Lake, AB - 8/27/2016
 Jackfish Lake, AB - 8/26/2016
 Fairmont Hot Springs , BC - 10/1/2015
 Anglemont, BC - 8/23/2016
 Trail, BC - 8/24/2016
 SaskWater Wakaw-Humboldt Plant, SK - 8/31/2016
 North Central Rural Pipeline, SK - 8/31/2016
 Creighton (3), SK - 8/20/2016
 Air Ronge, SK - 8/25/2016
 Ukrainian Park, MB - 8/24/2016
 Lac du Bonnet - Drifters Inn, MB - 8/25/2016
 West St Paul, MB - 8/26/2016
 Falcon Beach, MB - 8/25/2016
 Gimli - Camp Neustadt, MB - 8/24/2016
 Saint-Basil, QC - 8/23/2016
 Saint-ElzĂ©ar-de-Temiscouata , QC - 8/25/2016
 Kingsbury, QC - 8/24/2016
 Mercier, QC - 8/10/2016
 Saint-Gervais, QC - 8/26/2016
 Saint-Jean-de-Matha, QC - 8/24/2016
 Big Bras d_Or, NS - 8/24/2016
 Watt Section, NS - 8/23/2016
 Wallace, NS - 8/18/2016
 St Anthony, NL - 8/24/2016
 Fleur de Lys, NL - 8/19/2016

JUST LIFTED

bullet Stony Plain AB
bullet Burns Lake - Beaver Point Resort BC
bullet Killiney Beach BC
bullet Lac La Hache BC
bullet Mayne Island - BC Ferry Terminal BC
bullet Shawnigan Lake - Sol Sante Clubhouse BC
bullet Westshore Estaes BC
bullet West Vancouver - Strachan Creek BC
bullet Shawnigan Lake - Shawnaire Resort BC
bullet Grand Rapids Lodge MB
bullet Wabowden MB
bullet Saint John - Saint John Simonds School NB
bullet Channel-Port aux Basques NL
bullet Lumsden NL
bullet Stephenville NL
bullet Whitebourne NL
bullet Forks Baddeck - The Bite House Restaurant NS
bullet Mavillette - Cape View Motel NS
bullet North Kentville- Big Wedge Pizza NS
bullet Point Tupper - Port Hawkesbury Paper GP NS
bullet Arnprior ON
bullet Wendover - Papanack Snack bar ON
bullet Wakami Lake Prov. Park ON
bullet Windy Lake Prov. Park ON
bullet Shawinigan - Lac-à-la-Tortue QC
bullet Montréal - Saint-Henri QC
bullet Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci QC
bullet Windsor QC
bullet Creelman SK
bullet Duck Mountain Prov. Park SK
bullet Elstow SK
bullet Gravelbourg SK
bullet Kenaston SK
bullet Lanigan SK
bullet Meath Park SK
bullet Perdue SK
bullet Sled Lake SK








2016/8/12
FIRST NATIONS & INUIT ADVISORY UPDATE

Health Canada has published its latest report on boil water advisories in First Nations and Inuit communities. As of June 30, 2016, there were 134 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 93 First Nations communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia. At the end of May 2016, there were 126 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 84 communities.

In the Atlantic provinces, there are 4 Boil Water Advisories in effect in 4 communities. There are no new advisories although 1 advisory was issued and rescinded for the Natuashish Public Water System in Newfounbdland and Labrador in June.

In Québec, there is 1 new advisory since the last report, for the Natashquan First Nation Public Water System, bringing the provinces total to 5. Two advisories were issued and rescinded in June for Eagle Village-Kipiwa and Essipit public water systems. The long-standing Do Not Consume advisory in Kitigan Zibi (1999) due to high uranium levels is still in effect. It affects three semi-public systems, the Nicolas Stevens Center, Pakinawatik School and Wanaki Treatment Centre.

In Ontario, there are 82 advisories (76 BWA and 6 DNC). 2 new advisories were issued for Pikangikum and Sachigo Lake public pater systems. 1 advisory was rescinded for the MBQ Mohawk Bible College Public Water System; 3 advisories were issued and rescinded in June for the Naicatchewenin, Couchining and Northwest Angle 33 Dog Paw public water systems. The advisory in Lac Lacroix was rescinded and re-issued in June.

In Manitoba, there are 5 BWAS and 2 DNC advisories. 1 advisory was issued and rescinded for the Wasagamack public water system in June.

In Saskatchewan, there are 23 BWAs in 19 communities. 4 new advisories were issued since the last report, for the Fond du Lac, Hatchet Lake, Red Earth and Witchekan Lake public water systems. 1 advisory was issued and rescinded in June, for the Peter Ballantyne Southend public water system. 2 advisories were lifted for the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and the Stony Rapids public water systems.

In Alberta, there are 13 BWAs in as many communities. 3 new boil water advisories (BWA) were issued for the Allison Bay and the Montana public water systems and the English Bay (Cold Lake) Community Centre semi-public water system. 5 BWAs were issued and lifted in June for the Big Stone Reserve D, Garden River, Saddle Lake and Sucker Creek public water systems as well as the Dene Tha' Daycare and the Goodswimmer Gas 724 semi-public systems. The BWA for the Woodland Cree, Marten Lake Community Hall semi-public water system was also lifted.

In BC, according to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)- which is responsible for water in First Nations communities in BC - As of July 31, 2016, there were 20 Boil Water Advisories and 4 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 24 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 21 First Nations communities in British Columbia. ​This includes water systems with 5 or more connections and smaller water systems that have public facilities.

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industries/events with a direct/indirect impact on water
2016/8/24
Q&A

Q&A - INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE

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2016/8/19
Septics

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2016/8/12
Water News

THE UNDERREPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN WATER TREATMENT PLANTS THROUGHOUT CANADA
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2016/8/9
Q&A

Q&A - INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA
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2016/8/05
Oil Spills

HUSKY ENERGY OIL SPILL INTO NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
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2016/7/29
Oil Spills

PART ONE: ACTION TAKEN AND GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT

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2016/7/25
Q&A Environment & Climate Change Canada

WE SENT CLIMATE CHANGE MINISTER MCKENNA QUESTIONS, SHE PASSED THEM AROUND, HERE'S THE GOVERNMENT'S ANSWERS
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2016/7/22
Toxins

MICROBEAD ELIMINATION
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2016/7/15
Glass of Water- Part 5


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FOLLOW UP: A HOMELESS PERSPECTIVE


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PART 3- DOWNTOWN (OTTAWA'S BYWARD MARKET AND GATINEAU'S PROMENADE DU PORTAGE)


PART 2- OTTAWA EAST (GLOUCESTER, VANIER)

PART 1- OTTAWA WEST (KANATA)



2016/7/10
Toxins

FORT MCMURRAY WATER BOMBERS - IMPACT OF THE CHEMICALS USED
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2016/7/8
Q&A - Innovation and Research Ontario

Q&A - ONTARIO MINISTRY OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
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2016/6/29
Q&A - Municipal Affairs Ontario

Q&A - ONTARIO MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS MINISTER BILL MAURO
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2016/6/25
Bulk Water

WAUKESHA GREAT LAKES WATER DIVERSION OFFICIALLY APPROVED - PART THREE
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2016/6/22
Bulk Water

WAUKESHA GREAT LAKES WATER DIVERSION OFFICIALLY APPROVED - PART TWO
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2016/6/16
Bulk Water

WAUKESHA'S GREAT LAKES WATER DIVERSION PROPOSAL
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2016/6/16
Arctic

POLAR KNOWLEDGE - CANADA PARTNERS WITH NASA TO STUDY ARCTIC
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2016/6/16
First Nations

FIRST NATION INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING
Part 3 - Housing Funds
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Part 1 - Improving First Nation quality of life
Part 2 - Government Funding


2016/6/10
Q&A - Natural Resources Canada Minister

Q&A - NATURAL RESOURCES MINISTER JIM CARR
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Updated 2016/6/8
Q&A - Federal government audit

Q&A - COMMISSIONER OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Julie Gelfand
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Updated 2016/6/7
Drinking Water

EMERGING THREAT! ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA FOUND
IN FLY-IN COMMUNITY'S DRINKING WATER

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Updated 2016/5/31
Toxins
PFOS & PFOA
Man-made substances used for decades in countless consumer products
HIDDEN BY INDUSTRY, UNTESTED BY GOVERNMENT & DANGEROUS FOR YOU
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Updated 2016/5/8
First Nation Housing &Infrastructure - Part 2
FIRST NATION INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING
Government Funding
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Updated 2016/4/27
First Nation Infrastructure - Part 1
IMPROVING FIRST NATION QUALITY OF LIFE
INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING
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Updated 2016/4/21
Medical marijuana

2016/4/20

420 2016
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MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Medical Marijuana - Part 3

MEDICAL MARIJUANA, FOOD, AND THE FINAL FRONTIER
With its deep pockets and it's heavily regulated environment, this brand new industry has the power to point the way forward where growing food is concerned
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Medical Marijuana
Part 2- Prescription Procedure


THE ART OF LEGALLY PRESCRIBING AN ILLEGAL DRUG
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Medical Marijuana
Part 1 - Regulatory Process


HOW TO DO BUSINESS IN MEDICAL MARIJUANA LIKE BIG PHARMA
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Part 1
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Part 2 -
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Updated 2016/4/13
Sustainability

NATURAL CAPITAL: PUTTING A PRICE TAG ON NATURE
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Updated 2016/3/27
Changing of the guard

FIRST NATION WATER/WASTEWATER
A LOOK AT THE CIRCUIT RIDER TRAINING PROGRAM
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Updated 2016/3/18
Green Economy - Part 2

WINDSOR READY FOR
MADE-IN-CANADA
POSTAL MINIVAN
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Updated 2016/3/3
Green Economy - Part 1

POSTAL WORKERS' BOLD PLAN TO FUEL A GREEN ECONOMY
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Updated 2016/2/29
Lead in Drinking water

LEAD IN CANADIAN SCHOOL WATER MAKES HEADLINES AGAIN


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2016/2/17
Deep Sea Imaging

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FOR THEIR DEEPSEA SHOOTS

MEET ADAM

Sulis -Subsea Equipment
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2016/2/8
Dams

RIVERS ON THE RUN
The Springbank Dam Story
2016/2/9
Ontario Waterpower Association response

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2016/2/2
Changing of the guard

THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD - FISHERIES, OCEAN & CANADIAN COAST GUARD
Q&A with Minister Tootoo
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2016/1/25
Deep Sea Exploration
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UNDER THE SEA

MEET PHIL

National Geographic - July 1983 Edition
Interview with Canadian deep-ocean explorer and inventor Phil Nuytten
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2016/1/18
Ships

THE BLUENOSE AND THE COLUMBIA,
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Updated 2016/1/12
Canada's Arctic

THE CHALLENGES OF CHARTING CANADA'S ARCTIC WATERS
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Updated 2015/12/23
Blue-green algae

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE: HOW THEY THRIVE IN OUR OVERFED, INVADED & WARMING LAKES
Interview with Environment Canada Research Scientist, Sue Watson. - Part 2
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2015/12/20
Blue-green algae

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE: THEY ADAPT, THEY MULTIPLY & CAN BE DEADLY
Interview with Environment Canada Research Scientist, Sue Watson. - Part 1
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2015/12/9
Robotics

ROVs 3,000 FEET UNDER THE SEA
Interview with Shark Marine's Jim Garrington
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2015/12/1
Paris COP 2015

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE YUKON,
A HARBINGER OF THINGS TO COME
Interview with WWF-Canada CEO, David Miller
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2015/11/24
Paris COP 2015

FROM INDIA TO CANADA,
THE SAME WATER RUNS THROUGH OUR BLUE PLANET
As 190 countries meet in Paris for COP 21, our planet is slowly and inexorably running out of water.
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DRONES
2015/11/9
Drones - Part 6

TOO BUSY TO GO TO TITANIC.
A CANADIAN LEADER IN OCEAN SUBMERSIBLES
Interview with Canadian Scientific Submersible's Keith Tamburri
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2015/10/12
Drones - Part 5

UAV SENSORS
IN THE FAST LANE.
TOOLS FOR A SCOOP?
Interview with Infinite Jib's Jeff Jackson
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2015/9/28
Drones - Part 4

DRONES MORE THAN JUST COOL
All about sensors
Interview with Skypapi's Daniel Helc
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Drones - Part 3

A HUMAN PILOT TALKS UAVS,
DRONE REGS AND DRONE SCHOOLS
Interview with Exo Drone, Éric Messier .../more
Drones - Part 2
JOURNALISM, DRONES AND CANADA
CAN WE FLY TOGETHER?
Interview with Jeff Ducharme, drone journalism, College of the North Atlantic .../more
Drones - Part 1
DRONE JOURNALISM,
IT'S NOT SCIENCE FICTION

Interview with Matt Waite, Drone Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln .../more

2015/8/25
First Nations
THIS PIVOTAL LAWSUIT
will decide the future of
Yukon's Peel Watershed

by Diane Saxe - Reprinted with permission



2015/8/7
Climate Change & Sea Level Rise


OF HUMANS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE FRAUGHT FUTURE OF OUR PLANET
Interview with Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist, Climate & Land Use Change, USGS
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2015/4/7
Drought
CALIFORNIA
The real cost of water
California is in the fourth year of one of the state's worst droughts in the past century. .../more
Drought - Related Article

IF CRUDE BY RAIL WHY NOT WATER?

Written by Bruce Kelly, Contributing Editor, Railway Age
Hauling water by train might sound outlandish to most, but tank cars were routinely used during the steam era to transport and store water
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