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York Region to build new facility to protect Lake Simcoe from phosphorus

Two new major investments through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund in Ontario’s York Region will focus on protection of the water supply, treatment,...
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Alberta town secures funding for next phase of major stormwater project

The Alberta Town of Coaldale has received new funding towards the next stage of the Malloy Drain implementation project, aimed at combating overland flooding...
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USask wastewater analysis gave head start to health officials on COVID-19 spike

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) ecotoxicologist says researchers can give health officials at least a week’s notice on changes in the COVID-19 trend line...

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Growing anger over pinhole leaks in Thunder Bay, pipes problem also seen in U.S.

For municipal officials in Thunder Bay who may have browsed water news over the summer, accounts of pinhole leaks in the copper pipes of...
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U of Guelph to track wastewater for food-borne illnesses, COVID-19

A new $6.5-million outbreak detection project led by a University of Guelph food scientist aims to develop an approach to metagenomic detection of food-borne...
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B.C. district switches out lake drinking water source over rise in algal blooms

Flooding and unusual weather patterns likely played a role in the unusually high amount of algae within Kalamalka Lake this year, states B.C.’s Regional...
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Fredericton weighs optics, impact around water shut-offs during pandemic

One thousand residents in the City of Fredericton are at risk of having their water shut off by city officials, after they fell behind...
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Ontario’s Neskantaga community evacuates over water reservoir contamination

Under a 25-year boil-water advisory — Canada’s longest — northwestern Ontario’s Neskantaga First Nation says it has now evacuated the majority of its residents...

Saskatchewan town completes $5M in upgrades for WWTP

After six months and $5.1 million worth of construction upgrades, the Preeceville wastewater treatment plant in Saskatchewan has been completely renovated and connected to...
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WWF report warns of data gaps in 60% of Canada’s sub-watersheds

A new report from World Wildlife Fund Canada warns that missing monitoring data from 100 of the country’s 176 sub-watersheds may be obscuring threats. That...
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Environmental sector jobs to see growth in spite of pandemic, report says

A new environmental employment outlook report from ECO Canada forecasts moderate 8.1% growth from 2019 to 2029, representing more than 50,000 new jobs in...
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ADS announces updated PRISM 2.0 platform for wastewater collection systems

ADS Environmental Services®, a provider of intelligent flow, level, and rainfall monitoring solutions, announced the release of their PRISM Version 2.0 solution platform on...
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City of Belleville investigates trial of wastewater odour suppressant

City water staff in Belleville, Ontario, have been testing a new odour-control product to break down and control sulfur compounds like hydrogen sulfide and...
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Canada moves one step closer to single-use plastics ban for 2021

Canada has announced the next steps in its single-use plastics ban to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. The six items currently proposed under the...
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US EPA launches initiative, grants to build future water workforce

The U.S. has released a new plan to recruit and retain the next generation of its water workforce through planning, training and collaboration across...

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