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2018/4/23

ADVISORY WRAP-UP

In Ontario, both a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) and a Boil Water Order (BWO) were issued to the Ganaraska Forest Centre Well Supply, in Campbellford. The BWA was issued to the Public Facilities
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DAILY
THE SITUATION IN MIAWPUKEK FIRST NATION

OVERDUE LIFTING OF LONG-TERM WATER ADVISORIES IN THREE FIRST NATION COMMUNITES

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water, wastewater, advisories and the stories behind them

2018/3/30 Advisory of the day

SAINT-ALEXIS-DES-MONTS, QC: MONTH-LONG DNC AT CABANE À SUCRE OSIAS

This is the busiest time of year for the "cabane à sucre" or sugar shacks in Québec. The sap in the maple trees is flowing to produce maple syrup, what Bloomberg called a "new commodity to own." With production in full swing and customers pouring in for the traditional dishes, this is not the best time to be hit with a do not consume (DNC) advisory.
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2018/3/29 Advisory of the day

PONTIAC, QC: BWA TO BE REMOVED TODAY

The Municipalité de Pontiac, in Québec's Outaouais region, has been under a boil water advisory (BWA) since March 15. The reason given in the announcement on the municipal website was that "an electronic part of equipment, essential to the operation of the water plant, broke down."
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2018/3/13 Advisory of the day

MONTRÉAL, QC: BROKEN WATER MAIN LEADS TO BWA IN OUTREMONT, PLATEAU BOROUGHS

Parts of two Montréal boroughs were under a precautionary boil water advisory (BWA) March 13. The website for Outremont indicated that the advisory was issued for certain addresses on rue Durocher, rue Hutchinson, avenue Van Horne, and avenue du Parc. The BWA was in place "until further notice."
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2018/3/1 Advisory of the Day

LA RONGE, SK: SASK AIRPORT UNDER DNC ADVISORY DUE TO PFOS

An airport in the town of La Ronge has been under a Do Not Consume advisory since February 13th due to higher than acceptable levels of the chemicals PFOA and PFOS.
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2018/2/27 Advisory of the day

SAINT-TITE-DES-CAPS, QC: PRECISIONS ON PROLONGED DNC ADVISORY AT COLLÈGE DES HAUTS SOMMETS

Last week WaterToday reported on the Do Not Consume advisory that is still in effect for the boy' residence at Collège des Hauts Sommets (CHS) in Saint-Tite-des-Caps, Québec. We were able to make contact with school administration to obtain some precisions as to why the water is still not safe to drink three months after the advisory was issued.
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2018/2/26 Advisory of the day

SAINT-TITE-DES-CAPS, QC: DO NOT CONSUME ADVISORY IN SCHOOL RESIDENCE PERSISTS FOR THREE MONTHS

In November Water Today reported on a Do Not Consume advisory that was issued for a student residence at Collège Hauts Sommets (CHS) in Saint-Tite-des-Caps. We were informed, at the time, that it was issued because of a "contamination" due to "heavy rains". There was no presence of coliforms and the advisory was precautionary.
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2018/2/21 Advisory of the day

JUDIQUE, NS: BOIL WATER ORDER ALMOST OVER FOR NOVA SCOTIA COMMUNITY

A Boil Water Order has been in place since January 23 in the community of Judique, Nova Scotia.
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2018/2/16 Advisory of the day

PORT HOPE SIMPSON, NL: E.COLI RELATED BOIL ADVISORY FOR LABRADOR TOWN

Bacterial contamination in the water system of Port Hope Simpson has led to a boil water advisory being issued.
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2018/2/15
Advisory of the day

NOTRE DAME DE LOURDES, MB: WINTER INFRASTRUCTURE WOES PLAGUE MB TOWN

What seemed like a simple leak fix has turned into quite an ordeal in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba this week.
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2018/2/9
Advisory of the day

WILLOWBROOK, BC: SMALL BC WATER SYSTEM EXPECTING LONG TERM BWN

A boil water notice that has been in place since September is expected to continue for a small British Columbia community.
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2018/2/7
Advisory of the day

SASKATCHEWAN'S LARGEST SENIORS' COMPLEX UNDER DO NOT CONSUME ADVISORY

Unforeseen mechanical issues prompted the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) to issue a do not consume advisory for Regina Pioneer Village on February 3.
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2018/2/6
Advisory of the day

MALLARD, MB: WATER PLANT MISHAP LEADS TO BWA FOR MB COMMUNITY

A boil water advisory was issued for the community of Mallard, Manitoba on February 2.
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2018/2/5
Advisory of the day

PRITCHARD, BC: MICROBIOLOGICAL CONCERNS FOR INTERIOR BC COMMUNITY


A water quality advisory has been issued by British Columbia's Interior Health Authority (IHA) for the community of Pritchard BC.
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2018/2/1
Advisory of the day

HOWLEY, NL: ENGINEERS ARRIVE TO HELP FIX CAUSE OF WATER SHORTAGE


The town of Howley in Western Newfoundland is four days into a state of emergency that was declared on Monday due to a water shortage. The town of just over 200 people gets their water from Sandy Lake.
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2018/1/31
Advisory of the day

SWAN RIVER, MB: VOLUNTEERS AND PUBLIC WORKERS HUSTLING TO COMBAT WATER SHORTAGE IN MANITOBA TOWN


Public works employees in Swan River, Manitoba are raring to get started on infrastructure repairs to two of the town's wells after their malfunction lead to an emergency water shortage this past weekend.
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2018/2/1
Advisory of the day

SAINT-FABIEN, QC: FIRE, WATER, FORTY-FOUR DAY BOIL WATER ADVISORY


The municipality of Saint-Fabien, Québec, was under a boil water advisory (BWA) that lasted 44 days. The bwa was issued after a fire during the night of December 16 to 17, 2017. Local media reported that the accidental fire destroyed homes and businesses including a funeral home.
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2018/1/29
Advisory of the day

SWAN RIVER, MB: STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY, SUPPLY WELLS NOT SUPPLYING TREATMENT PLANT


The Town of Swan River, Manitoba, has been under a State of Local Emergency since Sunday morning. According to the initial press release the Town was "experiencing a problem with its well water pumping system an [instructed] all residential and commercial properties to reduce water consumption." No boil water advisory was issued.
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2018/1/24
Advisory of the day

PORTLAND CREEK, NL: HOW WAS THE E.COLI PROBLEM RESOLVED?


After seven months of boiling their water, residents of Portland Creek in Western Newfoundland can now safely drink water straight from the tap again. A boil water advisory (BWA) had been issued June 7 2017 due to the presence of E. coli.
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2018/1/24
Advisory of the day

PORT-ALBERNI, BC: HEAVY PRECIPITATION CAUSES BWN FOR BC RESIDENTS


Blustering winds and extreme rainfall resulted in Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) issuing a boil water notice for the Cherry Creek Water Works District in Port Alberni this weekend.
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2018/1/19
Advisory of the day

LUTSELK'E, NT: CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER ISSUES BWA FOR NWT COMMUNITY


Residents of the Lutselk'e community have been advised to boil their water after a water delivery truck was suspected of delivering unchlorinated water. The advisory, which is being listed as precautionary, is in place for the entire community of approximately 300 people until the issue has been resolved.
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ADVISORIES
boil water, do not consume,
blue-green algae, water shortage

2018/4/ 24

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FIRST NATION & INUIT



2018/3/31

Health Canada has published its latest report on short-term water advisories which are issued for temporary water quality issues on specific water systems.

As of March 31, 2018, there were 24 short-term Drinking Water Advisories (DWA) in effect in First Nations communities across Canada, excluding BC; and 3 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authiority (FNHA)

The short-term advisoires in each province are listed below.

Long-term advisories - advisories that have been in place for more than a year - are now listed by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) along with a targeted resolution date.

Below we list the recently added long-term advisories as well as those that should be resolved by the end of April 2018.





FIRST NATIONS & INUIT SHORT-TERM WATER ADVISORIES


ATLANTIC - 0

QUÉBEC - 0

ONTARIO - 11

Public Water Systems

bullet Big Grassy
bullet Chippewa of Georgina Island
bullet Constance Lake
bullet Fort Severn
bullet Bearskin Lake
bullet North Caribou Lake
bullet Kashechewan
bullet Naicatchewenin
bullet Wabaseemoong - Whitedog


Semi-Public Water Systems

bullet Saugeen Band Office
bullet Hiawatha


MANITOBA - 5

Public Water Systems

bullet Sandy Bay
bullet Shamattawa
bullet Tataskweyak Cree

Semi-Public Water Systems

bullet Kinonjeoshtegon - Band Office/Health Centre
bullet Pinaymootang - ACFS, IRTC


SASKATCHEWAN - 4

Public Water Systems

bullet Wapachewunak
bullet Fond du Lac Denesuline
bullet Little Red River
bullet Nekaneet-Upper Camp


ALBERTA - 4



Semi-Public Water Systems

bullet Dene Tha`Bushe Food & Gas
bullet Dog Head 218 - ACFN Youth & Elder's Lodge
bullet Tsuut`ina Rodeo Grounds
bullet Goodfish - Carl Bull`s Mini Mart


BRITISH COLUMBIA - 3


Public Water Systems

bullet Comox - Puntledge Campground
bullet Kwakiutl - Cluxewe Campground
bullet Bridge River




LONG-TERM DRINKING WATER ADVISORIES EXPECTED TO BE LIFTED IN APRIL 2018

ATLANTIC

bullet Miawpukek - Conne River Public Water System


ONTARIO

bullet Webequie Public Water System


MANITOBA

bullet Hollow Water Public Water System


SASKATCHEWAN

bullet Peepeekisis- 2 long term advisories: 1-Main Public Water System; 2-Poitras Well




LONG-TERM ADVISORIES ADDED IN 2018 AFTER BEING ISSUED FOR OVER A YEAR


ONTARIO

bullet Wauzhushk Onigum Public Water System
bullet Big Grassy Public Water System
bullet Lac La Croix Public Water System


MANITOBA

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FEATURES
Water-related industries, events, stories

2018/4/13 Technology

SWARM DIVING DRONES. A NEW MILITARY AND SCIENTIFIC TOOL?

2018/4/11 Bottled Water

NESTLÉWATERS NORTH AMERICA GETS APPROVED TO PUMP UP TO 400 GALLONS PER MINUTE OF MICHIGAN GROUNDWATER

2018/4/5 First Nation Water

PRECAUTIONARY DWA COULD BE REDUCED BY 36% ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY

2018/3/28 Oil Spill

HUSKY ENERGY FACES TEN CHARGES IN RELATION TO 2016 OIL SPILL

2018/3/28 Exploration

CAVE DIVER AND RCGS EXPLORER-IN-RESIDENCE, JILL HEINERTH, ON HER CAREER AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH WATER

2018/3/26 Municipal water

338 QUÉBEC MUNICIPALITIES CALL ON PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT FOR GREATER PROTECTION OF DRINKING WATER

2018/3/24 Contamination

ONGOING CONCERNS OVER CHALK RIVER NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE

2018/3/22 Bottled Water

NEW STUDY FINDS 93% OF BOTTLED WATER TESTED CONTAINS MICROPLASTICS, COCA-COLA AND NESTLÉ WATERS REACT

2018/3/19 Renewable Energy

BURLINGTON, VERMONT: A CITY ON 100% RENEWABLES, LESSONS FOR OTHER MAJOR CITIES

2018/3/15 Infrastructure

FEDERAL AND ONTARIO MINISTERS OF INFRASTRUCTURE ANNOUNCE BILATERAL AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR NEXT DECADE

2018/3/16 Persistent Organic Contaminants

CALGON CARBON LEADS THE FIGHT AGAINST PFOS IN WATER

2018/3/9 Litigation

GRENVILLE-SUR-LA-ROUGE, QC:TOWN FACING LAWSUIT FOR PROTECTING ITS ENVIRONMENT

2018/3/9 Drought

DAY 0 MOVED TO 2019 BUT CAPETONIANS CANNOT RELAX

2018/3/7 First Nation Water

MINISTER PHILPOTT PERSONALLY DELIVERS WATER LEADERSHIP AWARD TO CHIEF OF SLATE FALLS

2018/3/7 Fuel Contamination

MONTRÉAL QC: NEW MARINE FUELING PROJECT COULD HAVE SERIOUS IMPACTS ON DRINKING WATER IN GREATER MONTRÉAL REGION

2018/3/7 Arctic

WHILE EUROPE FROZE, THE ARCTIC REACHED RECORD HIGHS

2018/3/3 First Nation Water

11 BWAS LIFTED AFTER 14 YEARS IN SLATE FALLS OJIBWE COMMUNITY, ON

2018/3/2 Drought

PREVENTING A CAPE TOWN CRISIS IN CANADA-THE MUNICIPALITIES (PART 2)

2018/2/28 Water regulation

ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS ATTEMPTS TO CLEAR UP WATER APPLICATIONS BACKLOG AT EXPENSE OF UNKNOWING RANCHERS

2018/2/25 Drought

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: LIFE IN A DROUGHT

2018/2/23 Drought

PREVENTING A CAPE TOWN CRISIS IN CANADA

2018/2/22 Drought

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: DANGEROUSLY LOW WATER LEVELS MAY LEAD TO REGULAR DISTRIBUTION SHUT-OFF

2018/2/24 Water regulation

CHANGES ARE COMING TO FISHERIES ACT

2018/2/23 Flooding

BRANTFORD, ON: FLOOD WATERS RECEDING, EVACUATION LIFTED

2018/2/22 Flooding

BRANTFORD, ON: STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO FLOOD CONDITIONS

2018/2/19 First Nation Renewable Energy

MINISTER CARR ROLLS OUT $220 MILLION IN CLEAN ENERGY FUNDING FOR OFF-GRID COMMUNITIES

2018/2/17 First Nation Water

TSAL'ALH FIRST NATION: NEW WATER TREATMENT ENDS LONG-TERM BWA

2018/2/14 Municipal water

HARD WATER PROVING TO BE BIG PROBLEM FOR CITY OF SAINT JOHN, NB

2018/2/13 Municipal Water

MONTRÉAL TO DEVELOP BEST PRACTICES AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE WITH NEW WATER SYSTEM TRAINING CENTRE, QC

2018/2/7 Legionnaire's Disease

WATER SUPPLY SWITCH FOUND TO BE CAUSE OF FLINT MICHIGAN LEGIONNAIRE'S DISEASE OUTBREAK

2018/2/6 Bottled Water - Video

ABERFOYLE, ON VS NESTLÉ: THE VIEW FROM BOTH SIDES

2018/2/5 Climate Change

NEW PAPER SAYS COASTAL OCEANS ACT AS A CARBON SINK

2018/2/1 First Nation Water

INDIGENOUS SERVICES CANADA COMMITTED TO MARCH 2021 GOAL AS RESPONSIBILITY GROWS

2018/2/1 Blue-green algae

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, IF YOU CAN SMELL THEM YOU ARE BEING EXPOSED

2018/1/30 Titanic

BACK TO TITANIC: NEWFOUNDLAND COMPANY WILL BE FIRST TO TAKE 4K IMAGES OF TITANIC

2018/1/29 Geoengineering

QUÉBEC'S LITTLE KNOWN AND NEVER USED RAIN MAKING LAW

2018/1/21 Contamination

THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER INSTITUTE GRASSROOTS CROSS CULTURAL APPROACH TO ADDRESSING AREA OF CONCERN IN ST LAWRENCE RIVER

2018/1/19
Transboundary water

NEGOTIATING THE MODERNIZATION OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER TREATY

2018/1/11
Municipal infrastructure

BC INITIATIVE LOOKS TO NATURE TO SOLVE INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES AND LOWER COSTS

2018//2/1
Bottled Water

CORRECTIONS: ABERFOYLE, ON: NESTLÉ, BUSINESS AS USUAL UNDER EXPIRED PERMIT

2018/1/10
Bottled water

ABERFOYLE, ON: FOR NESTLÉ, IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL UNDER EXPIRED PERMIT

2018/1/2
Bottled water

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: NESTLÉ STRIKES AGAIN

2018/1/2
Contamination

HOW A LOCAL RESIDENT SUED SYDNEY TAR PONDS OVER ARSENIC CONTAMINATION AND WON THE DAY

2018/1/5
Advisories

YEAR END WATER ADVISORY REVIEW NATIONAL OVERVIEW
NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR
NOVA SCOTIA
NEW BRUNSWICK
QUÉBEC
ONTARIO
MANITOBA
SASKATCHEWAN
ALBERTA
BRITISH COLUMBIA
THE NORTH

2017/12/24
Road De-icing

BEET JUICE USED AS ANTI-ICING AGENT FOR CANADIAN ROADS

2017/12/23
Blue-green algae

HOW MUCH DOES BLUE GREEN ALGAE COST CANADA?

2017/12/21
Renewables

MOVEMENT TOWARDS RENEWABLE ENERGY IN NUNAVIK, QUÉBEC'S NORTH

2017/12/20
Climate Change

ARCTIC REPORT CARD 2017: THE CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE

2017/12/19
Renewables

MAYOR PLANTE ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF MONTRÉAL e-PRIX CITING SOARING COSTS AND LACK OF VENUE

2017/12/18
First Nation Housing

AFAC PUSH FOR CREATION OF INDEPENDENT INDIGENOUS FIRE MARSHALL OFFICE

2017/12/19
Contamination

WATER POLLUTION IN MINNESOTA IS A PROBLEM FOR CANADA TOO.

2017/12/14
Contamination

SYDNEY TAR PONDS: CLEAN UP OR COVER UP?



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