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DO NOT CONSUME WARNING ISSUED FOR SECTION OF SUDBURY

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NFLD TOWN HAS 20th ADVISORY IN A DECADE

MARITIME FISH AND CHIPPER TESTS POSTIVE FOR TOTAL COLIFORM



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2017/9/24
Advisory of the day

BC BRIDGE BRINGS BWA
Bridge construction necessitated a boil water advisory (BWA) for a British Columbia town this week.

The Village of Zeballos, located on the North West coast of Vancouver Island, has been hard at work since June 5 constructing the Sugarloaf Bridge.
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2017/9/19
Advisory of the day

HUDSON, QC, HAS EYES ON OTTAWA RIVER TO END WATER SHORTAGES
On September 5, residents of Hudson, Québec were invited to hear the presentation given by the Infrastructure Committee. The committee was to present an "update on the potable water situation in [the Town], the measures currently in place to improve the situation, as well as some long-term planning ideas." It has been reported that Hudson is looking to the Ottawa River as a source of potable water. We contacted the Town of Hudson for more information.
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2017/9/14
Advisory of the day

BC TOWN WITH PRISTINE WATER SEES RARE BWA
The Town of Smithers, British Columbia has been under a preventative boil water advisory since September 1st due to consecutive water sample results containing coliform bacteria.

According to the town's Chief Administrative Officer, Anne Yanciw, water issues within the town are more than rare.
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2017/9/13
Advisory of the day

NEAR RECORD NUMBER OF WATERMAIN BREAKS IN REGINA DUE TO DRY SHIFTING SOIL, SK
The City of Regina is dealing with near record levels of water main breaks due to the shifting soil and dry weather. These types of events happen annually in the city and late summer into the fall is peak season. Unusually high temperatures and virtually no rain through the summer has city work crews responding to a greater number of cases.
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2017/9/13
Advisory of the day

POTLOTEK FIRST NATION TOLD NOT TO CONSUME WATER, BATHE OR WASH CLOTHES IN IT
A September 11 post to the Potlotek Events and Community News Facebook page recommended the Mi'kmaq community not consume, bathe, or wash clothes with their water. The post asked residents "to bring any water jugs they may have to the hall so we can prepare to supply drinking water."
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2017/9/13
Advisory of the day

SASK TOWN GETS GRANT TO REPAIR AGING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
The town of Hanley, Saskatchewan is under a precautionary boil water advisory as of September 11 due to some much needed system upgrades.

Located 65km south of Saskatoon, the small farming community is replacing the pumps and motors in their water distribution system as well as adding some alarm systems for their operators.
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2017/9/13
Advisory of the day

BUSINESS AS USUAL? RESTAURANT POSSIBLY SERVED CLIENTS FOUNTAIN DRINKS DURING BWA
An E.Coli scare has prompted a boil water advisory (BWA) for residents in parts of the city of Longueuil, Québec as of Last week parts of Longueuil, Québec, just south of Montréal was placed under a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) on September 6, after laboratory test found the presence of E. Coli in the drinking water. More than a
quarter of a million
South Shore residents were affected by this BWA.
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2017/9/13
Advisory of the day

EASTERN ONTARIO MINIATURE GOLF COURSE ON BWA ALL SUMMER
A mini putt course in Martintown, Ontario has been under a boil water advisory since early summer.

Straight Shooter Mini-Putt, which also doubles as an ice cream parlour was put on advisory in July when tests showed that they had higher than acceptable bacteriological levels in their water supply.
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2017/9/13
Advisory of the day

SMALL SASK WATER SYSTEM ON LONG TERM PDWA SINCE 2006
A small water system outside Regina has been on a precautionary drinking water advisory (PDWA) since July of 2006.

When the city of Regina experiences high water usage, The Boggy Creek Well system that supplies two rural customers outside the province's capital city may use un-chlorinated groundwater.
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2017/9/11
Advisory of the day

FOUR YEAR BWA LIFTED ON MANITOBA CAMPGROUND
An E.Coli scare has prompted a boil water advisory (BWA) for residents in parts of the city of Longueuil, Québec as of the afternoon of September 6.

Laboratory findings indicated positive tests for E.Coli bacteria in the water supply system supplying the neighbourhoods of Saint-Hubert, Boucherville and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. This is the largest of the city's three water systems.
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2017/9/10
Advisory of the day

RESERVOIR CLEAN UP RESULTS IN PRECAUTIONARY BWA FOR MANITOBA COMMUNITY
A precautionary boil water advisory (BWA) has been in place for the residents of Angusville, Manitoba since September 5.

The community, located within the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West underwent a cleaning of their reservoir recently. Since a loss of water pressure in the Angusville distribution system was unavoidable and depressurization comes with a risk of compromising the safety of the water supply, a BWA was ordered.
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2017/9/8
Advisory of the day

LOCAL RESIDENTS WON'T PAY FOR DISINFECTION TO REMOVE LONG STANDING WATER ADVISORY, BC
A boil water notice (BWN) has been in effect for those serviced by the Ootsa Lake Community Water System in central British Columbia since September 2007.

According to BC's Northern Health Unit's website, the system, which draws water from a nearby lake was built without adequate disinfection equipment.
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2017/9/7
Advisory of the day

BWA ON MONTREAL'S SOUTH SHORE AFFECTING OVER A QUARTER MILLION PEOPLE
An E.Coli scare has prompted a boil water advisory (BWA) for residents in parts of the city of Longueuil, Québec as of the afternoon of September 6.

Laboratory findings indicated positive tests for E.Coli bacteria in the water supply system supplying the neighbourhoods of Saint-Hubert, Boucherville and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. This is the largest of the city's three water systems.
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2017/9/7
Advisory of the day

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE, A SYMPTOM OF A WATERSHED-WIDE ISSUE, ON
Early last week, staff from Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) observed a "discolouration" in the Thames River. This prompted the group to contact the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) whose staff conducted sample testing.
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2017/9/2
Advisory of the day

TEST RESULTS LAST THING STANDING IN WAY OF REMOVING BWA
The Municipalité de Ragueneau, in the Côte-Nord Region of Québec, was placed under a Boil Water Advisory on August 21. According to the notice on the town website, and social media pages there were "low levels of chlorine in the distribution system following [a] power outage."
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2017/9/1
Blue-Green Algae

DNC DOES NOT AFFECT PUBLIC AT PARC DU LAC TÉMISCOUATA, QC
On August 24, 2017, a Do Not Consume (DNC) advisory for Parc du lac Témiscouata, a Québec national park, was listed on the website of the Ministère de Développement durable. Environnement, et Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC). The notice points to Petit lac Touladi, though no additional information regarding why the advisory was issued was provided. Further, there was no mention of it on the park's website.
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2017/9/1
Blue-Green Algae

GATINEAU BRINGING WATER TREATMENT PLANT UP TO GOVERNMENT STANDARDS
WITHOUT SHUTTING DOWN WATER, QC

Ville de Gatineau announced yesterday that it will modernize the water treatment plant in the Hull Sector. In a news release, the city said while the work is ongoing the system will not be shut down which was described as "a sizeable logistical challenge, requiring every step be perfectly coordinated."
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2017/8/31
Blue-Green Algae

DOUGLAS LAKE BLUE-GREEN BLOOM BEHIND FISH KILL, BC
Fish were noticed floating in the south end waters of Douglas Lake, British Columbia, by an Upper Nicola Band (UNB) members on August 10. UNB Councilor Brian Holmes said that "overnight the water changed colour." An investigation was launched by the community and samples were taken and analyzed by the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).
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2017/8/31
Advisory of the day

ROUTINE WATER SAMPLES TEST POSITIVE FOR COLIFORM, SALMON POOL INN UNDER BWA, NS
Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) listed the Salmon Pool Inn, in Margaree Centre, under a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) on August 24. The reasons are not listed for Public (Individual) Water Supplies. We contacted the Salmon Pool Inn for more information.
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2017/8/29
Advisory of the day

HIGH TURBIDITY IN BC VILLAGE RESULTS IN WQA
A Water Quality Advisory (WQA) is still in effect for the townspeople of Radium Hot Springs in British Columbia.

High Turbidity in the village's water source, Forster's Creek had the potential to overwhelm their water treatment system, so the advisory was placed on August 23 as a precaution.
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2017/8/29
Advisory of the day

LIFTED ON AUGUST 16, LAMÈQUE BOIL ORDER STILL LISTED ON NB ADVISORIES
New Brunswick's Public Health Advisories and Alerts listed the Ville de Lamèque under a Boil Order on August 14. The reason listed was a power outage "that affected the water pressure in the entire system." Subsequently, there was no water in the system.
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2017/8/26
Advisory of the day

PRESENCE OF E. COLI CAUSE OF SAINTE-MARIE BWA, QC
Ville Sainte-Marie issued a Boil Water Advisory for its residents yesterday. The reason given in the notice posted on town's website was "unacceptable test results." The advisory does not apply to the entire territory of Ville Sainte-Marie, a perimeter inside the city is not affected by the test results and advisory.
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2017/8/23
Advisory of the day

UNKNOWN VANDAL BEHIND NS BOIL ORDER
On August 11, the Municipality of Colchester announced on their website that "until further notice, users of the Lower Truro Water Spring at 3642 Highway 236, are required to boil water for at least a minute," before consuming. The cause of the Boil Order is a case of "unauthorized tampering with the water treatment system." No other specifics were announced.
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2017/8/22
Advisory of the day

GATINEAU AREA ROAD WORK CAUSE OF BOIL WATER ADVISORY
On Saturday, the Ville de Gatineau issued a Preventative Boil Water Advisory (PBWA) for two Gatineau sectors. The PBWA was linked to road work in the area. We spoke with Yves Melanson, with the Gatineau Communications Department, who said that the PBWA "was indeed due to roadwork being done in the area that necessitated lowering the water pressure.
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2017/8/19
Advisory of the day

LONG-STANDING BWA LIFTED AT MB CAMPGROUND
An eight-year long boil water advisory (BWA) was recently lifted at Wild Oaks Campground in Richer, Manitoba.

For readers who saw our holiday water reports, this type of multi-year water advisories at camps, lodges and RV parks are all too common, so it is of note when the right steps are taken to provide visitors with a safe water supply.
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2017/8/19
Advisory of the day

SAINT-SIXTE, QC UNDER BWA AGAIN
In early July, WaterToday reported on a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) issued for
Saint-Sixte Québec, in the Outaouais Region. We contacted a neighbouring community who was not affected by the advisory, where was were told that the municipal offices were closed for vacation. According to the MDDLCC site on August 7, 2017, Saint-Sixte was placed back under a BWA. Once again, the reason is not given.
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2017/8/17
Advisory of the day

COTTAGE COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM UNDER BWA DUE TO ELECTRICAL ISSUES
A small water system servicing a gated waterfront community on Balsam Lake in the Kawarthas has been under a boil water advisory (BWA) since August 12.

Kingsview is a Kaitlin Corporation development made up of 30 cottages with private boat slips.
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2017/8/15
Advisory of the day

HALIBURTON MOTEL ISSUED PRECAUTIONARY BWA AFTER FAULTY MAINTENANCE WORK
A Boil Water Advisory (BWA) is in effect for the Silver Maple Motel in Haliburton, Ontario.

The motel, located just south of Head Lake, was issued the advisory issued on August 10 after testing positive for bacterial contamination.
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2017/8/11
Advisory of the day

QUÉBEC AWARD-WINNING AUBERGE GETS E.COLI
A do not consume (DNC) water notice has been in place at the Auberge du Lac Taureau since August 5.

A communications representative for the local health unit in Lanaudière told this reporter via email that abnormal water test results showed the presence of E.coli bacteria.
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2017/8/10
Advisory of the day

NEW UV LIGHT AT HEART OF B&B BWA
The Cheticamp Outfitters Inn a Bed & Breakfast (B&B) was placed on a Boil Water Advisory on August 2nd, no other information regarding the situation was given. The B&B is located in Point Cross a small community in the Inverness County of Nova Scotia. We spoke with Veronica owner of the B&B about the BWA.
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2017/8/10
Advisory of the day

E.COLI DETECTED IN WATER IN POINT LEAMINGTON, TOWN UNAWARE THAT RE-SAMPLING CANNOT BE CARRIED OUT
The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador listed the Town of Point Leamington under a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) on August 4th. The reason for the advisory was that "Escherichia coli (E. coli) [was] detected AND repeat samples cannot be taken as required." We contacted the town of Leamington to get the Town's perspective.
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2017/8/10
Advisory of the day

NEW BRUNSWICK LAKE AFFECTED BY BG ALGAE BLOOM
A potentially dangerous blue-green algae bloom has been spotted on Nashwaak Lake in New Brunswick, prompting an advisory for the water body.

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the province advises those who may be visiting the lake to avoid swimming and other water related activities with dense blooms.
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2017/8/9
Water Shortage

FOUR SOUTHERN ALBERTA TOWNS ON LEVEL 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS, ANNUAL WATER SCARCITY
Southern Alberta has experienced long periods of heat and little rain this summer. Early last month Environment Canada issued a heat warning for this region. This has put stress on municipal water supplies and has prompted a number of communities south of Calgary to curtail how residents use the vital resource.
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2017/8/3
Advisory of the day

CONTINUED WILDFIRE ISSUES IN BC INTERIOR RESULT IN BWN
A wildfire related boil water notice is in effect for the Village of Clinton, British Columbia. An almost unprecedented wildfire season is still ravaging the interior of the province and the drinking water needs of evacuated towns have had to play second fiddle to the race to put out blazes.
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2017/8/3
Advisory of the day

BACK-TO-BACK WATER MAIN BREAKS CAUSE SUCCESSIVE BWAS IN GRAND FALLS, NB
A burst water main in the town of Grand-Falls, New Brunswick is the culprit behind a water advisory that was issued Monday morning.

"Some infrastructure work is being done in the area and following an accidental break a boil order was issued," Sarah Williams, Communications Officer for New Brunswick's Department of Health, told this reporter via email
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2017/8/1
Advisory of the day

WATER MAIN BREAK IN VILLE DE CARIGNAN DUE TO VALVE CHAMBER AIR BLEED, QC
The Ville de Carignan, in the Montérégie region of Québec, was placed under a Boil Water Advisory last Monday, July 24. The advisory was issued due to a water main break that occurred over "the previous weekend [and] was found on Monday morning," said Michel Samson Director of the Public Works Service in the town.
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2017/7/26 2017/8/1
Advisory of the day

UNITED CHURCH CAMP HAS E. COLI
A Boil Water Notice has been placed on a United Church camp in Nelson, British Columbia.

Camp Koolaree, which sits on 137 acres on the west arm of Kootenay Lake, had unacceptable microbiological results from tests performed on their water supply on July 25.
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2017/7/26 2017/7/28
Advisory of the day

DATA ENTRY ERROR MAKES WATER ADVISORY SEEM MORE TROUBLING, SK
Planned utilities maintenance is responsible for a precautionary drinking water advisory being issued for a few streets and a college in the village of Caronport, Saskatchewan. The province's Water Security Agency had initially labelled the reason for the advisory as, "Intentional contamination of treated water suspected or confirmed," however after speaking to Patrick Boyle, Director of Communications for the agency, it was confirmed that there was a simple data entry error by an agency employee.
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2017/7/26
Advisory of the day

GRAND HOTEL HAS BWA LIFTED AFTER FAULTY EQUIPMENT FIXED, ON
The Grand Hotel in Martintown, Ontario will have its Boil Water Advisory lifted now that some faulty equipment has been repaired.

The resto bar with the capacity of 140 inside and 95 on the patio tested positive for total coliform on June 28.

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2017/7/26
Advisory of the day

BWA IN VILLAGE OF DORCHESTER, NB DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK
The Village of Dorchester, New Brunswick was placed under a Boil Order yesterday. The notice that was posted on the village website and Facebook page stated that the order was issued "due to a water main break, [and] the village water system may be in non-compliance with the Health Act and Clean Water Act."

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2017/7/26
Advisory of the day

SOURCE CONTAMINATION ADDRESSED IN PILLEY'S ISLAND, NEWFOUNDLAND
Service Newfoundland is recommending that a boil water advisory be lifted this afternoon in the town of Pilley's Island. The advisory was issued on July 21st when it was determined that three of four locations tested at Loadabats Pond, the source for the community's water, showed total coliform growth and one location showed E.Coli growth.

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2017/7/26
Advisory of the day

200 CATTLE DIE, EXTREMELY HIGH CONCENTRATION OF SULPHATE FOUND
A grazing pasture near Shamrock, Saskatchewan gained attention earlier this month when approximately 200 head of cattle died. The pasture is operated by Shamrock Grazing Ltd. The deaths were attributed to the water that the cattle were drinking from a dugout located on the grounds.

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2017/7/26
Advisory of the day

FACED WITH RAPIDLY DROPPING WATER LEVELS, GEORGE'S BROOK-MILTON LOOKS TO NEIGHBOURING CLARENVILLE
The community of George's Brook-Milton (pop. 382), Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), incorporated in May 2017, has on occasion "had to endure water outages for days." The George's Brook-Milton Local Service District (LSD) Facebook page is the only official online presence for the district and is managed by its Chair Person Craig Pardy.

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2017/7/24
Advisory of the day

INTERIOR BC FIRE FORCES SHUT DOWN OF LOCAL WATER TREATMENT PLANT
Loon Lake Community Water System has been put on a boil water notice (BWN) indefinitely as a result of a forest fire. The BWN was declared on July 14 after power and phone lines outages rendered the system inoperable.

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2017/7/24
Advisory of the day

REPLACEMENT OF AGING PUMPING EQUIPMENT CAUSE OF SAINT-ADELPHE BWA
On July 20, 2017, a Preventive Boil Water advisory was issued for the Municipalité de Saint-Adelphe, Québec. The reason given on the notice for this protective measure was that the municipality was carrying out work on the pumping station, as a result, there was "a risk that drinking water could become contaminated."

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2017/7/19
Advisory of the day

BLUE GREEN ALGAE OUTBREAK ON ONTARIO LAKE WILL NOT AFFECT MUNICIPAL WATER
What is suspected to be a blue green algae bloom was spotted on Ramsay Lake by a local lifeguard on Monday. According to a chart found on Sudbury District Health Unit's (SDHU) website, the lake, located just outside of Sudbury has seen similar blooms every year since 2010.

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2017/7/17
Advisory of the day

WATER ADVISORY IN WINDTHORST SK, CONNECTED TO ARCOLA SK
Last Wednesday the Village of Windthorst, in the Southeastern part of Saskatchewan, was placed under a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory. The poster issued by the Water Security Agency (WSA) states that the PDWA was issued "pursuant to clause 36(1)(a) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act 2010." The clause itself directs the Minister to issue a PDWA if the water being supplied from a "waterworks" is or may cause harm to the environment.

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2017/7/14
Advisory of the day

RURAL QUÉBEC BWAS
Earlier this week, July 10, we reported on a situation in the Town of Spanish, Ontario where the lack of information surrounding a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) raised concern and speculation as to the nature and timing of the notice. Today we look at two very similar situations in rural Québec.

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2017/7/10
Advisory of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IN SPANISH, ON
Earlier this week, July 10, we reported on a situation in the Town of Spanish, Ontario where the lack of information surrounding a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) raised concern and speculation as to the nature and timing of the notice. Today we look at two very similar situations in rural Québec.

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2017/7/7
Advisory of the day

MANITOBA CHRISTIAN CHILDREN'S CAMP TESTS POSTIVE FOR TOTAL COLIFORM
Circle Square Ranch in Austin, Manitoba was issued a boil water advisory (BWA) on July 5. The Christian summer camp's treated water supply system tested positive for total coliform, which is used as an indicator for unwanted bacterial matter.


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2017/7/6
Advisory of the day

BC PROVINCIAL PARK UNDER BOIL WATER NOTICE
A Boil Water Notice is in effect for Lac La Hache Provincial Park in the South Cariboo region of British Columbia. According to Chris Russell, Environmental Health Officer for Interior Health BC, the Boil Water Notice was issued June 30 in response to two sample sites testing positive for bacteriological contamination.

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2017/7/5
Advisory of the day

FALSE TESTS AT EASTERN ONTARIO RETIREMENT HOME - BWA LIFTED
A Boil Water Advisory (BWA) has been lifted for Villa St. Albert in St. Albert, Ontario. According to a spokesperson for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, the retirement home's water system had a test showing higher than normal bacterial activity on June 28.

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2017/6/29
Advisory of the day

HYDRAULIC FLUID SPILL LEADS TO DWA IN NORTHERN ONTARIO
A drinking water advisory (DWA) has been issued for residents who draw their water from Long Lake in the area of Dew Drop Road. The Sudbury &District Health Unit (SDHU) has alerted residents not to consume the water, as hydraulic fluid has been spilled in the lake.

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2017/6/29
Advisory of the day

ONTARIO CAMPGROUND BWA DUE TO FAULTY EQUIPMENT, ABOUT TO BE LIFTED
A faulty chlorine drip is to blame for a boil water advisory at Riverbank Cottages and Trailer Park in Wilberforce, Ontario. A communications officer for Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit was able to confirm via email that they issued a Boil Water Advisory to the campground last Friday (June 23).

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2017/6/29
Advisory of the day

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INDIAN BAND WARNS OF ALGAE BLOOMS IN LAKE OKANAGAN, BC
Okanagan Indian Band is warning the public to avoid contact with water due to algae blooms that have appeared in the northern arm of Lake Okanagan. A high level of organic material is combining with warmer-than-average temperatures to create the unseasonal blooms of blue-green algae.
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2017/6/28
Advisory of the day

WHALE COVE BOIL WATER ADVISORY DUE TO COLIFORMS - TOWN NEEDS NEW FILTERS, NU
Residents of Whale Cove, Nunavut are being advised to boil their water for at least one minute before consuming. Nunavut's Department of Health released a public health advisory informing residents that the water system in the hamlet tested positive for total coliforms, an indicator of other pathogens in the system.

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2017/6/27
Advisory of the day

BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN SAINT-NARCISSE LIFTED, QC
The Municipality of Saint-Narcisse, in the Mauricie Region of Québec, issued A Boil Water Advisory on June 1, 2017. The reason behind the notice was a broken water main and water outage.

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2017/6/19
Advisory of the day

FAULTY CHLORINE LEVELS TO BLAME FOR NUNAVUT BWA
A boil water advisory (BWA) has been issued for the Hamlet of Naujaat, Nunavut. The water system for Naujaat, formerly known as Repulse Bay until two years ago, had recently been undergoing some operational difficulties, so a BWA was issued for precautionary reasons.

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2017/6/19
Advisory of the day

BC RESORT BOIL WATER NOTICE DUE TO EQUIPMENT SLIP UP
A Boil Water Notice (BWN) is in place at Elysia Resort in Horsefly, British Columbia.

The resort, located on Quesnel Lake close to a host of mountainous provincial parks, has been on the advisory since June 15.


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2017/6/19
Advisory of the day

TOWN OFFICIAL SAYS NFLD TOWN UNDER PARTIAL BWAS UNTIL END OF SUMMER
The Town of Deer Lake in Newfoundland is currently under two partial boil water advisories (BWA) due to maintenance. Gate House Row and Devon Road have been under a BWA since May 10, while the town's First, Second and Third Avenues have been on a BWA since June 14.

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2017/6/14
Advisory of the day

FIRE TRIGGERS DO NOT CONSUME ADVISORY IN NORTHERN ONTARIO COMMUNITY
A State of Emergency has been declared for the First Nations community of Eabametoong after a fire in a building beside their water purification plant resulted in contamination of the water supply on June 6th.


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2017/6/14
Advisory of the day

AUPALUK TRUCK-DELIVERED DRINKING WATER SHOULD BE BOILED
The Northern Village (NV) of Aupaluk is located on Ungava Bay in Northern Québec. The drinking water for the population of 159 is provided by tanker truck. The Ministère du Développement durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) has had the village's water supply under a Boil Water Advisory since May 22 if this year.


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2017/6/12
Advisory of the day

SASK BWAs NOT RELATED SAYS WATER SECURITY AGENCY
Similar boil water advisories placed in relatively nearby water systems in Saskatchewan were found not to be connected.

Boil Water Advisories were placed on the Town of Midale as well as the Village of Manor last week for distribution system depressurization caused by low source water levels.

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2017/5/29
Advisory of the day

GATINEAU BWA NOT A RESULT OF FLOODING
A precautionary boil water advisory (BWA) was issued by the City of Gatineau in Quebec on Sunday.
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2017/5/25
Flooding

TREATED SEWAGE DISCHARGED INTO LAKE OKANAGAN RESULTS IN BOIL WATER NOTICE
High lake water levels on Lake Okanagan affecting the treatment of waste water have resulted in a Boil Water Notice being put in place for a small section of West Kelowna, British Columbia.
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2017/5/13
Flooding

MONTREAL DRINKING WATER OF GOOD QUALITY IN FLOODED AREAS
A State of Local Emergency, declared late last week by Enderby, British Columbia town officials is still in place thanks to some infrastructure failure and poor weather conditions.
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2017/5/12
Flooding

KELOWNA, BC FLOOD OUTLOOK
A State of Local Emergency, declared late last week by Enderby, British Columbia town officials is still in place thanks to some infrastructure failure and poor weather conditions.
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2017/5/12
Flooding

ONTARIO WARNING: WELL WATER NON-POTABLE DURING FLOODING EVENTS
Ottawa Public Health has been warning those who live within flood zones that draw their water from wells to test for possible contaminants.
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2017/5/12
Flooding

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR WELL INSURED AGAINST FLOODING
The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment website states that "flood damage is an increasing problem," in the province. It is attributed to growing population density around bodies of water driven by waterfront property value.
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2017/5/10
Advisory of the day

COMBINATION BWA / MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION HITS ENDERBY, BC RESIDENTS
A State of Local Emergency, declared late last week by Enderby, British Columbia town officials is still in place thanks to some infrastructure failure and poor weather conditions.
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2017/5/10
Flooding

FLOODING ISSUES AND RESPONSE IN NOVA SCOTIA
The province of Nova Scotia has historical experience with major flooding. Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) website cites examples of catastrophic flooding such as the "record storm surge flooding along the Bay of Fundy coastline during the Saxby Gale of 1869.
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2017/5/10
Flooding

QUEBEC HOLDS BACK FLOODWATER AND PREPARES FOR THE NEXT STEP
The flooding in Quebec this spring has reached historic levels. Approximately 150 municipalities and over 1500 homes have been hit by rising water levels in the province. Some municipalities have declared a State of Emergency locally, including Montreal and Laval.
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2017/5/9
Flooding

FLOOD CONDITIONS IN ONTARIO
Greater than normal rainfall during the first week of May has resulted in flood conditions across Ontario.
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2017/5/9
Flooding

LITTLE SPRING FLOODING IN NEW BRUNSWICK SO FAR
While Quebec and Ontario are dealing with evacuations and major flooding in certain areas, New Brunswick has had it relatively easy this spring.
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2017/5/5
Advisory of the day

NO E. COLI IN FOLLOW-UP TESTS, BIRCHY BAY BWA LIFTED, NL
A Boil Water Advisory (BWA) has been lifted in the town of Birchy Bay, Newfoundland after E.Coli was detected in the town's water supply, on April 28th.
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2017/5/2
Advisory of the day

BWAS CONFIRMED IN TWO OF THREE QUEBEC TOWNS
Information was coming out in the media that a few Quebec towns were under a preventative Boil Water Notice (BWA). The interesting twist to this story is that none of the three municipalities that we followed up with had any information posted on their websites.
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2017/5/1
Advisory of the day

BWA TO BE LIFTED SOON IN NL TOWN, LOCAL BAR WEIGHS IN
A burst water main has led to a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) being issued in the town of St. Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland. The town, located on the North East tip of the peninsula of Newfoundland, has been under the advisory since April 22nd.
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2017/4/28
Advisory of the day

MANAGER OF UTILITIES CONFIRMS CRACKED VALVE REASON FOR MANITOBA BWA
A Boil Water Advisory is still in effect for some residents of the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, Manitoba due to some construction needed to repair a cracked valve.
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2017/4/25
Advisory of the day

INTERIOR HEALTH AUTHORITY CONFIRMS BC RESORT UNDER BOIL WATER NOTICE
A Boil Water Notice (BWN) has been issued to the owners of the Rivermount Motel, Campground and Restaurant in Little Fort, British Columbia.
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2017/4/20
Advisory of the day

DIRECTOR OF OPS CONCERNED ABOUT YELLOW WATER IN BC SCHOOL
SCHOOL NOW UNDER DO NOT CONSUME ADVISORY

A Do Not Consume Advisory has been in place at Brent Kennedy Elementary School in Crescent Valley, British Columbia, since April 6. The school, located 20km west of Nelson, notified authorities when a discoloration was spotted in the water supply.
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2017/4/19
Advisory of the day

WATER WASTEWATER CROSS CONNECTION NOT LEGAL SAYS SASK WATER SECURITY AGENCY
A precautionary drinking water advisory has been in place for the Village of Calder in Saskatchewan since April 12th. According to Patrick Boyle, spokesperson for the Water Security Agency in Saskatchewan, some unauthorized work took place last week, during which a cross connection was made from a drinking water source into a wastewater source.
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2017/4/17
Advisory of the day

LONG TERM NFLD BWA TO BE UPHELD AS CITIZENS REMAIN ANTI CHLORINE
The town of La Scie on the north east coast of Newfoundland has been under a boil water advisory (BWA) since 1991.

Named by a French fisherman, who thought the jagged surrounding hills look like the teeth of a saw, La Scie is home to just under 900 people.
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2017/4/17
Advisory of the day

UNNAMED PRIVATE SYSTEMS IN QUEBEC: A BALANCING ACT BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPHERES
There are currently 94 active Boil Water Advisories and 26 Do Not Consume advisories, in both municipal and private water systems in Quebec. While reasons for the advisories are never given, some of the notices in the non-municipal systems in the Capitale-Nationale, Estrie, Mauricie, and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions do not provide details as to the affected area of the advisory.
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2017/4/5 - Upate 2017/4/12
Advisory of the day

DO NOT CONSUME THE WATER AT HOME OF OSOYOOS BEST PIZZA, BC
On January 7, 2017, three separate Do Not Consume (DNC) orders were issued for the drinking water at Pizza 97 A in Osoyoos British Columbia. Water plays a key role in the day to day business of a restaurant, a DNC could have serious impacts.
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2017/4/12
Advisory of the day

SEPT-ÎLE MULTI WATER MAIN BREAKS, A PAN-CANADIAN ISSUE
Last week the town of Sept-Îles, Québec was subject to three major water main breaks in a short space of time.
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2017/4/7
Advisory of the day

HALIBURTON CONDO BWA RESCINDED, ON
A Boil Water Advisory for luxury condominiums in the Haliburton area was rescinded today after the Health Unit received a satisfactory test result. The BWA was issued to Granite Cove Condominiums on April 3 after a drop in water pressure was recorded.
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2017/4/6
Advisory of the day

CORRODED PIPES AND DISCOLOURED WHITES: KILLAM PROPERTIES LACK OF CARE FOR LYNNWOOD GARDENS' WATER ISSUES
On January 7, 2017, three separate Do Not Consume (DNC) orders were issued for the drinking water at Pizza 97 A in Osoyoos British Columbia. Water plays a key role in the day to day business of a restaurant, a DNC could have serious impacts.
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2017/3/31
Advisory of the day

WATER RESTORED TO RESIDENTS OF EDMONTON CONDO AFTER 1 WEEK, AB
After a week-long shut down, water service has been restored to hundreds of people in a southeast Edmonton condo complex. On March 22, a water main broke that cut off water for all 78 units of the Laurentian Estates facility located 1452 Lakewood Rd. West in Mill Woods.
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2017/3/28
Persistant pollutants

FLAME RETARDANTS AND PLASTICIZERS FOUND IN GREAT LAKES SEDIMENT
It is quite common to hear of air pollution or water pollution but an often overlooked space is the sediment found at the bottom of our waterways. Pollutants trapped within its grasps can have a slow release into the environment that can last for many years after originally finding their way there.
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2017/3/24
Advisory of the day

LOW CHLORINE IN FIVE MOOSE JAW AREA WATER PIPELINES, SK
Today we look into five similar long-term Precautionary Drinking Water Advisories (PDWA) affecting water pipelines in the Moose Jaw area. We consulted the listings for active PDWAs in Saskatchewan and found a sixth. Although the last advisory does not qualify as long-term, 365 days or more, it does share the same cause.
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2017/3/24
Advisory of the day

TWO YEAR BWA STILL IN EFFECT FOR RESIDENTS OF RIVERS, MB
A Boil Water Advisory is still in effect for the unincorporated urban community of Rivers, Manitoba.

The BWA was originally issued in April of 2015 when routine testing spotted a failure in the treatment process which allowed for poorly treated water to enter the distribution system.
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2017/3/21
Advisory of the day

URANIUM IN WATER ONGOING CONCERN FOR PRIVATE WELL USERS IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO
Three trailer parks in Northwestern Ontario are still under long term drinking water advisories due to high levels of uranium found in their water supply. According to documents acquired from Northwestern Health Unit under the Freedom of Information Act; Robincourt Trailer Park, Chomitsa Trailer Park and Willowdale Trailer Park have all been under advisories since spring of 2005.
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2017/3/18
Advisory of the day

NORTHERN BC VILLAGE ISSUES BWA AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR E.COLI
The Village of Granisle in the Northern Interior of British Columbia has issued a boil water advisory for its 350 residents. Total coliforms and E.coli were found in regular water testing and reported to the Health Unit. Postive tests are fairly commonplace at this time of year, due to the Spring melt.
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2017/3/18
Advisory of the day

A LOOK AT BADGER, NL: THE IMPORTANCE OF FREE CHLORINE RESIDUALS
Badger, Newfoundland and Labrador recently saw the end of a story that began on September 6, 2012. A four-and-a-half-year Boil Water Advisory was lifted by the province's Department of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) on March 16th. The town of seven-hundred and four residents, eighty-nine less than at the issue date, was under the notice for ECC code E1 or not having "a free chlorine residual of at least 0.3 mg/l".
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2017/3/18
Advisory of the day

HILLSBOROUGH WATER SUPPLY'S HISTORY OF ISSUES, NS
The Glenmore Ellison Improvement District (GEID) has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for the Ellison area in Kelowna, British Columbia. The BWA was issued on March 10 by the GEID, one of five water purveyors servicing Kelowna. According to GEID's General Manager, Ian Wilks, the BWA is a precautionary one.
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2017/3/16
Advisory of the day

SAINTE-PERPETUE BWA: QUESTIONS SURROUND TRANSFER TO TEMPORARY WELL, QC
On March 3rd a Boil Water Advisory was issued for the Municipality of Sainte-Pertétue, Québec. According to a post on the town's Facebook page, the preventative measure was issued by the Ministère de Développement durable, Environment et Lutte contre les changement climatique (MDDELCC).
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2017/3/16
Advisory of the day

KELOWNA AREA BWA IS PRECAUTIONARY, BC
The Glenmore Ellison Improvement District (GEID) has issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for the Ellison area in Kelowna, British Columbia. The BWA was issued on March 10 by the GEID, one of five water purveyors servicing Kelowna. According to GEID's General Manager, Ian Wilks, the BWA is a precautionary one.
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2017/3/14
Advisory of the day

MANITOBA WATER ADVISORIES: A LOOK AT SOURIS, MB
Manitoba currently has approximately 80 active water advisories. For the most part the province publishes little information regarding the notices on their website. We wanted to look into the reasons behind the Manitoba advisories and if climate and geography play any role.
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2017/3/13
Advisory of the day

COLD SNAP BEHIND ÎLE-PERROT ADVISORY, QC
On Saturday Île-Perrot issued a Precautionary Water advisory. Residents are urged to boil water for at least a minute, and to reduce water consumption for the duration of the situation. The city did not give a reason for the public notice, nor did they give any timeframe before the advisory would be lifted.
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2017/3/10
Advisory of the day

DO NOT CONSUME ADVISORY: HOODOO RESIDENTS TOLD TO USE COIN OPERATED STATIONS FOR DRINKING WATER SK
On March 8, 2017 Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency issued a Do Not Drink Notice for all users of the Rural Municipality of Hoodoo's Wakaw and Cudworth water station. The advisory was due to the possibility of an unknown chemical substance which may or may not have been introduced into the drinking water.
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2017/3/10
Advisory of the day

BC VILLAGE ISSUES BWA DUE TO WATERLINE BREAKAGE
On March 8, 2017 Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency issued a Do Not Drink Notice for all users of the Rural Municipality of Hoodoo's Wakaw and Cudworth water station. The advisory was due to the possibility of an unknown chemical substance which may or may not have been introduced into the drinking water.
A broken waterline has led to a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) being issued in the Village of Warfield, British Columbia. The advisory, issued on March 4, is affecting slightly under 200 homes in the lower part of the village.
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2017/3/9
Advisory of the day

MECHANICAL FAILURE CAUSE OF PINK WATER IN ONAWAY, AB
On Monday, Onoway Alberta was home to a water issue that was out of the ordinary. Users of the Onoway Waterworks System found that their tap water was a bright pink in colour. According to announcements on the town's website the problem arose when Public Works began the "weekly backwash if filters [in the] Water Treatment Plant.
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2017/3/8
Water shortage

POWER OUTAGE SHUTS DOWN KAMLOOPS WATER PLANT
UPDATE 15:00 - City of Kamloops says Water Treatment Plant fully operational. Water usage can return to normal. Here's what happened.
A power outage lead to the shutdown of the Kamloops Centre for Water Quality at 4am PST this morning. The programming that runs the treatment system was affected by the outage, rendering the treatment system inoperable.
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2017/3/7
Advisory of the day

CLIMATE OF UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDS GREAT LAKES BUDGET CUTS
There has been talk about rumoured massive budget cuts to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These cuts would affect the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence water system, the source of drinking water for 40 million people on both sides of the border. US budget has not been presented and the discussion is taking place in an environment of uncertainty.
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2017/3/6
Advisory of the day

BWA STILL ON HEALTH UNIT'S WEBSITE MONTHS AFTER BEING LIFTED - HASTINGS, ON
An operator of a small water system in South East Ontario is upset to find out that his system was still included on a Boil Water Advisory list.

Roy Coburn, owner of Valleyview Estates in the village of Hastings had a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) issued in October of 2016. According to Coburn, he was installing a state-of-the-art water system and had the BWA issued for safety's sake. He followed protocol and the advisory was lifted shortly after.
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2017/3/6
Invasive species

ASIAN CARP IN THE SAINT LAWRENCE: A FIFTY-YEAR JOURNEY
Earlier this week Québec's Ministry of Wildlife, Forests, and Parks confirmed the presence of the Asian Grass carp in the Saint Lawrence river. In addition to the discovery, the department announced measures limiting the use of bait fish in the province. Now the question is how did this invasive species get into the Saint Lawrence and what is being done about it?
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2017/3/3
Advisory of the day

SAINT-LUC-DE-VINCENNES BWA LIFTED...REALLY.
The little town of Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, 27 km northeast of Trois-Rivière in the Mauricie region of Québec, has had a few problems with its water distribution system since January.
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2017/3/2
Environmental Enforcement - Part 1

PULP-PAPER COMPANY FINED FOR FAILING TO REPORT DELETERIOUS DISCHARGE
An Environment and Climate Change Canada news release announced on February 17, that Fibrek S.E.N.C. (société en nom collectif or limited partnership) had pleaded guilty to two charges under the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations and the Fisheries Act.
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2017/3/2
Environmental Enforcement - Part 1

PULP-PAPER COMPANY FINED FOR FAILING TO REPORT DELETERIOUS DISCHARGE
An Environment and Climate Change Canada news release announced on February 17, that Fibrek S.E.N.C. (société en nom collectif or limited partnership) had pleaded guilty to two charges under the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations and the Fisheries Act.
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2017/3/2
Environmental Enforcement - Part 2

CANADA'S ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENDERS REGISTRY
As we have seen with the case of Fibrek, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) plays a major role in ensuring that companies are in compliance with Canadian environmental regulations. The ECCC traces its roots back to 1971, and according to the departmental website, this science-based arm of the government "provides the science and technology information so Canadians can make informed decisions about the environment."
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2017/3/1
Advisory of the day

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN: DON'T DRINK THE WATER, QC
Right now, in the province of Quebec it's the winter week off for over 865,000 students in 2,728 pre-school, elementary and high-school levels. Out of this number, 9 schools are under DNC (Do not Consume) water notices including 5 pre-school and elementary schools that we investigated. Some of these establishments have been under DNC water notices for many years, others just a few months. We reached out and contacted these establishments and their local School commissions to get the answers.
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2017/2/27
Water cybersecurity

DOES OUR WATER NEED BETTER CYBER SECURITY?
When musing about cyber terrorism and hacktivism, the first things that come to mind may be election rigging, payment data theft, or identity manipulation. It's odd to think of water resources and internet security having much to do with one another but in these times, it is prudent to.
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2017/2/24
technology

THE WATER LENS: A MODERN SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO AN ANCIENT TRADITION
Using the sun to treat drinking water is not a new concept. In fact references can be found in the Sanskrit text Sus'ruta Samhita of purifying water by heating it using the sun. A team of researchers at University at Buffalo (UB) are taking this tradition applying contemporary scientific approaches, and challenging health and socio-economic issues at the same time.
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2017/2/23
Wastewater

ROAD DE-ICING IN QUÉBEC
Canadian winters are increasingly unpredictable. Roads need to be cleared from ice and snow to be safe for driving. The use of abrasives and ice melters is routine business. Let's take a look at the common practices in the province of Québec.
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2017/2/22
Invasive species

THESE THINGS HICHHIKE ON WORMS - WHIRLING DISEASE, AB
As whimsical as whirling disease may sound, it is a very serious affliction facing finned fish in Alberta. Johnson Lake in Banff National Park tested positive for the invasive parasite in the fall of 2016 and the race to contain began.
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2017/2/21
Advisory of the day

TOOSEY FIRST NATION STILL UNDER WATER ADVISORY: AWAITING COMMISSIONING OF NEW TREATMENT PLANT
"All Canadians - including First Nations - should have access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water." That's the first line of a December 6, government news release, entitled, "Toosey First Nation turns on the tap to a new drinking water system". Two month later the tap is still off.
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2017/2/17
Advisory of the day

30 SMALL BC WATER SYSTEMS TOLD TO BOIL PERMANENTLY
Earlier we looked at Huckleberry Village in the Sunshine Valley, and a boil water notice that has been in effect since June 2000. We learned that the area has had financial difficulties, and that certain elements of the water distribution system had fallen into disrepair. This is not an isolated case in rural or remote parts of British Columbia. On the Fraser Health web page that lists drinking water advisories there are three current advisories that have been active between seventeen and twenty-five years.
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2017/2/17
Advisory of the day

2017/2/17
HUCKLEBERRY VILLAGE'S 17-YEAR BOIL WATER NOTICE, BC
The Huckleberry Village Water System has been under a boil water notice since June of 2000 for untreated surface water. Huckleberry Village is one of six that comprise the Sunshine Valley community. The the Community Cooperative Club states that the Sunshine Valley is a "1300 acre tract of land" that during the second world war was used for the internment of Japanese prisoners.
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2017/2/16
Advisory of the day

DRINKING WATER IN BC INTERIOR SCHOOLS TESTS POSITIVE FOR LEAD
In early February five schools in the British Columbia interior tested for high concentrations of lead in the drinking water. Reports by the CBC stated that all water sources have been sampled and had been sent to the lab for testing. What has happened in the two weeks since the positive tests first appeared in the news?
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2017/2/16
Advisory of the day

SUTTON QUEBEC, BWA ABOUT TO BE LIFTED
Last Friday a boil water advisory was issued in regards to a system integrity failure at the Greenhills Mine in Elkford British Columbia. The Greenhills mining operation is a joint venture between Teck Resources Limited and POSCO Canada Limited.
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2017/2/15
Advisory of the day

WATER...FINALLY?? 16 YEARS AND STILL WAITING, LA MARTE, QC
This little piece of land near Cap-Aux-Renards in the MRC Haute-Gaspésie Québec with it's gorgeous sea view and 253 souls has been dreaming of water for a long time. The Boiling Water Advisory issued on August 24th 2000 was still effective as of 2015. The city made an announcement on March 27th 2015 that work on new water infrastructure was about to start by the end of that same year.
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2017/2/15
Advisory of the day

SYSTEM INTEGRITY FAILURE AT GREENHILLS MINING OPERATIONS,BC
Residents of Wainfleet Township and Niagara Region Public Health are at odds over how to deal with a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) that has been in place since April 2006. High levels of E.coli were found in the groundwater source that feeds many of the private wells and cisterns that the majority of households in Wainfleet County use.
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2017/2/14
Advisory of the day

SYSTEM INTEGRITY FAILURE AT GREENHILLS MINING OPERATIONS,BC
Last Friday a boil water advisory was issued in regards to a system integrity failure at the Greenhills Mine in Elkford British Columbia. The Greenhills mining operation is a joint venture between Teck Resources Limited and POSCO Canada Limited.
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2017/2/13
Advisory of the day

FIREFIGHTING ACCIDENT LEADS TO BOIL WATER ADVISORY IN BEACHBURG, ON
A physics miscalculation lead to a boil water advisory in Beachburg, Ontario this past week.

According to Steve Hodson, Environmental Services Manager for the Township of Whitewater, firefighters were alerted to a major conflagration in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 7th. A large residential house had caught fire and they had to hustle to contain it.
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2017/2/13
Advisory of the day

BOILING WATER WARNING FOR PORT-CARTIER, QC
On February 1st, Port-Cartier announced that the municipality had a $22,17 million budget for the year 2017 and a close to $40 million investment over the next 3 years to complete upgrades to the water distribution of the Riviere-Pentecote district and the waste water treatment infrastructure of the whole Port-Cartier region.
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2017/2/10

The Big Three: Mtl, TO, Van
A 5-part report


MONTREAL WATER FROM TAP TO WASTE: SOME SOLUTIONS ON THE WAY

STORM WATER PREPAREDNESS ESSENTIAL FOR MAJOR METROPOLIS'

METRO VANCOUVER WATER: WRAP-UP

2017/2/9
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS IN SEWAGE?

HOSPITAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS NEED TO TAKE PPCP INTO ACCOUNT

IT FLOWS BENEATH YOUR FEET: A LOOK AT THE METRO VANCOUVER WASTEWATER TREATEMENT SYSTEM

2017/2/8
MONTREAL HOSPITAL WATER: CLEAN BY CITY'S STANDARDS

ONTARIO'S WATER TESTING LABS PLAY VITAL ROLE IN KEEPING DRINKING WATER SAFE

IT FLOWS BENEATH YOUR FEET: A LOOK AT THE METRO VANCOUVER WASTEWATER TREATEMENT SYSTEM

2017/2/7
MIXING BUSINESS WITH WATER - MONTREAL

IS ONTARIO DOING ENOUGH TO REGULATE NON-MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEMS?

WATER QUALITY IN VANCOUVER CONDOS: RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STRATA

2017/2/6
MONTREAL'S WATER SYSTEM, FROM TAP TO WASTE

PRIVATE WATER SYSTEMS IN TORONTO: ARE THEY BEING MONITORED?

VANCOUVER PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIES: WHO IS TAKING CARE OF THEM?



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ADVISORIES
boil water, do not consume,
blue-green algae, water shortage

2017/9/ 24
UPDATES TODAY

BWA (boil water):BC, MB, SK, QC, NL, NS
DNC (do not consume): 0
BGA (blue-green algae): 0


MOST RECENT

 
Nicholson, BC - 9/21/2017
 Coldstream - individual, BC - 9/21/2017
 Vanguard, SK - 9/23/2017
 Moose Jaw - municipal, SK - 9/23/2017
 Sandy Bay, SK - 9/21/2017
 Dauphin, MB - 9/21/2017
 Lake St John, ON - 9/20/2017
 Sudbury, ON - 9/21/2017
 Lake Wolsey, ON - 9/20/2017
 Ratter Lake, ON - 9/20/2017
 Mulligans Bay, ON - 9/20/2017
 Peninsula Lake, ON - 9/20/2017
 Lac-des-Ecorces, QC - 9/22/2017
 Westport, NS - 9/8/2017
 Centreville, NS - 9/20/2017
 Northwest Cove, NS - 9/13/2017
 Chester, NS - 9/16/2017
 Lower West Pubnico, NS - 9/15/2017
 West Springhill, NS - 9/8/2017
 Musgrave Harbour, NL - 9/19/2017
 Parkers Cove, NL - 9/19/2017
 Aquaforte, NL - 9/21/2017


JUST LIFTED


bullet Kaslo BC
bullet Faulder BC
bullet Invermerre - Larch Point BC
bullet Nelson - North Shore Fire Hall - Pizza 74A BC
bullet Princeton - Missezula Lake, BC
bullet Radium Hot Springs BC
bullet Trail - Birchbank Picnic Grounds
bullet Vernon - Cameron Point, Delcliffe BC


bullet Brandon - Grand Valley Campground MB
bullet Angusville MB
bullet Minitonas MB

bullet Riverview - Riverside East Mobile Home Park NB
bullet Riverside-Albert NB

bullet Bryant's Cove NL
bullet Corner Brook NL
bullet Charlottetown Labrador NL
bullet Mary's Harbour NL
bullet Pasadena NL

bullet Bras D'Or - Kitchen 1409 NS
bullet Margareee Centre - Ingraham Garage NS

bullet Eagle Lake Country Market ON
bullet Algonquin Prov. Park - Tea Lake ON
bullet Harwood - Cartmel Apartments ON

bullet Carignan QC
bullet Lévis QC
bullet Saint-Charles-Borromé QC
bullet Terrebonne QC
bullet Trois-Pistoles QC

bullet Archerwill SK
bullet Canora Rural SK
bullet Climax SK
bullet Dundurn SK
bullet Esterhazy SK
bullet Manor SK
bullet Meacham SK
bullet North Weyburn SK
bullet Prince Albert Rural SK
bullet Rhein SK
bullet Stewart Valley SK





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FIRST NATION & INUIT



2017/9/4
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, 2017, there were 150 Drinking Water Advisories (DWA) in effect in 87 First Nations communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia; of these 48 were short-term DWAs - meaning there was a temporary water quality issue on a specific water system - and 102 were long-term DWAs - meaning the advisory has been in place for more than a year. At the end of June 2017, there were 132 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 89 communities.

In the Atlantic provinces, there are 4 advisories in 4 communities. Three short-term advisories were issued and rescinded in July for the Buctouche, Fort Folly and Wagamatcook Public Water Systems.

In Québec, there are 4 advisories, a new advisory in for the Wendake Village de Hurons Public Water System and 3 long-term advisories in Kitiban Zibi. The long-standing Do Not Consume advisories in Kitigan Zibi (1999) due to high uranium levels are still in effect. They affect three semi-public systems, the Nicolas Stevens Center, Pakinawatik School and Wanaki Treatment Centre. One short-term boil water advisory was issued and rescinded during June, for the Mashteuiatsh Public Water System.

In Ontario, there are 84 advisories (77 BWA and 7 DNC) in 43 communities. There are 5 new advisories for the Brunswick House, Eagle Lake, Kasabonika Lake, Matachewan and Mishkeegogamang Public Water systems. 5 short-term boil water advisories were issued and rescinded during July for the Kashechewan, Kingfisher Lake, Naicatchewenin, Ochiichagwe`Babigo`Ining and Wabaseemoong Whitedog Public Water Systems.

In Manitoba, there are 16 BWAS and 2 DNC advisories in 16 communities. There were 3 new advisories in July for the Cross Lake Muskego's Restaurant Semi-Public Water System and the O-chi-chak-ko-sipi (Crane River) and Sandy Bay Public Water Systems. One advisory was rescinded for the Northlands (Lac Brochet) Public Water System. One short-term advisory was issued and lifted in July for the Garden Hill Public Water System.

In Saskatchewan, there are 20 BWAs in 18 communities. 6 new advisories were issued since the last report, for the Buffalo River Dene, Fond du Lac, Hatchet Lake, Montreal Lake, Deschambault Lake and Sakimay Public Water Systems; 1 advisory was rescinded for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Kinoosao Public Water System; 1 short-term advisory was issued and rescinded in July for the Stony Rapids Public Water System.

In Alberta, there are 15 BWAs in 12 communities. There are 6 new advisories for the Blood Old Agency, Little Red River Fox Lake and Garden River Public Water Systems, and the Ma-Me-O Campground 2, Tsuu T'ina Community Centre and Rodeo Grounds Semi-Public Water Systems; 1 advisory, issued in June 2017, was lifted for the Stoney-Morley Public Water Systems; 3 short-term advisories were issued and lifted in July for the Blood St.Paul, Chipewyan Janvier and the Paul First Nation Public Water Systems.

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, 2017, there were 17 Boil Water Advisories and 5 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 22 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 20 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 now included in our maps.

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Water-related industries, events, stories

2017/9/21
Wildlife

HALF OF CANADA'S WILDLIFE SPECIES ARE IN DECLINE: LIVING PLANET REPORT




2017/9/20
Plastics

TALL REFRESHING GLASS OF PLASTIC?
RECENT STUDY REVEALS PREVALENCE OF MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION IN TAP WATER




2017/9/18
Greening Government

WHAT'S A BIOMASS SOURCE? AND HOW COME IT MATTERS IN OTTAWA?




2017/9/15
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

STAYING AHEAD OF THE UAV WAVE, DAVID COOKE BREAKS DOWN INTERIM ORDER NO. 8




2017/9/7
School Water 2017 - Part 2

LEAD AND COPPER FOUND IN DRINKING WATER OF TWO PORTNEUF, QC SCHOOLS

2017/9/6
School Water 2017 - Part 1

BACK TO SCHOOL WATER




2017/9/6
Greening Homes - Solar Decathlon

TEAM-MTL CANADA'S SOLE ENTRY INTO 2018 SOLAR DECATHLON IN CHINA




2017/8/31
Greening Government

WALKING THE TALK: FEDS, P3 RENO OF ENTIRE OTTAWA AREA HEATING/COOLING SYSTEM WILL SPEW WAY LESS GHC




2017/8/25
Contamination

WIND TURBINE CONSTRUCTION POSSIBLY BEHIND WELL CONTAMINATION




2017/8/21
Conservation

TALLURUPTIP IMANGA NATIONAL MARINE CONSERVATION AREA TO BE CANADA'S LARGEST PROTECTED AREA




2016/8/16
Greening government

FEDS TACKLE MASSIVE GREEN-UP OF 100-YEAR OLD NATIONAL CAPITAL ENERGY SYSTEMS




2017/8/23
Advisory of the day

DIFFERING PERSPECTIVES ON WATER FLUORIDATION





2017/8/18
Contamination

BC GOVERNMENT NAMES HULLCAR REVIEW COORDINATOR AND SPECIAL ADVISOR





2017/8/15
Invasive Species

USACE PLAN TO PREVENT ASIAN CARP FROM SPREADING THROUGH BRANDON ROAD LOCK AND DAM



2017/8/12
Blue-green algae

NEW ALGAE DETECTION TECH BEING USED ON LAKE ERIE




2017/8/14
Greening Transportation

MONTRÉAL PORT AUTHORITY COMPLETES PHASE 2 OF SHORE POWER PROJECT





2017/8/12 Contamination

NEW BC GOVERNMENT BRINGS REVIEW OF THE HULLCAR AQUIFER NITRATE SITUATION




2107/8/9
Green Transportation

LTS MARINE CONVERTING WATER SPORTS BOATS TO ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS




2107/8/8
Infrastructure

NEW HOMEGROWN TECH BEING USED TO REFURBISH MUSKOKA PIPES





2107/8/8
Green Transportation

EVOTO, A SUSTAINABLE CAR RENTAL CHOICE





2107/8/4

SAE: FORMULA ELECTRIC
WT SPOKE WITH THE FOUR UNIVERSITY TEAMS AT MONTRÉ ePRIX CHAMPIONSHIP:

Concordia, McGill, École Polytechnique, Sherbrooke and École de Technologie Supérieure



2017/8/3
Montreal ePrix Formula E

MONTRÉAL ePRIX FORMULA E

Full3-day coverage



2017/7/23
Conservation

QUÉBEC FIRST PROVINCE TO ADOPT WETLANDS CONSERVATION ACT




2017/7/22
Formula E Championship Montréal

FORMULA-E CHAMPIONSHIP: FARADAY FUTURE DRAGON TEAM PART 1





2017/7/20
Formula E Championship Montréal

FORMULA-E CHAMPIONSHIP, VIRGIN TEAM PART 1




2017/7/19
Growing trees in the desert - Sustainable solutions

THE COCOON, BIODEGRADABLE INCUBATOR HELPS TREES GROW WITH LITTLE WATER




2017/7/18
Holiday Water Report 2017

HOLIDAY WATER 2017: ONTARIO PARKS, LODGES AND CAMPGROUNDS




2017/7/13
Drones

DRONES, A LOGISTICAL SOLUTION FOR REMOTE COMMUNITIES




2017/7/12
Formula E - Montréal ePrix

FORMULA ELECTRIC HAS A SPONSOR, HYDRO-QUÉBEC, HERE'S WHY


2017/7/2
Montréal ePrix - Formula E

FORMULA-E CHAMPIONSHIP, VENTURI TEAM PART 1




2017/7/7
Wastewater

LUNENBURG TO BE STRAIGHT PIPE-FREE BY 2023




2017/6/28
E Ship

SOLAR ELECTRIC CATAMARAN
SOELCAT 12





2017/6/27
Lead pipes

LEAD UPDATE: THE MONTRÉAL SITUATION




2017/6/26
Metropolis World Congress 2017

As President Trump pulls out of Paris accord, world city stakeholders meet in Montréal to pick up the climate change challenge.

METROPOLIS OFFICIALLY OPENS

METROPOLIS - BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES

METROPOLIS - CITIES AS DRIVERS OF CHANGE

METROPOLIS -PITTSBURGH'S WATER ISSUES

METROPOLIS - MONTRÉAL CLOSING DECLARATION





2017/6/25
Holiday Water Report 2017

HOLIDAY WATER REPORT 2017 - ALBERTA PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS AND LODGES





2017/6/21
Cities

A BUSINESS GUY TALKS SUSTAINABLE CITIES AT METROPOPLIS CONGRESS IN MONTRÉAL





2017/6/20
Cities

12TH METROPOLIS WORLD CONGRESS OFFICIALLY OPENS IN MONTRÉAL





2017/6/19
EV

EXOTIC SPORTS EV, AS ROOMY AND PRACTICAL AS A SEDAN





2017/6/18
Lead Pipes

FIVE CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN FLINT WATER CRISIS





2017/6/16
Ozone

ACCOUNTING FOR THE EFFECT OF THE FOREST IS IMPROVING OZONE FORECAST MODELS





2017/6/15
EV Transportation

MONTREAL GROUP DEVELOPING AUTONOMOUS EV SHUTTLE TO SUPPORT MASS TRANSPORTATION





2017/6/13
Montréal ePrix

FORMULA-E CHAMPIONSHIP, A RACE FOR THE FUTURE




Watershed Monitoring

WWF-CANADA CALLS ON FEDS FOR LEADERSHIP IN WATERSHED MONITORING




2017/6/9
Holiday Water Report 2017

HOLIDAY WATER REPORT 2017
BRITISH COLUMBIA CAMPS, RESORTS, LODGES AND PARKS




2017/6/8
Renewable Energy

BIOMASS AT WORK FOR KWADACHA FIRST NATION, BC




2017/6/6
Floods

NEW LAKE PLANNING LEVEL BEING ISSUED FOR FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS IN CENTRAL BC




2017/6/6
Lead-pipes

PRIVATE MEMBER MOTION SEEKS TO DEFINE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ROLE IN ADDRESSING LEAD IN DRINKING WATER




2017/6/5
Sea Level Rise

RISING SEA LEVELS THREATENS A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE WORLD POPULATION




2017/6/5
Renewable Energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY : MICRO HYDRO POWER SYSTEMS




2017/6/5
Holiday Water Report 2017

HOLIDAY WATER REPORT 2017 ATLANTIC PROVINCES PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS




2017/6/1
Renewable Energy

THE PROMISE OF BIOMASS AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE


2017/5/30
Renewable Energy

BIOMASS MAY END REMOTE FIRST NATIONS' DEPENDENCE ON DIESEL




2017/5/31
Floods

KELOWNA FLOODING UPDATE




Update 2017/5/31 Holiday Water Report 2017

HOLIDAY WATER REPORT 2017

BRITISH COLUMBIA NATIONAL PARKS

QUEBEC PARKS, CAMPS, LODGES AND RESTAURANTS

ATLANTIC CANADA NATIONAL PARKS - DRINKING WATER OVERVIEW

ALBERTA NATIONAL PARKS

MANITOBA CAMPS, LODGES, RESORTS

MOST NL PROVINCIAL PARKS DO NOT HAVE CONTINUOUS WATER TREATMENT

SASKATCHEWAN CAMPS, LODGES AND PARKS

DRINKING WATER IN NEW BRUNSWICK PROVINCIAL PARKS

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL PARKS



2017/5/29
Arctic

CLIMATE CHANGE - FRONT LINE ARCTIC OBSERVATIONS




2017/5/29
Marine Biology

NEW CARNIVOROUS SPONGE DETECTED OFF CANADA'S EAST COAST




2017/5/23
Caffeinated water

CAFFEINATED WATER INSTEAD OF COFFEE, COLA OR ENERGY DRINKS?




2017/5/17
Water security

RANSOMWARE: WATER TREATMENT PLANTS COULD BE AT RISK




Update 2017/5/15
First Nation Water

FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS ON HEALTH CANADA AND INAC ADVISORY REPORTING

2017/5/8
Related article

THE INS AND OUTS OF REPORTING FIRST NATIONS DRINKING WATER ADVISORIES




2017/5/8
Medical marijuana

BANNED FUNGICIDE FOUND IN LICENSED MEDICAL MARIJUANA



2017/5/8
Municipal water

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DETROIT RESIDENTS HAVE HAD THEIR WATER SHUT OFF
IN THE WAKE OF THE CITY'S BANKRUPTCY



2017/5/4
Contamination

HARRIETSFIELD WELL WATER CONTAMINATION LEADS TO HISTORIC PRIVATE PROSECUTION




2017/5/1
Arctic

LOCAL INPUT AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE INCLUDED IN ARCTIC ADAPTATION APPROACH

2017/4/28
Arctic

CHEMICALS RIDE AIR AND WATER TO REACH THE ARCTIC

2017/4/27
Arctic

ACCELERATED ARCTIC WARMING TIED TO PAST EMISSIONS



2017/5/4
Holiday Water Report 2017

HOLIDAY WATER REPORT 2017

ONTARIO NATIONAL PARKS

2017/5/1
Holiday Water Report 2017

HOLIDAY WATER REPORT 2017

SASKATCHEWAN GRASSLANDS AND PRINCE ALBERT'S NATIONAL PARKS


2017/4/27
Holiday Water Report 2017

HOLIDAY WATER REPORT 2017

MANITOBA RIDING MOUNTAIN AND WAPUSK NATIONAL PARKS





2017/4/26
Groundwater

IT TAKES THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO REPLACE GOUNDWATER HERE'S WHY





2017/4/25
Flooding

SPRING CONDITIONS: FLOOD OUTLOOK IN ALBERTA AND MANITOBA





2017/4/22
Flooding

EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON OTTAWA, TORONTO FLOOD PLANNING





2017/4/21
- Holiday water report 2017- Parks Canada 150

HOLIDAY WATER REPORT 2017

PARKS CANADA EXPECTS 3.2 M CANADIANS IN 2017





2017/4/21
Cannabis legalization

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRESENTS THE CANNABIS ACT, CONCERNS PERSIST





2017/4/21
Mining - Mount Polley Part 3

MINE'S LONG-TERM WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN, ALLOWS DISCHARGE INTO QUESNEL LAKE UNTIL 2022


2017/4/1
Mount Polley Mine- Part 2

STAY OF PRIVATE PROSECUTION, ACTIVE CIVIL SUITS, AN ESTIMATED $67.4 MILLION FOR REHABILITATION

2017/3/27
Mount Polley - Part 1

CROWN SEEKS TO DO AWAY WITH PRIVATE PROSECUTION IN WAKE OF MOUNT POLLY MINE DISASTER





2017/4/15
Water use

WATER USE IN CAR MANUFACTURING: OVER 100 MILLION CUBIC METRES USED BY MAJOR COMPANIES

That's 40,000 Olympic-size pools!




2017/4/13
Road Salt
SODIUM FROM ROAD SALT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO REMOVE FROM FRESHWATER



2017/4/11
Arctic

WWF REPORT EXPOSES HOLES IN NORTHERN OIL SPILL PLANS



2017/4/10
Pesticides
POTENTIALLY TOXIC RESIDUE BEHIND MEDICAL MARIJUANA RECALLS
2017/4/8
Pesticides
MAGNETIC SPRAY SYSTEM CUTTING DOWN ON PESTICIDE DRIFT
2017/4/5 - Pesticides
PESTICIDES,
ARE THEY WORTH IT?
A UNITED NATIONS REPORT




2017/4/6
Dams
GIANT BC INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE FOR UPCOMING PROVINCIAL ELECTION



2017/3/30
StatsCan World Water Day Report

A LOOK AT WHAT CITIES SPEND ON DRINKING WATER

2017/3/30 - Statscan

CANADIAN CROP IRRIGATION

2017/3/29 - Statscan

CANADIANS INCHING THEIR WAY TO WATER CONSERVATION

2017/3/29 -StatsCan

ACCOUNTING FOR DECREASED WATER CONSUMPTION IN CANADIAN HOUSEHOLDS



2017/3/29
Floods

THE 2011 MANITOBA FLOODS: A LASTING CALAMITY FOR FIRST NATIONS




2017/3/28 - Water and Art

TORONTO WATER DOCS FESTIVAL OPENER FEATURES THE PEEL, ONE OF THE LAST INTACT WATERSHEDS IN NORTH AMERICA




2017/3/27 - Mining

CROWN SEEKS TO DO AWAY WITH PRIVATE PROSECUTION IN WAKE OF MOUNT POLLY MINE DISASTER




2017/3/25 - Food

YOUTH PROJECTS TACKLE FOOD ISSUES IN NORTHERN, REMOTE AND MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES



2017/3/23 - World Water Day

INTERNATIONAL WATERS GOVERNANCE EXPERT DISCUSSES WORLD WATER DAY



2017/3/22 - UNICEF - World Water Day

UNICEF PROMOTING SOUND STRATEGIES TO COMBAT GLOBAL WATER STRESS



2017/3/20 - Greening government - Part 4

SUSTAINABILITY EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON GREENING FEDERAL BUILDINGS - OTTAWA

2017/3/5 - Greening government - Part 3
CANADA LOOKING TO RETROFIT EXISTING GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS TO PROMOTE RENEWABLE ENERGY
Update 2016/11/30
Greening government - Part 2


GREENING FEDERAL GOV OPERATIONS
PSPC's commitment to reducing government footprint
.../more

2016/11/21
Greening government - Part 1


ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN GOVERNMENT FLEETS

.../more


2017/3/15
Sea level rise
FED SITES PROVIDE INFO ON PREPARING FOR SEA LEVEL RISE IN CANADA
.../more

2017/3/9
First Nation water
INAC AND HEALTH CANADA ANNOUNCE FIVE-YEAR PLAN AND MORE MONEY TO FIX FIRST NATION WATER ISSUES
.../more
2017/3/5
Renewable Energy
INAC PROGRAM TO FUND RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN CANADA'S NORTH
.../more

2017/3/5 - Greening government - Part 3

CANADA LOOKING TO RETROFIT EXISTING GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS TO PROMOTE RENEWABLE ENERGY

Update 2016/11/30
Greening government - Part 2


GREENING FEDERAL GOV OPERATIONS
PSPC's commitment to reducing government footprint
.../more

2016/11/21
Greening government - Part 1


ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN GOVERNMENT FLEETS

.../more


2017/3/1
International Aid

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS: UNICEF DISCUSSES SYRIAN REFUGEE WATER WOES

.../more



2017/3/1

TACKLING ENERGY POVERTY WITH SOLAR STREETLIGHTS IN HAITI

.../more



2017/2/26
Regulations

MONEY TALKS LOUDER THAN NATURE; LOBBIES, PIPELINES AND TAR SANDS

.../more



2017/2/24
Satellite technology

SWOT SATELLITE MISSION TO FOSTER GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF EARTH'S SURFACE WATER AND ULTIMATELY SAVE LIVES

.../more



2017/2/22
Chemicals

TRICLOSAN: BAN OR REGULATE?

.../more



Update 2017/2/21
Bottled water

MICHIGAN RESIDENTS DEMAND MORE SAY IN BOTTLED WATER PUMPING DISPUTE

.../more



2017/2/20
The Next

FLYING CARS ARE HERE! WELCOME TO THE FUTURE

.../more



2017/2/8
Wastewater

A CLOSE LOOK AT FLUSHABILITY STANDARDS - (OR THE LACK THEREOF)
By Ruby Parajes for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Reprinted with permission
.../more



2017/2/3
Mercury

AFTER DECADES OF DECREASES, MERCURY RISES IN GREAT LAKES WILDLIFE
By Brian Bienkowski, The Daily Climate
Reprinted with permission
.../more



Update 2017/1/30
Groundwater

PART 1 HIDDEN AND MYSTERIOUS: WHAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT GROUND WATER
.../more

PART 2 WITHDRAWALS: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH IS A MATTER OF DYNAMICS .../more




Update 2017/1/24
Mercury

ONTARIO WORKING WITH CHIEF, FEDS TO FIX GRASSY NARROWS MERCURY CONTAMINATION
.../more



Update 2017/1/18
Hydrology

ONTARIO PROPOSES HEFTY OR NOT HIKE FOR WATER BOTTLING WITHDRAWALS

.../more



Update 2017/1/12
Hydrology

THE TIME FOR REFORM IS NOW
The Need for a Secretary of State for Water in Canada

.../more



Update 2017/1/5
Hydrology

BOTTLED WATER - THE CANADIAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION STATES ITS CASE

.../more



Update 2017/1/2
Water Advisories

2016 YEAR-END ADVISORY REPORT

.../more



Update 2016/12/20
Hydrology

BOTTLED WATER AND THE NEED FOR A NATIONAL WATER POLICY IN CANADA

.../more



Update 2016/12/15
Hydrology

MCGILL TAKING STOCK OF THE WORLD'S LAKES

.../more



Update 2016/12/10
Genomics

CANADA'S GENOMICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
DNA sequencing water and soil

.../more



Update 2016/12/6
Bottled Water

ONTARIO'S PROPOSED MORATORIUM ON WATER BOTTLING OPERATIONS

.../more



Update 2016/11/22
Infrastructure

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

Reprinted with permission
.../more


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
.../more


Update 2016/10/7
Sustainability - Natural Capital


CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS SUPPORT EFFORT TO PUT A PRICE ON NATURE
.../more

Update 2016/10/3
Medical Marijuana
ACMPR Version 1.0


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


Update 2016/9/26
Renewable Energy

EXPORTING TO CHINA IS BIGGER THAN NESTLÉ
.../more


2016/9/20
Renewable Energy

THE GREEN & THE BLACK
CONVERTING ALBERTA'S ABANDONED WELLS INTO GEOTHERMAL GREENHOUSES
.../more


2016/9/03
Blue-Green Algae

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (CYANOBACTERIA) IN QUÉBEC - OCCURRENCES AND THE EFFECT ON HOME VALUE
.../more

Q&A WITH QUÉBEC ENVIRONMENT MINISTER DAVID HEURTEL
.../more


2016/8/29
Blue-GreenAlgae

THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOSPHORUS CONTROL IN THE MITIGATION OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (CYANOBACTERIA) BLOOMS
.../more


2016/8/24
Q&A

Q&A - INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE
.../more


2016/8/19
Septics

SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
.../more


2016/8/12
Water News

THE UNDERREPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN WATER TREATMENT PLANTS THROUGHOUT CANADA
.../more



2016/8/9
Q&A

Q&A - INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA
.../more


2016/8/05
Oil Spills

HUSKY ENERGY OIL SPILL INTO NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
PART TWO: HUSKY INVOLVEMENT AND OIL TRANSPORT

.../more

2016/7/29
Oil Spills

PART ONE: ACTION TAKEN AND GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT

.../more


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
.../more


2016/7/22
Toxins

MICROBEAD ELIMINATION
A FIRST STEP IN TACKLING MICROPLASTICS IN THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT
.../more



                                         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
.../more



2016/7/8
Q&A - Innovation and Research Ontario

Q&A - ONTARIO MINISTRY OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
.../more



2016/6/29
Q&A - Municipal Affairs Ontario

Q&A - ONTARIO MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS MINISTER BILL MAURO
.../more



2016/6/25
Bulk Water

WAUKESHA GREAT LAKES WATER DIVERSION OFFICIALLY APPROVED - PART THREE
.../more

2016/6/22
Bulk Water

WAUKESHA GREAT LAKES WATER DIVERSION OFFICIALLY APPROVED - PART TWO
.../more

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
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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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