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Updated 2016/11/30
Ontario moratorium on bottled water operations
Mayor Linton's take
The Ontario government has proposed a two-year moratorium on new or expanded bottled water operations fed by groundwater, with a view to striking a balance between an ever-expanding bottled water industry, population growth and the effects of climate change.

Centre Wellington's Mayor Kelly Linton whose failed bid to buy the Middlebrook well triggered the moratorium, is hoping that the Regulation Proposal initiated by Premier Kathleen Wynne will look at all the rules concerning water-taking for bottling purpose.
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DAILIES
advisories and the stories behind them

2016/12/2
Advisory of the day

22 YEAR OLD BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN AQUAFORTE, NL
On November 21st, Newfoundland Environment lifted a long-standing advisory in Aquaforte. The advisory had been issued due to a mechanical failure of the disinfection system, 16 years ago.
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2016/11/30
Advisory of the day

TURBIDITY ISSUE FIXED, BOIL WATER ADVISORY STILL ON IN ALMA, NB
Back in July we wrote a daily about a boil water advisory in
Alma issued because of high turbidity levels in the water. Four months later the advisory is still in effect.
" I'm not sure what's going on," says Public Works operator, Craig Dixon. .../more

2016/11/28
Advisory of the day

MORE E.COLI FOUND IN SOUTH SHORE DRINKING WATER, 65,000 TOLD TO BOIL IN SAINTE-JULIE, SAINT-AMABLE AND VARENNES
Communities on the South Shore of Montreal have been hit hard during the month of November. Over the course of the month boil water advisories due to positive fecal coliform results in water samples have plagued several communities, and put tens of thousands under boil water advisory.
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2016/11/24
Advisory of the day

PHENOL FORMALDEHYDE IS NOT FOUND IN MILL WATER, BUT BACTERIA IS - DO NOT USE DOWNGRADED TO BOIL WATER NOTICE
On
October 19th, we reported that Interior Health had issued a Do Not Use advisory for a wood mill in Golden BC - LP Canada Ltd - due to a suspected cross connection between the glue system and the cafeteria/washroom water system.

At the time, Interior Health Communications Officer, Karl Hardt, advised that this was a precautionary measure until tests confirmed that a cross-connection had actually occurred.
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2016/11/22
Advisory of the day

ANOTHER LATE-SEASON BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ADVISORY IN ONTARIO
ONTARIO PROVINCAL PARKS TAKEN OFF OUR MAPS

The Sudbury & District Health Unit issued blue-green advisories on November 18th for two lakes on Manitoulin Island - Big Lake and Long Lake - advising residents who use the surface water for their private drinking water supply to consider an alternate, protected source of water.

Most Ontario Provincial Parks are now closed, we have therefore removed them from our advisory maps.
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2016/11/17
Advisory of the day

3 LATE-SEASON BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ADVISORIES IN ONTARIO
OUR RECORDS INDICATE THIS IS NOT UNUSUAL

The Sudbury & District Health Unit issued two blue-green advisories on November 10th for Lake Nepahwin and Windy Lake. The Renfrew County and District Health Unit issued one for Bagot-Long Lake on November 14th. Samples taken from these lakes contained a species of cyanobacteria that can produce toxins. While it seems that blooms are appearing later in the season every year, a review of our records indicates that this not the case.
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2016/11/16
Advisory of the day

ALBERTA REMOVES 2016 BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ADVISORIES
On November 9th, Alberta Health Services removed all 2016 blue-green (cyanobacteria) advisories from its health alerts, as it does every year. There were 32 advisories this season as opposed to 28 in 2015, with some locations having more than one advisory. Blue-green blooms usually reappear in the same water bodies every year, with some exceptions - for example, there were no advisories in the South Zone this season and a few lakes lakes such as Skeleton Lake which appreared on the blue-green list in 2012, 2014 and 2015, did have any toxic blooms this year.
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2016/11/15
Advisory of the day

LONG-STANDING ADVISORY LIFTED TODAY IN SAINT-ALBAN, QC
On June 21, 2013, a single E.coli positive sample triggered a boil water advisory for Saint-Alban, QC that was to last longer than anyone had anticipated. Since that day, the population of some 600 people has been patiently boiling its tap water. Today, 3 years 4 months and 15 days later, the advisory was finally lifted.
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2016/11/14
Advisory of the day

MANITOBA REMOVES SEASONAL ADVISORIES, AS PART OF ITS ADVISORY REPORTING OVERHAUL
As part of its new policy regarding water advisory reporting, Manitoba Water Stewardship only displays advisories for seasonal recreational parks, campgrounds and resorts (both public and semi-public); seasonal small cooperatively and privately owned systems (public); and seasonal food handling facilities (semi-public) during the summer months between May 1st and October 31st. 47 advisories have therefore been removed since the end of October. This change is now reflected on our Manitoba map, explaining why the total numbers have significantly decreased.
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2016/11/11
Advisory of the day

CONSTANCE LAKE FIRST NATION ADVISORY LIFTED 2.5 YEARS LATER, ON
The inauguration of Constance Lake First Nation's new water treatment plant took place on Aboriginal Day, June 21 2016. It took five more months to get the boil water advisory, which had been issued on April 10, 2014, to be lifted.
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2016/11/10
Advisory of the day

PICKERING NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 21 SMART COMMUNITIES IN THE WORLD, ON
The City of Pickering - which usually makes headlines because of its nuclear power plant - has been named one of the world's Smart21 Communities of 2017 by the Intelligent Community Forum, a think tank based out of New York City that is comprised of a global network of cities and regions. The Smart21 program recognizes the municipalities that are successfully leveraging the power of technology to create a more connected, engaged, vibrant, and sustainable community.
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2016/11/9
Advisory of the day

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOLD NOT TO DRINK WATER, QC
70 children in a small elementary school in Saint-Benjamin (pop. 900) have been told not to drink from the taps and fountains in their shcool. Ecole la Tourterelle joins nine other schools across the province under do not consume advisories.
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2016/11/7
Advisory of the day

IS IT ON OR IS IT OFF? CONFUSION IN CHATEAUGUAY VALLEY
As reported on
November 3rd a boil water advisory was called for Châteauguay on the South Shore of Montreal last Wednesday, due to the detection of E.coli bacteria in the water during routine testing; the advisory also effected neighbouring communities of Mercier and Sainte-Martine as well as a portion of Léry, Saint-Isidore, and Saint-Urbain. On Sunday around 3:00 pm, the municipality of Châteauguay announced in a press release that the advisory was lifted for all municipalities affected by the advisory. This was incorrect and the town quickly issued a retraction later on in the afternoon; the advisory was in fact only lifted for Châteauguay itself.
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2016/11/4
Advisory of the day

2016/11/5 - Advisory Lifted
WATER MAIN BREAK FINALLY LOCATED IN CARLETON PLACE, ON
The municipality of Carleton Plave issued a boil water advisory for a portion of its territory after a water main break was detected in the area of Mississippi Road between Morris Street and Barker Street. But work crews initially had trouble finding the exact location of the break.
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2016/11/3
Advisory of the day

OVER 65,000 IN CHATEAUGUAY VALLEY UNDER BOIL WATER ADVISORY, QC
When higher than recommended levels of E.coli bacteria were detected in routine water samples, the city of Châteauguay issued a boil water advisory for the entire territory serviced by the Régie intermunicipale d'aqueduc de la Vallée de Châteauguay, including the towns of Châteauguay, Mercier and Sainte-Martine as well as a portion of Léry, Saint-Isidore, and Saint-Urbain. The advisory affects over 65,000 people.
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2016/11/3
Advisory of the day

DRYDEN ADVISORY UPDATE, ON
Follow-up to our
November 1 daily
Dryden Waterworks Manager Dean Walker told us over the phone today: "A small pipe inside the treatment plant had to be changed; it was right near the outflow so the plant and the whole distribution system had to be shut down."
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2016/11/2
Advisory of the day

DO NOT DRINK ADVISORY FOR SUDBURY'S SUNRISE RIDGE SUBDIVISION, ON
On Tuesday, the Sudbury District Health Unit issued a Drinking Water Advisory for 30 to 50 houses in Sunrise Ridge. This means that people who take their water from the municipal system should NOT use it for drinking; making juice, infant formula, or ice; cooking; washing uncooked fruit and vegetables; or brushing teeth. Boiling the water may not make it safe for drinking.
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2016/11/1
Advisory of the day

6,700 UNDER BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN DRYDEN, ON
The City of Dryden issued a boil water advisory for all its citizens on November 1. "There was a break on one of the water lines at the treatment plant", says a a Public Works person who would not give his name as he is not allowed to speak to the media. Calls put in to his superiors had not been returned as of posting.
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2016/10/28
Advisory of the day

ADVISORY RE-ISSUED DUE TO FAULTY VALVE IN RENEWS-CAPPAHAYDEN, NL
On Wednesday, we reported in
Cross Connection fixed four years later that the long-term advisory in Renews-Cappahayden had been lifted. As of today, it is back on. This is how Haseen Khan, Director Water Resources Management, explains the situation:
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2016/10/27
Advisory of the day

ONE PIPE, TWO WATER SYSTEMS, TWO JURISDICTIONS, MB
On September 11, 2016, Manitoba's Northern Regional Health Authority issued a boil water advisory for the northern settlement of Ilford, indicating that the advisory was expected to be short-term; it is still in effect today.
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2016/10/26
Advisory of the day

CROSS-CONNECTION FIXED 4 YEARS LATER, NL
On September 11, 2012, a cross connection was discovered in the distribution system of Renews-Cappahayden, a small fishing town that once existed as two independent villages. The boil water advisory issued that day by Newfoundland Environment was lifted on October 14, 2016, four years later.
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2016/10/25
Advisory of the day

POWER OUTAGE SHUTS DOWN BROMONT TREATMENT PLANT, QC
The Eastern Townships south of Montreal were hit by the first snowstorm of the year over the weekend, leaving thousands without power. In Bromont, to compound matters, the back-up generator failed to start up leaving the water treatment plant wihtout power for almost 48 hours, depleting the town's water reserves and causing a depressurization of the distribution system.
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2016/10/24
Advisory of the day

STORMS KNOCK OUT POWER - SMALL WATER SYSTEMS UNDER ADVISORY, BC
Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) issued 5 new boil water notices on October 21. Four of these were for water systems on Mayne Island, one on Gabriola Island. We asked why?
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2016/10/21 - 20:00
Advisory of the day

IT'S OFF! FNHA
"Hello, our folks have advised that the Alexis Creek CWS advisory has been lifted as of today." Trevor - FNHA
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2016/10/21 - 17:00
Advisory of the day

ALEXIS CREEK FIRST NATION ADVISORY LIFTED...OR NOT
On October 13, we told you about the two water advisories in
Alexis Creek; a Boil Water Advisory issued in 2003 for the First Nation community and a Water Quality advisory issued in October 2016 for the non-indigenous community.
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2016/10/19
Advisory of the day

IS PHENOL FORMALDEHYDE ENTERING GOLDEN MILL DRINKING WATER? POSSIBLY.
On Tuesday, October 18, this Do Not Use advisory was listed for LP Canada Ltd. Golden EWP Division, on Interior Health's Kootenay report:
    Distribution system integrity failure. Cross connection between glue system and two washrooms / two lunch rooms for unknown length of time. Suspected Phenol Formaldehyde has entered distribution to those two sites.
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2016/10/16
BWA of the day

11-YEAR OLD BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN HEMLOCK RESORT, BC
On October 12th, an 11-year old boil water advisory issued in 2005 for Hemlock Resort, due to the presence of e.coli and total coliform in the treated water, was lifted. We contacted Fraser Health to find out how many people this water advisory affected and why there had been such a long delay in fixing this problem.
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2016/10/14
BWA of the day

DOMINO EFFECT POPS 13 PIPES OVER TWO DAYS IN MOOSE JAW, SK
The City of Moose Jaw experienced a rash of water main breaks this past week, resulting in water disruptions and boil water advisories in several areas. When it was all over there had been 13 breaks over two days.

Here's what happened according to Moose Jaw Operations Manager, Darrin StepHanson:

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2016/10/13
BWA of the day

ALEXIS CREEK: TWO WATER SYSTEMS, TWO JURISDICTIONS, TWO WATER ADVISORIES
In Interior BC, indigenous and non-indigenous communities often abutt. We found this out when a Water Quality Advisory was issued for Alexis Creek on October 6, where - according to our records - there was already a Boil Water Advisory since 2003. Turns out there are two water systems in the same location , one is under the jurisdiction of the First Nation Health Authority, the other under Interior Health.
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2016/10/12
BWA of the day

HURRICANE MATTHEW DEVASTATES WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Update 2016/10/13 - Water levels at Gander Lake are continuing to drop slowly. Risk to the pump house continues to decrease. The possibility of a water service interruption has been greatly reduced.

The remnants of hurricane Matthew pounded Newfoundland an Labrador over the Thanksgiving weekend dumping between 170 mm and 240 mm of rain in some areas. Many towns have declared a state of emergency as roads were washed away, trees uprooted and buildings flooded, other towns are dealing with a massive overrun of their water system.

The town of Gander is one of them. Its source of water, Gander Lake - a 52 km by 2.5 km body of water - has risen by 2 metres, at a rate of 4 inches per hour since Monday, threatening the town's pumphouse.
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2016/10/7
BWA of the day

FINDING ADVISORIES IN TINY PLACES IN SASKATCHEWAN
Saskatchewan does a great job of reporting all water advisories across the province, whether they occur in towns, outfitters camps or small businesses. Recently advisories were posted for Lawson Family Meats (E.coli) and Shirley Cox approved care home (Total Coliforms). Trouble is, no amount of googling produced any matches, making it hard to post the advisories on our map since we did not know where they were.
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2016/10/5
BWA of the day

3,500 TOLD TO BOIL IN ORMSTOWN, QC
Over 3,500 people were told to boil their water in the town of Ormstown on October 3rd, 2016. "There were 'coliphages' (E.coli) in some of the samples," says Chantal Rousseau, the town's water and wastewater project manager. "We fixed the problem and have sent two new samples to the lab. We are now waiting for the results."
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2016/10/4
BWA of the day

BWA DUE TO RESERVOIR UPKEEP IN ALBERTVILLE, SK
The Sask Water Security Agency issued a precautionary drinking water advisory for Albertville due a 'potentially contaminated treated water reservoir' on October 1, 2016.

"It was planned reservoir maintenance work", says Albertville acting administrator Brenda. "We went inside and washed the walls. We bought new pumps to keep the pressure up during the work so the water was mostly not shut off, only in parts. We also had to repair a fire hydrant."
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2016/10/3
BWA of the day

QUÉBEC SEASONAL SCHOOL ADVISORIES BACK ON LIST
8 DNC 3BWA

As in past years, now that school is in, holiday advisories in campgrounds and resorts are off and school advisories back on the Québec water advisory list. There are 8 do not consume advisories and 3 boil water advisories, some dating as far back as 2003. The bulk of the advisoires affecting schools are in the Bas Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie-Îles-de-la Madeleine regions of the province.
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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."
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MOST RECENT

 
Burton, BC - 11/30/2016
 Dufferin Water Association, SK - 11/30/2016
 Creighton (3), SK - 8/30/2014
 Parkview , SK - 11/30/2016
 Marquis Rural Pipeline, SK - 11/30/2016
 Martensville - munic., SK - 12/1/2016
 Macoun, SK - 11/28/2016
 Calder, SK - 11/29/2016
 Goodsoil, SK - 11/28/2016
 Aberdeen, SK - 12/2/2016
 Highway 41 Water Utility, SK - 12/2/2016
 Melfort, SK - 12/3/2004
 Lashburn - munic., SK - 12/2/2016
 Camperville, MB - 11/23/2016
 Lake Nutimik Baptist Camp, MB - 12/1/2016
 Ashern, MB - 11/18/2016
 Algonquin Highlands - individual, ON - 11/25/2016
 Les Cedres, QC - 11/27/2016
 Disraeli, QC - 11/29/2016
 Rouyn-Noranda, QC - 11/28/2016
 Yamachiche, QC - 12/2/2016
 Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, QC - 11/29/2016
 Saint John, NB - 12/1/2016
 Smith Crossing - Atlantic Institution, NB - 12/2/2016
 St Margarets, NB - 11/29/2016
 Valley, NS - 11/23/2016
 Sandy Cove, NS - 11/29/2016
 Hermitage (2), NL - 12/29/2015
 McIvers, NL - 11/30/2016
 Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, NL - 12/2/2016
 Irishtown-Summerside, NL - 11/30/2016


JUST LIFTED

bullet Comox Valley BC
bullet Comox BC
bullet Courtenay BC
bullet Galiano Island - Hunterston Farms BC
bullet Grand Forks - Sion Improvement District BC

bullet Moose Lake MB

bullet Lincoln - Crown and Currie Estates NB

bullet Aquaforte NL
bullet Cow Head NL
bullet Cox's Cove NL
bullet Isle-aux-Morts NL
bullet Little Bay NL
bullet Meadows NL
bullet Northern Arm NL
bullet Rocky Harbour NL
bullet St Anthony NL
bullet Stephenville NL

bullet Ellershouse - General Store NS
bullet Prime Brook - Resi Care NS
bullet New Ross- Vittles Take Out NS
bullet West Chezzetcook - St Ansleme's Parish NS

bullet Sanikiluaq NU

bullet Marl Lake and Lake Rosalind - blue-green ON

bullet Lingwick - Ruée vers Gould QC
bullet Orford - Club de Golf du Mont-Orford QC
bullet Saint-Amable QC
bullet Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata - Villa St-Honré QC
bullet Sainte-Julie QC
bullet Saint-Pacôme - Aqueduc des Petites Côtes QC
bullet Varennes QC


bullet Abbey SK
bullet Arborfield SK
bullet Cupar SK
bullet Hanley SK
bullet Ile-a-la-Crosse SK
bullet Meacham - Greek Palace SK
bullet Medstead SK
bullet Paradise Hill SK
bulet Spiritwood SK
bullet Tramping Lake SK


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2016/11/10
FIRST NATIONS & INUIT ADVISORY UPDATE

Health Canada has published its latest report on boil water advisories in First Nations and Inuit communities. As of September 30, 2016, there were 139 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 94 First Nations communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia. At the end of August 2016, there were 132 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 89 communities.

In the Atlantic provinces, there are 5 advisories in 5 communities. 2 new advisories were issued the Esgenoopetitj (NB) and Potlotek (NS) Public Water Systems.

In Québec, there are 3 advisories, all in Kitigan Zibi. One BWA was issued in Kitigan Zibi was issued and lifted in September and 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 84 advisories (78 BWA and 6 DNC) in 46 communities. 4 new advisories were issued for the Kashechewan, Kasabonika Lake, Lac La Croix and Ochiichagwe'babig'ining Public Water Systems; 3 were issued and rescinded for the Sandy Lake, Chapleauand Onegaming Public Water Systems during September.

In Manitoba, there are 10 BWAS and 2 DNC advisories. There were no changes in September.

In Saskatchewan, there are 21 BWAs in 11 communities. 1 new advisory was issued since the last report, for the English River La Plonge Public Water System. 4 advisories were issued and rescinded for the Cowessess, Fond du Lac Denesuline, Peter Ballantyne and Turtle Lake Public Water Systems. 1 advisory was rescinded or the Buffalo River Dene Nation Public Water System .

In Alberta, there are 12 BWAs in 13 communities. 4 new boil water advisories (BWA) were issued for the O'Chiese Bremmerville and Town Site Public Water Systems, and for the Marten Lake Community Hall and Stoney Trading Post Semi-Public Water Systems. 2 advisories were lifted for the Wah Pun 1 and the Mikisew Cree Band Office Semi-Public Water Systems. 4 BWAs were issued and lifted in September for the Beaver Lake and Whitefish Lake Public Water Systems and for the O'Chiese Truck Stop Semi-Public Water System.

In BC, according to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)- which is responsible for water in First Nations communities in BC - As of October 31, 2016, there were 18 Boil Water Advisories and 4 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 22 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 19 First Nation 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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Update 2016/11/30
Greening government - Part 2 Buildings

GREENING FEDERAL GOV OPERATIONS

PSPC's commitment to reducing government footprint
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2016/11/21
Greening government - Part 1 EVs

"TODAY I'M HERE TO ANNOUNCE OUR PLAN FOR REAL CHANGE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR ECONOMY, AND OUR FUTURE"
Justin Trudeau, June 30,2015

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Update 2016/11/22
Infrastructure

INTRODUCTION TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND GREY INFRASTRUCTURE
by
The Alberta Water Portal

Reprinted with permission
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Update 2016/10/31
Agriculture and water


AGRICULTURE CONSUMES 86% OF THE WORLD'S FRESHWATER
A look at how Canadian scientists work to reduce its footprint
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Update 2016/10/7
Sustainability - Natural Capital


CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS SUPPORT EFFORT TO PUT A PRICE ON NATURE
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Update 2016/10/3
Medical Marijuana
ACMPR Version 1.0


FROM MMAR THROUGH MMPR TO ACMPR
THE MADNESS OF REGULATING MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN 2016
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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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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
.../more


2016/6/16
Arctic

POLAR KNOWLEDGE - CANADA PARTNERS WITH NASA TO STUDY ARCTIC
.../more


2016/6/16
First Nations

FIRST NATION INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING
Part 3 - Housing Funds
.../more

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
.../more

Updated 2016/6/8
Q&A - Federal government audit

Q&A - COMMISSIONER OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Julie Gelfand
.../more


Updated 2016/6/7
Drinking Water

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

.../more


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
.../more



Updated 2016/5/8
First Nation Housing &Infrastructure - Part 2
FIRST NATION INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING
Government Funding
.../more

Updated 2016/4/27
First Nation Infrastructure - Part 1
IMPROVING FIRST NATION QUALITY OF LIFE
INFRASTRUCTURE & HOUSING
.../more


Updated 2016/4/21
Medical marijuana

2016/4/20

420 2016
.../more


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
.../more

Medical Marijuana
Part 2- Prescription Procedure


THE ART OF LEGALLY PRESCRIBING AN ILLEGAL DRUG
.../more


Medical Marijuana
Part 1 - Regulatory Process


HOW TO DO BUSINESS IN MEDICAL MARIJUANA LIKE BIG PHARMA
.../more

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
.../more


Updated 2016/3/27
Changing of the guard

FIRST NATION WATER/WASTEWATER
A LOOK AT THE CIRCUIT RIDER TRAINING PROGRAM
.../more


Updated 2016/3/18
Green Economy - Part 2

WINDSOR READY FOR
MADE-IN-CANADA
POSTAL MINIVAN
.../more

Updated 2016/3/3
Green Economy - Part 1

POSTAL WORKERS' BOLD PLAN TO FUEL A GREEN ECONOMY
.../more


Updated 2016/2/29
Lead in Drinking water

LEAD IN CANADIAN SCHOOL WATER MAKES HEADLINES AGAIN


.../more



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
.../more



2016/2/8
Dams

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

.../more



2016/2/2
Changing of the guard

THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD - FISHERIES, OCEAN & CANADIAN COAST GUARD
Q&A with Minister Tootoo
.../more



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
.../more



2016/1/18
Ships

THE BLUENOSE AND THE COLUMBIA,
WILL THEY MEET AGAIN?
Bluenose II-2013
Bluenose II - 2013
.../more



Updated 2016/1/12
Canada's Arctic

THE CHALLENGES OF CHARTING CANADA'S ARCTIC WATERS
.../more



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
.../more

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
.../more


2015/12/9
Robotics

ROVs 3,000 FEET UNDER THE SEA
Interview with Shark Marine's Jim Garrington
.../more


2015/12/1
Paris COP 2015

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE YUKON,
A HARBINGER OF THINGS TO COME
Interview with WWF-Canada CEO, David Miller
.../more

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.
.../more



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
.../more

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
.../more
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
.../more

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
.../more




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