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advisories and the stories behind them

2016/9/29
BWA of the day

SUSPENDERS BWA LIFTED, BC
As reported on September 15, a BWA was issued to Suspenders General Store in Fort St James, BC on September 6. This advisory is now lifted.
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2016/9/29
BWA of the day

BWA LIFTED AFTER BEING PROLONGED IN SAINT-AMABLE AND SAINTE-JULIE, QC
A boil water advisory issued on September 21, then prolonged on September 22 was finally lifted on the 25th. It affected the entire territory of Saint-Amable and a few streets in Sainte-Julie, over 13,000 people.

Benoit Rajotte of the Régie intermunicipale de l'eau potable (RIEP) says "we initially thought all that needed fixing was a water main valve; once we started digging we realized that a 20 foot section of a major distribution water main had to be changed."
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2016/9/27
BWA of the day

LATEST WABUSH BWA AFFECTS FEW AT AIRPORT SERVICES BUILDING
The town of Wabush, NL has had 18 Boil Water Advisories since 2008. Just lately an advisory - issued due to repairs to the water distribution system - was lifted on September 16, only to be replaced on September 22 with a new BWA for the same reason.
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2016/9/23
BWA of the day
PROGRAMMING GLITCH TRIGGERS BOIL WATER NOTICE IN SAVONA, BC
Boil Water Advisory issued to Savona on September 21, due to a 'distribution system integrity failure'. Water technician from Thompson-Nicola Regional District says they "noticed a mechanical failure due to a programming glitch, then they had to shock chlorinate the system".
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2016/9/21
BWA of the day
PREVENTIVE BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR NEIGHBOURING TOWNS SOUTH OF MONTREAL, QC
A Preventive Boil Water Advisory was issued this morning for all of Saint-Amable, QC and a few streets in neighbouring Sainte-Julie. The advisory is effective tonight, September 21 at 10 pm and is expected to last at least until Saturday, September 24.
Mélanie Waldhart, a spokesperson for the municipality of Saint-Amable explains: "The advisory is necessary to repair a break on a major water main that occurred in May, 2016; the main was repaired at the time, but it was only a temporary fix." .../more



2016/9/18
BWA of the day
TWO MONTHS AFTER HUSKY SPILL, NORTH SASK RIVER WATER SAFE TO DRINK, SK
Two months after a Husky Energy pipeline spilled an estimated 250,000 litres of oil into the North Saksatchean River, forcing Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort to seek alternative sources of water, the water has been declared safe to drink. The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA), announced Friday morning that municipalities are cleared to resume using water from the North Saskatchewan River for their residents..

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2016/9/16
BWA of the day
BWA IN SEYMOURVILLE DUE TO BACKWASH PUMP MALFUNCTION, MB
A Boil Water Advisory was issued to Seymourville on September 9, 2016; we reached the town office on September 14.
Administrative assistant Chantel Seymour, a member of the original family of Seymourville says," We are having issues with the backwash pump. The electrician and a pump guy named Tom from TNT Plumbing are working on it now. Repairs should be completed late this afternoon".

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2016/9/16
BWA of the day
WATER MAIN VALVES NEED REPLACING IN WAPELLA, SK
A Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory was issued for Wapella on September 13, 2016. WaterToday put a call into the town office on September 14.
"The precautionary advisory will stay on until the four water main valves are replaced," says town administrator, Heidi Berlin.
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2016/9/15
BWA of the day
SUSPENDERS GENERAL STORE NOT OVERLY CONCERNED WITH BWA
On September 6, 2016, Northern Health issued a boil water advisory for Suspenders General Store in Fort St James, BC, citing repeat unsatisfactory water sample results and recommending annual shock chlorination and flushing.
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2016/9/13
BWA of the day
BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR TOWN OF ST. GEORGE’S, NL, DUE TO FAILURE WITH CHLORINATION SYSTEM
On September 6th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for the Town of St. George’s in Newfoundland. The advisory was issued due to a failure with the town's chlorination system.

According to Town Manager, Jocelyn Butt, “The chlorination pump failed. We have already ordered the necessary parts to fix the problem and are expecting them to come in by this Friday [September 16th]. So, best case scenario, the advisory may be lifted by next week once the pump is fixed and we can get the [two mandatory] samples done.”
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2016/9/10
BWA of the day

WATER MAIN BREAK IN BATHURST, NB, CAUSES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR SMALL AREA OF BATHURST AND THE ENTIRE NEIGHBOURING TOWN OF BERESFORD
A water main break occurred on September 8th, 2016, in the City of Bathurst, New Brunswick, causing a boil water advisory to be issued for a small area of Bathurst and the entire neighbouring town of Beresford. The boil water advisory was issued due to the loss of pressure in the water distribution system, which was caused by the water main break.
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2016/9/09
BGA of the day

FIRST TIME DETECTION OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (CYANOBACTERIA) BLOOMS FOR THE RIDEAU CANAL IN OTTAWA, ON
As of September 9th, 2016, The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has advised Ottawa Public Health that water samples taken from the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario were positive for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). The samples were taken on September 6, 2016, from water above the locks near the Ottawa River and were found to contain a species of cyanobacteria that is known to produce toxins.
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2016/9/09
BWA of the day

DEPRESSURIZATION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM CAUSES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR ST MALO, MB
A boil water advisory was issued for St Malo in the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry, Manitoba, on September 6th, 2016. The advisory was issued due to depressurization in the water distribution system, which was caused by a water main break. According to Chief Administrative Officer of St Malo, Kristine Shields, the advisory is expected to be lifted within the next day or two.
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2016/9/08
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR FOR 110,000 IN SAINTE-THÉRÈSE, QC, DUE TO REPAIRS TO WATER TREATMENT PLANT
On September 7th, 2016, the City of Sainte-Thérèse in Québec issued a boil water advisory due to repairs being done to the water treatment plant. Repairs are now completed and the city is awaiting test results before the advisory can be officially lifted.
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2016/9/08
BWA of the day

LOW CHLORINE RESIDUALS IN WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM CAUSE BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CAPE ST GEORGE, NL
As of September 6th, 2016, there was a boil water advisory issued for Cape St. George, Newfoundland, due to low chlorine residuals. According to Peter Fenwick, Mayor of Cape St. George, the low chlorine levels were a temporary result of a new water technician taking over.
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2016/9/07
BWA of the day

FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY, BC - DRINKING WATER SAFETY PROGRAM AND CURRENT ADVISORIES
As of July 31, 2016, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) listed 20 Boil Water Advisories and 4 Do Not Consume advisories, making a total of 24 Drinking Water Advisories. These advisories are in effect for 21 First Nations communities in British Columbia. The advisories are for water systems with 5 or more connections, as well as smaller water systems that have public facilities. The FNHA provide a great deal of information in regards to each advisory, including the date it was issued, the reason(s) for the advisory, as well as what type of water system and the specific area(s) that the advisory is in effect for.
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2016/9/07
BWA of the day

DO NOT SWIM ADVISORY DUE TO THE DETECTION OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (CYANOBACTERIA) BLOOMS CONTINUES FOR CONESTOGO LAKE IN SOUTH WESTERN ON
On August 30th, 2016, a do not swim advisory was issued for Conestogo Lake in South Western Ontario. The advisory was issued due to the detection of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms in the lake.
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2016/9/06
BWA of the day

FLUCTUATING CHLORINE LEVELS CAUSE BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR TOWN BAY DE VERDE, NL
On August 30th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for the town of Bay de Verde in Newfoundland. The advisory was issued as the town’s water distribution system is undergoing maintenance. According to town clerk, Tara North, the problem with the water distribution system is that there are fluctuations in the levels of chlorine being added to the water.
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2016/9/03
BWA of the day

UPDATE: OUTDOOR WATERING RESTRICTIONS LIFTED FOR NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK
As of September 2nd, 2016, the last of the North Battleford watering restrictions - issued after the Husky Energy Oil Spill into the North Saskatchewan River - were officially lifted. Prior to this, residents have been under varying water conservation orders since the oil spill occurred on July 20th, 2016.
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2016/9/02
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER NOTICE ISSUED FOR BURTON, BC, DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF TOTAL COLIFORM AND E. COLI BACTERIA
On September 1st, 2016, The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) issued a boil water notice for users of the Burton water system in Burton, British Columbia. The notice was issued as recent testing showed the water quality as poor and unsafe for drinking, due to the detection of Total Coliform and E. Coli (Escherichia Coli) bacteria.
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2016/9/02
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CONQUEST, SK, DUE TO VILLAGE WIDE WATER SHUT-OFF AND SUBSEQUENT DEPRESSURIZATION OF SYSTEM
On September 1st, 2016, the Village of Conquest, Saskatchewan, issued a boil water advisory due to a depressurization of the water system. The depressurization was caused by a village wide water shut-off to repair some of the sewer pipes.
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2016/9/01
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN CHURCHILL FALLS, NL, DUE TO MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS TO WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
On August 29th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for Churchill Falls, Newfoundland. The boil water advisory was due to maintenance and repairs being done to the water distribution system, including flushing the town’s water hydrants and making repairs to the chlorinator.
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2016/9/01
BGA of the day

UPDATE: MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE RE-CONFIRM BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (CYANOBACTERIA) TOXINS IN LAKE ROSALIND AND MARL LAKE, ON
Samples taken by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on August 22nd, 2016, have re-confirmed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) for Lake Rosalind and Marl Lake in southwest Ontario. The MOECC took their first sample of the season on July 11th, which also detected the presence of blue-green algae toxins and resulted in a “Do Not Use” advisory for the lakes. While waiting for the MOECC to return and do subsequent tests, residents paid for private testing and received results indicating that the levels of blue-green algae detected were minimal and that the lakes were - in fact - safe for swimming.
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2016/8/31
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK IN TATAMAGOUCHE, NS
There was a boil water advisory issued for the town of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia on August 30th, 2016, due to a water main break. The water main break caused a loss in pressure in the system, which has affected the approximate 220 customers of the Tatamagouche water utility.
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2016/8/31
BWA of the day

PRECAUTIONARY DRINKING WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR THE TOWN CORONACH, SK
The Town of Coronach in Saskatchewan was placed under a precautionary drinking water advisory on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The advisory was due to elevated turbidity levels in the town’s water treatment plant and was in effect for all residents and users of the water system. The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency officially lifted the advisory on August 29th, 2016, saying “The bacteriological samples submitted by the town [of Coronach] have tested negative for bacteria and the town has taken all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the water.”
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2016/8/30
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORIES FOR BAIE-COMEAU, QC
On August 30th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for the Saint-Georges Sector of the City of Baie-Comeau in Québec. The advisory was issued due to maintenance on the district's well system.
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2016/8/30
BGA of the day

CYCLING FOR SOLUTIONS - THREE-DAY, 500KM TREK TO RESTORE AND PROTECT LAKE WINNIPEG’S WATERS KICKS OFF SEPT 2ND IN MB
On September 2nd, 2016, a group of cyclists will challenge themselves to complete the three-day, 500 kilometer, self-supported road trip from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario. Cycling For Solutions is working to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, which is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world.
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2016/8/29
BWA of the day

EQUIPMENT FAILURE IN WATER TREATMENT PLANT CAUSES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR SAINT-GERVAIS, QC
On August 26th, 2016, a boil water advisory was issued for the Municipality of Saint-Gervais in Québec. The advisory was issued due to an equipment failure at the water treatment plant. According to the General Director of the Municipality of Saint-Gervais, Richard Tremblay, the equipment failure is currently being looked into, but the municipality is unsure of when they will be able to officially lift the advisory.
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2016/8/29
BWA of the day

PRECAUTIONARY DRINKING WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR PERDUE, SK
On August 15th, 2016, a precautionary drinking water advisory was issued for the village of Perdue in Saskatchewan. The advisory was issued due to scheduled repairs being done to the water main. The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency officially lifted the advisory on August 25th, 2016.
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2016/8/28
BWA of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR SOL SANTE CLUB IN SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC
A boil water advisory that was issued on August 4th, 2016, for the Sol Sante Club in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, was lifted last week. The advisory was originally listed due to “adverse test results,” which according to Laurie, a representative of the club, was test results that showed a detection of E. Coli (Escherichia Coli) in a water sample from their clubhouse.
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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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bullet Disraeli QC
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FIRST NATION & INUIT



2016/9/9
FIRST NATIONS & INUIT ADVISORY UPDATE

Health Canada has published its latest report on boil water advisories in First Nations and Inuit communities. As of July 31, 2016, there were 132 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 92 First Nations communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia. At the end of June 2016, there were 134 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 93 communities.

In the Atlantic provinces, there are 3 Boil Water Advisories in effect in 3 communities. The advisory in Natuashish which was rescinded in June was re-issued in July. 1 advisory was rescinded for the Indian Island Band Office/Health Centre Semi-Public Water System in New Brusnwick. 1 advisory was issued and lifted during July for the Eel River Bar Public Water System in New Brunswick.

In Québec, there is 1 new advisory since the last report, for the Grand Lac Victoria (Kitcisakik) Semi-Public Water System, bringing the province's total to 5. One advisory was lifted for the public water system in Natashquan. 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 80 advisories (74 BWA and 6 DNC). 1 new advisory was issued for the Wapekeka public pater system. 5 advisories were rescinded for the Fort Severn, Pikangikum, Naicatchewenin, Lac La Croix, Pic Mobert North and Seine River public water systems; 4 advisories were issued and rescinded in July for the Albany, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Mishkeegogamang public water systems.

In Manitoba, there are 8 BWAS and 2 DNC advisories. There are 4 new advisories for the Dakota Plains, Jackhead (Kinonjeoshtegon), Lake Manitoba and Long Plain (cistern) Public Water Systems. 1 advisory was rescinded for the Shamattawa Public Water System. 3 advisories were issued and rescinded for the Dakota Tipi, Long Plain and Sandy Bay Public Water Systems in July.

In Saskatchewan, there are 24 BWAs in 20 communities. 4 new advisories were issued since the last report, for the Fond du Lac (rescinded/re-issued in July), Stony Rapids, Buffalo River Dene, Montreal Lake Cree and Little Red River Public Water Systems. 3 advisories were issued and rescinded in July, for the Big River, Clearwater River Dene and LAc La Ronge Public Water Systems. 2 advisories were lifted for the Fond du Lac and Witchekan Lake Public Water Systems.

In Alberta, there are 13 BWAs in 12 communities. 3 new boil water advisories (BWA) were issued for the Child Lake Multi-Purpose building and the Tsuut'ina Spirit Healing Lodge Semi-Public Water Systems as well as the Sturgeon Lake Public Water System. 3 advisories were rescinded, for the Montana and Gregoire Lake Public Water System and the English Bay Community Centre Semi-Public Water System. 6 BWAs were issued and lifted in July for the Red Crow, John D'or Prairie, Paul and Eden Valley Public Water Systems as well as the O'Chiese Truck Stop and Sucker Creek Multi-Purpose Complex Semi-public Systems.

In BC, according to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)- which is responsible for water in First Nations communities in BC - As of August 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. NOTE: These advisories are not included in our maps.

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WATERLINES
industries/events with a direct/indirect impact on water
Update 2016/9/26
Renewable Energy

EXPORTING TO CHINA IS BIGGER THAN NESTLÉ

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2016/9/20
Renewable Energy

THE GREEN & THE BLACK
CONVERTING ALBERTA'S ABANDONED WELLS INTO GEOTHERMAL GREENHOUSES
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2016/9/03
Blue-Green Algae

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (CYANOBACTERIA) IN QUÉBEC - OCCURRENCES AND THE EFFECT ON HOME VALUE
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Q&A WITH QUÉBEC ENVIRONMENT MINISTER DAVID HEURTEL
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2016/8/29
Blue-GreenAlgae

THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOSPHORUS CONTROL IN THE MITIGATION OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (CYANOBACTERIA) BLOOMS
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2016/8/24
Q&A

Q&A - INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE
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2016/8/19
Septics

SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
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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
PART TWO: HUSKY INVOLVEMENT AND OIL TRANSPORT

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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
A FIRST STEP IN TACKLING MICROPLASTICS IN THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT
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                                         StreetBeat
2016/7/15
Glass of Water- Part 5


CAN I HAVE A GLASS OF WATER?
FOLLOW UP: A HOMELESS PERSPECTIVE


PART 4 - CENTRAL OTTAWA (LANSDOWNE, THE GLEBE AND CENTERTOWN)

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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WHY WE ARE DOING A SERIES ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA?


Part 1
- A looking glass into the future

Part 2 -
Isn't it ironic?



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

GOOGLE'S SCHMIDT & AVATAR'S CAMERON
USE ADAM'S CAMERAS
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
0.1645788 LEAGUES
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,
WILL THEY MEET AGAIN?
Bluenose II-2013
Bluenose II - 2013
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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
.../more
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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